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2023 Annual General Meeting

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Members are advised that the QAGTC AGM (State Management Committee) will be held on Saturday 2nd September from 2.30 pm

The Annual General Meeting of the QAGTC will be held via a ZOOM meeting due to low number of responses.
Zoom link will be emailed to those registered prior to the meeting time of 2.30pm

Understanding Underachievement - Journal deconstruction

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Join us to delve into some of the research regarding perfectionism, underachievement and mindset with regards to gifted students. We will be looking at two articles with sound methodology and relevant findings. The abstracts and references for the resources are below - if you are able to access them prior to the event, please do. We hope to engage with you in a discussion around the importance of these concepts for gifted children, as we explore the academic literature.


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Join us in learning about perfectionism and gifted students from Michele Juratowitch, Director of Clearing Skies. This is an online event . ZOOM, link to be sent on the day of event.

There are differing views on perfectionism, ranging from a belief espoused by Anna Quindlen that perfectionism is "inevitable for people who are smart and ambitious", through to Tal Ben-Shahar's statement that "failure is a critically important part of any successful life". Parents and Educators tend to see perfectionism as a negative characteristic that must be addressed. Because perfectionism is usually underpinned by anxiety, it can be problematic and restrictive for the gifted. Understanding the forces involved in perfectionism, appreciating the difference between healthy and unhealthy forms and knowing how to support a gifted person develop skills and become talented can be extremely helpful.

QAGTC South Parent Round Table

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QAGTC South's Parent Round Table on Wednesday 19th April 2023

Venue: Robertson State School Boardroom (entry via Estoril Street)
Time: 6pm-7pm

Join us for a round-table discussion on the controversial article 'Why gifted children are just as likely to fail in life'.
Bring your own mug for refreshments and contribute a gold coin to support provisions.
No concurrent activities for children will be provided during the event.

QAGTC South Playfest - Additional activities for younger children

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Families attending Dr Kee's Introduction to Robotics workshop may have younger children who are too young to participate in the event.

Please let us know how many children are attending so we can plan for other activities for them.
Activities will be free and will not incur additional charges. Adult supervision will be required.

QAGTC South Playfest - Introduction to Robotics with Dr Damien Kee

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Technology Education Expert Dr Damien Kee will introduce Robotics building and programming (LEGO robots) to students.

Students (In school Year levels Yr5-Yr12) will work in pairs to program robots to complete various tasks.

Robots will be provided for the session.

Event will be held at Robertson State School 688 Musgrave Road, Robertson, QLD 4109, Wed 15th Feb, 5.00-7.00pm.

Only 20 places available!

Parent Support Group

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Welcome to 2023! We would like to invite you to an informal parent night to meet our committee members and share experiences of parenting and/or teaching gifted or GLD students. All welcome - a light supper will be provided.