25 - 26 September

QAGTC 2023 Children's Challenge - Workshops for the Gifted
Day 1Details

EXCITING PROGRAM

Join us for QAGTC 2023 Children’s Challenge Workshops

QAGTC 2023 Children’s Challenge Workshops – Day 2

Workshops – Tuesday 26th 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.

TUESDAY 26 SEPT 2023
WORKSHOPS

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

Parents to sign in student for workshop at registration desk outside the library.

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.

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! – DAY 2

‘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.

Requirements:

  • 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: 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!

Requirements:

  • Wear comfortable clothes

Room: R4

Splash Art House

Travel Around the World

This workshop will take you to experience three distinct activities with one overarching theme – travel around the world. The theme of travelling, going on a trip and specific geographic destination will create a common thread through the following activities:

  1. PAINTING – In the painting class kids choose a travel related theme or a specific place for their painting and will take their canvas home. The kids learn to mix and blend colours and try various painting techniques. We will show ways to create depth and use perspective.
  2. YOGA AND MINDFULNESS – In the mindfulness session we use travel related yoga games to help kids physically relax into their bodies, guiding them towards strategies that can be used in times of stress and transition.
  3. CONUNDRUMS – During the conundrum, we face a real-life challenge and choose what we believe is the best solution. The kids reason to explain their choices. In the end, they reflect on their thinking. The kids will learn about assumption setting, problem solving, critical thinking and a flexible – growth mindset.

Requirements:

  • Notepad, pencil case – pencil or pen
  • Levy $8

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 Tuesday 26th September.

Requirements:

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

4-6 Workshops

9:30 – 11:30

Room: R6

Splash Art House

Travel Around the World

This workshop will take you to experience three distinct activities with one overarching theme – travel around the world. The theme of travelling, going on a trip and specific geographic destination will create a common thread through the following activities:

  1. PAINTING – In the painting class kids choose a travel related theme or a specific place for their painting and will take their canvas home. The kids learn to mix and blend colours and try various painting techniques. We will show ways to create depth and use perspective.
  2. YOGA AND MINDFULNESS – In the mindfulness session we use travel related yoga games to help kids physically relax into their bodies, guiding them towards strategies that can be used in times of stress and transition.
  3. CONUNDRUMS – During the conundrum, we face a real-life challenge and choose what we believe is the best solution. The kids reason to explain their choices. In the end, they reflect on their thinking. The kids will learn about assumption setting, problem solving, critical thinking and a flexible – growth mindset.

Requirements:

  • Notepad, pencil case – pencil or pen
  • Levy $8

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.

Requirements:

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

Room: R8

Phoebe Atkinson

Halloween Special FX Workshop

Learn how to create your own gruesome creature just in time for Halloween! This popular high school film and tv workshop teaches participants the traditions of special FX makeup application. From Zombies to Vampires or even DIY your own monster! This is the perfect beginners course and has been modified especially for QAGTC.

There is a student levy of $30 payable with registration.

Maximum of 12 students.

Requirements:

  • Levy $30 towards special effects materials.

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.

More details at: qagtc.dashx.net

Requirements:

  • 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

There is a Student 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

Lunch

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.

 

2:30

Close

Parents collect students from the registration area outside the library.

Do not go to classrooms.

Get In Touch

QAGTC
0426-225-883
office@qagtc.org.au

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