Resources: Gifted and Talented

Department of Education and Training (Victoria)
General information on Gifted and Talented students in the state education system with a link to the report from the 2012 Parliamentary Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Students.

Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children
Information for parents and teachers on how to identify a gifted and talented student and free access to conference presentations on gifted and talented education.

Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented
A National body dedicated to supporting research and practice into gifted education. Publishers of the Australasian Journal of Gifted Education (professional reading for teachers).

Gifted Support Network
Gifted Support Network is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1998 by parents in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. GSN endeavours to provide relevant information and support to families and educators with gifted children.

History Competitions

  • National History Challenge
    The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community or exploring their own roots. It emphasises and rewards quality research, the use of community resources and effective presentation. The competition is free to enter and open to students in prep to year 12.
  • Historical Fiction Competition
    What was life like for an ancient Egyptian slave? What really happened on board the Titanic? The Historical Fiction Competition is a free opportunity open to Victorian students in years 5-10. It allows students to combine historical research with creative writing in order to demonstrate their literary skills.
  • The Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize
    Do your students fancy a free overseas trip to places of significance where Australian soldiers have fought? Create an essay, song, poem, artwork, short story or multimedia response to the prescribed topic and you may be on your way to a trip of a lifetime! The Spirit of Anzac Prize is a free competition open to year 9/10 students in Victorian schools.
  • The Simpson Prize
    The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to focus on the significance of Australia's experiences in World War I by responding to a set question using both the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection and your own research. You are encouraged to agree, debate with or challenge the statement from a variety of perspectives – individual, national and global – and to use sources in a variety of forms. Winners for each state and territory travel to overseas battlefields the year after they submit their winning entries. Winners and runners-up travel to Canberra for a two-day program and Presentation Ceremony at Parliament House.

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