Curriculum - Incoming Foundation Students

School for new Foundation students starts in the year before their Foundation year with many opportunities to come to school and familiarise themselves with the school, teachers, facilities and playgrounds.

This includes a series of Transition days where the children get to spend time in the Foundation room with the Foundation teacher and do some activities.

Below is a list of other events that are a great opportunity for future Foundation students to attend.

  • School Production - Monday 10th September 2018. This year, our whole school production 'Happily Never After' will be held at Eltham High School (30-60 Withers Way, Eltham VIC 3095). Tickets can be purchased from Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/XIER. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for school aged children.
  • Teddy Bears' Picnic - Thursday 20th September 2018. A Teddy Bears' Picnic for enrolled Foundation students will commence in the Shared Space at 9.30am and will conclude at 10.45am. The children will participate in fun activities with their Teddy Bears. Children are to bring along a snack and drink for the Picnic. A morning tea is provided in the Staffroom during this time.
  • Fairytales Activity Session - Tuesday 16th October 2018 and Dinosaurs Activity Session - Tuesday 30th October 2018. Two group activity sessions will be conducted by our Foundation teacher for children commencing Foundation in 2019. During these sessions, the children will be exposed to some structured and unstructured learning and play activities. These sessions will be conducted from 9.30 am until 10.45 am.
  • Parent Information Session on School Readiness and BBQ - Wednesday 5th December 2018. Lower Plenty Primary School wishes to extend and invitation to all our 2019 and current Foundation parents to join us for a barbecue at our school starting from 5.30pm. Foundation 2019 parents are then inited to an information session in the Shared Space, beginning at approximately 7.00pm. All children are also invited to attend as there will be activities being run by other Lower Plenty Primary teachers. 
  • End of Year Christmas Picnic and Concert - Thursday 6th December 2018. A whole school Christmas Picnic will be held to celebrate the end of the year. Families are invited to bring along a picninc dinner. Each class will sing a Christmas song, prior to the arrival of a special guest! 
  • Whole School Transition 1 - Tuesday 11th December 2018 and Whole School Transition 2 - Thursday 13th December 2018. The Whole School Transition Program enables students to move into their new classroom to familiarise themselves with their classroom teacher and peers for the following year. Students will be involved in a range of classroom activities. Sessions will run from 9.00am until 11.00am. Students are asked to bring along a fruit or vegetable for our 'Brain food break' and a bottle of water.
  • 2019 Foundation Commencement - Thursday 31st January 2019. In 2019 the Foundation students commence their schooling on Thursday 31st January at 9.00am and will be dismissed at 1.00pm on that day. The same attendance arrangements apply until Friday 1st February. Foundation students do not attend school on Wednesdays during February and for the first two weeks of school (February 4th-15th), and are dismissed at 2.45pm.