Years 5 and 6

2017 marks the start of a new era at Downlands College with the introduction of Years 5 and 6 given the green light by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB) on Friday, 21 October 2016. 

Our Upper Primary cohort are in for an exciting year under the expert tutelage of Leigh Lucht and Keith Blaikie. Both teachers come with an array of skills and educational experience that augers very well for the future of our Junior school. Students in Years 5 and 6 will have access to similar curricular and co-curricular opportunities as our secondary school ie. The Arts, Cattle Show Team and sport. The students will wear the same summer and winter uniform as students in the secondary school.

Upper Hyland is currently being renovated to accommodate the new students, with more elaborate building plans for Mooney Wing to evolve over the year. When completed the Upper Primary space will comprise four classrooms, toilet facilities, 'breakout' area, office and resource spaces. New boarding students will integrate into the existing boarding houses.

Fees for Years 5 and 6 in 2017 have been set as follows:

  • Tuition $5,900 (including applicable levies)

Limited places are available in Years 5 and 6 at Downlands in 2017.

The normal application process applies, using existing College enrolment documents, combined with the payment of the Enrolment Application Fee of $75. Applications need to include a copy of the most recent end of semester school report (Semester 2 2016), the most recent NAPLAN result and a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

Interviews will largely be conducted by our Principal, Mr Stephen McIllhatton and Mr Stephen Koch, Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning. At these interviews, they will be able to expand on their vision for Years 5 and 6 and the educational benefits that will be available. 

Get In Contact

If you are interested in your children commencing at Downlands in Year 5 or 6, please do not hesitate to email or telephone our Enrolments Coordinator, Ms Merilyn Rohde:

Telephone: +61 07 4690 9555