Foundation 2025

Register your interest for Foundation in 2025 below or call 59425311 to book a School Tour.
 
Further general information regarding enrolment in Victorian Schools can be found at https://www.vic.gov.au/enrolling-foundation-prep
 
 
Foundation (Prep) 2025 Application/Enrolment Timeline
  • Submit Application by Friday 26th July
  • Notified by Friday 9th August
  • Accept Offer by Friday 23rd August
 

 

 

READINESS FOR YOUR CHILD'S FOUNDATION YEAR AT NAR NAR GOON PRIMARY SCHOOL                          

 

School readiness falls into a range of areas all of which are important in ensuring that your child has a positive start to their schooling.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT:

 

The physical skills that children need include:

  • those that foster independence and self-reliance such as, eating, toileting and dressing
  • those that enable them to join in learning at school such as, hand/eye coordination and scissors skills


SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:

 

The social skills that children need include:Enrolment 2020

  • sharing                                                                            
  • waiting for their turn                                                          
  • being patient
  • cooperating with a range of people
  • helping others

EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

 

The emotional skills that children need include:

  • being able to separate easily from their parent
  • maintaining self-control
  • taking responsibility for their actions and their belongings
  • being able to show resilience when things do not go the way they would like

LITERACY DEVELOPMENT:

 

The literacy skills that can be beneficial are being able to:                         Sandpit

  • discuss a story that has been read to them
  • communicate their ideas and their needs so they can be easily understood
  • use their auditory memory to listen to and then follow an instruction
  • use the correct pencil grip in preparation for writing

NUMERACY DEVELOPMENT:

 

The numeracy skills that can be beneficial are being able to:

  • complete jigsaw puzzles as these are great for spatial awareness
  • use measurement language such as, ‘that Lego tower is taller than that one’
  • skip counting rhymes such as "Fish Alive" in preparation for counting.

Most important of all - have lots of conversations with your child through pleasurable experiences to enable them to have a strong command of spoken language. Take them to the park, the beach, a walk in the bush, give them time to dig in the garden or sandpit and discuss what you see, feel, hear, smell, taste and touch. All these experiences and discussions help them to acquire the necessary language skills that will support them in their learning.

HAVE FUN WITH YOUR CHILD AND ALWAYS BE POSITIVE!!

 

For more information including parent tips for starting school please refer to the Victorian Education Department website using the following link:

 

Tips for Starting School

Another useful link:
Literacy and Numeracy Tips to Help Your Child 

 

Apply now to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) for 2025

The Department of Education has released a new statewide timeline for enrolling in Foundation (Prep) for the 2025 school year.

If you have a child starting primary school in 2025, it’s time to enrol. Make sure to submit your enrolment application by Friday 26th July 2024.

 

If you are enrolling the sibling of a student at our school for Foundation in 2025, and both children will be attending our school at the same time, your child is prioritised for a place at our school as per the department’s Placement Policy.

 

It is important to follow the statewide timeline to enrol your child in Foundation. Enrolling your child in line with the timelines allows us to plan our classrooms, staffing and transition activities and ensures your child has the best start to school.

 

For more information, please read about when and how to enrol your child in Foundation at vic.gov.au/enrolling-foundation-prep.


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