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There are two options – National membership or Branch membership (which includes National membership).

National membership

Branch membership

Membership of New Zealand Association for Gifted Children is open to any individual, family, school or organisation who agrees with the aims of NZAGC.

Annual membership fee includes:

  • a subscription to Tall Poppies Espresso (every two months)
  • opt in to one published Tall Poppies magazine per year
  • access to our online series for information and courses to support gifted children
  • access to our National Library
  • access to our National Forum

The fee is $50.

Click here to complete the membership form

If you're a school or organisation, click here to purchase a package for additional benefits.

NZAGC Branch membership is open to families who have at least one child with intellectual, creative or leadership ability in the top 10%. We encourage interested families to attend a club day before they decide whether to join.

In order to join, evidence of giftedness must be provided. This could take the form of:

  • a psychologist’s report or IQ test
  • evidence of achievement in the top 10% of the ICAS tests
  • attendance at any New Zealand Centre of Education programme
  • membership of another branch or a similar organisation
  • a letter from the child’s teacher or parent containing specific information about the child’s learning, social behaviour and development, which indicates ability in the top 10%.

With regards to giftedness in areas of creativity, parents might like to include samples of their child’s work. We also acknowledge that not all children will be performing at the level of their potential. With this in mind, we encourage you to send as much detail as possible with you application.

Once you have collated the information, it should be sent to the membership secretary, along with the application form, which is available on the branches page here.

Where there is definite evidence of giftedness, such as a referral from a psychologist or membership of a similar organisation, approval will be given immediately. In other cases the membership secretary might consult with the committee at the next committee meeting.

In some cases the committee might request additional information or refer the application to the National Council for advice.

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