Responding to Exceptionally Able CHildren


REACH Education is all about gifted education. Our staff have recognised expertise and years of experience in this field. We are here to help you understand and meet the needs of gifted children and young people. We offer a range of services, including our internationally endorsed online Certificate for Teachers.

To find out more about anything listed on this site, please contact us at:

07 347 2135 (Intl: +64 7 347 2135) or email

Our online course – back for our 16th year! But wait! There’s more ...

News FlashIn 2020 we started the year with the new updated 4th edition of “They’re Not Bringing My Brain Out”, often called New Zealand’s classic text in the gifted field.

In 2021 we’re starting the year with a new updated set of modules for the Certificate of Effective Practice in Gifted Education!

  • A new whole-of-life definition of giftedness designed for our 21st century global society
  • Our unique conceptual approach to lesson planning to help you create genuinely enriched and exciting lessons
  • More practical strategies than ever for all levels of schooling
  • Our online Archive of resources, updated for 2021, including specially developed bi-cultural material on identification
  • And expanded now from 12 modules to 13!

Our 2021 delivery begins in March for NZ/Australia. Enrol now!
For more information + a detailed prospectus and enrolment form, click here

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has evaluated the "Certificate of Effective Practice in Gifted Education" (Micro-credential) delivered by REACH Education Consultancy and has assessed it to be equivalent to 15 credits (150 notional learning hours) at Level 6 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

They're not bringing my brain out

Opening to the Light

Why is this relevant for Pakeha as well as Maori teachers?

In 2019 REACH joined with Nga Potiki iwi in winning a Ministry contract to identify gifted Maori children and support their learning in ways relevant to their cultural heritage.

  • As part of that process, we worked with Maori experts to develop an identification process which could be used by all teachers for both Pakeha and Maori children.
  • That identification process is now available to all teachers. Click here.
  • In 2021 REACH will be continuing this work with Nga Potiki on a more extended programme. Watch this space!
News snippet! The World Council for Gifted Children has had a committee working for some months on a position paper on teacher education in relation to gifted learners. Our director has been on that committee and tells us the report is due soon. Watch this space!

REACH Education recommends membership of giftEDnz, the professional association for gifted education in New Zealand ( and the NZ Association for Gifted Children (
REACH Education
works in cooperation with and recommends Learning Network NZ, one of New Zealand's leading suppliers of books and resources in gifted education. /


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