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


  • 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.                                                                           
  • Symposium February 2015
    Guest Presenter: Pam Hook
    Focus: Creating Powerful Learning Opportunities.                                                                                                           

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


Next CAGE Event!
Smile Term 1, 2017

giftEDnz Roadshow
- supported by CAGE
......... Book Now .........
Saturday, April 1

Selwyn House School, Christchurch.
Early registration closes March 1.
Keynote Speaker
Dr Margaret Sutherland
National & regional presenters in a range of workshops, table presentations & reflections.

Confident, caring and connected,
Weaving a future for diverse learners,including the gifted,  “Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tatou mahi Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.” 

For more information on the roadshow  Click here

Clicking on this link will also take you to the latest giftEDnz e-zine, featuring the Roadshow



Canterbury Association for Gifted Education



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