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 will be held on Saturday September 14th at 3.10pm. 

Saturday Club will occur as usual and following the student break around 3.10pm, we will convene the AGM.  We need a quorum of 8 members so all families are invited to remain for the meeting and all GTCASA families are invited to attend.

A copy of the 2018 draft Minutes and the 2019 Agenda can be found here

Our Committee numbers are low and we are losing our Treasurer after this meeting.   We really need committed members to show an interest so if you have any expertise or interest in finance  or website maintenance in oparticukar 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 yout 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!

Junior Mensa Games Day

Join us on Sunday September 15th 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

Forthcoming GTCASA events include:

…  SATURDAY CLUB -TERM 3 2019

3 Aug 19, 17 Aug 19, 31 Aug 19, 14 Sep 19 (to include GTCASA AGM)

(please note dates are one week earlier than previously advertised

The Juniors class is full and the Seniors have some capacity )

Eventbrite link is here

Term 3 2019 Saturday Club will be focusing on the creative arts.

The Junior program will be four different art sessions delivered by artist and art teacher Lorelei Siegloff. The program looks to expand the participants vocabulary and understanding in fine arts and expose them to some of the underpinning skills and techniques that go in to producing fine art.

The Intermediate and Senior program will be two sessions on musical composition by Sebastian Phlox from the Elder Conservatory coupled with two session of drama by Sue Lyons. The drama sessions are part of a longer term investigation by GTCASA with regard to offering/delivering standalone (not school based) GTCASA Tournament of Minds teams in future years (https://www.tom.edu.au/).

8th Space Forum

Mon, September 30, 2019  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Adelaide Convention Centre  North Terrace  Hall L, Ground Level, West Building  Adelaide, SA 5000

The South Australian Space Industry Centre invites you to attend the 8th Space Forum being held in Adelaide, South Australia on Monday 30 September 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Supported by the Australian Space Agency and SmartSat CRC, this biannual event provides the perfect opportunity to stimulate ideas, share information about emerging technologies and discuss industry trends. For the first time the event will be jointly coordinated with the National Space Society of Australia as part of the 19th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC) from the 30th September to the 2nd October.

This event is a must for anyone interested in Australia’s space sector. Registrations will close Thursday 26 September 2019 if not sold-out prior.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please contact spaceoffice@sa.gov.au for more information.

The popular Space Passport sessions for students and teachers will once again take place during the forum please scroll down for additional information.  More details and bookings here

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.