Tuesday, 9 January 2018

An interesting read - Let's get real about gifted kids

"Children are not all the same and it does them a disservice to claim otherwise. Just like not all children have special needs, not all children are asynchronous and advanced.
Gifted doesn't mean special. It doesn't mean better than everyone else. Gifted is wiring. Gifted is a brain that doesn't think like the standard brain - that doesn't learn the same way, see things the same way, or act the same way. Gifted is different."
Click here to read the blog post written by Gail Post, Ph.D.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Looking for the perfect Summer holiday activity for your child?

Looking for the perfect Summer holiday activity for your child? Click here to find out more about the JAM Online Invention Course.

Let their creativity blossom with JAM's Online Inventions Course, taught by mechanical engineer Paul Long, who will develop your child's engineering skills, creativity, and confidence.  

★★★★★ “JAM has been a fantastic summer break activity for my kids. It keeps them in 'learning mode' and feels like quality screen time instead of iPad games and Nintendo." - Chloe, JAM Mom

Monday, 11 December 2017

Thought Space - Information from the Gifted Families Support Group

The latest edition of Thought Space, a publication by the Gifted Families Support Group, has information that may be of interest.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Looking for some Christmas present ideas, or just some good books for the kids to read over the holidays?

The Ted-Ed blog has a list of 31 great books for students, chosen by students

Feel free to add any other recommendations in the comments below.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Did you know that the movie Gifted can now be streamed at home?

Watching this movie is definitely on my holiday 'to do' list. That is so much easier now that it can be streamed through services such as Playstation, Google play and Apple TV.

GERRIC Holiday Programs

Are you a student in Years 3 – 10 at an Australian primary, middle or secondary school? Are you bright, intellectually inquisitive and looking for something more challenging, more intellectually demanding, and more fun than you may sometimes experience in school? Would you like to take part in school vacation program that will really stretch your mind?
GERRIC offers a range of programs for gifted and talented students (generally students who are capable of performing in the top 10% of their age-peers). GERRIC holiday programs will open your mind to abilities you may have not suspected you possess, and opportunities to use these abilities to the fullest. You’ll meet other kids who share your interests and you’ll also meet inspiring teachers who love working with gifted students.
Our next GERRIC Student program will run 16-18 January 2018. Click here for more information.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Maths Investigations - How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half?

Most of us discovered we could fold the paper 7 times. A few people worked out creative ways to get 8 folds. 

We then turned to Mythbusters to discover how many times they can fold a giant piece of paper.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Please join us for our annual Learning Celebration and Newman Symposium. It will be a fantastic celebration of the wonderful learning at St Mary's. We hope you can make it.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

CaSPA Student Ensemble auditions are coming soon!

Do you have a passion for the performing arts?

Are you a talented singer, dancer or actor?
Have you thought about auditioning for the CaSPA Student Ensemble program for 2018?

CaSPA Student Ensemble auditions are coming soon!

Auditions are in Term 4 at SCCVC Burwood. Primary auditions are on 16 Oct  5-7pm and Secondary auditions are on 17 Oct.

Being a part of the CaSPA Ensemble program is a great opportunity to extend your performance skills as you get to work with a range of industry professionals as well as expert tutors and teachers from our schools in the various art forms.

The program is tailored for students from Years 5 and up so current Year 4's are able to audition for the 2018 program. Current Year 6 students attending a Sydney systemic high school may audition for the High School program.

If you would like to audition go to the CaSPA website  to Register online. You must first read the Rehearsal and performance schedule and the Audition requirements for either VOICE or  DANCE or DRAMA. Please also email Mrs Bassett (meghan.bassett@syd.catholic.edu.au) so that she knows who is auditioning.