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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 have developed 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.

What the programme involves

This initial 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 includes:

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

How you can attend

Registrations for this initial programme have now closed.

To register your interest in any further opportunities for this programme, please complete the:

Registration form.