Gifted children and bullying at school

The meeting will provide a safe place to discuss definitions of bullying and what might be done to prevent and protect gifted, twice exceptional, and indeed all children from being bullied.

When:

  • Saturday, 13 August 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where:

  • Palm Beach Currumbin State High School
    Thrower Drive
  • Palm Beach QLD

Event type: Parent support group meeting

  • Maximum places: 99

Bullying is an issue which impacts on many children, including those who are identified as gifted and gifted with disabilities (twice-exceptional).  Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia’s recently completed PhD dissertation explored the lived experiences of twice-exceptional children. This session will outline some of Michelle’s research findings on the bullying experiences of these children, and bullying experiences of some gifted children taken from the literature. The meeting will provide a safe place to discuss definitions of bullying and what might be done to prevent and protect gifted, twice exceptional, and indeed all children from being bullied.

Facilitator:   Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia is a sessional academic and researcher in the School of Education at Griffith University, Gold Coast. She has worked with gifted and talented students and in special education across P-12 schooling sectors. Michelle's qualifications include a Master's Degree in Gifted and Talented Education and a PhD in the area of gifted education and twice exceptionality. Michelle is also past President of the QAGTC Gold Coast Branch.

 

Bookings are appreciated and can be made via www.qagtc.org.au/events - navigate to this specific event and use the BOOK NOW button.  If you have not yet registered on the website, please first create a (free) WEB ACCOUNT at www.qagtc.org.au/user/registerQueries regarding bookings or website: goldcoast [at] qagtc [dot] org [dot] au (goldcoast [at] qagtc [dot] org [dot] au)   

 

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 Palm Beach Currumbin State High School 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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