Welcome to Year 5 / 6 at Mawson Primary School


In 2018, Year 5 / 6 comprises of 4 classes:



Senior Team leader

Liz Bujaroski

MIP Classroom Teacher

Constance Chen

MIP Classroom Teacher

Alicia Brown

Classroom Teacher

Monica Marsham

Classroom Teacher

Kent Scott- McLean

MIP Classroom Teacher

Leo Liu

Year 5/6 is the final years of primary school and an exciting time as students can take on many leadership roles in our school. Students will be given opportunities to be SRC representatives, Eco Leaders, Sports Leaders and Big Buddies to our Preschoolers and Kindys, As the year progresses we work together with Melrose High school through the transitions program and Thinking Carnival to assist our Year 6 students to have a successful start to high school.

Year 6 students at Mawson Primary School focus on building towards becoming independent learners. They are encouraged to take ownership of their school and home learning and are given opportunities to apply their knowledge in different forms.

Students will participate in a balanced literacy program and will be engaged in a range of activities according to their instructional level. All learning experiences align with the Australian Curriculum.

The Year 5/6 students will have opportunities to understandings of all Mathematical strands through a range of stimulating and challenging activities. Each week, students will also be working on mental computation skills for the four operations and problem solving strategies.

Throughout the year we will be integrating our inquiry units across the subject areas of History, Geography and Science. The inquiry unit provides students with a “big idea” that will help them process their world and apply knowledge. It gives them opportunities to make connections across a variety of themes and ideas. Students will engage in higher level thinking, active problem-solving activities and research.

In 2018, the Year 5/6 cohort comprises 2 Mandarin Immersion Programme (MIP) classes and 2 Language/s Other Than English (LOTE) classes. MIP classes are taught in Mandarin for two days each week and the LOTE classes learn Mandarin for one hour each week.

Curriculum Achievement Standards for year 6 in English and Mathematics (word 23.9 KB)
Curriculum Achievement Standards for year 6 in English and Mathematics (pdf icon 62.9 KB)