Local Connections

An invitation is extended to parents of gifted and talented students for two upcoming Parenting Seminars at Albert Park College on 24/10/2019 and Ashwood High School on 31/10/2019 at 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm. 


Please pass on this invitation by the Victorian Association For Gifted and Talented Children to parents of high performance, high potential students you may have contact with through the your school. We believe these seminars will be highly beneficial for your parents.


Links for the relevant Parent Seminar:


• Albert Park – https://www.trybooking.com/BFJZN  – October 24

• Ashwood    – https://www.trybooking.com/BFJZO  – October 31


Many families of gifted children (including gifted children with disabilities) benefit from resources to help parent their children, source programs, select interventions and collaborate with schools.


We would sincerely appreciate your support in printing the attached flyer please, displaying it if possible or circulating it amongst colleagues and parents who are involved with student talent development.


Seminars are FREE to VAGTC Parent Members and parents of the Hosting Schools. Seminars are $10 per person to everyone else.


Also attached is another FREE VAGTC presentation:  Stories of the Gifted. Please see the description on the flyer.  It is a wonderful presentation normalising giftedness as students speak of being broadened and strengthened by enrichment programs. 

Link to register for Stories of the Gifted is https://www.trybooking.com/BFJYR


Download Parent Seminar Flyer Here


Download Stories of the Gifted Flyer Here


Warm Regards,


The Victorian Association For Gifted and Talented Children, Collaborative Advocacy for Gifted Learners Since 1978.

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