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October MindCamp 2017

The Program

MindCamp’s Gifted & Talented weekend enrichment program provides engaging two day courses designed to meet the unique intellectual and social needs of high-ability students. Students in Years 1-6 have an opportunity to enrol in challenging, fast paced courses specifically designed to allow them to become immersed in their area of interest. Their courses unite expert teachers who love to teach with motivated students who love to learn. While the classes are academic, they are also age-appropriate and activity-based. Each course focuses on one specific subject, allowing students to gain deep knowledge. Their inspired curriculum makes learning fun.

Unique Courses

MindCamp's program offers students opportunities to experience courses that stimulate higher order thinking skills and problem solving and include a diverse array of topics such as Chemistry, Biology, Digi Ed, Marine Science, Filmmaking, Robotics, Astrophysics, World History, Theatre, Law and Creative arts. Their small class sizes allow us to provide students with customized programs with a focus on promoting exploration and key skills such as communication, collaboration and creativity. Students delve into topics of personal interest while engaging with other students who have similar abilities and passions.

Brilliant Course Leaders

MindCamp's teachers have diverse backgrounds and include University professors, teachers of the gifted, and professionals with real-world experience in the topics they present.

A Great Learning Environment

MindCamp's environment of gifted, talented and motivated students provides a unique learning experience for students and teachers. Bringing gifted kids with similar interests together in the same program fosters a supportive community and a positive culture in which learning and being 'smart' are valued.

Who to Recommend?

Their courses are successful for a range of students:

  • gifted and/or talented students
  • gifted underachievers
  • students of well above average abilities with a special interest and excellent learning behaviour

For More Information or to enrol your child, please go to their website www.mindcamp.com.au

The GFSG Inc. Illawarra Sub-branch supports gifted children, their families and educators in the Illawarra region. The co-ordinators are Grace and Annette who can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We offer:

  • GEM (Games for Enquiring Minds) K-8 Games sessions
    • Get together and interact with ‘like minds’ in a supportive environment. GEM offers lots of fun including board games and creative challenges.
  • Quarterly eNewsletter
  • Full Members’ private Facebook group.
  • Full Members’ Edmodo
  • Our website with event information, Kids Corner, useful links and much more .

Non-members are welcome to attend events, though membership discounts do apply. GFSG Inc. welcomes feedback and suggestions for events / excursion venues / seminar topics to be considered for inclusion in the annual program.

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For further information on GFSG Inc Illawarra events, or to be added to the mailing list, please feel free to contact GFSG Inc Illawarra via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The GFSG Inc. South Coast Sub-branch supports gifted children, their families and educators from Nowra to Moruya on the South Coast of NSW. The co-ordinators are Rebecca and Julia who can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

What we offer at South Coast Sub-branch:

  • GEM (Games for Enquiring Minds) K-8 Games sessions
    • Get together and interact with ‘like minds’ in a supportive environment. GEM offers lots of fun including board games and creative challenges.
    • GEM sessions are held in Nowra and Bateman’s Bay.
  • Quarterly eNewsletter
  • Full Members’ private Facebook group.
  • Full Members’ Edmodo
  • Our website with event information, Kids Corner, useful links and much more .
  • Non-members are welcome to attend events, though membership discounts do apply. GFSG Inc. welcomes feedback and suggestions for events / excursion venues / seminar topics to be considered for inclusion in the annual program.

Upcoming South Coast events include:

 

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For further information on GFSG Inc South Coast events, or to be added to the mailing list, please feel free to contact GFSG Inc South Coast via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Save the date

GFSG Inc. is excited to be undertaking a pilot project to assist in establishing protocols and procedures to support sub-branches running in NSW.  Hawkesbury-Nepean Sub-branch kicked off the pilot project in Term 4, 2015.  We were joined by South Coast Sub-branch in May, 2016, and are currently in discussions with our third sub-branch (yet to be announced), which will complete the pilot project.

The pilot project and sub-branch processes will be reviewed in Term 4, 2016, and it is the aim of GFSG Inc. to open applications for further sub-branches after that time.

The purpose of the sub-branch structure is to allow support networks to be established in a range of locations throughout NSW, to be run by local people who can identify and respond to local needs.  GFSG Inc. is affiliated with the AAEGT and represents the state of NSW in this capacity, however recognises that this encompasses a vast geographical area with a wide variety of needs.  The establishment of sub-branches will facilitate access to gifted support services by families and professionals in more local regions, whilst providing the sub-branch coordinators with an established framework and support regarding logistics such as insurance and financial management.

Establishment of a sub-branch requires successful completion of an application process. Expressions of interest and application forms to launch a sub-branch will be available on the website following completion of the pilot project.  Sub-branches can be supported in running a wide range of events, which may include (but are not restricted to) events such as games nights, seminars, dinners and excursions.  The GFSG Inc. Sub-branch Liaison will be available to discuss enquiries and applications, as well as to support new and established sub-branches once applications are open.

All memberships continue to be processed as a state-wide GFSG Inc. membership, with the parent body providing financial support to the sub-branches.  Membership benefits include, among other things, access to the Member’s Facebook group and Children’s Edmodo group; discounted attendance at events (including games nights, seminars and excursions but also conferences such as the AAEGT National Conference in Sydney in Sept/Oct 2016); membership of the AAEGT and therefore access to purchasing the bi-annual journal, and advanced notice of most events.  Membership also strengthens the ability of the state and national bodies to further the cause of gifted education through the provision of finances, as well as the expression of numbers.

Please support our sub-branches, and watch this space to see how services grow in coming months!

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