Where like-minds grow together

Now taking referrals for the 2022 year

Contact us for a referral pack today. 

Email us at admin@nzcge.co.nz or phone 0800 769 243


Term 4 Entry Selection Workshops

Entry workshops will be held in our MindPlus locations on the following dates:

Workshop Location
Workshop Date
Referral documents due by
Auckland Monday 1st November 2021 Friday 8th October 2021
Manawatu Monday 8th November 2021 Friday 15th October 2021
Wellington Friday 12th November 2021 Friday 15th October 2021
Hutt Monday 15th November 2021 Friday 22nd October 2021
Christchurch Wednesday 3rd November 2021 Friday 8th October 2021
Lincoln Tuesday 16th November 2021 Friday 22nd October 2021
Mid Canterbury Monday 15th November 2021 Friday 22nd October 2021
Wakatipu Friday 12th November 2021 Friday 15th October 2021


Monday 8th November 2021

Friday 15th October 2021


Monday 22nd November 2021

Friday 5th November 2021


Please note:

  • A minimum of 6 referrals are required to ensure a workshop is held.
  • NZCGE reserves the right to cancel or change the date of any workshop if necessary.
  • On receipt of ALL the completed referral forms, your child/student will be placed on the workshop list.
  • Workshop details will be confirmed via email after the close off of each cycle.
  • We cannot reserve a space on a workshop for your child/student if we have not received all the information required before the cut-off date.
  • There is currently no cost to attend a workshop.  This is reviewed every year.
  • Workshops are not held in Term 3 as we do not start new students in Term 4.
  • If any workshop does not go ahead, referrals will be held until the next scheduled workshop


MindPlus Information Sessions will be taking place in August 2021

Further details to be confirmed closer to the date, for each MindPlus unit. 


About MindPlus

MindPlus is a programme for gifted 6-13 year olds that provides intellectual, creative, social and emotional learning and support. Children come together, with a specialist teacher, for one day each week. Together they engage in differentiated, strength-based learning experiences to further develop their gifts and talents and a greater understanding of themselves. 

Referrals to MindPlus are welcomed from parents or a child’s school. (We welcome referrals from home-schooling parents, too.)

Information regarding a child’s intellectual, creative, and personal abilities and traits is collected from their home and school, and from the child themselves at an entry selection workshop.

This information is analysed to determine whether there is a good match between the child’s strengths and the MindPlus programme.

see more Information about MindPlus here 

and in our Information Pack here

Have more questions? Refer to our FAQ page here, or see more below. 


Why MindPlus is great for creatively and academically gifted children:

  • Children connect with like-minded peers who think like them and understand each other.
  • Learning is challenging and applied, and stretches children’s abilities and ways of thinking.
  • Small class numbers enable personalised learning that focuses on each child’s strengths and interests.
  • Our specialist teachers understand gifted learners and what makes them tick.

As with all of our programmes, MindPlus is guided by the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education Curriculum which focuses on these six learning strands:

  • conceptual development;
  • personal development;
  • talent development;
  • research;
  • complex thinking; and
  • communication.

The curriculum is developmental in nature and designed to increase, over time, the breadth, depth, sophistication and complexity of learners’ knowledge and abilities in these areas and their self-direction in learning.


Where we currently operate in New Zealand 

MindPlus currently operates out of 14 Units (classrooms) across New Zealand:

MindPlus classes are located in: 

  • Auckland (Verran Primary School, Birkdale (North Shore), Bruce McLaren Intermediate, Henderson (West Auckland), Edendale Primary School, Sandringham (Central), Riverina Primary School, Pakuranga (Auckland East))
  • Tauranga (Gate Pa School)
  • Rotorua (Kaitao Intermediate School)
  • Manawatu (WhatBox)
  • Lower Hutt (Rata Street School)
  • Wellington (Cardinal McKeefry School, (Wilton) and Evans Bay Intermediate, (Kilbirnie)
  • Lincoln ( Lincoln Primary School)
  • Christchurch (Riccarton High School)
  • Mid-Canterbury  (Ashburton Christian School)
  • Wakatipu (KingsView School)


Have more questions? Refer to our FAQ page here

Further Inquiries on MindPlus

To find out more about MindPlus and the entry selection process, contact our office on 0800 769 243 or email us through our website

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