Welcome to the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South

Australia .(GTCASA)

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 at the AGM during the first Saturday Club session on October 29th.


SATURDAY CLUB -TERM 4 2022 Details

Term 4 session dates are as follows:

Oct 29th, November 12th and 26th, December 10th and the link for Eventbrite bookings and session information is here.

Bookings are open now and please indicate if you are a member and attending the AGM during the first session on 29th as we need a quorum of 8 members to hold the meeting.



Fiona Smith and Dominic Westbrook work in partnership providing services to intellectually and creatively gifted and twice exceptional individuals. Fiona is a registered Psychologist and has worked with this population for 25 years. Dominic is a registered Counsellor and provides achievement testing and counselling services for clients aged four years to adult.  They will be in Adelaide from November 7 – 11.  More details at the link at the bottom of the page.


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

  • 4 Gordon Terrace
    Morphettville SA 5043

Professional Development – Book now for SCIENCE OF LEARNING ‘22

This evidence-informed professional learning course for educators, F- 12, is based upon a variety of models developed through research into the Science of Learning, for example, Rosenshine (2012), Learning Scientists (2015), Powerful Teaching (2021)and PENS: Psychology, Education, Neuroscience (2021). The most recent Australian
Curriculum advice on Students with Diversity will be referenced throughout the course. Educators will be equipped with workshop materials, PowerPoints and other learning aids.
It can be challenging for time-poor educators to access these important pedagogies effectively, so this course will synthesise the research and
its application in schools.   More details at this link


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

 …Are you Twice Exceptional?

The Faculty of Education at Monash University is interested in the social-emotional characteristics of adults and children (aged 8 years and over) who are twice-exceptional to influence positive outcomes for them through psychological and educational research.

Please see this link

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