Welcome to the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South Australia .
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.Please email us at email@example.com if you have a couple of free hours to assist us with our plans! Or contact us if you wish to observe at one of our meetings with a view to joining us!
… ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
GTCASA held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 1st September at Glenunga International High School staff room .
We only managed to attract one more Committee member so we appeal to our community to consider joining our small volunteer Committee so we can continue to present and expand upon our programs of Saturday Club (students), Parent Information Evenings and Professional Development (teachers)
Forthcoming GTCASA events include:
… 2019 SATURDAY CLUB – Well Being
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom – Aristotle.
TERM 1: February 16th, March 2nd, 16th, 30th
Saturday Club for Term 1 will focus on the theme of Self. Term 1 aims to empower the children with skills around emotions and philosophical thinking.
Junior (5-8 years)
The junior program emotional management program will be delivered by Britta Jureckson who is a learning support teacher specialising in gifted education and is currently undertaking postgraduate study for a Masters in Education. Britta has delivered this series of three sessions dealing with Emotional Management for the past three years to great acclaim. This is deliberately offered in Term 1 to support the return to school of our youngest members. Children are welcome to refresh their knowledge from previous years and of greater value discuss their experiences. To round out the 4 sessions for the term our Saturday Club facilitator Lionel Bentley will be delivering a parent and child session on how to play pokemon –
Intermediate (8-12 yrs) and Senior (12-17yrs)
The ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates, believed that ‘The unexamined life is not worth living’. He believed that philosophy – ‘the love of wisdom’ – was the most important pursuit of all, and that our lives would be infinitely more meaningful if we regularly questioned, and critically examined, what we think. The GTCASA Philosophy Program will focus on helping students to develop their critical thinking skills, so that they can ultimately lead more fulfilling lives. This program will be delivered by the SA Philosophy in Education Association’s experienced GTCASA presenters and Circle of Inquiry facilitators.
The presenters are both experienced teachers with primary and secondary experience and active in the gifted and talented community.
Sue Lyons, Gifted Ed Teacher, B.A., Ll.B., G.D.L.P., B.Soc.Admin., B.Ed., Grad.Dip.Ed.(Sec.), Grad. Cert.Ed.(Gifted Ed.), M.Ed.
Lorelei Siegloff, Secondary Teacher, Advanced Practitioner: Philosophy in Education, B.A. (Hons), B.V.A. (Hons), M.Teach.
The sessions will focus on practical Applied Ethics. Before the break, students will participate in fun warm-up activities that introduce them to challenging philosophical questions. After the break, students will respond to an article/video, which raises a curly ethical dilemma for them to explore in a Circle of Inquiry.
You can find further session details here
The Eventbrite link for booking is here
Remember GTCASA members to get your member discount please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the promotional code before purchasing tickets)
PARTCIPATE IN A RESEARCH PROJECT – 13 to19 year olds
My name is Ajit Kaur, a PhD student at University of South Australia. I called you yesterday morning and had a telephonic conversation with you. My research study involves adolescents aged between 13-19 years. It is to request you to support in this project by emailing the below invitation to participate to the contacts in your database. This project has been approved by the Human Ethics Committee, UniSA
Subject: Invitation to participate in a research project ‘Role stress and existential stress in adolescents: Relationship with their emotional intelligence and wellbeing.’
More details here