Gifted and Talented Program

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Primary Enrichment and Challenge

Each year selected students are invited to attend the PEAC (Primary Extension and Challenge) program.
The students are identified in Year 4 through PEAC testing done in Term 2 each year.

Students who participate in this program are provided with opportunities to enhance and extend their academic talents and interests.

Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) is a part-time withdrawal program for upper primary school Years 5-7 students. Year 1 students identified through the Pre-primary On Entry testing program have been invited to participate in an early years extension program similar to the PEAC program.

Identified gifted and talented students are selected to participate in differentiated programs offered in a range of delivery modes. Delivery modes include:

  • PEAC centres based within a district centre or office with a series of specialist courses or programs;
  • coordinator/s who establish courses in a range of schools and/or other sites and teachers are released to teach these;
  • allocation to schools and multi-age programs operate within schools; online delivery of programs.

Programs focus on:

  • Social interaction with gifted and talented peers;
  • Intellectual rigour and challenge;
  • Pursuit of excellence;
  • Development of higher order process skills;
  • In-depth investigations of real problems;
  • Open-ended activities which encourage choice and negotiation;
  • Opportunities to interact with practising experts;
  • Students working at their own pace;
  • Self/peer evaluation and reflection of performance.

For more information please contact Taylor Webb, Deputy Principal.