Events coming to ACT
Whole Family Activity and Games afternoon
Social Skills Workshops
Managing Big Emotions (4-6 year olds and 7-11 year olds) – Cancelled, keep an eye out for the next one
Resilience for 7-11 year olds – Cancelled, keep an eye out for the next one
Making and Keeping Friends for 6-11 year olds
Relaxation (5-11 year olds and 12-17 year olds)
History Camp – including our Day Camp for Young Gifted Children (under 6 years)
Consultations and Assessments
(see below for further information)
Whole Family Activity and Games
Keep any eye out for the next one
Activity afternoon for all children with bright, enquiring minds and their parents.
This is a chance for the children to get together with like minded peers to play board games, do crafts and other activities.
It is also a chance for parents to meet others who are experiencing similar delights and challenges in parenting their bright children.
Managing Big Emotions
Cancelled, keep an eye out for the next one!
This workshop will focus on the big emotions that gifted children often find hard to manage. Through books, and activities we will look at practical strategies to regulate behaviour and act when worried, angry, stressed or nervous. We will look at the role the brain plays in how we behave and also the use of strategies like breathing and relaxation in managing our actions.
Resilience 7-11 year olds
Cancelled, keep an eye out for the next one!
This workshop will look at topics including Mistakes: What happens if I make a mistake, Why mistakes are good and handling mistakes; Your Brain: How it changes and grows, challenging your thoughts, perfectionism; Stress: managing stress and anxiety, what you can control in your life, relaxation techniques.
Making and Keeping Friends 6-11 year olds
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This workshop will look at the values of friendship, different levels of friendship and help to develop skills that will help the children interact with others in a happy productive way.
This workshop will focus on relaxation techniques to aid in helping our brains function in the best way possible, as well as discussion concerning why relaxation is vital.
This year the theme is A Journey into the Past!
Take off for 2 days of fun, exciting activities, workshops, games and exploring.
Journey back in time, let’s discover the past together. What hidden treasures and secrets does the past hold? What adventures and trials will we explore? We have planned some fun and interesting activites, workshops, games and exploring.
Activities will require your creative, imaginative, scientific and problem solving skills. Extensive knowledge of history is not essential.
The Theme provides inspiration for a wide range of activities including science and invention, maps, world travel, countries and cultures. All these ideas will be explored through craft, creation, invention, drama, storytelling, and other hands-on activities. There will be plenty of time for imagination, fun and making new friends
ACT – 16 – 18 November – For more information and to book
ALSO – ACT Day Camp for Young Gifted Children (under 6 years)
(This is being held as part of our Gifted and Talented Weekend Camp)
Journey back to the past and see what amazing things you will discover about the world and it’s history. Travel We have planned some fun and interesting activites, workshops, games and exploring.
ACT – 17 November – For more information and to book
Assessments and consultations.
Comprehensive Developmental Assessment
Perhaps you know something is going on with your child but are not sure what or maybe you are not even sure they really are gifted. Australian Gifted Support Centre offers a Comprehensive Developmental Assessment which is of great value if you are looking for where to find answers. The assessments have been designed to identify giftedness, to highlight strengths in your child and any possible learning differences, or issues. Your child’s situation will then be analysed and a formal written report will be completed.
Brief IQ and Achievement Assessments
Are you wondering if your child is gifted or achieving at a higher than expected level but would like some evidence? Not sure whether to go ahead and book that pricey private psychologist appointment? We can administer the Kaufmann Brief IQ Test as well as the Kaufmann Test of Educational Achievement. You will need to check if these are accepted as evidence for your school, but even if they aren’t, they are an opportunity to tell whether to make that potentially expensive appointment for a private IQ assessment.
Are you wondering what program is suitable for your child? Do you have questions about your child’s development? Are you looking for some general advice? Would you rather a personal one-on-one consultation for your child and how to manage their emotions? Are you struggling with how you are going and just want to talk to someone who understands parenting gifted children? Anything else? We offer these (and many other) types of consultations.
If you would like to attend any of these events, wish to have your name added to our email database to be informed of all events coming up, or just want more information, contact