Grade 5 2018

STEM Tech and Trades Excursion (4/12/2018)

On Tuesday, 4th December the Year 5 students went to Swinburne University, Wantirna Campus for a day of ‘Tech’ and ‘Trades’. We participated in exciting workshops with university teachers, looking at problem solving, technology, trades, and futuristic vocations through a series of activities. We investigated plants during a Horticulture session; learnt about zoom and lenses in Photography; explored chemicals using microscopes and Bunsen burners in Science Lab; discovered different pipes in Plumbing through virtual reality; and learnt about circuits and electrical power in Electrotechnology. The students had an amazing time!

SPANISH DAY (November)

Hola! What a fantástico (fantastic) time we all had on Spanish Day! The students looked magnífico (magnificent) in their costumes and they all enjoyed the many activities that were on offer throughout the day. These included participating in the ball game, Ulama, experiencing a play and dance about Lucha Libre (professional wrestling in Latin America), eating some tasty churros for lunch and making some colourful piñatas. Take a look at the photos below!

Term 4

Welcome back to our final term for 2018. We cannot believe how quickly the year has flown by! We are looking forward to starting the term with Camp to Sovereign Hill - the students are very excited for this adventure. Please see our Term 4 Newsletter for fantastic events, curriculum overviews, reminders, and important dates!


Our Grade 5 Students had a great time at Sovereign Hill Camp. They immersed themselves into the experience of being children on the goldfields in the 1850’s. We all think they developed a greater appreciation for school today.

Peer Mediator Training (September)

In the last week of term 3 all the Year 5 students participated in Peer Mediator Training as part of their ongoing leadership skill development heading into Year 6. Led by Mr Walton, the students discussed and enacted scenarios; challenged themselves by mentally (and physically) untangling problems; and worked collaboratively to build a myriad of skills such as tolerance, patience, and mediation.

Well done Year 5s on the maturity and positivity with which you approached the day!


Our students have really enjoyed spending time with their Prep buddies so far this year!

This program is a fantastic opportunity for the Grade 5 students to learn the skills needed to be leaders while practising clear communication and patience. They make their buddies feel welcome and relaxed in their first year of school and help them to gain confidence and social skills that help them to interact with their peers.

We meet on several occasions each term with our buddies to complete a range of different activities including maths counting and place value games, reading and reflecting on picture storybooks, and inquiry-related craft. Take a look at the pictures from our recent buddies sessions below.


Welcome back! We are looking forward to a fun and full Term 3.

Some of this term's highlights include Hooptime, Interschool sports, Production, and an excursion to the Planetarium and Scienceworks. We are very grateful to the families for their support with all these exciting programs!


During this term our students have been involved in many science experiments and investigations.  It has been wonderful watching their understanding of circuits, light, water, states of matter and forces increase.  They have had a great time exploring science, and they have shown persistence and inquiry skills when trying to solve scientific problems.  We then followed up our own classroom investigations with an excursion to Scienceworks where the students got to visit the Planetarium.


Welcome to Term 2!

We have had an exciting and busy start to this term with many amazing events, including the Mexican Delegation, the Virtual Reality Incursion, Mother's Day Stall and our commemoration of ANZAC Day.

We look forward to NAPLAN (15th - 17th May) and know this will give our students an opportunity to show their capabilities.

What a great start to the term!


Grade 5 students were involved in making damper to explore Australia's History.  This involved them using all senses to investigate what it was like to make damper in the early days.  Some students used the recipe and measuring equipment, whilst others were not allowed to, as not all bushmen would have had all of the required equipment in the past.  It was an interesting investigation that made students realise how lucky they are today.


Over the past three weeks, a delegation of eight students and two staff members have come to our school from Mexico as part of an exchange program. We have learnt lots about their culture through a presentation in our GP Room as well as lessons run by the Mexicans in our classrooms where they taught us about some of their traditions. They have also learnt a lot about life in Australia through visits to popular tourist destinations such as Healesville Sanctuary and participation in Australian lessons within our classrooms. 5R and 5W teamed up to teach the Mexicans all about the Australian and Aboriginal flags. Take a look at some of the pictures below.

Welcome to Grade 5 2018

Term 1 News

Welcome to Year 5!

We have had a very exciting start to the year with the Start Right program and Proactivity, the Protectors incursion, and now Life Education and swimming! The students have settled in well and are demonstrating their exceptional capacity to learn.

We're looking forward to a fabulous year!

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