Gifted NSW is a not for profit association with the vision to support gifted children, their families, and their educators. We provide opportunities for gifted children to connect with ‘like minds’, to provide families the opportunity to openly discuss their own experiences without judgement, and to promote access for educators to quality professional development regarding the education of both gifted and GLD children.
Gifted NSW is affiliated with the Australian Association for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children (AAEGT) and represents NSW on the national board. Gifted NSW also supports the AAEGT in advocating for gifted individuals at a national level and is involved in the annual Gifted Awareness Week- Australia. All financial members of Gifted NSW become AAEGT members (ratified annually on 31 May) and are eligible to receive the Australasian Journal of Gifted Education at a discounted price.
Gifted NSW committee members draw on their professional expertise and personal experiences raising gifted children, coupled with invaluable advice from experts in the gifted field, to provide families and educators with a range of opportunities for support and professional development. Gifted NSW offers:
- GEM (Games for Enquiring Minds) K-8 Games night twice per school term.
- GEM excursions periodically
- Mum’s dinners approximately every 8 weeks.
- Men’s Night Out
- Picnics and holiday activities for the family.
- Little GEMs events
- Talks and information seminars for parents and educators each school term, covering a variety of topics and presented by experts in the field.
- Quarterly E-Newsletter – “Thought Space”
- Edmodo Group for Financial Members, Grades K-8
- Specialised Facebook Groups
- In-school Professional Development Programs for schools. (See the PD for Schools tab)
- Library for members
- Financial members of Gifted NSW become AAEGT members (ratified annually on 31 May)
- Financial members are eligible to receive the Australasian Journal of Gifted Education at a discounted price
- Non-financial members are welcome to attend events, though membership discounts do apply.
Gifted NSW welcomes feedback and suggestions for events / excursion venues / seminar topics to be considered for inclusion in the annual program.