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Year 6

Year 6 is the final year of primary school and an exciting time as students can take a leadership role in our school. We work togethetr with high schools to assist our Year 6 students to have a successful start to high school.

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 continue in our Training Band or progress to our Performing Band, apply to be a part of the Create South production or be eligible for the Artist in Residence Program. Each year we endeavour to take part in the 'Film by the Sea' which exposes interested children to the art of film making. 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. In Year 6 your child may have been elected as a member of our School Parliament, Library Monitor, Technology Team or Sporting Captain or Vice Captain. Our senior students lead a Playground Post program supporting the welfare of our K-2 students on the Infants site.

Selective high school test
This year applicants can sit for the selective high school placement test if they are interested in applying for entry to a selective high school.  The test has reading, writing, mathematics and general ability components.

Preparing for high school
Here are some helpful resources for students and parents:

See also

Parents' guide to the NSW primary syllabus (also in community languages)
Foundation statement for Years 5 and 6 (PDF 56KB)
Leadership in the middle years program
Transition to high school (also in community languages)
From primary to high school - How parents can help (also in community languages

Help your child learn


Year 6 students are developing independence and becoming responsible for their own learning. Your child will still benefit from your support and knowing that you are still interested.

Here are useful links to information that will help you support your child's education.



See also

Teaching and learning exchange
Researching online
Transition to high school - understanding your child's schoolwork (also in community languages)
Literacy and numeracy guides in English and community languages
Premier's Reading Challenge