Western Australia's association for gifted support, advocacy and resources

Welcome to Gifted WA

We’re dedicated to meeting the social, emotional and intellectual needs of young people of higher cognitive potential.

Whether you want to learn more about giftedness, twice exceptionality, attend educational events, network, find resources or, help to advocate, our passionate team will help you. 

Our work ranges from creating events for gifted parents and families, professional development for teachers, networking, research, offering support for people in crisis, working with low socio-economic schools and meeting with policymakers.

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Gifted WA Events in Support of Gifted Awareness Week 2019 

We have a number of events for both members and non members throughout gifted awareness week, with the aim to assist the national body the AAEGT raise awareness during this event. 

We are looking for schools, psychologists and others to support this week by hosting their own events aimed at raising awareness of the needs and challenges faced by children of higher cognitive abilities.

Gifted WA afternoon Picnic

Western Australian Launch

Sunday 17ty of March 2019
 2 pm – 4 pm

Location: Heathcote Reserve
Duncraig Rd Applecross

Together with Mensa Australia we are supporting the launch of gifted awareness week by jointly hosting a social gathering for members of each group to meet each other, For the children of like minds to meet and play/engage with each other and for parents to meet and share stories. 

It’s an informal event with no fees. Please bring your own picnic or food and drinks, 

 

 

Other Event on the Events Page

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Tuesday 19 March, 10.30am-12pm

Morning Tea in the City. 

This is an informal catch-up and chat for parents living and working in or near Perth city, and facilitated by the Gifted WA Chairperson, Dean Tollis. Come along for some or all of the morning to The LouVe Cafe in the Alluvian building behind BHP in the city, 58 Mounts Bay Road, Perth CBD. 

This is a free event and there is no need to register, just come along and introduce yourself!

Tuesday 19 March, 6.30-8.00pm – 

Belonging: Reflections on Gifted Children and Friendship

Presentation followed by a Q&A Panel discussing friendship and social skills in gifted children. Hosted by Mrs Jennifer Burton and Dr Kate Burton of Gifted WA. Panel members include graduates of Gifted and Talented Programs who will reflect on their journey in relation to friendship and belonging. 

This is an event targeted at parents, teachers and other professionals (there is no provision for children to attend). 

This is a free event for Gifted WA members, however please register so we can plan for catering and seating.  Click HERE to register (non-members $25). This event is being held at Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley campus.

 

Membership

We’re passionate about supporting the balanced development of all gifted children and adolescents. We are a not-for-profit organisation and in order to provide this support we rely on membership fees. Gifted WA is affiliated with the AAEGT (Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented). When you become a member of Gifted WA you automatically become a member of AAEGT and receive the associated benefits related to this. This includes access to online journals and discounts to national conferences.

By becoming a member of Gifted WA you’ll also be the first to hear about our latest events, have access to up-to-date research, while also helping us in our mission to improve academic, social and emotional outcomes for all gifted young people via our advocacy and awareness efforts at both state and national level.

We are happy to advise that online membership application is available via this page. Alternatively, to register your interest, or just to find out more about who we are and what we do, please feel free to get in touch via our contact form.