Extension Programs


Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) is a part-time program for public school children in Years 5 and 6.


Children are tested in Year 4 and are selected to participate in a range of innovative and challenging programs offered in a variety of ways. Children are withdrawn from regular class to attend PEAC programs, which are held at Little Grove Primary School.


PEAC programs offer children:

  • the opportunity to socially interact with other gifted and talented children  
  • an intellectually rigorous and challenging program  
  • opportunities to interact with practising experts   
  • the opportunity to develop higher order process skills and in-depth investigation skills  
  • the opportunity to work on open-ended activities which encourage choice and negotiation   
  • self/peer evaluation and reflection of performance.

If you are seeking information about PEAC please contact the school or see PEAC - Department of Education



Gifted and Talented (GAT) programs for secondary students provide the opportunity for exceptionally able students to study in learning environments that challenge, inspire and empower them to excel every day.


The selection process starts when students are in Year 5, testing in Year 6, with placement starting from Year 7. Limited vacancies may also be available for entry into years 9, 10 and 11 only.


These Gifted and Talented academic, arts and languages programs are available at 24 select public secondary schools including Albany Senior High School.


GAT programs offer students:

  • the opportunity to learn with-like minded peers
  • to follow an enriched curriculum designed for their needs, delivered by teachers with expert skills and knowledge.
  • access to universities, industry bodies and mentoring programs with opportunities to take part in national and international competitions.

If you require more information about GAT see Gifted and Talented - Department of Education