Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3! We hope you all had a delightful holiday break.

Term 3 is a busy term for the Year 5 and 6’s.

Our theme for this term will be ‘States of Matter.’ Students will be learning about the different states of matter and how changes occur. As part of their learning, students will be participating in FIZZICS Chemistry Show. This will be happening on Wednesday 21st of August 2019. The Team at FIZZICS are qualified scientific educations who will be conducting a range of mini experiments which will expand our students knowledge of chemical reactions, acids v bases and energy changes.

The Year 6 students will be receiving acceptance notices on Thursday 8th of August from their high schools. Please make sure you accept the offer or if you have changed your minds, please inform the classroom teacher.

More exciting news for the Year 6 students. They will be attending camp in the city, this term. This is the first time in 10 years that students are going to camp! There will be two groups attending camp.

Group A - Monday 12th of August to Wednesday 14th of August.

Group B – Wednesday 14th August to Friday 16th of August.

If your child is not attending camp, they are expected to attend school.Year 6 students will again partake in Gala Day in Term 3. Students have the options of soccer 5s, cricket and oshrounders. Unfortunately, Gala Day 2 was postponed due to weather. However, we are confident that Gala Day will happen without a hitch.

As always, students are required to read at home for at least 15 minutes every day. In addition to this, it is expected that students regularly complete Mathletics tasks set by their classroom teacher.

We cannot wait for what is sure to be another great term!


Term 2
Welcome back to Term 2! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break. This term we welcome back Mrs Wells to the 5/6 team. She will be working alongside Mrs Cadman in 5CW.
Our theme for this term will be ‘Earth and Beyond’. Students will be learning about natural disasters before pointing their eyes to the sky and learning about Space! As part of their learning, students will visit the Melbourne Museum and watch an IMAX movie to develop their knowledge on Earth Science. More information and dates will be provided in Term 2.
Students in Year 5 will undertake NAPLAN assessments, with many of them having completed this in Year 3. These assessments will take place at school between Monday 13th May and Friday 24th May. Students have been working hard in class this year and are well prepared for the assessments.
Year 6 students will again partake in Gala Day in Term 2. The Term 1 Gala Day was a big success where the students played netball, basketball, t-ball and AFL. We are confident that the Term 2 Gala Day will be just as successful.
On the 28th May students are encouraged to style their hair in funky and unique ways to raise money for our annual Crazy Hair Day.
The term will culminate with a visit from a UK television company who will present the ‘Ridiculous Rhyme Show’ to our students.
As always, students are required to read at home for at least 15 minutes every day. In addition to this, it is expected that students regularly complete Mathletics tasks set by their classroom teacher.
We looking forward to an enjoyable and productive Term 2 at DNPS.



2019 Victorian Parliament House Metropolitan School Visit
.

These visits will take place for an hour and a half beginning at 10am. Children can eat their snack before 10 or after 11:30

Dates

Grade

Dates

Grade

Mon 11th February

5H

Mon 25th February

6K

Tues 12th February

5F

Tue 26th February

6L

Wed 13th February

5CW

Wed 27th February

5L

Thu 14th February

6D

Thu 28th February

6HK

Fri 15th February

6A

Fri 1st March

5D


Welcome Back to Term 1

All of the Year 5 and 6 children returned to school in high spirits and eager to learn. There are a number of new student faces and we welcome these families to Dandenong North.

We also have new and returning staff to the Year 5 and 6 team in 2019.

The Year 5 teachers are Miss Fisher (5F), Miss DiLollo (5D), Miss Laurie (5L), Mrs Hilton (5H), Mrs Wells (M,T,W) and Miss Cadman (W, T, F) (5CW) . However Mrs Wells is on Long Service Leave for Term One – therefore 5CW have the lovely Miss Abouchakra (Miss A) for three days per week.

In Year 6 we have three new team members in Mr Allman (6A), Miss Keane (6HK) and Mrs Kalia (6K) as well as the familiar faces of Miss Ludwig (6L) and Mr Domogala (6D).

For the Year 6 children it is a year of challenges and reflections as they undertake their last year in the Primary School setting. The Year 6 children will also be enjoying a Growth Day being held on Friday 1st February where they will travel to Up Unlimited in Moorabbin to undertake some high ropes, caving and team building activities.

Throughout Term One, students will be developing their political knowledge whilst working on the theme “People Power”. There will also be an incursion held at school and run by Victorian Parliament Education Staff which should be a real insight into politics for our children.

In Years 5 and 6 we promote and encourage nightly reading for all students in Years 5 and 6 with the expectation that student diaries will be signed nightly by parents and returned to school daily to indicate that they have read.

We look forward to another productive term in Years 5 and 6!