Year 5

Our Year 5 teachers are:

  • Lucas Dredge ~ 5A (Team Leader)
  • Sasha Goss ~ 5B
  • Candy Patamisi ~ 5C
  • Laura Jenkins ~ 5D


Term 3


In week 9 of Term 3, the Grade 5 group spent a fun filled 4 days at Waratah Beach Camp. The students participated in a range of activities such as the Flying Fish (Giant Swing), Aeroball, the Ropes Course, a surf lesson and team building activities. At night, we had a night walk along the beach, a campfire where we roasted marshmellows and told stories, a disco night and talent quest. We all had a ball and loved every minute of our time there. Thank you to  Mr Lucas for all his organisation skills and to Miss Laura, Miss Candy, Miss Sasha, Mr Wells, Mr Martin, Miss Niamh, Miss Maddie and Miss Teagan for coming along. We would also like to thank Pete, Nick and their awesome staff for looking after us so well!




On Friday the 23rd of June was Jump Rope for Heart Day. The students got the chance to participate in a range of skipping activities run by the Grade 6 Leaders. They were also treated to a skipping demonstration by Arnold’s Creek Primary School from Melton where some of the children are national champions.



On Thursday 22nd of June, 8 of our Grade 5 students travelled to Penleigh and Essendon Grammar (PEGS) to take part in the Mathematical Association of Victoria Grade 5 Maths Games Day. Students from schools from all over Melbourne were entered in teams of 4 to take part in a range of problem solving and other maths activities to earn points to win the competition. Our students worked very hard and our two teams finished 19th and 21st overall. We had a great day and are looking forward to participating again next year!



On Wednesday the 21st of June, Grade 5A, B, C and D braved a drizzly Melbourne day and set off for the Zoo in Parkville. There we were met by Hilary who spoke to us about our task for the day, which was to find out about 5 particular animals who are currently on the endangered species list. Each grade then split up and made our way around the zoo.

During our time in the Education session, we were shown an animal that we got to hold and pat, such as a Green Tree Frog named Fletcher.

The rain held off and we had a great day visiting endangered species such as the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, the Helmeted Honeyeater and the Australian Fur Seal and can’t wait to visit again.





The students in Grade 5 have been very excited to use their iPads in class so far this year. They have been learning how to use all the different apps available and how these will all help them with their work.


The above photos show students in Grade 5 using their iPads for Reading sessions.


In week 9 of the Term, the Grade 5 and 6’s were very lucky to have some extra sessions in coding on the iPads. One of our awesome Dads brought in some fantastic helpers and showed the students a range of websites to help write code to do a range of fun activities. We learnt a lot and would like to thank Chris and Andrea for the session – the students had a brilliant time!



On Friday the 17th of March, the Grade 5’s participated in an inter-school Netball Gala Day. Two buses journeyed to Duncan McKinnon Reserve in Murrumbeena and two went to Dales Park in Oakleigh. All the students had a great day out and practised their skills. Thank you to Miss Emma for organising the day for us.



On Monday the 20th of March and Thursday the 23rd of March, students in Grade 5  walked to Port Melbourne Beach to participate in a swimming program coordinated by Life Saving Victoria. The program aimed to improve student awareness of water safety and survival strategies at the beach.


On Tuesday the 7th of March, the Grade 5’s, along with students in Grade 3-6 travelled to Lakeside Stadium for the Senior School Athletics. The students participated in events such as the long jump, the triple jump and running events. It was a lovely sunny day and the students and teachers all had a great day.
















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