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Welcome Parents

At the Gifted & Talented Children's Association of SA, we believe that no parent should feel alone when it comes to supporting their gifted child. We strive to help parents better understand and nurture their child. Our events and workshops are designed to connect parents with like-minded individuals and provide them with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate the unique challenges that come with raising a gifted child.

We're here to support parents of gifted and neurodivergent children.

Here's how we can assist you:

Community Connection 

We understand the importance of connecting with like-minded peers and supportive families. That's why we offer a vibrant and inclusive community where you and your child can share experiences, exchange ideas, and form meaningful connections. Through workshops and events, you'll find a welcoming space where you belong.

Social-Emotional Guidance

Raising a gifted or neurodivergent child comes with unique social and emotional considerations. Our association offers compassionate support and practical strategies to help you navigate these challenges, fostering your child's emotional well-being and resilience.

Neurodivergent Advocacy

We're passionate about advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of giftedness and neurodiversity. Through awareness campaigns, educational initiatives, and collaboration with community partners, we're working to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for neurodivergent individuals and their families.

Join us at GTCASA, together, let's empower our children to embrace their unique gifts and build a brighter future.

"GTCASA was my first port of call when I started on this journey, trying to understand Giftedness. Angela was a breath of fresh air. Thank you"

Anonymous

Supporting a gifted child to grow

Finding clear and concise advice can at times be challenging. 

Community Events

Community Events

At GTCASA, supporting a gifted child goes beyond just academics. We understand the importance of social interaction and peer engagement for gifted children. That's why we organise regular community events, such as our Saturday Club, where gifted children can come together, connect with peers, and participate in enriching activities. These events provide a supportive and stimulating environment where your child can thrive and build lasting friendships.

Schooling Options

Schooling Options

We recognize that finding the right educational setting for your gifted child can be a daunting task. That's why we're here to offer support and guidance every step of the way. Whether you're exploring gifted programs within your current school or considering alternative schooling options, we provide unbiased feedback and suggestions tailored to your child's unique needs. Our team can also recommend schools with established gifted programs or assist you in advocating for gifted education within your child's school.

GLD / 2E

GLD / 2E

Twice Exceptional (2E) children, also known as Gifted with a Learning Disability, are those who demonstrate exceptional abilities alongside learning differences or disabilities. These children possess incredible potential, yet may face unique challenges in navigating life and traditional educational settings. At GTCASA, we're committed to supporting 2E children and their families. 

Success through academic enrichment

Success through academic enrichment at GTCASA involves providing targeted programs and resources designed to empower gifted and neurodivergent children to unlock their full potential. Through engaging curriculum, specialized support, and a nurturing community, we cultivate a passion for learning, foster intellectual curiosity, and equip students with the skills and confidence to excel academically and beyond.

Additionally, GTCASA offers comprehensive advice on all facets of giftedness through life, including academic, personal, and social development. Our experienced committee can refer you to resources or offer advice to help students navigate challenges, set goals, and thrive in various aspects of their lives. With a focus on individual growth and development, we believe that every child possesses the ability to achieve success and make a meaningful impact in the world.

Education Options

DARA School

If you're wondering about school recommendations, GTCASA recognizes Dara School as a beacon of progressive education. At Dara, they foster the intellectual growth and personal development of gifted students within a secular, independent, and co-educational environment.

Dara School champions a forward-thinking educational philosophy, intentionally crafted to meet the unique learning needs of gifted learners. The curriculum and environment are tailored to embrace and nurture each student's individuality and strengths. With a focus on student-centered, integrated learning experiences, and flexible teaching spaces, they provide a dynamic and personalized approach to education.

Currently catering to students from Reception to Year 10, Dara School is on a path of incremental growth. By 2026, they aim to extend their offerings to include students up to Year 12, ensuring continuity and excellence in gifted education.

James & Susie is an insightful video about what happens to smart or gifted children who coast through Primary School, and don't get opportunities to develop persistence, grit, and the true self-confidence that comes from knowing how to tackle a genuine challenge.

Curious to learn more?

We'd love to hear from you. Please contact us below and we can help guide you through the range of support and opportunities available to your child.

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Common Questions

Are all children 'gifted'?

At GTCASA, we celebrate the uniqueness of every child. While not all children may be identified as formally gifted, we believe that each child is a gift and possesses their own special talents, strengths, and potential. Our community embraces diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment where every child is valued, supported, and empowered to thrive.

What school can my gifted child go to?

Finding the right school for your gifted child can be a significant decision. We understand the importance of ensuring that your child's educational environment supports their unique needs and abilities. While there are various schooling options available, including schools with gifted programs, our team can provide unbiased feedback and suggestions tailored to your child's individual circumstances. Whether you're exploring gifted programs within your current school or considering alternative schooling options, we're here to offer guidance and support every step of the way.

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