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Who are we?. The Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia is a group of people concerned about excellence in all aspects of children's development. Families, educators, psychologists and other committed people are members. . Where can you find us?.

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who are we
Who are we?

The Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia is a group of people concerned about excellence in all aspects of children's development. Families, educators, psychologists and other committed people are members.

where can you find us
Where can you find us?
  • Website:
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 08 8373 0500
  • Resource Centre: currently at Annesley College,89 Greenhill Rd, Wayville
  • Saturday Club: This year we will be usually at Annesley College.
our aims
  • To offer support to parents and caregivers of gifted children, including gifted and learning disabled children.
  • To assist parents and caregivers in the provision of supplementary educational experiences for gifted children.
  • To liaise with educational authorities on the needs of gifted students in the schools.
  • To support professional development of teachers where requested.
  • To raise public awareness of the needs of gifted children and ways of fostering their development.
  • To provide opportunities for gifted children to meet regularly with one another to foster their intellectual, social and emotional development.
  • To have resources for students studying education/psychology for the gifted.
what does gtcasa do
What does GTCASA do?

We provide:

  • Annual Youth Workshops for years 8-10
  • Saturday student programs and discussion groups for parents
  • A newsletter with articles of interest to parents, caregivers and educators.
  • A collection of resources aimed for parents and teachers of gifted and talented children.
  • Seminars, workshops, conferences for teachers and parents.
  • Liaison with State, National and International Gifted and Talented Children's Associations.
our first conference for 2008
Our first conference for 2008

Opening the Gifted And Talented Education

Saturday March, 15th 2008

9.00 am – 3.30 pm

Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Keynote Speaker: Lesley Henderson

(Doctoral Candidate and Lecturer in Gifted Education at Flinders University)

“The State of Gifted Education in S.A. Is the GATE open? Shut? On squeaky hinges?”

Participants will be able to select from a series of workshops of their choice

$80 per head: Full day ($70 GTCASA members)

$20 per head: Afternoon (1.45 – 3.30) ($15 GTCASA members)

Certificate of Attendance provided

Registration (by Tuesday 11th March) Details: see flyer

our book
Our Book

Raising Your Gifted and Talented Child;

The Joys and the Challenges.

An information booklet for parents and caregivers.

Janet Farrall, Grad. Dip in Ed. Studies: Teaching gifted Children.

Ann Matison, Master of Education. CHIP

Mary Minchin, Grad. Cert in Gifted Education

Wendy Stewart, Master of Gifted Education

Available through the Resource Centre.

$30 paper copy, $20 CD.

youth workshops
Youth Workshops

Youth Workshops are for gifted students in Years 8, 9 and 10. All South Australian secondary schools are invited to nominate students for these courses which are in the April school holidays.

Continuum students are automatically eligible.

saturday club in the bush saturday may 31st sunday june 1st pt augusta
Saturday Club in the BushSaturday May 31st & Sunday June 1st Pt. Augusta

3 sessions for primary aged gifted children from Saturday am until lunchtime Sunday.

Maximum of 15 in each group

Workshops will also be run for parents and/or teachers.

This is a special event open to all gifted children and their parents/teachers in SA.

Costs will be minimal, between $7 and $10 for each session, with family discount if parents and/or teachers participate in the workshops.

we are going to the monarto zoo
We are going to the Monarto Zoo

28th June our Saturday club will be a day trip to Monarto Zoo.

10.30am – 4.30pm

We will have the expertise of one of the zoos education officers to take one group at a time for exciting activities. The other group will do our own self guided activities and walks at the same time. After lunch the groups will swap over.

See the website soon for more details.

who is eligible to be a member
Who is eligible to be a member?

The children do not have to have had a psychologists’ IQ report to be eligible.

They simply have to provide proof that they are two or more years ahead of their age peers in at least one subject.

Nominations from teachers and parents is also part of the process used to determine a child's eligibility.