13 May 2019
BOROONDARA SECONDARY GIFTED NETWORK
UNIT OF WORK OFFER
School Scotch College
Phone: 03 9810 4374
Michele Mob 0412336694
Title of activity: Maths Gala Day
Date: Monday May 13th
Location for drop off and pick up:
Boykett Roon in the Cardinal Pavilion at far (river end) of Morrison St
Number of students Teams of 4 & 4 teams max.
Cost: $30 per team
Details re lunch/catering
For students showing high ability in:
Maths and problem solving.
Mathemical and logical thinking
Visiting schools supply staff? Yes please
Equipment needed to bring Pencil case. & Calculator
Subject Areas emphasis Maths
Year level suitability Year 7 and/or 8 (mixed year level teams are welcome
Brief Description of unit
The Maths Gala will be will a mathematical day (until 1pm) of challenging puzzles and games quite unique to other Maths Games Days. Students will work in teams to strategise, mathematize and navigate their way through numerous mathematical puzzle fields. Bring your best number, measurement, problem solving, teamwork skills along for a great day!
Contact person at host school: Michele Linossier -
13 May 2019
Identify, Support and Educate Children of High Ability A VIT Accredited Learning Opportunity
This seminar will provide an opportunity to pro-actively engage with expert practitioners in
the field of gifted education and to work with them to develop some strategies for
immediate use in your school/classroom/ family to assist in the identification of Gifted and
Presenters: Dr Susan Nikakis & Carmel Meehan (VAGTC and WGTCC)
Venue: - Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School, 6 Cowes-Rhyll Road, Cowes.
Date: - Monday 13th May, 2019
Times: - For Educators: 4.30 pm-6.00p.m.
For Parents, Caregivers and Interested Others- 6.30pm -7.30 p.m.
Cost: - $5.00 Light Refreshments Provided
Bookings @:- firstname.lastname@example.org
N.B. Attendees will receive a certificate of VIT accreditation following
Australasia 2019 Programme Gifted & Talented Study Day
17 May @ Camberwell Grammar
This study day offers a unique provision for academically gifted students.
The aim of this study day is to help gifted students to:
- Improve their thinking skills
- Begin to be able to identify what is fundamental from what is trivial
- Become intellectually creative
- Identify assumptions and distinguish between good and poor arguments
- Think systematically and rigorously about relevant modern day issues
BOOKING PLACES AT A CONFERENCE
Tuition fees: $AUD45.00/$NZ45.00. One free staff place is available for every 12 students.
Unaccompanied staff places attending for professional development are available. 2019 special reduced from $195 to $95.
Registration begins at 9am for a 9.30am start, and finishes at 2.30pm. Students must bring their own tea and lunch - a water bottle is also recommended. Morning tea and lunch is provided for accompanying teachers.
Parents are welcome to attend on payment of the same student fee.
Note that most schools require their full school uniform to be worn to the conference, and we believe this makes for a very professional and smart appearance by students representing their school.
Please also note that they cannot accept bookings for unaccompanied students, and all students attending are required to have a supervising teacher, or parent, with them. This is a workplace health and safety issue, as we do not have the necessary staff to provide supervision of students at the conference, or during meal breaks. If a school is not attending, and a student from that school wishes to attend independently, they can do so, but they must be accompanied by a supervising adult who is charged at the student rate, and who makes the booking.
After three weeks prior to a conference date, all bookings will be charged the full fee on the invoice and are not open to cancellation.
For further information and to register click on the following link;
Da Vinci Decathalon - Metro & Regional Victoria
WHAT IS DA VINCI DECATHLON?
The da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. Students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: engineering, mathematics and chess, code breaking, art and poetry, science, English, ideation, creative producers, cartography and general knowledge.
The da Vinci Decathlon began in 2002 as an exciting offshoot of the very successful da Vinci Program for gifted and talented students at Knox. The Decathlon is designed to celebrate the academic gifts of Australian youth by providing a stimulating and challenging competition run in the spirit of an Olympic Decathlon.
Regional VIC Events
Year 7 Regional
- Tuesday 7 May - Flinders Christian Community College`
- Wednesday 8 May - Overnewton Anglican Community College
- Monday 13 May 2019 - Loreto College, Ballarat
- Monday 20 May 2019 - Camberwell Grammar
- Tuesday 21 Ma 2019 - Methodist Ladies’ College
- Wednesday 22 May 2019 - Gippsland Grammar
- Wednesday 22 May 2019 - St Leonard’s College
- Tuesday 28 May 2019 - Year 7 - Methodist Ladies’ College
- Tuesday 28 May 2019 - Year 8 - Camberwell Grammar
- Friday 24 May 2019 - Year 9/10 - Methodist Ladies’ College
8:45AM - 3:00PM
LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE
CONTACT: Kathy Harrison
September 6th - 8th 2019
VAGTC members can register at TAG membership rates.
8th Biennial State Conference
Tasmanian Association for the Gifted Inc.
A three day conference for parents, educators and psychologists.
Come and hear from world-class presenters, discover the latest information and research, network and learn how to better educate and parent gifted children.
Featuring keynote speaker
Professor Don Ambrose
Professor of graduate education at Rider University and editor of the prestigious Roeper Review.
“He has no peer in his field....one of the great thinkers of our time.” Tracey L. Cross, Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, College of William and Mary, Past President of NAGCSeptember 6th - 8th
Elzabeth College, North Hobar
Early Bird Registration: https://www.trybooking.com/BANNA
- TAG financial members, Associate Members - $160
- Non-members - $210
- Full Time UTAS Education Students - $80
- Other Tertiary Students - $160
- Registrations for Friday evening, Saturday only or Sunday only also available