The GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Parent Association is a volunteer group committed to supporting the GATE Program within the Calgary Board of Education.
Our members have children who are currently enrolled in the GATE Program, which is a Special Education program designed to meet the unique, and often complex needs of learners who are academically gifted.

What does it mean to be ‘gifted’? What is Gifted and Talented Education? Where can I find support?

If you are looking for the answers to these questions and more, we welcome you to our site and we hope you find what you are looking for.

Announcements and Events

  • Speaker Session: Twice-Exceptional Gifted Learners

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Louis Riel School: Comp Room 9632 Oakfield Dr SW Learn to live and thrive with gifted learners with learning disabilities and/or attentional concerns Twice exceptional gifted learners live in the world complexly. As a result, those who live and work with them also experience the word […]

  • Math Nite at the University of Calgary

    Does your high school student love math? Is your child interested in going above and beyond the math concepts taught in school? The University of Calgary Department of Math and Statistics hosts weekly evening sessions for grade 9 to 12 students interested in math and going beyond the program of studies. Math Nite is every Wednesday evening […]

  • 2015 Parent Welcome Night and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 6:30pm Queen Elizabeth High School: Library Commons 512 18th Street NW The Parent Welcome Night is a great opportunity to meet fellow parents and share stories in the journey of parenting the gifted. What are our joys and challenges? What can we learn from fellow parents and from those with expertise in […]

  • How To Talk About Giftedness: Difficult Conversations Made Easy

    Four Tele-seminars for parents of children who are gifted: June 8, 15, 22 & 29 Do You: Hesitate to speak-up or struggle to find the right words to address your child’s needs? Feel conflicted about if and how you should talk to your child about their giftedness? Sometimes feel like you’re bragging or making excuses when talking about your child? Find others cannot relate to your parenting […]

  • Speaker Session: Mental Skills & Strategies for Today

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 6:30pm -7pm: GATE Parent Business Meeting 7:00pm -8pm: Speaker Session Louis Riel School: Library 9632 Oakfield Drive SW Mental Skills & Strategies for Today Today, more than ever, youth are bombarded with conflicting messages and ideas, often leading to poor self-image, low self-esteem, and issues with confidence. As parents and teachers, we recognize […]

  • Dr. Lannie Kanevsky – Westmount Charter School

    PRESENTED BY WESTMOUNT CHARTER SCHOOL “Good learning for highly able learners” Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:30 – 9PM Westmount Charter School: Mid-High Campus 2215 Uxbridge Drive NW   This event will look closely at the learning processes of high ability learners.  How do they learn when they are deeply engaged? How is their learning the […]

  • Parent Mentor Program

    We know our parent group has a wealth of unique, interesting and important things to share with our students. The CBE and the GATE Parent Association are partnering to find parents who could be mentors and subject matter experts in our classrooms, and/or online, during school time. We currently need mentors in the following areas: […]

  • The Gifted Classroom: Back to School…For Parents!

    Wednesday, January 21st at 6:30pm Hillhurst School: 2nd level classroom (follow signs) 1418 7th Avenue NW   Parents recall what their early classroom learning was like, but how is gifted education different? Do we really know what school is like for our kids who attend the GATE Program? Why not find out for ourselves! In […]

Keep up to date on meetings and events:
November  2015
You can help us in many ways, including through financial support, as well as personally volunteering for events.

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