Course Selection App Opens
Students can enter their Course Selections for Round 1 2023 at 4pm.
Welcome to Round 1
PEAC Courses are offered in 3 rounds each year, running between 9 and 11 weeks each round. A note for our new recruits, in their first round, Year 5 students complete the Introduction to PEAC (ITP) course and thereafter choose from all courses available. Find out more about the PEAC program here.
Before enrolling, please check that you have completed the Student Information Form. You can also complete this form if you need to update your child’s details.
Year 5 Students
All students in Year 5 must complete the Introduction to PEAC course in Round 1.
From Round 2 onwards Year 5s can choose from all courses available.
Step 1: Check out the Course Catalogue to view all the courses on offer. Make a special note of when the course runs and the venue.
Note that year 5 students can only choose the Introduction to PEAC course options this round.
Step 2: Once you have made your choices, you can enrol by clicking the link below.
For more information on the enrolment process or for support, please scroll down below.
Year 6 Courses
|Venue||Monday AM||Monday PM||Tuesday AM||Tuesday PM||Wednesday AM||Wednesday PM||Thursday AM||Thursday PM||Friday AM||Friday PM|
|Churchlands PS||LEGO Masters||CSI|
|Clayton View PS||Blood & Guts|
|Kinross PS||World of Art||Vet Science|
|Mt Claremont PS||Mythbreakers||Blood & Guts||Environmental Superheroes|
|North Balga PS||My Restaurant Rules||Robotics|
|North Cottesloe PS||MARVELous Comics||Are you Afraid of the Dark?||Harry Potter|
|Weld Square PS||Law & Order||Escape Room||Record Breakers|
|Woodvale PS||Sports Science|
|Scitech||Scitech New Frontiers|
|Online||Online - The X Files, Online - The Time Traveller|
Course Selection Instructions
Login to the PEAC App using the following information:
- Student’s name (as written on their school enrolment form)
- Home School
- Date of Birth
You will be prompted to select 4 out of the courses on offer. The chance of course placement is limited by entering fewer courses. We will do our best to place your child into one of your preferred options but in the event it is not possible, you will be notified and asked to select another option.
- Transport availability – Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to and from the PEAC venue, except in the case where the PEAC course is located at the student’s home school
- Specialist lessons – eg School of Instrumental Music
- As long as the course preferences are submitted before the closing date, the actual time of submission has no effect on the sorting process.
- Use a parent email address when requested. This will be used for course information correspondence and record of course achievement delivery.
- If you have any difficulties entering your preferences, please see your school’s PEAC Coordinator for assistance.
- If the problem cannot be resolved, submit the student’s preference by email to PEAC Admin including full name, Date of Birth, school and parent email.
A Letter of Course Placement informing you of the venue, day and time of the course into which your child has been enrolled will be email to the parent address supplied and to the home school.
Enrolment for following rounds opens towards the end of each round. Schools and parents will be notified of this by email.
Currently, carpooling is not recommended, however, the option to request is still available in the app. We may be able to allocate students to the same course, when a formal carpooling request is made during the selection process.
In order for a carpooling request to be recognised by the app, parents must agree and enter the same information:
- students must be from the same school
- the same course preferences must be entered in the same order
- the students being carpooled must be listed and the correct spelling of each student’s full name is required
You must discuss carpooling plans with the other parents involved BEFORE entering a request. If done incorrectly the request may not get recognised in the computer sort.
The system will also only consider carpooling requests if both students enter each other in the carpooling section.
Informal carpooling arrangements can be arranged between parents at any time.
Only enter courses you CAN and WILL attend.
There are 5 rounds of courses over the 2 year program and you will have a chance to reapply for most courses. Be open and flexible to new learning opportunities. All courses are designed to be engaging and to develop critical and creative thinking.
Each round of PEAC Courses ~850 students are sorted and placed into ~50 courses.
The primary goal of the sorting process is to place ALL students into one of their preferred courses.
The computer based sorting program works through the students’ preferences in order of 1st to 4th in order to get all students placed into a course. Students in Year 6 have been weighted slightly higher to enable them a greater chance of getting a higher order preference. If a student is placed into any one of their preferred courses it is considered a successful placement.
The PEAC Online program offers courses to PEAC students who have difficulty accessing courses at the regular PEAC Centres. The online learning environment used in PEAC Online is the same one as used by the online secondary selective program for country students.
By participating in an online PEAC course students have the opportunity to:
- develop specific course content outcomes from a variety of Learning Areas;
- develop skills in personal self-management and using information and communication technologies to share their learning; and
- work with other like-minded peers from across Western Australia in an innovative learning environment.
Students should be aware that it requires considerable self-discipline to complete an online course and that the activities are challenging.
Students need regular access to a reliable computer with Internet access and reasonably up to date programs in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Classroom teachers are encouraged to utilise the online courses as part of their provision for their gifted students, by allocating at least an hour of class time per week for the students to work on their online course. This is flexible and can be negotiated between the classroom teacher and student.
Online Learning Platforms
Many PEAC courses incorporate the use of computer based applications such as Seesaw, Edmodo, PBWorks EDUHub and Office 365 Class Notebook to enhance a student’s learning experience. The provision of these secure, private online environments enhances teacher and student interaction and creates a secure online journal where students can document and reflect on what they are learning in class. Details specific to each course will be provided by the class teacher.
Student Information Form
Parent contact details and student health information is required for each student participating in the PEAC program. This allows PEAC teachers to plan and provide for the child’s individual needs while he/she attends PEAC and is required to ensure a suitable level of duty of care is maintained for every student.
The online form is accessed by clicking the button below.
It is essential that this form is updated by parents if any circumstances pertaining to the student changes, such as health details or parent contact information.