Gifted Support Network
About UsGifted Support Network is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1998 by local parents in the Bayside area of Melbourne, Australia. Members are families and educators who have discovered that their children share many of the Typical Traits of Giftedness.
Gifted Support Network endeavours to provide relevant information, resources and support to families and educators with gifted children.
We acknowledge the individual, social, emotional and intellectual needs of gifted children and their families throughout the various stages of development from infancy to the teen years and beyond.
Gifted Support Network members have the opportunity to enrich their parenting, teaching and learning journey through information sessions, social opportunities and the sharing of the personal stories of others.
We also work to improve community awareness and understanding of the special needs of the gifted. See Gifted Support Network in the news.
New members are always warmly welcomed.
Submission to the Government Inquiry
Gifted Support Network was proud to have a played part in the Victorian Government's Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Students in 2011. The report has now been tabled in parliament. Please click
here to find out how our network contributed to the Inquiry.
Update: DEECD gifted strategy released
The Victorian Government have released their new strategy to support gifted and talented children. Entitled 'Aiming High: A strategy for gifted and talented children and young people, 2014 to 2019', the document outlines 18 actions to assist children and young people with outstanding potential or ability in one or more areas.