Your child has progressed to Learning Stage 3, the final stage of primary school.
All Year 5 students sit for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test in May. It involves four tests that cover numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. See NAPLAN - literacy and numeracy (also in community languages).
The results of the NAPLAN test help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a report of your child's achievement in the NAPLAN test. The results tell you how your child is progressing in these areas and can guide the learning support you give your child at home.
There are great opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. These include competitions, exhibitions, sport, performances and special events. Student leadership programs provide many activities that broaden your child's experience at school.
Selective high school application
Students wishing to be considered for enrolment in a selective high school will need to complete an application this year. Application packages are available in October and the entry exam is taken when your child is in Year 6. See selective high school placement test (also in communi ty languages).
At the end of primary school and into high school the needs of young adolescents in the middle years (aged 10 - 15) are integrated into our teaching.
HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN
Year 5 students are starting to develop an independent approach to their school work. Your support and encouragement at this stage are still needed. Here are useful links with tips on how you can help your Year 5 child at home.
Literacy and numeracy tips (includes translated information)