Author Archives: Elizabeth

Summer Camps and Activities

It’s June, and time to look for activities that will keep your bright children happily engaged though the summer months.  I can suggest three that you may want to investigate, although of course you should always look into local offerings. … Continue reading

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Excellent Presentation at GCABC Meeting

I attended the AGM for the Gifted Children’s Association of British Columbia last week and appreciated the organization of the board, and the hospitality of Choice School. There was an excellent presentation by Maureen McDermid, a long-time GCABC board member … Continue reading

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Gifted Children’s Assoc. BC Conference

This is the time to sign up for the 2017 Conference and AGM of the Gifted Children’s Association of BC.  It will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, May 6th at Choice School, Richmond.  You can take your exceptional … Continue reading

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Shout out to Coquitlam Parents

It was a pleasure to hear about the programs that have been set up in Coquitlam, thanks largely to the initiatives of parents.  The programs were explained when I attended the Parents as Partners conference some weeks ago. In Coquitlam … Continue reading

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Restored Bargaining Rights for Teachers

The big news this weekend is that the teacher bargaining rights that were stripped in 2002 by the Liberal government have now been restored, subject to teacher ratification.  There’s a lot of legalize, but I doubt whether any teachers will … Continue reading

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Parent Conference in Surrey Feb. 23rd

The annual gathering for parents of children described as gifted will be held this year at the Surrey Board of Education offices on Feb 23rd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This session will be hosted as previously by the … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island Parent Conference

My last post questioned what was happening on Vancouver Island for the children we are calling gifted.  Perhaps the Vancouver Island Parent Conference will provide more answers this year. I attended the conference last year and was disappointed that there … Continue reading

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What’s Happening on Vancouver Island?

That’s the question I asked when I met last weekend with a teacher employed by one of the Vancouver Island school districts.  It’s impossible to find anything about what we persist in calling “gifted education” from websites and school district … Continue reading

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Information from VCPAC

As I’ve mentioned frequently, it’s difficult to get information about what’s happening with gifted education.  But, although it’s not necessarily directly focussed on the children that are the focus of this website, one very helpful resource is the weekly newsletter … Continue reading

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How to Help?

As 2017 kicks off, I’m wondering what we can do to help the children who are described as gifted. Some of us have these bright young people in our families and we can personally offer assistance.  We can enrich their … Continue reading

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