Events 2019

August 12th 2019

Schools’ Regional Constitutional . Parliamentary Convention Years 9-11
Monday August 12th 2019 @ Scotch College 9am-2.50pm
Boykett Room located at the river end of Morrison St, Hawthorn

That the Australian Constitution is inadequate. It fails to equip young Australians for future global challenges.

9am Welcome
Activity and Speakers including Mr Tim Costello
Morning tea (BYO please)
Discussion groups and feedback
Soap Box
Lunch (BYO students. Staff lunch provided)
VEC presentation & vote
Regional, State and National Conferences
2.50pm Close
Cost: NIL

Try Booking form:
by August 5th 

Enquiries to:

This event allows students to apply for the State Student Parliamentary experience and then the National experience the following year.

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 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 NAGC September 6th - 8th

Elizabeth College, North Hobar


  •    TAG financial members, Associate Members - $235
  •    Non-members - $290
  •    Full Time UTAS Education Students - $100
  •    Other Tertiary Students - $235
  •    Registrations for Friday evening, Saturday only or Sunday only also available

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November 1st 2019

Ethics Olympiad

What is an Ethics Olympiad?
During the day all students will be involved in a series of three Ethics
Olympiad heats where they will be scored according to set criteria which
rewards, clear, concise, respectful discourse around challenging ethical cases.

At the end of the day, two teams will face off for the Gold Medal or Silver
Medal, and Bronze Medals will also be awarded to the third-placed team. This unique event will interest Gifted and Talented teachers, RE Teachers, Social Science Teachers, Philosophy teachers, Principals and School Administrators.

The event is designed to provide a focus for schools wanting to develop critical thinking skills in students.

How does it work?
Each school will send a team or two teams of five 'ethletes'. The heats
will be run simultaneously- with a common format and common
timing. There will be a round robin format with different schools participating against each other.

A central timing system and administrator will coordinate the event so that all Heats start and finish at the same time. Teachers will act as judges for schools apart from their own.

You can find the score sheet and criteria online and these will be sent to coaches once you have registered. Scores will be private on the day, but we will email the final scores to each participating school after the event.

The finalists will be announced at the end of the day before a playoff to determine the gold medal-winning schools. University philosophy lecturers and ethicists will judge the final event in the afternoon.

Melbourne - Scotch College - Friday 1st November 2019

Eligible Year levels:

In Australia we invite teachers of Middle school students Years 7 - 9 to participate

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