PEAC’s Mission to cultivate confident, active and successful learners is done in partnership with parents and schools. We work together to nurture and advocate for academically able students.
The following links may provide useful resources to assist parents and schools in this role.
- https://www.education.wa.edu.au/gifted-and-talented – Department of Education Gifted and Talented Unit
- http://www.gatcawa.org – This is the site of the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association Western Australia. Keep up to date with what is happening in WA for gifted children and their parents.
- https://www.prufrock.com/parenting_resources.aspx – Parenting gifted children.
- https://www.hoagiesgifted.org/ – A wonderful introduction to the concept of giftedness.
PEAC endeavours to utilise community resources and work with educational and commercial organisations to enhance learning. We promote opportunities for students to have access to people who work in the fields of study. We offer many incursions/excursions with universities, Museum WA, AQWA, Scitech, Kings Park Education as well as a variety of professionals in fields such as cartooning, emergency first aid, animal welfare and humanitarian work.
Other than PEAC courses, there are opportunities for students to engage in community programs such as Scitech GT, Scitech Challenge Day and Ted Ed.
Ted Ed Club
Ted Ed is offered in addition to PEAC Courses. It runs as 12 Month Program Plus 3 Month Mentorship Option, after school across the year, meeting fortnightly.
The world is waiting to be redefined by the biggest, smallest, boldest, quirkiest, bravest, most inspiring and most brilliant ideas from young people around the world. Are you one of them?
Stay tuned for more details in Term 4.
Scitech GT Program
The Scitech GT program was launched in late 2010, with the support of the Department of Education and Woodside. Scitech GT is a three-year program providing a supportive and welcoming environment for WA’s top performing students, giving them a sense of belonging to a larger community of like-minded people.
The program involves a series of 4-5 events held throughout the year, each featuring hands-on activities, inspiring guest speakers in the STEM field and exhibitions. The program also has a regular e-newsletter, communicating event details and additional opportunities for science enrichment to students and parents via email.
The Scitech GT program provides an opportunity for fifty Year 6 students from NMER PEAC to participate. Students with a passion for science and a willingness to commit to the after hours events are invited to register late in Term 2 for the very sought after program.
Scitech Challenge Day
The Scitech Challenge Day provides an opportunity for students to further develop and apply their critical and creative thinking skills to a relevant, real world problem. Students who have a particular interest in the STEM subjects and have demonstrated a keenness in learning through exploration, in collaborative groups and/or hands-on experience would be well suited to the event.