Welcome to the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South
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. If you are prepared to give us a couple of hours a month we NEED you and you can indicate your interest either at our email or by telephone.
… SATURDAY CLUB
Information on our 2023 plans will be available as soon as we have them but please be aware we may be providing Saturday Club on a more ad hoc basis that in previous years. We have lost our long term coordinator meaning we need help with session planning. Are you keen to assist with this?
We are unable to present sessions in Term 1 but we hope to have a program available for Term 2 dates of which are as follows:
May 13 and 27th; June 10th and 24th. Watch for updates here.
... GAW 2023
The subject for Gifted Awareness Week this year is Diverse Faces of Giftedness and will be held from Sunday 20th To Saturday 28th May.
The 2023 Gifted Awareness Week theme, is a continuation of the 2022 theme of ‘Like Minds’. 2022 focused on gifted individuals finding their own tribe to support their social and emotional health and intellectual engagement. In 2023 the AAEGT seeks to highlight the breadth of our gifted tribe. Gifted individuals range from mildly gifted to profoundly gifted and include socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic diversity as well as those with a disability and many whose giftedness remains masked.
Gifted Awareness Week was founded in 2015 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 positive difference in the lives of gifted children and their families. More information on the AAEGT website here
… GTCASA QUESTIONNAIRE
One of our valued Committee members Lynda Lovett recently produced a questionnaire for members and the community to complete and it was available at our recent AGM. We would appreciate feedback through this document so we have a better idea of what our greater community expects from the association.
Please complete and return asap. All ID remains confidential within our Association but your comments would be extremely useful. The document is here
... COMMUNITY EDUCATION SURVEY – SAASPC
Calling all school community member and other interested communities!
The Department for Education is calling out to school communities and other communities involved with education to give feedback and ideas about the future of education in South Australia.
The purpose for education will give a vision for our children’s educational future and how we, together, can have an impact. More information here
… DARA SCHOOL
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.
- 4 Gordon Terrace
Morphettville SA 5043
- @SchoolDara (facebook.com/SchoolDara/).
…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.
If you wish to receive emails or other notifications from GLD SA, please email Kate on firstname.lastname@example.org
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