Term 3


This Term students have began looking at the history of Australia in our theme “Our shared History”. We will be looking at various aspects of Indigenous culture and gaining an understanding of how Australia has developed over time.
Both year 5 and 6 students have been lucky enough to get involved the Melbourne Football Club schools program. Each week students are developing confidence and skills required to play AFL.
The year 6’s will soon be notified of their secondary school placement and will begin to receive their enrolment information mid-August. 
The final Gala Day for this year will be on the 24th of August. Students have had the opportunity to select and participate in either osh-rounders, cricket or soccer during 5/6 Sport on Fridays.
Looking forward to another wonderful term with all of the 5/6 students and teachers.

Term 2

This Term our theme is ‘What’s your impact?’. We will be exploring sustainability and our impact on the world and the environment. We will be heading off to CERES for a day of hands-on learning and fun. This excursion will take place in Week 6 – details to come!!!


The Grade 5s are busily preparing for NAPLAN Assessments. Theses assessments take place in the week commencing 14th of May. They cover Reading, Writing, Maths, Spelling and Grammar.


The Grade 6s are beginning to think about going to High School and this term will be visiting Lyndale Secondary School and Dandenong High School. We will be spending the day, looking at facilities and asking lots of questions to help us with our transition to high school. 


Despite it getting cooler, our first Gala Day is this term and will take place on the 18th May. We are all busily practicing and teams will be selected soon. The sports for Gala Day 1 are – AFL, T-Ball, Basketball and Netball.


A busy term ahead as reports and Parent/Teacher interviews will also take place. We are all excited to carry on with the hard work we have already started this year.



Welcome Back to Term 1

It has been a fantastic start to 2018, with the students in Years 5 & 6 returning to school ready and eager to learn.

We welcome three new staff to the 5/6 team, Miss DiLollo in Year 5, Miss Laurie in Year 5 and Miss Ludwig in Year 6. We are happy to have them as a part of the year 5 and 6 team.


For the Year 6 children it is a year of challenges and reflections as they undertake their last year in the Primary School setting. The Year 6 children will also be enjoying a Growth Day being held on the 1st February – which will focus on team building and using courage to complete activities.


Throughout Term One, students will be focusing their knowledge of who we are in Australia whilst working on the theme “How Lucky Are We?” Students will be able to attend an excursion to the Immigration Museum in Melbourne.


We promote and encourage nightly reading for all students in Years 5 and 6 and there is an expectation that student diaries will be signed nightly to indicate this.


We look forward to another productive term in years 5 and 6!


Year 5/6 Enquiries

Year 5&6 Area Leader

Catherine Hilton


Contact Number

9794 7899

Year 5/6 Noticeboard

Term 3 Starts
Monday 16th July
Term 3 Ends
Friday 21st September
Term 4 Starts
Monday 8th October