G&T = Gifted & Thriving
Rosemary Hammerton believes that developing gifts into talents is where we begin. Our ultimate goal is to help our gifted children thrive - intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually. A mother of four, Rosemary has specialised in gifted education for close to 10 years, working in primary and secondary schools across different sectors and running G&T professional development workshops for teachers.
Read Rosemary's Gifted and Thriving blog.
Anne Coote is an experienced primary teacher and now Science Specialist, where a colleague dubbed her ‘the science guru' given her interest in all things scientific. In her blog Anne shares her fascination with the world in general and science in particular, especially aspects that might interest gifted children. Anne's favourite areas of Science are astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, geography, physics...
Read the Science Guru blog.
Early Childhood Matters
Mimi Wellisch is an early childhood teacher, registered psychologist and parent of adult gifted children. "I became passionate about education when I became a mother and trained to be a teacher. I have taught in preschools and long day care centres both in Sydney and rural NSW for 25 years, and I have since trained in psychology as a result of my interest in gifted children."
Read the Early Childhood Matters blog.
Cate Stilwell is a primary school teacher in Sydney's south-west who is also a parent of (now grown) gifted children. "I retrained as a teacher after working with the NSWAGTC for seven years. I have taught every grade from K to 6 as well as 2/3 and 4/5 composite classes. I am part of our school's Gifted & Talented Committee which involves running Professional Development for teachers and advocacy for gifted students and their parents.
Read Cate's blog.
Scarlett & Sam
"Sam" has just turned three. "Scarlett" writes about the joys and challenges of parenting a boy like Sam. She hopes to help him enjoy his passions, to better navigate some of the reactions in the environment around him, and to learn from others sharing their insights and experiences. (Photo by Steve Woods)
Read the Scarlett and Sam blog.
The Cat's Library
Catriona Coote (thecatslibrary) reviews children's books on this website. In this blog she writes about books, reading, books, reviewing, books, writing and anything to do with the English language that she thinks might interest or amuse others.
Read the Cat's Library blog.
This blog by the President of the Association is a chance to open two-way communication between the NSWAGTC executive and readers of this site with their interest in gifted children and their education.
Read the President's blog.
The webmaster, David Farmer, is a past Committee member, President and editor of its journal Gifted. The goal of this Webmaster Blog is to outline site developments and future directions, and to invite feedback, comments and questions via the comment feature.
Read the Webmaster blog.
- Useful links for non NSWAGTC Events
- Gifted with Learning Disabilities or Differences
- Seemed gifted when younger, but has lost interest lately…
- October 2012 Newsletter
- New Zealand pulls out of hosting World Gifted Conference in 2013
- Upcoming Events for Parents and Teachers
- 2012 Financial Statement
- Teachers Wanted
Did you know?
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
The blogs appearing on the NSWAGTC site are designed to provide colour, news and subjective views about the many issues and concerns facing gifted children and their parents, care-givers and educators.
Some of the blogs are associated with formal roles of the NSWAGTC, such as the President and the Webmaster. These allow the persons filling these roles to note to members any current news and changes.
Other NSWAGTC blogs are written by individuals with experience of gifted children from one or more perspectives - for example Cate's Blog is from the viewpoint of a primary school teacher and parent of gifted children. These blogs are written solely by the person identified and represent his or her views, rather than necessarily those of the NSWAGTC.
Comments are invited
We invite comments on our blog entries, by both financial members and registered users (free). Click here to register. Comments may be reviewed and those considered inappropriate will be deleted.
We would also be delighted to consider applications from potential bloggers provided that the applicant accepts that this will be subject to a review process and may well be declined for any number of reasons which may not be shared with the applicant. Applications, which should include a resume and a vision for the potential blog, and suggestions for new blogs, can be sent in the first instance to the webmaster.