Senior Primary Y5-6

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As they approach the secondary years, 5s and 6s are learning to think more independently, expressing their ideas and creativity in a variety of ways. They are becoming proficient at explaining and justifying their opinions, and developing greater awareness of the ways that God has gifted them and how they can use these gifts in the school setting and beyond.


They are becoming increasingly self-motivated and disciplined, needing less input from the adults in their lives to ensure they complete tasks. They value their friendships and enjoy opportunities to spend time in a social context. Senior primary teachers not only foster students’ continued academic learning, but also help them navigate their way through social, emotional and physical changes.


It is expected that senior primary students will complete at least 30 minutes of homework on 4 nights of the week. They keep a log of their home reading and undertake other tasks as set by the class teacher.

Years 5 and 6 Annual Highlights
  • Music Showcase – Music concert with class and optional individual performances.

  • Primary Production – Bi-annual production involving all Primary students.

  • Excursions related to learning of General Studies topics.

  • Book Week Activities – Group work across the Primary school, costume parade.

  • 2 day/3 night Camp – Usually related to the General Studies topic, students have opportunity for learning outside the classroom and relating to each other and their teachers in a different context. This alternates annually with a trip to Canberra. 

  • House Athletics – All MDCS students up to Year 11 compete in Athletics events, earning points for their ‘House’.

  • Swimming Program – Students attend an intensive swimming program at Monbulk Aquatic Centre as part of the PE Curriculum.

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