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Gifted Support Network Inc.

Supporting families with gifted children in Melbourne
Events

TBA, Term 2

Coffee evening in MC KINNON
Parents and teachers
McKinnon Hotel, Corner McKinnon and Jasper Roads, McKinnon

Join us for a coffee, drink or a meal at the McKinnon Hotel. Parents and teachers share experiences and learn from each other in a relaxed environment with no little ears nearby! A great opportunity to meet a small group of the GSN community and discover how wonderful it feels to know that "you're not alone".

A table has been booked under "Louise".

RSVP: Please text Louise on 0414 578 806 so we know to look out for you.

TBA, Term 2

Minecraft Madness!
Age range: Primary / Tweens / Teens
Ormond - please rsvp for address

Welcome to two and half hours of unlimited Minecraft on our secure home server! Children bring their creative best and cooperate to build amazing cities and structures. The children "play nicely" on our server by contributing to the world that other children have worked so hard to develop over many sessions. All levels of Minecraft players welcome.

BYO computer with Minecraft already installed. (The iPad version cannot connect to the shared world.) We have some spare laptops available if you don't have one - please request one when you RSVP.

Please also bring a nut-free snack to share with the group.   

NOTE: Parents are required to stay and supervise their child(ren) to meet Child Safe Standards. 

RSVP: Please text Louise on 0414 578 806 for the address.

TBA, Term 2

Coffee morning
Parents
Mocha Jo's - 87 Kingsway, Glen Waverley

Join us for a coffee or brunch at the Mocha Jo's in Glen Waverley . Parents share experiences and learn from each other in a relaxed environment with no little ears nearby! (Although pre-school children are welcome!)

A great opportunity to meet a small group of the GSN community and discover how wonderful it feels to know that "you're not alone".

A table has been booked under "Lex".

RSVP: Please text Lex on 0412 880 783 so we know to look out for you.

TBA, Term 2

MiniMinds / Primary Minds Play in the Park
Age range: Preschool / Primary 
Ardrie Park, 231 Waverley Road, Malvern East

Come along to the beautiful Ardrie Park for a morning of play for the young ones and a chance for a chat with like-minded parents. 

Please bring a nut-free snack to share with the group.   

NOTE: Parents are required to stay and supervise their child(ren) to meet Child Safe Standards.  

RSVP: Please text Kathleen on 0411 019 555.

TBA, Term 2

MineOnline - the Minecraft Event you Stay Home For!
Exclusively for children who have already attended Minecraft Madness IRL

Join your GSN whitelisted friends on our secure home server from the comfort of your own home! If you have any issues logging on, please text John for help. (If you've changed your username, you'll need to be whitelisted again with your new name.) Remember to bring your creative best and "play nicely"!!!

RSVP: Please text John if you have any issues logging on on 0414 973 416.

TBA, Term 2

Family dinner and BOWLING
Age range: everyone 
General Public - 366 BOUNDARY RD, DINGLEY VILLAGE

Come along for dinner followed by a game or two of ten pin bowling. It's a great opportunity for the children to get to know each other and for a chat with like-minded parents. 

We will book the lanes in advance, so please rsvp in time. 

NOTE: Parents are required to stay and supervise their child(ren) to meet Child Safe Standards.  

RSVP: Please text Lex on 0412 880 783 and let her know how many people will be bowling.

TBA, Term 2

MiniMinds / Primary Minds Games Afternoon
Age range: Preschool / Primary 
Malvern East - please rsvp for address

Come along for an afternoon of play for the young ones and a chance for a chat with like-minded parents. 

There will be a mix of toys and games for the little ones, and board games for the older children. 

Please bring a nut-free snack to share with the group.   

NOTE: Parents are required to stay and supervise their child(ren) to meet Child Safe Standards.  

RSVP: Please text Kathleen on 0411 019 555 for the address.

TBA, Term 2

Pokemon Go! Community Day
Age range: everyone
Meet at 10:45am for an 11am start outside Sunny Boy Cafe (near playground)
Peter Scullin Reserve, Mordialloc

Join your GSN friends and catch 'em all!! GSN's Sue and Kathleen will be there with their families.

RSVP: Please text Sue to let her know you're coming on 0403 001 929.

TBA, Term 2

Tweens / Teens Board Games Afternoon
Age range: 10 - 15 years 
Mentone - please rsvp for address

Come along for an afternoon of board games for the children and a chance for a cuppa and a chat with like-minded parents. 

There will be many board games available, and you're also welcome to bring your own favourites. 

Please bring a nut-free snack to share with the group.   

NOTE: Parents are required to stay and supervise their child(ren) to meet Child Safe Standards.  

RSVP: Please text Sue on 0403 001 929 for the address.

SAVE THE DATE
​Saturday 29 August 2020 - Morning tea at the National Education Summit

We are delighted to be included in the programs and seminars at the National Education Summit Melbourne.

We invite you to a morning tea and seminar presentation as part of the Education Show (expo component of the Summit).

10.30 - 11.00 am: Morning Tea

11.30 - 12.30 pm: Seminar presented by Kathleen Humble, GSN Committee member*

Title: How Myths/Confusion around gifted and 2e kids impedes parent/teacher and teacher/child interactions and what can help.

Giftedness is often confusing to understand. There are many misunderstandings about giftedness and these can lead to problems in the classroom. This panel will discuss some of the most common misunderstanding and how parents on the panel worked through addressing and working through these issues with their children's educators.

Ready to book your spot?  Register Now

Kathleen Humble is a gifted and 2e advocate and writer in Melbourne, Australia. She has written for numerous publications, including “The Mighty,” and done many talks on educating gifted and twice-exceptional kids, including presenting at the 22nd Biennial World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children in Sydney in 2017. Kathleen was a Writers Victoria Write-ability Fellow in 2018. She published a book with GHF Press, in the US, in 2019 on "Gifted Myths". She also writes about her 2e family, which includes her very patient husband and their two homeschooled children, at Yellow Readis

Find out more about the National Education Summit here