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 Committee

GTCASA  is always  looking for energetic volunteers who understand giftedness and believe in helping to unlock the potential of these special needs children

The Annual General Meeting  was held on Saturday September 12th at 3.10pm. 

Forthcoming GTCASA events include:


COVID-19 Restrictions apply

October 24th   November 7th  November 21st and December 5th

All tickets are now on sale and a new session has been created for Intermediate which is a mirror of the junior program.

NEW SESSIONS for Intermediates on offer as first program sold out. Intermediates will be run in a different room from Juniors

Only 2 full season tickets are left from the initial intermediate program and as we have a large group GTCASA does not  intend to release a few single tickets for this program.

Juniors and seniors still have tickets available so jump in now for the first session on 24th October

We also ask that only one carer and no other siblings come to club with the attending students, this helps us to maintain density in the waiting area. We will also stagger breaks to reduce density in this high mobility period.  Families will need to complete a Contact Tracing Register each time they attend a session.

Saturday Club is pleased to announce the return of the fantastic science communicators specialising in biology.
Saturday Club  announces the return of Dr Debbie and Dr Bianca, the fantastic presenters from the Sciren program in Term 4 2020. This year they will also be joined by Dr Nicholas, a Bioinformatitian, and their great team of support scientists.
Disclaimer – While every attempt will be made to achieve the goals each session it is science with children!! There is a chance any week that time runs out and the activity spans two sessions or the session runs smooth and we have additional time to go deeper on a biology topic.

NOTE: Due to the materials component in this terms program the refund policy has been set at 1 day for single tickers but we are conscious of the impact of COVID

The program offered will look to expand participants’ knowledge in the biological sciences, exposure to a more complex scientific vocabulary and hands-on science!! Participants are required to wear appropriate safety clothing (long pants and clothes that may be stained), tied back hair and closed toe shoes.

 The link for bookings is:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gtcasa-saturday-club-term-4-2020-tickets-118615739871

Note GTCASA members to get your member discount please check email or contact giftedsa@gtcasa.asn.au for the promotional code before purchasing tickets)

….A GTCASA seminar and question time on Françoys Gagné and his Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent. .

Date and Time: Sat, October 24, 2020 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM ACDT
Location: Glenunga International High School, 99 L’Estrange Street Glenunga, SA 5064

Tickets Essentialfollow 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

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 information and booking details are 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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