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?
Come and join QAGTC West Branch for our semester 1 Children’s competition in the area of the Arts. This time we will venture into the world of drawing for a lesson on Escher and his impossible art creations. End the morning by creating your own Escher inspired art piece and the big reveal of the winners of the drawing competition. There are always 2 prizes up for grabs- a judge’s choice and a people’s choice award. The prizes are $25 gift certificates generously donated by the creative gift shop, Presents of Mind.
QAGTC South Branch are holding their second meeting for the year.
We will be discussing the upcoming QAGTC 2019 State Conference during the meeting.
An informal discussion will follow, with tea and coffee available.
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.
Queensland Association of Gifted and Talented Children (QAGTC), South Branch meet each month at Robertson State School, Boardroom. This is a support group which caters for parents of gifted children. The group plans activities and presentation which respond to the needs of both parents and children.