Gifted Learners Awards 2022

Applications are now open for the 2022 Awards for Gifted Learners!

Four students

Left to right – Alani, Kate, Jazmin and Eniselini. Students at Marcelin College Auckland and members of the 617 Poets Collective.

The Awards for Gifted Learners offers ākonga, from early childhood to school leaving age, an opportunity to extend and challenge themselves in areas in which they excel.

Applications can be for an individual or a group of learners. The awards can provide funding of up to $2,500 per individual or $5,000 per group, for a 12-month period maximum. 

“This award opened a door to writing and performing that I never knew I could achieve. With this, I can put my passion for youth empowerment into practice. To let them know that they don’t need to be handed a mic on a stage that isn’t fitted for them. I hope to be an outlet for young Pacific leaders who need the support and furthermore see many more young Pasifika and Māori students achieve and speak their truth through their own passions” – Eniselini, a student at Marcelin College Auckland. Eniselini is a member of the 617 Poets Collective who were recipients of the Awards for Gifted Learners. The award enabled the group to design a bespoke, spoken word show for their community.

Watch Redeeming Revolution (Verses in Vision: Truths of Tamaki) written and performed by  Alani, Kate, Jazmin and Eniselini — YouTube(external link)

Be creative when thinking about extending your curious mind. Do you have a project in mind or a hypothesis you want to test?

Applications close at 4:00pm on Friday 30 September 2022.

For more information go to Awards for gifted learners - Gifted & Talented Education ( link).

Applications open for the 2022/2023 Postgraduate Study Awards – Gifted!   

The Postgraduate Study Awards is an opportunity for teachers and school leaders to develop their skills and knowledge to better respond to gifted learners, whānau and communities.

This award provides financial support to individuals who are enrolled or are enrolling in the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching: Gifted at Massey University.

All applicants must:

  • be employed as a registered teacher with a current practising certificate or be employed as an early childhood teacher with a current practising certificate at a registered early childhood service.
  • be degree qualified e.g., Bachelor of Education.
  • have worked for at least 3 years with children who are gifted.

Applications close 30 September 2022.

Find out more and apply at: Gifted Study Award

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