Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Year 5!

The students have been busy settling into their new classes and school routine.  We are looking forward to working with you to support your child’s learning as students transition to the ‘senior school’. The students have been busy with the ‘Greenvale Primary School Start-Up Program’ which focuses on understanding the school values and the expectations of a Year 5 student.

We would like to introduce you to the 2021 Year 5 teachers: Erika Borinaga, Sue McLaren, Elisa Mirenda, Brett McGinniskin and Joshua Anderson.

What’s On this Term:

Meet and Greet -These will be held on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th of February (Week 4) We are looking forward to meeting you.

SwimmingThis will be held over two weeks from the 15th– 18th March and 22nd – 25th March.


In Literacy, we will be reading “The Witches” by Roald Dahl and other texts such as newspaper articles and various non-fiction texts. In Writing, we will be consolidating our persuasive and descriptive writing skills. Our Mathematics sessions will focus on Place Value and Counting. Our Curiosity focus is “What happens when you press play?”. During this unit we will be exploring how to play games, work as a team, cooperate and develop friendships.

Pickup and Drop-offs

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, parents are not able to come in to the school grounds in the morning. The drop off arrangements are the same as last year.

Afternoon pick-ups – Parents cannot remain in the school grounds for more than 15 minutes. Parents coming into the school grounds must comply with physical distancing (1.5m between themselves and other adults). All parents are to wear a mask in to the school grounds and keep it on. If you need to meet with your child teacher, please make a formal appointment (via email or note) with the teacher and sign in at the front office.

‘Home Learning’ will consist of a Reading, Maths and Spelling task that encourages students to revise and consolidate skills that we have been learning in class. It will be handed out each Monday and is due back on Friday of that week.

Term 1 Specialists:







12:30pm – ART

Mrs Wilkes

12: 30pm – LOTE 

Signora Shembri

10:30 – Library

12:30pm –


Mrs Symons

10:00 – Library

12: 30pm – P.E. 

Mr Jordanidis


9:00am – LOTE  Signora Schembri

9:00am – ART

Mrs Wilkes

10:00am – ART

Mrs Wilkes




10:00 – Library

Mrs Barton


10:00pm – LOTE 

Signora Shembri


9:30am – Library

11:30am – Year 5 Sport

11:30am – Year 5 Sport

12:30pm – Science Mrs Symons

11:30am – Year 5 Sport

12:30pm – LOTE 

Signora Shembri

11:30am – Year 5 Sport


12:30pm – Science Mrs Symons



2:30pm – ART

Mrs Lord


Thank you for your support! Looking forward to the year ahead.

From the Year 5 Teachers