Our Foundation team works collaboratively to ensure students have a smooth and positive start to their schooling life. Forming positive relationships between families and school is very important to us. The Foundation year is a vital year to establish basic skills and routines such as daily reading and fostering a love of learning from a very early age. Foundation students are set up with buddies who help them settle into school and support them throughout the year with other activities such as library and our Perceptual Motor Program (PMP).
We use a play based learning approach and PMP to develop and foster social and emotional wellbeing, fine and gross motor skills, creativity and imagination, literacy and numeracy skills.
In conjunction with this we use evidence based Literacy and Numeracy programs. In Literacy we use a synthetic phonics approach with decodable texts. This allows students to confidently sound out words at their level and achieve success.
In Numeracy hands on materials and games ensure maths learning is exciting and engaging. ICT skills are also taught through the use of Ipads and programs such as Reading Eggs and Mathseeds, along with general computer skills using desktop computers in the Lab.
In Foundation we love to have fun! The incursions and excursions we plan compliment the Units of Inquiry the students are covering that term. We want to provide them with opportunities they would not have access to in everyday life. We also celebrate the Easter Hat Parade, Mother’s Day, 100 Days of School, Book Week, Father’s Day, Footy Day, Christmas and more!
The Foundation year is such an important year of school where students learn to read, write and count. We love to create confident and happy learners.