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Pito Mata, realising potential

Notions of giftedness in early learning

Ko te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tupu ō te rākau.

The bend in the sapling will determine which way the tree grows.


CORE Education and the Ministry of Education are offering an online learning programme for kaiako on ‘giftedness’ in early learning settings.

Through participation in the programme, kaiako will:

  • develop a deeper understanding of giftedness utilising a kawe mana framework (a framework that upholds the mana of all)
  • be assisted to grow their capabilities to support gifted tamariki in early learning.
Complete the registration form to attend.

What the programme involves

The programme comprises one introductory workshop and two modules delivered as 3 x 90-minute online sessions/webinars with mentoring sessions to follow. It runs over 5 weeks.

Each module is includes:

  • a written resource
  • a webinar, approximately 90 minutes long
  • group mentoring.

How you can attend

Registration is free.

Because the programme is online, a reliable internet connection will be needed (for example, to participate in programme discussion and/or group mentoring).

Complete the registration form.