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Gifted Families Support Group Incorporated is a not for profit association designed to support families and educators of gifted children. Run solely by volunteers, GFSG Inc. focusses on bringing together ‘like-minds’, providing a vast array of supportive events and highlighting the needs of gifted children within our community.
GFSG Inc. is affiliated with the Australian Association for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children (AAEGT) and represents NSW on the AAEGT Board. Through this affiliation, GFSG Inc. is able to expand the support we give to our members by taking their concerns to a national level and open up new opportunities. All our members automatically become members of the AAEGT, with options to subscribe to their biannual journal at members rates, and to receive discounts to events hosted by other gifted associations.
GFSG Inc. is also affiliated with GLD Australia; a national online learning community responding to the needs of gifted children and gifted adults with specific learning disability and other learning challenges.
To attend a GFSG Inc. event, children are not required to sit an IQ test.
GFSG Inc. is a place where we hope you can feel ‘at home’ in a world where our children often seem the ‘odd ones out’.
Melinda Gindy- President of GFSG Inc.
Join us from the 13th March 2016 to the 19th March 2016 for the celebration of Gifted Awareness Week. We have a special line up of activities for all ages. A special event for the family on Sunday 13th March. Parent/ Teacher Seminar on Monday 14th March. Special Little GEMs for our little preschoolers on Wednesday 16th March. Special Games for Enquiring Minds (GEM) on Friday 18th March. After much request, there will also be a rerun of the 2E Movie at Wollongong University. Stay tuned for more details!
The 2016 Gifted Awareness Week sub-committee has been working hard at local, state and national levels to encourage and promote a multitude of events centred on raising awareness of the needs of gifted children. As part of this, we are proud to present the National Poetry Competition. So dig deep and express what giftedness means to you. Click here for details and competition form.
In honor of Gifted Awareness Week–Australia, Gifted Families Support Group Inc. would like to provide the opportunity for individuals to recognise and thank the many professionals who make a difference in the lives of our gifted children and families. These professionals may include, but are not limited to, early childhood educators, classroom teachers, principals, librarians, university professors, psychologists and occupational therapists . If you would like to nominate a professional who has made a difference in yours, or your child’s gifted journey, please complete this form.
We are delighted to announce that the 2016 AAEGT National Gifted Conference will be hosted by GFSG Inc. and UNSW here in Sydney! It will be held from the 29th of September to the 1st of October, 2016 at the UNSW Campus in Kensington. It will be held from the 29th of September to the 1st of October, 2016 at the UNSW Campus in Kensington. Our theme for the conference is 'BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES IN GIFTED EDUCATION' and will incorporate academic research and practice, as well as a family-based stream. Running parallel to the conference will be a program for children in years 3 to 6 and a Youth Forum for years 7 to 12. A variety of sponsorship options are also available. Refer to for more info: https://www.nationalgiftedconference2016.arts.unsw.edu.au/We encourage you to share with your colleagues, family, friends and educational professionals and to set aside the date. Our theme for the conference is 'Beyond the Boundaries in Gifted Education' and is already shaping up to be an amazing conference!
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