Welcome to our new committee

We held our AGM in March 2020 and accepted the resignations of Gillian Dudfield-Hendren and Jules Hyde.

We welcomed onto the committee Mel Armstrong at the AGM. Since then, Diane Armstrong volunteered to step into the role of President. Diane will be formally appointed president at our next AGM. Gillian will stay on as support for the new president until formal handover is completed. Diane has also taken on the role of representing us on the National Committee. Jamie, Cheryl and Kirsty have agreed to continue on the committee.

We are still looking for committee members to support events, please feel free to talk to anyone on the committee for more information

Star Gazing and Astronomy – 11th May 2019, 6pm.

Hi all

The wonderful and incredibly talented Matt Reading (Mr BB8 and IronMan) is going to run a star gazing and astronomy event for our Explorers on Saturday 11th May 2019, 6pm, weather permitting.

We are super lucky to have secured Matt’s time again and know that the Explorers will enjoy the knowledge and insight he will be able to bring to the event.

Matt will begin with an astronomy talk and then as it darkens we will have the chance to have a look through Matt’s telescopes at the skies above us.

This event is free of charge, but please register at the link in your email so we can cater for numbers.  Please arrive for a 6pm start, but feel free to leave as and when you need to, particularly those with younger children.

We look forward to seeing you there.  Open to all ages.

With regards

Elizabeth McKee

Secretary – Wellington Explorers
Ph 022 165 9034

Parent Support Group Meeting – 29th May 2019

Dear Explorer Parents

This year our evening parent support meetings will be once a term.

Our discussion group is a chance for you to meet other parents of gifted and 2E children, to bring your worries, concerns and frustrations to share in a safe and understanding space, as well celebrating the achievements and delights of parenting our challenging and awesome kids. Maybe you don’t have any concerns at present…please come along anyway to support other parents who may have queries… swapping ‘parenting recipes’ and finding an empathetic parent who has ‘been there before’ can be very helpful!

Topics discussed frequently include schooling, behaviour challenges, social and emotional needs, and good book recommendations. The Explorers library collection is available at these meetings too. Tea, coffee and light snacks are provided.

Please follow the link in your email to register your attendance.

We look forward to seeing you!

Elizabeth McKee

Secretary – Wellington Explorers
Ph 022 165 9034

Upcoming events

Members, for booking information and links to eventbrite for these events, please see your e-newsletter. If you would like to join the Explorers Club, Please read this and contact Zara

.Sunday 31st March – , 2pm : Wellington Explorers AGM and Deconstruction Activity at Brooklyn Community Hall, Harrison street Brooklyn.

Thursday 11th April 2019, 7-9pm: Parent Presentation/talk with Rosemary Cathcart QSM.
Tuesday 23rd OR Wednesday 24th April Time tbc – Exclusive tour/talk with Play by Play, NZ Gaming Festival.   Times and date to be confirmed. (School holidays)
Saturday 27th April 2019 – Exploring Mars with Mars expert and Space Place Scientist Haritina Mogosanu.  Time and cost to be confirmed.
Check out Haritina’s webpage for amazing details and an idea of where our talk might go!  https://milky-way.kiwi/
Thursday 2nd May 2019, 7-9 pm: Parent Presentation/talk with NZAGC President Brooke Trenwith.
Saturday 11th May 2019 (evening) – Star Gazing and Astrology with Matt Reading.  Whitby.  Time to be confirmed.
Sunday 28th July 2019.  Astrobiology with Space Place Scientist Haritina Mogosanu.  Time and cost to be confirmed.

Circus hub

Hi all
A few dates for you and events we have coming up soon.
Our first event is a fun, get the kids moving event with Circus Hub in Newtown.  We have booked a special session just for our Explorer children to work with the Circus Hub trainers, to explore body movement, body awareness, circus tricks etc.  It will be lots of fun, so book your spot quick!
Saturday 23rd February 2019, 12noon – 1.30pm, $18 per child. 4+ years.
Check your email for details.

Parent guide to dual enrollment added to site

We’ve uploaded our guide to enrolling in Te Kura Correspondence school as a new page on our website. Now’s a great time to raise the possibility of doing 2 subjects at a higher level with your school. There is a bit of prep work involved so starting early will help!

Parliament, the Solar System and Archaeology – October 18 Events

Hi all
Please check out the following links for up-coming events for members:
Tuesday 2nd October – Tour of Parliament and Meeting with the Hon. Tracey Martin
Sunday 7th October – Whitby’s Scale Solar System Walk
Saturday 20th October – Archaeological Walk through Wellington with Archaeologist Mary O’Keefe
With regards
Elizabeth McKee
Secretary – Wellington Explorers