English as a Second Language/English as a Second Dialect (ESL/ESD) Cell programs provide support for newly arrived ESL students, students who have exited from IECs and ESL students who are enrolled in the mainstream context. Eligible students with a background of limited schooling are entitled to extra support. A stand alone ESL/ESD Cell program may be sited at one school or across two to three neighbouring primary schools. ESL/ESD Cell Programs have a dedicated ESL Cell Teacher and Ethnic Education Assistant(s).
Primary Extension and Challenge Program
Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) is a part-time withdrawal program for upper primary school Years 5-6 students. 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.
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