Year 5

Year 5

In Year Five, we strive to deliver a challenging, stimulating and safe environment for students to learn. We work to achieve this through an engaging delivery of the curriculum where students have choice as well as understand the direction of their learning. Our school values of Respect, Friendship and Doing Your Best alongside the student-selected trademarks are the foundation of the work that we do with our students. We endeavor to work with our families by communicating effectively and regularly to inform of students’ successes, goals and challenges. We value and support our extra curricula activities including Stephanie Alexander Garden and Kitchen program, community sports, excursions, clubs and camps. The Year Five team will, actively engage and guide all students to achieve their personal best in all learning areas.


As we continue to make great progress as independent, self-motivated writers we will be adding Expert Sessions into the mix. Each of the Year 5 teachers will be running a series of lessons focussed on a different style or genre of writing. The students will move between the two pods to explore poetry, movie reviews, journalism, science fiction and much more. This will be a chance for students to dive deeper into a style of writing that interests them; looking at purpose, form, revision and publication of their work under the guidance of an expert teacher. We will also continue our Writer's Workshops when students will follow the writing process to create unique, personal and self-directed creative pieces. Keep an eye out for examples of student work coming home and be prepared to see something new and exciting in Term 3.

Blog Archive

October 31, 2019

Vote 1! As part of the Year 5 Earn and Learn program in Inquiry, the students participated in an incursion from the Victorian Electoral Commission. Amy, VEC Educator and Inclusion Officer, taught the students about the democratic voting process in Australia. They heard...

May 12, 2019

The weather was fabulous and the kids were fantastic. Huge smiles and a great effort by all involved. Well done Torquay College.

April 3, 2019

‘Children who have pets or access to animals develop empathy, higher self-esteem, a positive outlook and are less lonely, restless and bored’ RSPCA Victoria. Our Year 5’s currently have the responsibility of caring for four furry female guinea pigs, Ginger, Lily, Batma...

March 31, 2019

Congratulations to our Year 5 and Year 6 students who fiercely competed in tennis, cricket, volleyball, basketball and t-ball against numerous schools during our Lightning Premiership school sports day.

February 25, 2019

 The Year 5's have had their first session in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. Using the fresh ingredients from the garden they cooked up a feast!!! YUM!!!!!

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Torquay College acknowledges the Wadawurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, learn and play and recognise the resilience, strength and pride of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We acknowledge the connection to land, waters and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging throughout Australia.

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