Welcome

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.

...COMMITTEE INFORMATION

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

The Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday September 14th at 3.10pm. 

Our Committee numbers are low and we are losing our Treasurer.   We really need committed members to show an interest so if you have any expertise or interest in finance  or website maintenance in in particular we would be delighted to have you join us.  Or if you wish to see our Association grow and thrive we only need a couple of hours of your time as we are a relaxed bunch and only meet once a month usually on the second Tuesday and not in the school holidays.   We have started using the Zoom app for meetings which means we get to stay at home for now instead of meeting in the GIHS staff-room so if you are interested in  having more information about our Committee, joining or indeed just observing a meeting please email us at giftedsa@gtcasa.asn.au and come along to the AGM to meet us all!

Forthcoming GTCASA events include:

…  SATURDAY CLUB -TERM 4 2019

First session this weekend

26 October:

9 November:

23 November:

7 December:

Eventbrite details at this linkhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/gtcasa-saturday-club-term-4-2019-tickets-73373818065

Saturday Club is pleased to announce the return of the fantastic presenters from the Why Waite program in Term 4 2019.

NOTE: Due to the materials component in this terms program the refund policy has been set at 7 days.

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

…GTCASA  and Junior Mensa Games Days

Join us on Sunday November 10th and Sunday December 8th  between 2pm and 4pm in the Glenunga International High School staff room for a fun afternoon when GTCASA in conjunction with MENSA South Australia are holding a children’s only board games social session.

Children are asked to bring their favourite game(s) to share and play with other like minded children in what is to be a social environment. Children will have access to several large classrooms with supervision provided by adults cleared to work with children.

Children should bring a snack and water bottle. and you can find details and booking information –
here for the NOVEMBER   session
and
here for the DECEMBER    session

Sessions are available at no cost but we do need participants to register through Eventbrite.

We intend to present further sessions similar to those above in 2020!

DARA SCHOOL

invites you to attend:

CHALLENGING HIGHLY ABLE LEARNERS – SEMESTER 2

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

GIFTED WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY (GLD)

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.

Read more about our news, events and activities here.