Year 5

Year 5, 2018

Our teachers are:

  • Lucas Dredge – 5A
  • Sarah Coughlin – 5B
  • Candy Patamisi – 5C (Team Leader)
  • Michelle Fillery – 5D 
  • Sarah Tyo – 5E


Term 3

Term 3 Dates:

  • Week 1: 20th of July – Bastille Day
  • Week 3: 3rd of August -Hooptime Basketball
  • Week 6: 20th of August – Pupil Free Day
  • Week 7: 28th -31st of August – Waratah Beach Camp

Term 2

Night at the Museum
Our Year 5 ‘Night at the Museum’ expo was held on Monday 25th June. The students worked hard to put together information for the community to learn about endangered Asian animals and were thrilled to share their knowledge with their peers and family on the day.

St Johns visit
On Monday the 25th of June, Port Melbourne Primary School received a visit from St Johns Ambulance. Throughout the day, all students participated in a 45 minute practical class where they focused on a variety of medical emergency skills. The Year 5’s were active participants in the Asthma and Burns courses.

Tommy Layiff Cup
On Friday the 22nd of June, our Year 6 girls participated in the annual Tommy Layiff Cup. The day was a tremendous success with the girls finishing as 2018 winners. Congratulations to Madison Hagg who represented the Year 5’s in the Port Melbourne Primary team!

Maths Games Day
On Wednesday the 20th of June two teams from Year 5 travelled to Penleigh and Essendon Grammar (PEGS) to take part in the Mathematical Association of Victoria Grade 5 Maths Games Day. Students from schools 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. We had a great day and are looking forward to participating again next year!

Jump Rope for Heart Day
Friday the 15th 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.

Melbourne Zoo Excursion
On Wednesday the 13th of June the Year 5’s visited Melbourne Zoo and participated in their Local Legends program. Through the lens of Aboriginal storytelling, students were challenged to find out about five local species. The structure of a story (introduction, problem and solution) was used to guide the students to discover how each of the local species is a legend, what its threat is and how we can be a hero for the animal.

Opera Australia Performance
On Thursday the 24th of May, our students were incredibly fortunate to receive a visit from Opera Australia with a wonderful performance of By the Light of the Moon.

                                    Term 1

Term 1 events:

Life Saving Victoria Beach Excursion
Grade 5 students participated in a swimming program coordinated by Life Saving Victoria. The program aimed to improve student awareness of water safety and survival strategies.