The Canterbury Association for Gifted Education (CAGE)














Mission Statement

CAGE is an educational organisation for teaching professionals to provide support for those working with gifted and talented students.



To provide professional development and support for teachers through regular meetings and workshops, in all areas of gifted and talented education. These areas include the academic, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the gifted and talented.   


The benefits of belonging to CAGE include:

  • Professional development meetings for educators across all sectors are held at least once a term on a Thursday from 4.15 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • Each meeting is designed to offer teachers and other educators support in specific areas of gifted education.
  • Each year we aim to invite a range of local, national or international speakers.
  • Professional development half day workshops with national or international speakers are held at a fraction of the normal costs.
  • The Executive Committee is usually made up of educators from early childhood to tertiary levels to encourage every sector to have a voice.
  • There is an annual opportunity to stand for the Executive and be a part of the team.


Recent Workshops and Meetings


  • 1st April, 2017
    giftEDnz Roadshow in association with CAGE
    Keynote Speakers:
    Dr Margaret Sutherland - Common threads that bind us together.
    Hannah Hudson - Guiding our gifted explorers.

  • Symposium June 2016
    Guest Presenters: 
    Kate Trenwith, Angus MacFarlane, Brooke Trenwith & Robyn Boswell
    Focus: Personalised Learning for Gifted Students: practical ways to add challenge and complexity to classroom programmes                                                                                                         

Examples of Other forums 2015 / 2016

The DPI Model for catering for gifted learners. Sonia White May 2015

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Community Problem Solving. Debbie Green FPSNZ. November, 2015

Networking and sharing what works. April 2016


Upcoming CAGE Events!
Smile Term 2, 2017

Workshop & AGM
Thursday, 25th May.

Unfortunately due to insufficient numbers, this event has been cancelled.

Nominations for positions on the Executive Commitee can still be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively through the 'Contact Us' page on this site.


Philosophy for Children in the Classroom

Dr Vanya Kovach

Come and hear this inspiring speaker and take away tips for using Philosophy with your students.

Thursday 15 June
4.00 - 5.15 p.m. 
Selwyn House School
Merivale Lane




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