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.


Gifted Awareness Week Australia was founded by the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT) to raise awareness of the identification, support and learning needs of gifted children and to celebrate the dedication of individuals and educational bodies who are making a difference in the lives of gifted children and their families. Gifted Awareness Week (GAW) 2019 will be held from the 17 to 23 of March and is centered on the national theme Belonging.

In 2019 we are running a session entitled Gifted? Talented? Why do we even need a label? on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 pm at St. Pius X School – 8 Windsor Grove – Windsor Gardens South Australia

You can view further details and enrol here


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.Please email us at giftedsa@gtcasa.asn.au 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!


Hi Saturday Club Patrons,

Gifted Awareness Week 2019 is March 17 – 23 with the theme of Belonging. To help celebrate this occasion and extend the circles of friendship that are grown at Saturday Club, we invite you to come a little earlier to Saturday Club on the 16th March 19 and have a BYO picnic with us at the Glenunga Hub.

The Hub is the playground area adjacent to the football oval at Glenunga International High School. The area has a large fenced playground, BBQs and some sheltered tables.

No RSVP required just trek along for lunch or even just some play time before Saturday Club.

When: 12:00 – 1:30 pm 16 March 19

What:  Gifted Awareness Week BYO Picnic

Where:  Glenunga Hub cnr Queen St and L’estrange St

Lionel Bentley
Saturday Club 2019 Coordinator
Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia (GTCASA)


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 giftedsa@gtcasa.asn.au for the promotional code before purchasing tickets)


Dara School

invites you to attend:


This professional learning course for educators is based upon the Federal Government’s Professional Development Package for Teachers produced by the Gifted Education Research, Resources and Information Centre (GERRIC), University of New South Wales. As this course was originally published in 2005, its content and readings have been updated to reflect current research, practice and evidence in the second decade of the 21st century.

Participating in the program will increase your capacity to cater for the needs of highly able learners. Should you wish to progress to post-graduate studies in Gifted Education at Flinders University, credit may be given to those participants who complete the whole course and submit written critical reflections. Participants will be equipped with workshop materials, PowerPoints and other learning aids.

More information and a flyer here


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







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