EQUITY and EXCELLENCE
Teachers - would you like to discuss identification of intellectually gifted or academically talented children and/or effective provision?
Parents/Caregivers - do you wonder if your child is intellectually gifted or academically talented? Is your child frustrated at school through lack of challenge? Would you like to discuss possible educational options for your child, teenager, or young adult?
Recent research indicates that many gifted and talented students in New Zealand schools are not receiving sufficient challenge. This is a significant issue because students are only engaged in learning when there is appropriate challenge. The education sector needs to address this now.
With over 40 years working in the education sector Graeme has been involved in teaching at all levels of primary and secondary education, as well as in adult education. Over 23 of those years were served as a primary school principal. From 2006 to 2013 Graeme was Dean of Advanced Learning Programmes at Hamilton Boys' High School. In that capacity, he oversaw the academic programmes for over 1000 gifted and talented boys.
Graeme is a member of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children and a member of GiftedNZ. He has presented papers at four World Council for Gifted and Talented Children conferences. These examined issues related to identification and provision for gifted and talented Māori and Pasifika students, gifted boys, and parenting gifted teens. He is currently a New Zealand delegate to the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children.
In 2004 Graeme gained his Master's degree in gifted education and in 2016 gained his PhD in education.