Academic Extension


Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) program is a part-time withdrawal program for upper primary school Year 5 and 6 students in public schools.

Identified students are selected to participate in differentiated programs in a variety of community and educational settings. 

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 relection of performance

Blanket testing of all Year 4 students occurs each year. Parents who do not wish for their children to be tested can opt out by contacting us in writing.

PEAC programs are managed at a regional level. Contact your local Education Regional Office to find out more.