Department of Education

Years 1 to 6


Year 1 is for children turning six years of age by 30 June of the year they start Year 1.
Year 2 is for children turning seven years of age by 30 June of the year they start Year 2.
Year 3 is for children turning eight years of age by 30 June of the year they start Year 3.
Year 4 is for children turning nine years of age by 30 June of the year they start Year 4.
Year 5 is for children turning 10 years of age by 30 June of the year they start Year 5.
Year 6 is for children turning 11 years of age by 30 June of the year they start Year 6.

Your child will learn an amazing amount during their years at primary school.

Academically the main focus is on literacy and numeracy so your child learns to read, write and understand mathematics. Many schools have specialist literacy and numeracy teachers to help children develop these skills.

What children learn at primary school covers eight broad areas: English, mathematics, science, society and environment, technology and enterprise, languages, the arts, and health and physical education.

Your child will also develop knowledge and skills in science and technology through programs that build on their natural curiosity and foster inquiring minds.

Students in school vegetable gardenIf your child seems particularly capable and committed to their learning, they may wish to apply for the Primary Extension and Challenge program (PEAC).

Through civics and citizenship education, your child will learn about the history and traditions at the heart of Australia’s democratic society.

Your child’s primary school teacher is trained to inspire, motivate and build confidence in your child and work with you in partnership to ensure your child thrives at school. The teacher will welcome your comments and concerns and will keep you updated on your child’s progress both informally and formally through the school’s reporting process.

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