25 - 26 September

QAGTC 2023 Children's Challenge - Workshops for the Gifted
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Join us for QAGTC 2023 Children’s Challenge Workshops

QAGTC 2023 Children’s Challenge Workshops

Workshops – Monday 25th Sept 2023

Choose workshop option for year level.

Choose 1 workshop per child per day.  One workshop lasts for 4 hours – 2 hours then lunch and 2 hours to finish at 2.30pm.

If the workshop choice has a levy indicated then you choose the workshop ticket at member or non-member price first and then also the levy ticket for the workshop selected.  You can also choose a workshop for the second day + any levy if required.

Workshop duration is from 9.30 – 11.30 (11.30-12.15 supervised lunch break – Children bring own lunch) 12.15 – 2.15pm

You also need to download and complete the Consent and Medical Form and email to office@qagtc.org.au to finalise registration.


Registration from 8.30 – 9.10

Workshop duration is from 9.30 – 11.30 (11.30-12.15 supervised lunch break – Children bring own lunch) 12.15 – 2.15pm

Pick up time 2.30pm

8:30 – 9:10

Registration and Sign-in

Our Lady’s College is located at 15 Chester Road, Annerley

Registration is from 8.30 am to 9.10 am outside the Library, access from Chester Road.

Parents are invited to attend a parent information session offered by the QAGTC President in the library on the day.

After registration, outside the Library, student/s to go to assembly area and if parents are staying for the Information Session please proceed to verandah area behind the library, on the deck overlooking the oval; have a coffee and wait for session commencement at 9.30 am.

For teacher and student safety, parents are asked not to go to assembly area, or into workshop classrooms please. Drop off and pick up is from the registration area outside the library.

Note if any parent or child is unwell, with respect to others, then please do not attend this event.

9:10 – 9:20

Welcome and Introduction

Assembly of students to receive instructions.

Welcome and Introduction to Workshop Leaders and Program.

Leaders take children to the designated workshop location.

P-3 Workshops

9:30 – 11:30

Room: 1

Gail Young

Fairy Tales Can Come True: Dare to Write!

‘Fairy tales can come true’ is an old, old song, but becoming a great writer ‘can happen to you’ on Monday and Tuesday, if you dare to write!  We will share Favourite Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes and engage with the art of writing to create a dynamic story of your own choice.  You will learn skills to persuade the reader to believe your tale is true with every clever word you write.

This workshop is designed specifically for gifted children who have a real passion for writing and who will aim to meet deadlines.  You will find out how to write sizzling starts, and clear and interesting paragraphs.  Editing skills for publishing will also be highlighted.  As young gifted writers, you will celebrate your writing through encouragement for oral presentations, supported readings, and group interactions in an imaginative Pantomime Book Launch Event.

This is a 2 day workshop for students in Prep, Year 1 ,Year 2 and Year 3: you need to attend BOTH Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26th September.


  • You need to bring writing materials (notebook, writing pencils, colouring pencils, dictionary) AND A copy of a fairy tale or nursery rhyme if you wish.

Room: R2 

Bazil Grumble

Clay Creations – THE CLASS IS NOW FULL

Clay is an infinitely versatile and highly sensory medium and in this workshop participants will enjoy learning a variety of forming techniques to create unique hand built forms. They will utilise decorative techniques such as paddling, stretching and stamping using a diverse array of found materials and eco objects to achieve surprising textural effects. Participants will learn about the versatility of clay and also learn about the history of pottery which is the most ancient and practical of all art forms. Everyone will take away a number of different pieces (these will not be fired but instructions for extending their life span will be provided by the artist.

This one-day workshop will be on Monday 25th


  • Levy $10 for clay
  • Bring an apron and old towel

Room: R3 

Bazil Grumble

Lights, Camera, Action: Drama Fun! 

We bring a huge box of dress ups so everyone can enjoy performing and playing a range of fun and interactive games of a theatrical nature! Learn new skills in improvisation, voice and movement, learn team building skills and resilience and have a good laugh in the process!

This one-day workshop will be on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September (choose 1 day either Monday or Tuesday)


  • Wear comfortable clothes

Room: R4 

Bazil Grumble

Puppets Galore

Participants will use a variety of new and recycled materials to create unique puppets. They will look at the history of puppetry and the different styles of puppets used around the world.

Characterisation including creative voice and movement techniques will be explored as participants give their character a voice and bring them to life. They will have the opportunity to work in groups to create puppet performances for presentation to their peers.

This one-day workshop will be only on Monday 25th September.


  • Glue and scissors

4-6 Workshops

9:30 – 11:30

Room: R5

Sue Stevens

The Mathematics of Triangles

Do you love Mathematics? If you would you like to learn about some amazing and useful features of triangles, come along to our intensive workshop where we will explore the magic of triangles and the useful tricks they hide. Even though this will be Year 6-8 level mathematical thinking, we will gradually stretch our minds to be able to use triangle facts for measuring and constructing in the real world (outside the classroom).

This one-day workshop will be only on Monday 25th September.


  • Please bring pencils, erasers, ruler, protractor and notebook.

Room: R7

Bazil Grumble

Smart Phone Photography

Taking photos is something that many of us do every day but how can our photos stand out and have that wow factor? In this workshop, students will learn how to use a smart phone to take photos that capture the imagination of the viewer. They will explore the concepts of composition including framing and learn about apps that can assist them to give their photos a unique and professional look. A range of subjects will be explored both indoors and outdoors in this action-packed day of learning.

This one-day workshop will be on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September (choose 1 day either Monday or Tuesday)


  • Each student needs to bring a smart phone or iPad to this session.

Room: R9

Bazil Grumble

Claymation Creation

Participants will create a Clay Animation sequence which will allow them to learn and develop skills in sculpture with clay, concept development and set and prop construction. The workshop is facilitated using frame by frame digital stop motion animation using the latest animation software which delights participants as it provides an immediate Clay Animation outcome.

This one-day workshop and will be only on Monday 25th September.

  • Requirement:  Levy $6


Room: R10

Michael Dash

SkittleBot – Build, Program and Bring to Life Your Own Skittle Sorting Robot

Students will build and keep their own robot using multicolour-LEDs, servos motors, and an Arduino (microcontroller). They will learn hands-on skills as they drill, solder, assemble, and program. Children will learn problem-solving and coding skills as they bring their new robot to life. Students will learn to program their robot on their own laptop using a visual drag-and-drop programming language based on Scratch by MIT, called mBlock.

This one-day workshop will be on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September (choose 1 day either Monday or Tuesday)

More details at: qagtc.dashx.net


  • No prior experience needed.
  • You need to bring a Laptop (Mac or Windows – Not an iPad) with software installed – All students need to download and install mBlock before class. Download from qagtc.dashx.net

Levy of $15 payable with registration for this workshop for a Robotics Kit which includes:

      • An Arduino Nano
      • RGB Multicolor LED
      • RC Servo Motor
      • SkittleBot Frame and parts


11:30 – 12:15


Supervised lunch break

Workshop resumes from 12.15 to 2.15

12:15 – 2:15

Resumption of Workshops

Children return to workshop location and wait outside for teacher to allow entry to room.

Students not to enter room without teacher present.

Workshops continue for the afternoon session.




Parents collect students from the registration area outside Library.

Do not go to classrooms.

Get In Touch

email to office@qagtc.org.au

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