SAEPS Grade 5-6

All about what is happening in grade 5/6

Going to High School


This term our grade 6 students have been very lucky to take part in the six week, Passport to Success Program run by the Smith Family. This program teaches students a range of skills to assist them in their transition to high school. Students get the opportunity to discuss and explore issues such as time management, homework, self motivation, note taking and friendships. On Monday we welcomed a year 12 student from St Albans Secondary College to discuss her experiences and answer questions.


The grade 5/6s have been doing a lot of fun work on measurement, particularly volume and capacity. We made a short cylinder with an A4 piece of paper and then a long cylinder with the same piece of paper. Many students believed that because the surface area of the paper stays the same it’s capacity would also stay the same!!
Guess what happened? The shorter cylinder held more blocks, which means it has a larger capacity!
We also wanted to find out what a metre cubed would look like, so we made it!! We went on to ask ourselves questions like how many students would fit in a cubed metre and how many cubed metres our classroom be.

Education Week


Last week was Education Week. In light if this we had a whole school Assembly to showcase the work we have done this Semester. The Grade 5/6s shared the work they have done in Inquiry, specifically around Disasters and Health. It was so lovely to see so many parents attend the assembly and then pop into our classrooms to see more of what we have been doing.

Taster Day


On Thursday Grade 6 students went to St Albans Secondary College to get a taste of what high school would be like. They had an opportunity to meet some of their Year 7 teachers and were able to experience a sample of the work they would be doing next year, such as science experiments, coding and woodwork.

Meet The Teacher Night


On Tuesday 27th February students had the opportunity to bring along their families to meet their teacher and show them around their classroom and the whole school. It was fabulous to meet so many families and to see the students delight in telling their families about where they sit, where they have their specialist programs and what they are currently learning about. Families enjoyed a free sausage sizzle and students excitedly received their free Zooper Dooper after they had their ‘Passports’ stamped at every key site!

Grade 6 Interschool Sports


The Grade 6s had their first experience of interschool sports on Friday 9th February. They competed against other Grade 6s from University Park Primary School in tennis, T-ball and basketball. We were so proud of our kids not only because they played brilliantly but all teams showed fabulous sportsmanship and teamwork!! Go East!!

Welcome back!


Welcome back to SAEPS 2018!

It was great to see many happy faces this morning after the holidays, with students eager to share their holiday adventures with there peers and teachers. It was also pleasing to see a few new faces who are joining our SAEPS community.

In 2018 we will have four Grade 5/6 classrooms with Ms Moodley in Room 20, Mr Lin in Room 21, Briony in Room 23 and Mr Zaitzev in Room 24.

Unfortunately, Ms Moodley will be absent for the next 2 weeks.

A reminder that Interschool Sport will be beginning next Friday the 9th of February.

Thank you to all students for the warm welcome back, we look forward to an exciting year in Grade 5/6!


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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