Foundation


Welcome to Foundation 

We are so proud of how the students have settled into their first year of school.

 

ATTENDANCE REMINDER:-  Please report all absences via the website or by calling the school office as soon as practicable on the day your child is absent.

 

LIBRARY BAGS/ART SMOCKS:- If you have not supplied a named Art smock or Library bag, could you please do so as our specialist timetable (see below) will begin next week. Library bags are not the blue satchels (unless you have supplied two). The students have been given a red bag from the State Government which can be used as a library bag if you haven’t got one already.

 

TIMETABLE:- Please ensure on the day your child has PE that they have suitable uniform for active play ie. Runners.

Tuesdays both grades will have Library and Fridays will be PE and ART.

 

ASSEMBLY:- Will run on Friday at 3.00pm. Keep your eye on communication from the school website, newsletters, emails, Facebook page, Sentral app and SeeSaw for notification of any changes to the assembly schedule.

 

COMMUNICATION:- Nar Nar Goon Primary School has a variety of methods we will be using to communicate with you for different purposes. Please check and return your child’s satchel daily.

  • Information regarding connecting to the class SeeSaw app will be distributed and this will be our main avenue of communication for class specific announcements, celebrating student work and an avenue for parent/teacher communication.
  • The school Sentral app is a whole school communication portal where student absences are recorded and where student reports will be uploaded.
  • The school website https://www.narnargoonps.vic.edu.au/ is another avenue whereby absences can be recorded. It is also where families can source school program information and it is important families register for the school newsletter here. Parents also find the Facebook page a useful source of information. We also regularly contribute to the “Goon News” publication.

PROGRAMS:-  We will continue with the implementation of our "Play Is The Way" program, where students learn personal skills and explore concepts through games and activities. Students will be exposed to phonological awareness through the Soundwaves program where we will have a sound a day. We will use the data gained from our English Online Interview to formulate groups for Reading, Writing and Oral Language. Our Numeracy focus will be on Number, Graphing and problem solving and students will join our whole school Open Learning program in Term Two. Our Inquiry focus this term is History. Students will be exploring local indigenous culture and their own families, to help develop important concepts of "then and now." 

 

PARENT HELPERS:-There are many opportunities to be involved in the classroom. Our Open Learning maths program runs on Tuesday mornings from 9.15-10 am. Foundation students will join this program later in the year. We will require helpers for our reading program and Oral Literacy program which will begin soon. We will need to be flexible as situations change with regard to COVID 19 restrictions which fluctuate as the situation changes. We will send out a note to explain our Oral Literacy and reading program in more detail closer to the time. There are also opportunities to support the school through our friendly team on PAFA. (Parents and Friends Association)

 

Please remember to sign up for the school newsletter online and label everything. We are looking forward to sharing lots of fun and learning this year.

 

Kind Regards

Foundation Team

Ms Forster and Miss Watt