Brisbane North

 

Welcome to QAGTC North Branch

 

*What we do.........

The Queensland Association of Gifted and Talented Children (QAGTC) is a non-profit organisation that seeks to support parents, teachers and other key stakeholders on the needs of gifted children. The North Branch looks forward to welcoming you to any of our branch activities.

What's On in 2018?

In 2018 we will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month during the school year. We will also be holding exciting Children's Workshops on weekends. Event dates and information will be available on the Events page and will be updated regularly.

North Branch  Each term, our branch offer discussion meetings and guest speakers to help us to gain a deeper understanding of giftedness, and to support parents in the joys and challenges of raising gifted children. 

General Information

We are a group of northsiders whose lives have been touched in some way by children who are identified as (or whom we suspect may be) gifted and talented.

We offer practical tools, such as a library of resources (see list below); access to latest research articles about educational accommodations; parent-to-parent support; professional and knowledgeable guest speakers; workshops and activities for gifted children and family events.

Above all, we offer friendship and support in a non-judgemental atmosphere. We find our stories of both successes and challenges resonate strongly with others who often feel relieved to be finally understood.

All are welcome to attend.

Checkout the "Events" section to see what's currently on offer.

 


2017/2018 OFFICE BEARERS

President - Amy Lanchester
Secretary - Gloria Vega
Treasurer - Sam Spanner
  

 

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QAGTC North - Resource List.pdf201.97 KB
Developing self-esteem.pdf173.77 KB
Managing emotional intensity.pdf170.91 KB
Motivation.pdf253.73 KB
Over-excitabilities.pdf177.84 KB
Parenting in general.pdf170.13 KB
Respectful engagement.pdf173.33 KB
Supporting learning.pdf175.53 KB
Article for February QAGTC.pdf320.4 KB
Article for April.pdf89.24 KB

Brisbane North Branch April Support Group Meeting

Monday, 15 April 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Brisbane North Support Group Meeting is an opportunity for parents, teachers and members of the community who are interested in supporting gifted students to share experiences and gain information.

Brisbane North Branch March Support Group Meeting

Monday, 18 March 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Brisbane North Support Group Meeting is an opportunity for parents, teachers and members of the community who are interested in supporting gifted students to share experiences and gain information.

March Family Chess and Strategy Games Night

Friday, 8 March 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Make new friends
  • Share your favourite Board Game
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening of strategy games or chess

Brisbane North Branch Information Session

Saturday, 2 March 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Gifted Children with Learning Disability

(or with something else going on….)

Guest speaker - Carol Barnes
What happens when a gifted child unexpectedly fails to thrive at school? Could it be a so-called ‘overexcitability’ or ‘asynchronous development’?  Or might it be an unidentified learning disability or an undiagnosed medical or neuro-biological issue?   Is it worth delineating the exact cause of a child’s academic underachievement?  Not all learning impairments are apparent in early childhood - indeed, the higher the IQ, the later they are usually identified.

Brisbane North Branch Information Session

Saturday, 23 February 2013 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Gifted Children - Signs and Symptoms; Spotting Them and Slotting Them

Guest Speaker this month - Sue Stevens

Sue will speak about the challenge of understanding gifted children.  Gifted students can be out of step with their chronological peers so present differently in the classroom and in the playground. During this session the characteristics indicative of giftedness will be defined and the symptoms that gifted children might perceive will be explored.