Welcome to the Senior School – Years 5 and 6!
In 2016, the TRBPS Senior School is comprised of 2 year 5 classes and 3 year 6 classes. We are very lucky to be located in a purpose built flexible learning space funded through the Building Education Revolution program (BER Federal Government funding). This building was renamed in 2014 as the Stan Oakley Learning (SOL) Centre after the former Principal. The year 5 and 6 students make great use of this learning space through small group, class and whole year level activities. As teachers, we value the individuality of each student and cater for specific needs by differentiating our learning tasks to maintain student engagement. Our learning programs involve a great deal of collaborative planning and team teaching to ensure we effectively cater for the diverse range of students abilities, needs and interests whilst encompassing all areas of the AusVELS curriculum.
All students participate in a range of specialist programs. These are Visual Arts, LOTE – Italian, Physical Education, Performing Arts and Library. ICT is incorporated into student’s lessons daily, through the use of Interactive Whiteboards, laptops and desktop computers. Teachers also regularly take their classes to the ICT lab for whole class skills based sessions.
In the Senior School, students are provided with many opportunities to develop their leadership skills. Students may choose to apply for special leadership roles such as School Captain, School Vice Captain, House Captain, Green Team Member or member of the Student Representative Council. The Year 6 students can choose a special area of responsibility which they are required to complete weekly. The students take great pride in completing these jobs; they find this an enjoyable and exciting aspect of being in year 6. The Year 5 students partake in a Buddy Program with the Preps. Through participating in weekly activities, this program helps the Prep students settle into school-life and feel more comfortable in the school yard, as well as creating very special and memorable friendship connections.
Interschool Sport is another very exciting part of entering the Senior School. Students participate in a wide variety of sports throughout the year, learning about the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and commitment to a team whilst improving their skills in their chosen sport.
Students participate in a range of incursions and excursions throughout the year. A highlight for each year level is the camp program. The year 5 students will be attending a 3 day camp at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat and the year 6 students recently attended ‘Camp Marysville’ for 3 days. During lunchtimes, the students are able to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities such as, Choir, Chess Club, Drama, Tech Shed and Art Club – just to name a few!
The Year 5 & 6 Team is as follows:
Year 5 Teachers:
- Mr James Borghero
- Mrs Pip Cafiso (year 5 coordinator)
Year 6 Teachers:
- Mrs Rachel Kushnir (Year 5 &6 Team Leader)
- Ms Diane Nevitt
- Mr James Ireson (year 6 coordinator)