Our GERRIC for Gifted Students program is offered to gifted and talented students (students who can perform in the top 10% of their age-peers) in Years 3-10 at Australian primary, middle or secondary school. This is a school holiday program that expands the minds of bright, inquisitive individuals looking for an intellectual challenge that is more demanding and more fun than they may sometimes experience at school.
GERRIC Student Programs open a student's mind to abilities they may not have known they possess. At UNSW, gifted students meet others who share their interests and they are taught by educators who love working in this field. Our programs are offered on the UNSW campus and give students the opportunity to work on a small project.
GERRIC Student Programs are currently being refreshed to best meet the needs of our gifted and talented students and their families. The GERRIC Student Programs will be relaunched in January 2024.
We're excited to announce new changes to Student Programs.
Explore new topics, a new two-week format for our face-to-face workshops and new online learning structure.
Join us for an enriched learning journey in 2024!
Early access tickets available on Friday, 13th October.
General public tickets available on Friday, 20th October
Introducing our brand-new parent networking event!
In the 2023 survey and in previous years, our community has expressed a strong desire for more opportunities to connect with other parents of gifted learners. At this exclusive gathering during the student programs, parents will have the unique opportunity to network and connect.
You will find more details in the next GERRIC October ENewsletter. Please subscribe here to join our mailing list. UNSW (list-manage.com)
GERRIC Student Programs are currently offered in two categories: Junior Scientia: Years 3 – 6 and Scientia Challenge: Years 7 – 10.
All workshops are developed and presented by experienced teachers who are qualified or experienced in gifted education. They possess the expertise and skills to encourage the interests and pique the curiosity of gifted children. Workshops in Years 7-10 are developed and led by practising experts, the workshops follow a university-style investigative structure with intellectually-stimulating content.
To provide an appropriate level of rigour and challenge for gifted students, the level of difficulty of the workshops is set two years above the enrolled school level of the child. The workshop structure is also designed to further develop social skills and provide an opportunity for gifted students to meet like-minded peers with similar interests.