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School Holiday Workshops

Our Trial Workshop Day at Selwyn College on 18th October was a resounding success and we were able to give each participant the opportunity to examine some of the topics we will be presenting to schools during 2012.  Our tutors were Wayne McDougall, Avon Hansen-Beadle, Nicholas Oram, and Tom McGuire with Elaine le Sueur and Jean Hendy-Harris busying themselves as observers and with the general organisation.  We decided to split the children into three groups of twelve based loosely on age.   Wayne's maths & physics topic was certainly appreciated by a number of the most focused older boys and at least one of the girls - but some of the younger students agreed that they found it harder than they expected.    Nick began with maths in each of his classes but then ventured into one of his most favoured areas of visual perception problem solving.   He said he would have liked a little more time in order to get some poetry writing under way with some of the children but it just wasn't possible.   However, nearly everyone attended his lunchtime Performance Poetry which was hugely enjoyed.    Tom McGuire's Philosophy session was much appreciated by all involved and Avon's classes were a riot of music, dance and some things quite unexpected!  But I'm not going to tell you any more - because YOU should have been there!

We will be running more Trial Workshop Days during 2012 so make sure you don't miss out next time.

School Holiday Workshop Day for 9-12 year olds.....

YES - there are still some places available in the workshop day on Tuesday 18th October at Selwyn College but be quick.   To enroll email jean [at] giftedseminars [dot] org or info [at] holidayseminars [dot] co [dot] nz giving your child's name, age, school attended and contact details. 


We are taking registrations NOW for the full day seminar at Selwyn College on Tuesday 18th October. This is a day specifically crafted to extend high level thinkers.   Subject areas will include MATHS/PHYSICS, CREATIVE THINKING & THE ARTS, PHILOSOPHICAL IDEAS & DEBATE.

Cost per child $69 (inclusive of gst)

Enroll in any of the following ways:

by email to: jean [at] giftedseminars [dot] org including name and age of student/s, contact details including telephone/mobile numbers, postal address and school attended.

by telephone to our office: 09 585 0111 (fax 09 585 0144)

by post to: PO Box 25516, St. Heliers, Auckland 1740.

PAYMENT can be made either by posting a cheque made out to Holiday Seminars to the PO Box or alternatively on-line to: 06 0266 0129397 00 (please identify child's name with on-line payments)

Book NOW for School Holidays - Workshop Trial Day!

We have had a great deal of interest in the upcoming workshop trial day. This will take place at Selwyn College, Kohimarama during the second week of the holidays on Tuesday 18th October.  Students currently 9 to 12 years old invited to apply.


Gifted Seminars - New Workshop Trials!

We will be organising a New Workshop Trial Day soon.  Depending upon tutor and central venue availability, this might take place during the school holidays.  Let Jean know NOW if you think your child would be interested in attending - email jean [at] giftedseminars [dot] org - and also check out the Gifted Seminars website at

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