Grade 5/6



Grade 5/6 Semester One 2018

Welcome families to 2018!


We would like to introduce you to the 5/6 team –

Team Leaders – Sharon Fynmore and Erin Webb

Room 7 – Jane Parkin

Room 8 – Jasmin Povolo

Room 9 – Daniel Knox

Room 10 – Jodi Lang

Room 11 – Sue Anderson

Room 12 – Erin Webb/Dominique Delaney


Students have had a very exciting and busy start to the year. Students participated in our start up program where they got to know their new classmates and teachers and set up our positive classroom culture. In term 1, many of the grade 5/6’s attended the camp at Mt Morton Lodge and had a fantastic time. All students also participated in the ‘Mini Boss’ incursion. We have also had students representing Meadow Heights in interschool sport during terms 1 & 2.

Students have been working hard on a range of learning opportunities. In literacy, students are participating in literacy circles as well as reading and responding to a range of texts including class serials, newspaper articles and short stories. Students have created character journals, narratives and persuasive pieces in their writing sessions. In numeracy, students are working on place value, the four operations and problem solving.

Stay tuned to this page for more updates throughout 2018.













Semester 2

It’s been a busy start to term 3 for the grade 5/6’s. We have had two sporting teams play in regional finals (netball and teeball) and many students representing MHPS at the athletics carnival.

In week 3 we attended an excursion to the Melbourne Arts Centre to watch a performance of ‘The Great Illusionist’. It was a great show and enjoyed by all who attended.

Students have been participating in a series of incursions run by GTAC, learning about states of matter. This learning will culminate in an excursion to GTAC where students will get to participate in hands on learning experiences in a real science lab!

Grade sixes have now received their letters advising them of the secondary college they have been accepted into. 
The Book Week parade was a big success with many of our students dressing up as their favourite book characters.
We have many students rehearsing for the MHPS Talent Show taking place in week 8. Students finish term 3 on the 21st of September for a well earned break before returning to school for a busy and exciting term 4. 



Term 4

We hope you have had a relaxing break. Last term ended with many students participating in the swimming program which was very worthwhile and enjoyable, while the students who remained at school completed a water safety program. We also had some wonderful performances at the MHPS Talent Show. 

Term 4 will be an extremely busy time for the grade 5/6’s. We are beginning the term with two presentations – an oral hygiene session and a graffiti education session which will take place in week 1. Students will be visiting the Immigration Museum over weeks 2&3 for an excursion related to our inquiry.

Grade 6’s will soon begin preparations for graduation. This will be a fun night where we can celebrate the achievements of our grade 6’s and wish them the best for the next step in their education. More information will follow in the coming weeks, as well as information about our end of year excursion.