Year 5 and 6
In Year 5/6 student’s individual learning is the focus with opportunities for the further development of special interests and talents. Students are expected to achieve a high level of academic, social and sporting achievements inside and outside the school environment. The focus of 5/6 is to build the breadth and depth of their literacy and numeracy skills becoming more sophisticated where discipline based capacities are progressively introduced.
The Year 5/6 learning area is housed in a vibrant, attractive open environment, that promotes and encourages the development of confidence and self esteem. Students are taught to understand and be risk-takers, to be creative and to take personal responsibility for their learning and development in preparation for high school.
Students in Years 5 and 6 build on their ICT skills they developed in Years 3 and 4. Students use their computers more independently, and select tools to best suit the educational tasks or problems they are given to complete. They begin to use more sophisticated programs to develop more complex products for educational purposes.
Students spend their time in a range of learning situations including:
- Grade levels
- Social groups
- Ability groups
- Mixed ability groups
Programs for Year 5/6 also includes:
- Young Leaders Day: opportunity for students to learn how to be more effective in their school, community and academic studies. The program involves keynote speakers, question times, video presentations and interactions with students from other schools
- Reach Rooky’s: Workshops to inspire creative, artistic and inspirational experiences encouraging lateral thinking and celebrate differences amongst classmates
- Grade 6 Graduation: Students get to celebrate their primary school transition at a ceremony and dinner held at the school.