The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education is taking referrals for all NZCGE programmes for a 2017 intake.

The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education is now taking referrals for MindPlus, Gifted Online and Small Poppies classes nationwide for 2017. Programmes cater for intellectually and creatively gifted learners. 

The MindPlus one-day programme provides the opportunity for young gifted New Zealanders to access learning provisions that meet their unique and diverse needs through NZCGE's purpose-designed gifted education curriculum.  The programme focuses on conceptual development, personal development and talent development, and is supported by developing processes relating to research, complex thinking and communication.  Find out more about MindPlus and other programmes here: 

Gifted Online connects gifted children with like-minded peers, providing them with an online learning and social support network and is based on the MindPlus curriculum. Request a referral pack below or find more information about Gifted Online here:

Small Poppies is a programme for gifted early-years children and their parents or caregivers. Children and their parents come together with a specialist teacher for 2 ½ hours each week to engage in challenging and stimulating learning experiences and explorations that are based on the children’s interests and abilities. Request a referral pack below or find our more information here:


Referral Timeframes: To ensure a workshop place or individual assessment in Term 4, referral forms need to be returned by the end of Term 3. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

All forms that make up the referral pack must be completed and returned before the referral will be actioned.


You can request a referral pack by:

Making a request through our Website using the form below.

Calling our office 04 576 9243 or 0800 769 243 (not from mobiles) or

Emailing us at the following address.


Parents: If your school is a membership school they may be coordinating referrals. Please check with your GATE Co-ordinator, SENCO or school principal.

Send completed referral pack to NZ Centre for Gifted Education, Level 1, 9 Margaret St, Lower Hutt 5010 before the end of Term 3.


NZCGE Referrals Form
+ Text Size -
Original generation time 1.3782 seconds.