Upcoming events

    • 25 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Mt Lawley Senior High School,, Address: 65 Woodsome Street, Mount Lawley, Perth Western Australia 6050

    With Peter Merrotsy
    Professor, BDiv Edin., BSc NSW, PhD N.Territory

    Invisible gifted students are gifted children and youth whose high learning potential is not known and who significantly perform below their actual ability in the school setting. Gifted students from backgrounds of disadvantage (for example low socio-economic status and forced cultural minority status) are particularly at risk of being invisible gifted students.

    I have developed a holistic model of identification of invisible gifted students, with three key components (developmental, cognitive, and creative), and have applied it in a range of educational contexts, and primary and secondary school settings, in communities characterised by poverty and in school communities with a high proportion of Aboriginal students. The model is identifying gifted students from backgrounds of disadvantage at a similar proportion to gifted students from the wider population. That is, the model is showing promise as a suitable means of identifying invisible gifted children and youth.

    This presentation will provide an overview of the identification model and an outline of the findings from several research projects.

    Free for Members
    (Individual Memberships $25 Family Memberships are $35) consider joining and get access to other events that are labelled free for members

    School Members can send as many staff as they wish 
    School Memberships include 2 x AAEGT Journals per year and as many staff that wish to attend events labelled [free to members] as you wish to send, memberships are only $190.

    School and Family Members, please register your guests under your School or Families primary email logon account

    Peter's talk precedes our 2019 Annual General Meeting,

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    Venue: Mt Lawley Senior High School 
    Address:65 Woodsome Street, Mount Lawley, Perth Western Australia 6050

    • 25 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mt Lawley Senior High School, Address: 65 Woodsome Street, Mount Lawley, Perth Western Australia 6050

     The committee wishes to inform its members of the impending Annual General Meeting for 2019.


    • Welcome by chairperson
    • Apologies
    • Chairperson’s Report
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • AAEGT State Representative’s Report
    • Election of Office Bearers and General Committee Members
      •  Chairperson
      • Vice-Chairperson
      • Treasurer
      • Secretary
      • General Committee Members

    Special resolution to alter the constitution
    Revised constitution below

    Gifted WA Incorporated Association Rule Changes Nov 2019.pdf

    (Key changes include removing reference to State Representative of AAEGT, reducing the % required to request a special general meeting from 50% to 20% to align to model rules, increasing the total number of management committee places from 8 to 9 and putting a reference in place to allow for emailing notifications to members rather than solely post.)

    Motion 1 of the Annual General Meeting “That any previous constitution is hereby rescinded and that the Gifted WA Incorporated constitution dated November 2019 be adopted as the constitution of Gifted WA Incorporated.” 

    Motion 2 of the Special General Meeting “That the members of the Gifted WA  Incorporated hereby authorise the Secretary (or person acting in the capacity)  to lodge the constitution (dated November 2019) with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety under the provisions of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.”

    • General Business
    • Date of next committee meeting
    • Close of meeting

    Committee Nominations
    If you wish to nominate someone for a committee role please complete the nomination form linked below

    Gifted WA Association - Committee Nomination-Form.doc

    Only paid up members are eligible for election or can cast a vote 

    The AGM will be followed by tea, coffee, snacks and opportunity to talk
    with committee or other members of Gifted WA

    The AGM will be held in the staff room upstairs
    in the main Administration Building
    immediately following Professor Peter Merrotsy's talk 

    Searching for the invisible: high ability students who are well hidden in the classroom

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    Venue: Mt Lawley Senior High School 
    Address:65 Woodsome Street, Mount Lawley, Perth Western Australia 6050