Rosamond Special School

Early Years program

The Early Years program is for Years 1 and 2 of schooling, for children aged between 5 and 7.

In this section of our school we ensure that each pupil’s personal priority needs are the starting point to their education, which we meet through Individual Education Plans.  All students begin learning lifelong skills to equip them to become valued members of the community.

The Early Years program comprises planned activities that promote learning, personal growth and independence as well as developing interpersonal skills, such as team work, turn-taking and sharing.  Students begin to learn the importance of taking care of themselves and their belongings by unpacking and packing their own bags each day, putting away their belongings, learning to dress and undress themselves, and be aware of personal hygiene and safety. Students enjoy numerous specialist classes such as Library, Art, Physical Education, Music and the Kitchen - Garden program.  These specialist classes happen in addition to their daily routine classes such as literacy, numeracy, inquiry topics, fine motor skills, art and "choosing time" rotations. 

The Early Years students at Rosamond School have their own fantastic range of facilities and equipment.  These include their own playground with built-in sand pit and climbing frame, a range of bikes, balls and wet play items as well as a large selection of indoor playing choices.  The students learn how to safely use a range of technology, including computers, iPads, interactive whiteboards, cameras and the Nintendo Wii. The students also have their own appropriately-sized boys' and girls' toilet facilities, as well as desks, chairs and shelving appropriate to their height.

Here are some quotes from some of the students about what they like about the Early Years program and facilities. 

  • “I love the playground.” Riley R., age 6 (July 2013)
  • “I like doing our morning jobs.” Noah K-C., age 6 (July 2013)
  • “School’s fun.” Wayne N., age 6 (July 2013)
  • “I like playing with my friends.” Hajer M., age 5 (July 2013)

 

Where is Rosamond School?

276 Ballarat Road, Braybrook 3019
PO Box 4255, West Footscray 3012
Phone (03) 9311 1511

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