Foundation (Prep)

We have 2 Foundation classes in 2 large well equipped separate classrooms. Both Foundation classes work closely together and the students are mixed to participate in a number of programs.


Foundation students are supported by a senior buddy with lots of Buddy activities early in Term 1 to help them settle into school. A highlight of the start of the school year is our Whole school beach picnic at Cowes. We have a beach walk, make sandcastles with our buddies and share a picnic lunch provided by our wonderful Parents Club.


Foundation students do not attend school on Wednesdays early in the year. This is a rest day and provided teachers with the opportunity to assess each child's English and Maths abilities. Further details of the Wednesday testing schedules are available from staff. 


Weekly literacy activities include Reading groups, Writing groups and Speaking and Listening tasks.


The students borrow readers from the School library weekly and we offer the Magic Word program as part of our Reading curriculum. 


Mathematics includes weekly activities based on Number, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability.


The focus of the maths program is on developing a thorough understanding of the numbers to twenty and using mathematics to understand the world around us.


PMP is offered weekly, with daily sport and class games also each week.

A weekly Fine Motor session encourages the development of small muscles which assists the development of writing skills.


Foundation students have a weekly Music, Science and Art specialist lesson. Our LOTE is Auslan- sign language for the Deaf. Library and Health are also part of the curriculum.


We use iPads regularly to support children's learning. Computers and ICT are integrated throughout the Foundation curriculum. 


We love to have parents assist us in the classroom and rely on regular parent help to provide PMP, daily reading and classroom support.


If you would like to come and visit us at anytime please feel welcome. We have lots of fun learning in Foundation at Cardinia Primary!