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

  • 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 […]

  • High School for Gifted Learners: GATE, IB and AP…What is Best for Me?

    Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 6:30pm John Ware School: Library 10020 19th Street SW Gifted Learners will need to consider what is best for them and their future when considering high school choices. What is best for a good friend might not be the best choice for you! High school GATE Programming, International Baccalaureate (IB), […]

  • Annual General Meeting and Parent Welcome Night

    Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:30pm Location: Henry Wise Wood High School, Library Learning Commons  910 75th Avenue SW   Be sure to attend our first event of the year! During the evening, you will learn about: how your association supports the GATE Program in our schools how we’re working to connect Calgary’s gifted community and […]

  • Business Meeting and PARENT EDUCATION SESSION

    Thursday, May 29th, 2014 Location: Louis Riel School  9632 Oakfield Drive SW   6:30pm BUSINESS MEETING 7:00pm SPEAKER PRESENTATION:  “Living in a Gifted World: Parents and their Gifted Children–Challenges and Survival” This session will provide a basic understanding of ‘what is giftedness?’, exploring the unique and often complex characteristics that may be present in these children. For […]

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

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