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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.
Woodwork- This program which is operated by a qualified carpenter gives students the opportunity to apply their academic learning in a practical manner. All students in our year 5/6 class spend time over a period of weeks learning to operate powered and hand operated tools to create a number of projects. Students have great pride in displaying and using their finished projects.