Welcome to Foundation
The Foundation year is the start of an exciting educational journey. We provide a safe and stimulating environment that nurtures and promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of each student.
The children are engaged in ‘hands on' learning experiences to develop their early literacy and numeracy skills and introduce knowledge in all areas of the Victorian curriculum . We celebrate 'One Hundred days of school' with special activities and a dress up day.
Our Foundation students have a Year 6 Buddy. The Buddies help the Foundation students to settle into school and visit them in their classrooms to help with their learning.
Discovery Learning sessions commence in term three, where students explore, create and investigate tasks together.
We offer many interesting incursions and excursions that link to the main area of investigation for the term. Science learning investigates Weather and the Night sky (Earth and Space), the needs of Living things ( Biological) Materials (Chemical) and How objects move (Physical). Technology learning investigates Push and Pull with toys. History learning investigates My personal history and Family traditions and celebrations. Geography learning investigates Weather and Local places. Health learning investigates All about me.
Our school student well being program is the 'Resilience, Rights &Respectful Relationships" program. We use mindfulness strategies to develop resilience and confidence.
Our 'Swim and Survive' program at the Monash Aquatic centre is planned, as learning to swim well is an essential survival skill.
Other activities will be placed on the Foundation blog, as they occur.
Parents are most welcome to help in our classrooms, in the library, on excursions and camps and on our parent group committee and School Council committees.
All parents who assist in any way must have a Working With Children Check. This card must be presented at the office when parents sign in
Literacy activities- to use at home:
Word Lists - alphabetical in groups