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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.
School Fair 26 November 2016

Testimonials

It is refreshing that fathers are just as welcome as mothers in school life. From Kindergarten where I have the opportunity to participate in my youngest boy’s class to school camp that I was fortunate to attend, I have always been encouraged and warmly welcomed. I have also thoroughly enjoyed participating in class room help for all my boys.

ChrisKinder, Years 3, 4, 5

The move into the grade 5/6 area which is separate from the rest of the school gives the kids a real sense of being the ‘big kids’ and is a start to their transition to secondary school and being more responsible.

EmmaYear 6

The school garden is such a fantastic feature of our school. Garden Club students have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of gardening from the role of healthy soil to how to use silverbeet to make delicious pizzas. Science, nutrition and sustainability are explored in a truly hands on environment.

Kaylah AdamsFoundation teacher - Box Hill North Primary School

We run a progressive and innovative technology program to produce true 21st Century Citizens. Students in Prep enjoy using iPads and students in the senior school will be instructed with Ultrabooks as a part of our 1-to-1 program.

Tom DanielLevels 1 and 2 Teacher, ICT Coordinator