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 potentialgat

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 14th at 3.10pm. 

Forthcoming GTCASA events include:


COVID-19 Restrictions

With the restart of Saturday club will come some now ever present restrictions and limitations with group activities.

We have reduced class sizes to a maximum of 15 to ensure we can meet density limitations and offer a 24 hr cancellation policy to ensure that the family of ill children are not penalised by late withdrawal.

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.

Saturday Club for Term 3 will focus on the themes of Modern Art meet Maths (Junior) and Design for Purpose (Intermediate). Term 3 aims to empower the children with the skills of the design process through practical application (intermediate) and appreciating that often disciplines interact or overlap (junior).

The link for bookings is:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gtcasa-saturday-club-term-3-2020-tickets-90554768751https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gtcasa-saturday-club-term-3-2020-tickets-90554768751

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



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


Read more about our news, events and activities here.