Welcome to Term 2

Year 5

Now members of the ‘Senior School’, our Year 5 students are focused and determined to reach great heights. They are excited to take on greater responsibility and leadership roles as they prepare for Year 6. The four teachers there to inspire them throughout the year are Mrs Nikki Heffernan, Ms Kelly Morton, Miss Molly Clarke and Miss Pru Freeth.

Safer Internet Day

We have had a fantastic start to our year here in year 5 and we are looking forward to what the year ahead holds for us all. We have introduced our Learning Exploration topic of, “Responsible digital citizens understand that their actions have consequences” and this tied in nicely with Safer Internet Day on Tuesday in which we all discussed the influence of digital technology. We each created our own pledge to promise to make the internet a safer and more caring place. Here in year 5, we are excited by the prospect of being leaders and have shown our leadership working alongside our prep buddies. On Thursday we had a fantastic time together, reading picture story books, getting to know wonderful stories and getting to know each other! We cannot wait to see that the rest of term 1 is going to bring!

Western Bulldogs

We have continued with our fantastic start to year 5 and have settled into our classrooms and routines. We showed our exceptional swimming skills at our house swimming day, excelled at teamwork in year 5 sport and have persuaded our peers and teachers with our persuasive writing in class. We had the great privilege to talk and complete drills with two fantastic Western Bulldog players Lin Jong and Fergus Greene who came to R.H.C.S to talk to us about setting goals and leadership. If we keep our positive mindsets and excitement for learning, we know grade 5 is going to be the best year ever!

Effective Resource Mangement

Throughout our Learning Exploration topic ‘Effective Resource Management is Vital to Sustainability’ we have worked hard to explore and question what are resources, where do they come from and what the environmental impacts of excessive resource use are. This took us to Moonlit Sanctuary where we learnt about the work being done to help endangered species and native Australian animals. We walked along side the kangaroos, felt the cold scales of reptiles and learnt about the different habitats and dangers each animal faced. We became keepers, as we discussed food sources, natural and man made dangers and what we can do to help keep the animals protected.

Using this formation we created our own factual narrative and followed our writing process to produce a story book with an environmental message.

Diary Dates

Term 2 2019

Tuesday 4th June - 2020 Prep Tour
Wednesday 5th June - Divisional Cross Country
Wednesday 5th June - Yr 6 Dromana Transition Visit
Wednesday 12th June - 2020 Prep Tour
Monday 17th June - Yr 3 Mornington Excursion
Monday 17th- Friday 21st June - 2020 Prep Enrolment Week
Tuesday 18th June - Parent Forum
Wednesday 19th June - Yr 6 Dromana Transition Visit
Thursday 20th June - Regional Cross Country
Wednesday 26th June - Yr 6 Winter Lightning Premiership
Friday 28th June - End of Term 2, Finish 2.30pm


Term Dates

Term 1 - January 29-April 5
Term 2 - April 22-June 28
Term 3 - July 15-Sept 20
Term 4 - Oct 7-Dec 20


Monday 10th June - Queen's Birthday
Monday 15th July - Curriculum Day
Friday 27th Sept - AFL Grand Final Friday