NEW IN 2022!
MindPlus YourSchool brings world-class specialist gifted education to your primary or intermediate school or kura - wherever you are!
Give your gifted kids a space for a half day a week where they can push their boundaries, share their passions, and be part of a tribe that gets how they tick.
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Our teachers are an incredible group of passionate educators, but their plates are completely full. They're so busy focusing on behaviour and learning needs that a lot of the times these kids get overlooked. This is such a phenomenal opportunity for gifted kids to be put first and for them to have a place where they get to thrive. Seeing them buzzing from putting their talents into full practice still gives me goosebumps - Kasia Jeric, MindPlus Partner Teacher, North St School, Feilding
Hear more from Kasia about what MindPlus YourSchool has offered her school
The challenge for schools
Schools have a responsibility to identify and support their gifted students, but many principals and learning support teachers report being overwhelmed with other priorities. Few teachers have received meaningful training to identify and cater to gifted students, and many families are unable to afford or access specialist programmes like our MindPlus OurSchool “one day school”.
Partner with us to deliver your own half-day a week, world-class specialist gifted education programme at your own school or kura. Give your students the support they need to thrive as gifted learners, and one of your teachers the opportunity to train on the job as a specialist gifted teacher.
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What schools get
Support to identify your gifted students, from Y2 to Y8
A half day, once a week programme, customised to fit your school and community and at a time that works for you
A specialist educator to guide, co-teach and support your teacher and students, working with you online
Professional learning for your teacher with bite-sized, just-in-time modules leading to certification as a MindPlus Partner Teacher
Use of our MindPlus YourSchool Hero communication platform so you can share your students’ learning with their regular classroom teacher and their parents
Resources and learning opportunities for your parents around supporting their gifted child
A MindPlus TreasureChest - set up your gifted classroom with our recommended books, games and resources and top tips on how to use them (extra)
“Just for you” support around professional learning, policies and communicating with parents (extra)
The MindPlus YourSchool programme costs your school $300 (excl GST) per week, or $11,400 per annum.
Generous support from donors enables us to provide a MindPlus YourSchool Fellowship to a number of schools who would otherwise be unable to afford the programme. The school contributes its teacher, commits to full leadership engagement and pays $1,400 pa.
Support your local school
Help a local school open up the world to its gifted kids with a MindPlus YourSchool Fellowship.
Learn more about supporting a Fellowship
Hear why schools like North St School need your support
Further MindPlus Programmes
NZCGE offers a family of MindPlus programmes to support gifted young people from early childhood through to the end of intermediate school (and soon beyond). These programmes operate at one of our units, at your own school or at home, in person or online. Download the relevant information pack below
Exploring a special passion area such as Creative Writing, History, Science or Design for a few hours a week, during school time or from home. MindPlus Badges can be carried out as part of one of our other programmes or on its own.
MindPlus has played a huge part in re-igniting my son’s curiosity and passion for learning. It has given him a deeper understanding of himself and allowed him to collaborate with like minds. It has been of huge value to our family as the opportunities and experiences he’s had there have had a positive impact far beyond the walls of the MindPlus classroom.