SAEPS Grade 5-6

All about what is happening in grade 5/6

Professor Bunsen Incursion at SAEPS


On Thursday the 14th of September, St Albans East Primary School had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Bunsen to show us how exciting science can actually be. He showed us many wonderful and entertaining experiments teaching the students about atoms, matter in the form of liquids, solids and gases as well as different ways to make energy.

One of the experiments he showed us was the water and balloon experiment where he put a small amount of water in a balloon and blew it up. The balloon didn’t pop as you might expect under the flame because of the water inside it.

Another memorable moment was when the Professor involved one of the students in a demonstration. He called up Adrian from the audience and asked him to stand still. He poured some water into an empty cup then turned the cup upside down onto Adrian’s head! We all thought that his hair was going to be drenched but no… Nothing came out of the cup. To understand how this happened, you’ll have to ask a student.

At the end of the show the students were lucky enough to receive some gifts from Professor Bunsen such as disappearing ink, Orbeez (tiny balls that absorb water and become bigger but invisible in water) and periodic tables posters for each class.

It was a wonderful and spectacular experience learning about different ways to make energy and to see how chemicals react differently.

Grade 5/6 Excursion – Shrine of Remembrance


Students in Grade 5/6 had the opportunity to take part in a ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance.

The ceremony marked the 75th Anniversary of battles, which took place in Darwin, Kokoda and the Coral sea. The service commemorated all military personal and payed homage to the men and women who sacrificed their lives on the battlefield.

Students were able to listen to guest speakers and view an aerial show, which included military planes of the 1940s. They also watched performances by the Royal Melbourne Choir and the Royal Australian Navy Band.

All Grade 5/6 students helped to create a special wreath, which consisted of 130 poppies. School and Vice Captains Kathleen Phan and Lindzy Lopez presented the wreath on behalf of St Albans East Primary School.

Mark Greenwood Visit


On June 5th 2017 we had a visit from Australian author Mark Greenwood. He gave a fantastic insight into how he creates stories, while also telling the students many fascinating stories that had them sitting on the edge of their seats! The students loved having Mark visit our school and were inspired to create stories using their own imagination and hunt for treasures.


Chinese Museum Excursion


Students in Grade 5/6 have been learning about Australian History. We have been reading and researching information about The First Fleet, Convicts, the Gold rush and the reasons why people from Europe and Asia migrated to Australia in the 1800s.

We went on a special excursion to visit the Chinese Museum in Chinatown. We were given the opportunity to learn about the first Chinese migrants to arrive in Melbourne and take a close look at historical artefacts in the Museum and in a guided tour of Chinatown.

Grade 5/6 students infront of the Chinese Dragon


Welcome to St. Albans East Primary School's grade 5/6 blog. We will regularly update this blog with all of the wonderful things we are learning in our classrooms.


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