by Isla Huffadine

Awards for gifted learners

We have received information about funding available from the Ministry of Education to support gifted learners or groups of learners and learners with exceptional abilities in pursuing their own projects. Please read the information below to find out more.

"Do you need a challenge? Are you always asking questions and wondering why?

We have awards that can support your learning and challenge you to try something new, or extend yourself in areas you’re already involved in. This will be unique to you and your whānau, hapu or iwi. You can apply on your own, or join up with some friends or classmates and apply as a group. Past awards have supported learners with art supplies and lessons, cultural development, science camps, STEM fees, an environmental club, chess tournaments, sports tournaments and coaching, supporting a music internship, gym classes, dancing and other theatrical performances, leadership development and more. Be creative! The awards are available for gifted learners from early childhood to school leaving age. Funding will be given for a 12 month period maximum."

Check the link here for more information if your daughter is interested in applying for an award.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at if your daughter needs any help with an application.