Foundation Curriculum Overview

What do students in Foundation learn?

The children learn:

  • To speak to a variety of audiences and to listen to others speak.
  • To read and write.
  • To master mathematical ideas and skills.
  • To appreciate their heritage and the natural world in which they live.
  • To express themselves through drama, art and music.
  • To understand the importance of regular exercise and the development of good, healthy habits.
  • To develop computer skills.
  • To be responsible for their behaviour and learning.


English and Languages Other than English (LOTE)
Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

Number, Space, Measurement, Chance and Data, and Working Mathematically.

Knowledge and Understanding.

The Arts
Creating and Making, Exploring and Responding.

The Humanities (Economics, Geography and History)
Knowledge and Understanding, Reasoning and Interpretation

The Victorian Curriculum

The Victorian Curriculum sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.