In Foundation, students are introduced to rules, safety and fundamental movement skills in a range of different settings, including indoor, outdoor and aquatic. Students participate in simple games, learn to follow instructions and to remain on task. Fundamental movement skills are developed and practised during these Foundation years to improve students’ competence and confidence in their movement abilities for subsequent years.
Foundation students are actively involved in the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP). The key areas of development through PMP are: Gross motor skills, the acquisition of large scale movements and fine motor skills. Balance, body and space awareness are also developed through a variety of activities in this one hour weekly program.
In Term 3, Foundation students participate in an intensive swimming program at the local swim centre PARC. This includes 5 days of daily swimming and water safety lessons aligned with the Victorian curriculum.