Foundation Term 1 Newsletter

Dear Families,

Welcome to Barwon Heads Primary School – some of you for the very first time! The Prep team are very excited and feel extremely privileged to be a part of your child’s first year of school. The Foundation year will be a busy and exciting one for your child as they establish new friendships, routines and become familiar with the school’s culture and environment.

As your child’s learning and happiness is of the upmost importance to us, communication is key in our classrooms. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions, concerns or if you wish to notify us of any circumstances that may impact on your child’s education or well being. Alternatively, we are happy to meet with you before or after school, however an appointment will be necessary for extended discussions (as things can get a bit busy at these times). We will also communicate by using Class Dojo, Compass, phone calls and conferences throughout the year.

Our emails are…

Prep A: Mr Kelvin Harris –

Prep B: Ms Raelee Wilding –

Prep C: Mrs Sharna Renfrey –

We look forward to watching your child learn and grow. By working together, we can help your child to have a successful year!


Foundation Team



Pick up: Please collect your child from just outside our classroom. We will remain with your child until we know that they are safely in your care.

Pick up times:

Week 2 – Wed 7th Feb to Fri 9th Feb – 1:30pm pick up

Week 3 – Mon 12th Feb to Thurs 15th Feb – 3:20pm pick up and Fri 16th Feb – 3.30pm pick up.

Week 4 onwards – 3:30pm pick up

Brain food: To keep our brains active and ready to learn, we will be having a small break in the morning. We ask that you pack your child a small snack to eat at this time (in the form of fruit or vegetables – no nuts please!).

Snack for recess: Please pack a healthy snack for your child each day. The snack should be something they are able to open independently.

Lunches: Lunches won’t be required for the first three days of school as your child will finish at 1:30pm. Beginning Monday 12th February, your child may either bring their lunch from home or lunch orders are available. (Sushi – Fri, Sprouts Online – Wed, Thurs & Fri)

Shoes: Securely tied in double knots at the beginning of the day. Velcro saves a lot of fuss.


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