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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.  Given our current website upgrade, it may be easiest to view the events calendar, including South-Coast Sub Branch events, here: EVENTS CALENDAR JUL-DEC 2017.  (Be sure to check regularly for updates and changes.)  Be sure to also check out the "news and events" section below for our upcoming celebrations, and the "sub branch" tab above for more from the south coast!

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.

News and Events



Family Picnic and Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a picnic and free scavenger hunt on 18 March from 11am at Fairfield as part of our 2018Gifted Awareness Week activities. We are celebrating the GAW2018 theme Acceptance: Diversity & Equality, we encourage everyone to get involved in an event! For more information please click here.




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Mums Dinner

We are all about supporting the families of gifted children. One special way is holding regular Sunday night dinners for the mums. Our next mums dinner will be shared shortly.



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Come along for a night filled with games and challenges and fun with like-minds!  GEM is open to school aged children, from kindy through to year 8, and children attend with their parent/s. 


This Gifted Awareness Week, we are hitting the road to visit 3 locations in 3 days! The focus & purpose of this workshop series is "connection". Connecting experts in the field of gifted education with families of gifted children; Strengthening connections between GFSG Inc and its regional membership; Connecting families in regional areas; Supporting families in connecting with schools, fostering collaborative relationships for effective education of gifted children. For more information including dates & costs please click here.

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Gifted children, possessing a natural aptitude in the top 10% of their age peers (as defined by the current NSW Department of Education Gifted and Talented Policy), have no guarantee of success in performance-oriented exams, which test not only raw ability but also knowledge derived from prescribed curriculum. Despite their cognitive depth and innate ability, gifted children competing against highly-tutored peers to gain a place in the selective schools’ program can be unsuccessful.


Share your story in a 7 minute PechaKucha or just network and listen! The spotlight is on enhancing engagement for gifted learners in mixed-ability classrooms. Join us on Monday 14 May 2018 from 5.30pm (6pm start) at Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill. For more information please see our flyer here or to register for this free event please click here.




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Full details about resources to help you further your understanding can be found here.

Free resources

Gifted Awareness Week Australia Tool Kit 2017

GAW Australia Founding Statement

GAW 2017 Launch Media Release

Intro to Gifted Students: Power Point, or GAW Social Media Ideas (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

GAW Australia 2017 - Diversity: Recognise, Realise, Respond Reflection

Please also visit the Gifted Awareness Week 2017 tab on the AAEGT website.

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