It will be another two years before they're in high school, but already these students are on the way to becoming published authors.
Over two terms, the 120 students in years 5 and 6 at Turvey Park Public School researched 27 different countries in Asia as part of their geography course work.
Instead of finishing the year with a mere research project alone, the classes opted to have their worked published into a short book of facts.
Six copies have been printed as keepsakes for the school.
But for two students in the class, the experience resembled more of a homecoming tribute than a research project alone.
Zeli Chalthleng, aged 10 and Shamsia Barakzai, aged 12, both completed the task on countries of their origin.
For Zeli, that meant researching Malaysia, the country she was born in and left when she was just six months old.
"I was only there when I was born, so I didn't really remember much about it," Zeli said.
"So I got to learn about things I didn't know, like that [traditional Malay] clothes for men are called 'baju melayu' and for women it's called 'baju kurung'."
Shamsia, who was born in Afghanistan, can now add the finished work to her growing library of published works, having been involved with the creation of the school's 'book of refugee families' two years ago.
"I knew a lot about Afghanistan, but I got to teach the others about life there," Shamsia said.
"What I didn't know though is that [Afghanistan] has two national flags, I've only seen one of them."
Not shying from the potential controversies that exist in geopolitics, the countries chosen by the students included North Korea, Russia, Turkey, and Palestine.
Though a little was made of the internal political circumstances, the students instead focused on the country's cultural similarities and differences to what they experience in Australia.
Linley Elliott, aged 11, was in Zeli's group researching Malaysia.
Although she has never been to the country, the project has left her with a distinct feeling of familiarity with the cultural experience.
"I didn't know that Malaysia had something called the 'Petronas Twin Towers', but Zeli knew about it," she said.
"I found it surprising that there would be twin towers there."
While geography research projects have become a routine part of their schooling career so far, the year 5 students agree that this one impressed them with a greater importance.
"We started doing it in term one, and now it's term four and we've just finished it," Linley said.
"It's taken a long time, but it's very satisfying to see it all done now."
The project was the brainchild of teacher Anne Cowell, and she said that feeling of accomplishment was in large part the motivation for the task.
"They learnt a lot about Asia, but not only that they got to learn about the process of writing, editing, researching and making something of a high quality that is worth publishing," she said.
"I think they were really surprised to see how much goes into making something like this.
"So it ended up being more than just a geography project, we thought it would be the best way to get them to become little experts in their chosen country, so now when they see things coming up in the news or in class about the country they researched, they say 'Oh I know about that, I know where that is and why they do that'."