Where has NZCGE come from?

Who is on the Board?

Who's who in the office?

Who are our teachers?

What schools do you currently work with?

Who do you partner with?

Our Whakapapa

The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education was born in May 2014 from the merger of two pioneering organisations: the Gifted Education Centre (GEC) and Gifted Kids Programme (GKP). We carry in our DNA the aspirations and contributions of those organisations' founders, staff and whānau.

NZCGE is committed to building on and renewing the organisation's legacy in delivering cutting-edge curriculum for gifted learners and meeting the needs of these learners from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

 

Our Board

Our Board guides, challenges and supports us to go further and faster towards ensuring that all gifted kids in Aotearoa can achieve their potential, as well as ensuring we comply with the strictest health and safety, legal and financial standards.

Don Hammond
Chair

Rotorua

Dr Michelle Dickinson
Director

Auckland

Anthony Appleton-Tattersall
Treasurer

Auckland

Alison Gill
Director

Auckland

Anne Rodda
Director

Auckland

Daniel Mitchell
Director

Auckland

 

Our Office Team

Our office team sets strategy, develops and manages our programmes, builds awareness and partnerships, raises funds and keeps our systems running super-efficiently.

Justine Munro
CEO

Bonnie Wells
Business Manager

Veronica McIsaac
Marketing and Communications Manager

Madelaine Armstrong Willcocks
Head of Programmes

Michelle Martin
MindPlus Office Manager

Sue Barriball
MindPlus Support

Sharon Hillock
Finance Officer

Deb Walker
Project Lead, Gifted NEX

 

Our MindPlus Teachers

Under the leadership of our Head of Programmes, Madelaine Armstrong Willcocks, our MindPlus teachers make the magic happen across our family of MindPlus programmes.

Jenny Bezuidenhout
Auckland North

Ashle Armstrong
Auckland West

Joanna Ashcroft
Auckland West

Tracey Waller
Auckland West

Ryan Abbott
Auckland Central

Anne Collins-Fifita
Auckland Central

Susan Jackson
Auckland Central

Diana Hayman
Auckland East

Belinda Cameron
Tauranga

Sue Bufton
Rotorua

Jo Jenkins
Rotorua

Sharon Udy
Manawatū

Vicki Adams
Hutt and Online

Lynley Ball
Hutt and Online

Carol Palmer
Wellington West and Hutt

Sarah Kirby
Wellington South

Sue Breen
Christchurch Central

Melissa Jones
Christchurch Central

Smruti Pavlov
Christchurch

Susan Hawkins
Christchurch and Lincoln

Jessica Prior
Lincoln

Melanie Simons
Mid-Canterbury

Nicky Lewis
Mid-Canterbury

Sue Luus
Wakatipu

 

Jane McLeod
Wakatipu

Our School Network

MindPlus OurSchool Hosts

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Verran Primary School
Birkdale
Auckland

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Edendale School
Sandringham
Auckland

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Riverina School
Pakuranga
Auckland

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Bruce McLaren Intermediate
Henderson
Auckland

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Gate Pa School
Tauranga

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Lincoln Primary
Lincoln

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Kaitao Intermediate
Rotorua

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Rata Street School
Naenae
Lower Hutt

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Evans Bay Intermediate
Kilbirnie
Wellington

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Cardinal McKeefry School
Wilton
Wellington

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Riccarton High School
Christchurch

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KingsView Primary
Queenstown

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Ashburton Christian School
Ashburton

 

Our Partners

Check out their websites for further gifted information, events, resources, and more!

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Our Support

Support for Parents

Support for Teachers

Support for Students