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 understand giftedness and believe in helping to unlock the potential of these special needs children

…The 2021 Annual General Meeting  will be  held on Saturday September 11th at 3.10pm.  Previous Minutes are available here.

The Agenda for the meeting can be downloaded here.  Hope to see our members families there as we need a minimum of 8 members to form a quorum.

As a prelude to the Annual General Meeting, Lynda Lovett will be presenting a free talk between 2 and 3pm entitled

You have a gifted reader? What does a gifted reader look like? 

Learn about the stages of reading and how best to develop the gifted reader throughout primary school. Link here


…  SATURDAY CLUB -TERM 3 2021 Glenunga (Central)

Despite the new COVID 19 restrictions GTCASA is still running the Term 3 sessions at Glenunga (Central). You will need to QR code and sanitise before entering.
If you haven’t booked for the term, please do so now as the Eventbrite site will be open for bookings until the day of the session. We still have some vacancies and we encourage you to take advantage.
All secondary students will need to wear masks and all parents, guardians presenters and all other involved as well. Please ensure you bring your own mask (and for your child/ren if needed) and your own cup/mug if you want tea/coffee or any other drink.
The theme for Term 3 2021 is Food Fraud. Honey tampering is a contentious issue for Australian beekeepers and honey producers. Can you Help!
Dates are  July 31;  August 14th and 28th; September 11th (including AGM)


Allergy Alert – During this Term children will be in contact with raw and processed Honey. If you child is allergic to honey please discuss with the coordinator prior to purchasing a ticket.

Honey tampering has recently been a contentious issue for Australian beekeepers and honey producers. The has affected import and export markets, the commercialisation of foodstuffs, as well as the health and wellbeing of bees and honey consumers.

Students will delve into the discussions of CFI- Criminal Food Investigations.

These session will be delivered by our partner Sciren lead by science communicators Dr Bianca Warnock and Dr Deb Devis. Visit them at https://www.sciren.com.au/


The maximum class size for these sessions will be 10 children.
In an attempt to ensure the maximum number of children get this great opportunity there will be two session run for the junior and intermediate groups. The timings will be 1-3pm and 3-5pm. Please note what time you have purchased at ticketing.

For more information on sessions and booking details use this link

Please note ALL sessions are now available to book


Do you have an artistic family member

Hi  I’m reaching out to let you know that the Adelaide Fringe 2022 Schools Poster Competition is now open! If any  students would be interested, we would love to have their entries.

The winning artwork will feature on the cover of the Schools Booking Guide and will shape the Schools Program branding. The winner will also be awarded an excursion for their class, to see a 2022 Adelaide Fringe show.

Schools Poster Competition closes: September 3 2021, 11:59PM (ACST).

For more information and for a design brief, click HERE

I really appreciate you forwarding this on to any other teachers/educators.

And please share info about the competition to any students you believe may be interested.

Esther Williams

Marketing and Ticketing Assistant

E esther.williams@adelaidefringe.com.au



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

Vicki: Phone: 0487 029 331 Reception@daraschool.sa.edu.au

Lynda (Principal) Phone 0412 678 060 Lynda@daraschool.sa.edu.au

…Differentiation by Design – join us at DARA for professional development

This professional learning course for educators is based upon the Jarvis Tomlinson model of Differentiation (Tomlinson and Jarvis 2009). The model focuses upon catering for the needs of all students, including the highly able. Differentiated and personalised teaching strategies that deliver rigorous and respectful learning experiences for students will be demonstrated and applied.

Further details are available here


GLDSA – Gifted with Learning Disabilities, South 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 donka004@msn.com


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