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Year 5

Your child has progressed to Learning Stage 3, the final stage of primary school.

National test

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.

Getting involved

There are great opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities.  These include UNSW English, Science, Mathematics and Computer competitions. They may have the chance to progress to our Performing Band, apply to be a part of the Create South production or be eligible for the Artist in Residence Program. Our budding scientists may choose to participate in the University of Wollongong Science Fair. The children have the opportunity to try out for a variety of PSSA sporting teams and attend various knock outs throughout the year. Student leadership programs provide many activities that broaden your child's experience at school.  At the end of Year 5 the children have an opportunity to be elected as a member of our School Parliament, Library Monitor, Technology Team or Sporting Captain or Vice Captain.

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 community languages).

Middle years

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.

As a part of our Community of Schools program - HOTSCOS.  All of our Year 5 children have the opportunity to attend and take part in a broad range of activities at The Jannali High School.

See also

Parents' guide to the NSW primary syllabus (also in community languages)
Foundation statement for Years 5 and 6 (PDF 56KB)
What is NAPLAN? video (also in community languages)
NAPLAN tests

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.



See also

Teaching and learning exchange
Premier's Reading Challenge