Gold Coast Parent Support Group

Parent Support Group meeting
Topic: Selecting a school for a gifted child
Facilitator: Chantal Moore
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Keebra Park High School Resource Centre
Anne Street
Southport QLD 4215

Selecting a school for a gifted child

Choosing a school for any child can be a daunting, stressful undertaking, which is amplified when considering how to best establish your gifted child to flourish throughout their education. Finding a school which enriches, challenges, and supports students can make a significant impact on a child's educational engagement and outcomes, making the school selection process a vital one. Drawing upon academic literature and personal experience, the session will include discussions of the school features to pay particular attention to, questions to ask, and how to frame the decision-making process to select the best school for your child.

Having attended ten schools throughout primary and secondary (including public, independent, Catholic, Anglican, Christian, selective, and home-schooling), the facilitator is able to speak from personal experience of the challenges and opportunities in selecting a school for a gifted child.

Please note the session will not involve the recommendation of individual schools but will focus on providing the tools to equip parents to select the best school for their child's circumstances.

Facilitator: Chantal Moore is a government policy professional with personal experience of the situation gifted and talented children face. Accelerated three school grades, Chantal then completed a Bachelor of Laws and commenced work as a policy advisor with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet aged 18. She is now a Senior Advisor in Government Relations for the Queensland Government whilst furthering postgraduate policy studies. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and enhancing opportunities within the Australian education system for gifted and talented people.

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