Year 5

The move from primary to secondary school is a major milestone for your child.

Recognising the importance of this transition, Helena College offers a second Year 5 class at the Darlington Campus. Year 5 is the final year in our junior setting before students move to Year 6 at the Glen Forrest Campus (6-12).

Transition to secondary school is one of the most significant events in a child’s education. Each child has the greatest chance of success if they are ready for the move – academically, socially and emotionally.

The Year 5 programme is designed with this in mind with:

  • Academic assessment and evaluation of students, if required
  • Individual Learning and Enrichment Programmes for students of all abilities who require extra individual or group support
  • Introduction to the inquiry based approach and the language of the International Baccalaureate in preparation for the Middle Years Programme (Years 6-10)
  • Development of leadership skills through our House Captains and Ministers programme
  • Development of organisational, self-management and study skills, to prepare for more challenging school and homework
  • Opportunities to develop and consolidate friendships in a smaller setting before moving to the bigger Glen Forrest Campus
  • Opportunities to become familiar with senior school setting and staff through a range of sporting and other learning experiences at the Glen Forrest Campus

Enrolling your child for Year 5 also guarantees entry to Year 6 at the Glen Forrest Campus. To find out more contact the registrar on 9298 9100 or by email.

Why Year 5?

 

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