The Kaleidoscope of giftedness

Luckily, in New Zealand there is no one definition of giftedness and no one test that means you are in or out. You can be gifted academically, musically, emotionally, physically, culturally, in leadership, in business, in service – there are many different facets to giftedness – a kaleidoscope, in fact. We also looked at giftedness from other cultures, such as Tonga, where”poto ako” means doing the right thing in the right place at the right time. It is a duty and a wisdom. We also looked at Maori giftedness, and the concepts of whanaungatanga, rangatiratanga, kaitiakitanga, wairua, manaakitanga, tikanga – that we are gifted not for ourselves, but for the good of our people

Students have been creating a concept design for a t-shirt or accessory for the 2015 Conference for the NZ  National Association for Gifted Children. Here are some of their designs:

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