CURRICULUM - Extension & Support

Glen Huon Primary School caters for students with special needs through a number of educational and social programs. Classroom and support teachers, together with external agencies if required, identify students requiring support. This support may be in the areas of remediation, social or behavioural assistance or extension.

Support is allocated both within the classroom and/or using withdrawal programs. These programs ensure that: all children are able to work at their own level and achieve success; problem areas are tested and special assistance is organized at the point of need; and children displaying talents in particular areas are given the opportunity to develop these areas of talent. Staff involved in this process include all classroom teachers and support teachers.

PEAC (Primary Extension & Challenge)

PEAC caters to the special learning needs of gifted and talented. Opportunities are provided for students in Years 1-3 in a shorter Early Years Programme and in Years 5 and 6 with longer courses of study. PEAC centres offer a wide range of extension courses as well as specialist courses in a variety of community and educational settings. Students may also select to undertake PEAC courses online if they are unable to attend the courses at the various external sites. Glen Huon Primary School students belong to the North Metropolitan Education PEAC Region.

Students are selected into the Early Years programme based on teacher nomination and On Entry testing.

In Year 4 students are given the opportunity to undertake testing. Their results are entered in to a database and are converted to a percentile rank. Students who score above the 97th percentile are eligible to apply for a PEAC course. Teachers may also nominate students who fall outside the range; however, such nominations must also be substantiated with written information.

For more information on PEAC, please go to the PEAC website.