February Parent/Teacher Support Group Meeting Acceleration: Is moving ahead the right step?

Acceleration: Look at the facts and the myths, and hear about some real life accelerants and their experiences.


  • Saturday, 27 February 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm


  • Varsity College Senior Campus. 198 Varsity Parade,
    (corner of Varsity Parade and Assembly Drive).
  • Varsity Lakes QLD

Event type: Parent support group meeting

  • Maximum places: 99

Is educational acceleration the ogre that educators and parents sometimes allege?  Come along to an evidence-based research summary on possibly the single most contentious issue in gifted education. Look at the facts and the myths, and hear about some real life accelerants and their experiences.

Facilitator:   Nancy Wines is the Gifted and Talented Coordinator at a school in NSW. Nancy has over 16 years’ experience as a Drama and Literature Teacher as well as a TESOL specialist in the UK, Dubai and Australia. Nancy has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education and a Certificate of Gifted Education at UNSW and she is currently finishing a Masters in Gifted Education. Nancy recently joined the QAGTC Gold Coast Branch committee and is a mother to two children who keep her on her toes.

There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions. The workshop will be useful for parents and teachers of gifted children at both the primary and secondary levels.  Other professionals are also most welcome. Tea and coffee will be served and information will be available on gifted resources and contacts. Parent/teacher support group meetings are quite relaxed and informal. No minutes are taken and discussions remain confidential. To create an environment in which participants feel confident to discuss aspects of parenting and teaching, we request that support group meetings be ‘adults only’  

 Please Note: Children do NOT attend parent/teacher support group meetings. 

Information on children’s workshops running at the same time and place can be found at http://www.qagtc.org.au/gold-coast. Children not enrolled in a workshop during the support group meeting remain their parents’ responsibility.  QAGTC has no child-minding facilities and can assume no responsibility for unsupervised children.


QAGTC is a not-for-profit member-funded volunteer-based association relying on public support. The opinions expressed at this activity by guest speakers and by QAGTC volunteers are those of the individuals concerned and not necessarily of QAGTC.  QAGTC Gold Coast Branch would like to thank Varsity College for their generosity in allowing us to use this venue for our meeting.


Cost of event:

  • Member cost: Gold Coin Donation
  • Non-member cost: Gold Coin Donation
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