Parent night

Early Childhood Panel

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Brisbane West Branch of the QAGTC invites you to attend an event focused on giftedness in early childhood (8 years and under). Experienced educators will form a panel to review issues related to young gifted children.

Managing Boredom: Increasing Engagement

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We all recognize the word, the look and the frustration but do we really understand what ‘boredom’ means or know how to respond to the phase “It’s boring!” when expressed by students. Parents, who are concerned about their child receiving adequate academic challenge, may be perceived as an affront by teachers who work hard to provide stimulating lessons for students. Is learning to deal with boredom an expected life skill or does the experience of boredom result in cognitive difficulties, academic underachievement and psychological difficulties?

Topic: Advocating for your child at school?

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Advocating for your child can be a difficult ask for any parent. Knowing what to reasonably expect from a school, knowing how to ask and getting results can be difficult for parents who feel uncomfortable for any number of reasons. This talk will navigate through the school factors that can affect the outcome of your discussions and how best to deal with the fears and phobias at both ends of the conversation.