Foundation students, join a supportive community where they begin to develop the foundation knowledge, skills and behaviours which will equip them to become successful learners. They are encouraged, nurtured and challenged as they socialize and engage in a broad range of activities.
In the classroom they begin to learn to read and write, practise speaking and listening skills and develop mathematical knowledge. They wonder, question, communicate and investigate. Highlights of our academic year include the ‘100 Days of School’ celebration which is the penultimate of daily counting; and the end of year ‘Animal Museum’, showcasing their Australian animal research project presented through their accumulated literacy and digital skills.
In Inquiry, Foundation students are introduced to the school values and encouraged to demonstrate these values through their engagement in learning and daily activities. They develop a sense of belonging to their class, level and school and make connections between home and school life. Foundation students learn how to play safely, problem solve issues and seek help when required.
Friendships are encouraged through our structured developmental play program, particularly in Term 1, where they develop social and personal capabilities to interact and build relationships with their classmates. In our successful Buddy Program, where students are matched with a Year 5 buddy, Foundations have “a familiar face” and an older friend to seek help in the playground.