Expand your mind in a fun & challenging setting

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.

2024 Programs

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Discover Exceptional Learning: UNSW GERRIC's revamped our 2024 Student Programs

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. 

What’s New in 2024: UNSW GERRIC Student Programs

  • Extended Learning: We're excited to announce that the Student Programs will occur on two weeks in January (separate weeks for Y3-6 and Y7-10) to offer more programs and meet demand. 
  • Enhanced Online Experience: Based on your feedback, we've restructured our online program to occur on two non-consecutive days, to provide more interaction and to include a child-friendly platform.

Key dates include:

  • Face-to-Face sessions:3 Day Programs
    • Junior Scientia Years 3 – 6: January 17, 18 & 19
    • Scientia Challenge Years 7 – 10: January 10, 11 & 12 
  • Online Sessions 2 Day Programs
    • Years 3-10: Monday 8 January & Monday 15 January

Ticket Prices:

  • Face-to-Face Sessions: 3 Day Programs
    • $425.00
  • Online Sessions: 2 Day Programs
    • $250.00

Join us for an enriched learning journey in 2024!

Ticket Sale Dates

Early access tickets available on Friday, 13th October.

  • We're committed to providing equal educational opportunities for all. As such, our early access tickets are available for rural, regional and out of state communities only. 
  • If you are a gifted student living in a regional location. Please submit your expression of interest for early-access here.

General public tickets available on Friday, 20th October

  • General public tickets will be available from Friday, 20th October. Make sure to grab yours before ticket sales close on Sunday,19th November.

Connect with Fellow Parents!

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)

Learn about what GERRIC can offer your student

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.

Experience the excitement of GERRIC Student Programs