Primary Enrichment and Challenge
The PEAC Program provides part time extension and enrichment for exceptionally able students in Years 5 and 6, providing them with the opportunity to extend, challenge and develop their thinking skills. The program runs off site at Beachlands Primary School. Students who meet the criteria for PEAC are invited to attend some of the workshops and collaborate with peers from others government schools.
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.
Year 4 Testing
State-wide testing of Year 4 students for inclusion in the Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) program in Years 5 and 6 is conducted in Term 3 each year. There are two tests conducted. The first test measures the student’s ability to recognise patterns and to predict with speed and accuracy. The second test measures each child’s ability to apply their knowledge and learning.
The scores from these tests is used in the selection of students for PEAC courses and extension programs.
Where is PEAC?
The PEAC program for Geraldton operates out of the Beachlands Primary School site and parents are responsible for transporting and arranging their child to attend once invited into the program. The program operates in different ways but a general example is that it will run for a day a week for a term.