Welcome to the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South Australia .(GTCASA)

GTCASA is a volunteer organisation committed to enhancing the social, emotional and intellectual development of children and adolescents with high intellectual potential.

We organise events for gifted children, their carers and teachers.



GTCASA  is always  looking for energetic volunteers who believe in helping to unlock the potential of these special needs children.  If you are prepared to give us a couple of hours a month we NEED you and you can indicate your interest either at our email or by telephone.



As previously advised the AGM was held on Saturday September 16th concurrently with the final Saturday Club session in Term 3. The Committee is delighted to advise we received 4 additional nominations and now have a group of 9,  which number we have not seen for several years.  This is very reassuring and we look forward to the remainder of this year and 2024 with much anticipation.



GTCASA Term 4 2023 – Saturday Club

Term 4 continues with Junior Students immersed in an introduction to character drawing & Intermediate Students delving into creative writing!  The remaining dates are  November  25th and December 9th.

More detail on sessions and booking details can be found at this link but BOOK SOON as sessions are popular.

GTCASA Term 4 2023 – Saturday Club Tickets, Sat 28/10/2023 at 2:00 pm | Eventbrite



Saturday December 9 during the final Saturday Club session.

This free presentation examines guiding definitions and common traits of perfectionism.  It explores why this can be an especially challenging issue for gifted children.  Simple and positive strategies families can use to help support gifted children with perfectionism will be discussed.  A range of other supporting resources will also be recommended.

Whilst the session is free to members and families already booked into Saturday Club we do require a registration here

Perfectionism in Gifted Children – Parents Session: GTCASA Tickets, Sat 09/12/2023 at 2:00 pm | Eventbrite


RESEARCH PROJECT – Can you help us?

Full Project Title: Parent and school staff perceptions of school attendance and nonattendance. 

You are invited to promote our study investigating school staff perceptions of school attendance and non-attendance within your organisation. Please read this Plain Language Statement in full before deciding whether or not to support this study. If you would like any further information about this project, you are encouraged to contact the researchers via the contact details provided.
Involvement in this study by student researcher Amy Meade contributes to her course requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Deakin University.
This project is funded internally through Deakin University.

Further information at this link 



Dara School is a community that nurtures learning and personal growth in intellectually gifted students. It is a secular, independent and co-educational school. It currently caters for primary school Year 1 to Year 7 students and will soon grow to cater for students from Year 1 to Year 12.

Dara School has a progressive educational philosophy and its environment is designed to optimise the specific learning characteristics of gifted and talented students. This design is based on a pedagogy that recognises and nurtures each student’s individuality and uniqueness through an integrated, personalised approach to teaching and learning. This approach is complemented by strategically organised and flexible learning spaces.

Further information

  • 4 Gordon Terrace
    Morphettville SA 5043



GLDSA – Gifted with Learning Disabilities, South Australia – please note this group is completely separate to GLD Australia!

Do you have a child identified as “twice-exceptional” (or “2-E”), or “gifted with a learning disability” or just has “something else going on”?

Then you may be interested in GLD SA, a subcommittee of GTCASA.

If you wish to receive emails or other notifications from GLD SA, please  email Kate on admin@dynamicparenting.com.au

For further information on the national group  GLD Australia you can email gldaustralia3@gmail.com



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