Our Story


REACH Education was created in 2005 specifically to support schools in working effectively with gifted learners by providing quality professional development.

Our basic philosophy is simple: unless teachers have access to sound up-to-date research allied to thoroughly achievable practical strategies, they cannot be expected to cater for a group of learners with such significantly different needs. So that’s what we provide.

Our initiatives have been wide-ranging and far-reaching, from offering New Zealand’s first fully online course in gifted education through workshops and advisory support to sustained political advocacy.

Our work has won recognition internationally and within New Zealand, and continues to make a significant contribution in this field in this country.

To learn more ...

  • Click here for a more detailed account of our story as a consultancy
  • Click here for an in-depth look at how gifted education evolved in New Zealand over the past 30 years, including the work of the George Parkyn Centre as the precursor to REACH Education
  • Click here for a discussion with children about the beginnings of this work.