Year 1

Year 1

In Year One at Torquay College, we love learning and always strive to uphold our school values of Respect, Friendship and Doing Your Best. We aim to build on the skills our students have already developed in Literacy and Numeracy to take the next steps towards becoming confident, competent and enthusiastic writers, readers and mathematicians. We provide individualised and highly stimulating programs including Writer's Workshop, Science and Inquiry units including, 'Living and Learning By The Sea,' 'Whatever the Weather,' 'Cultural Stories,' and 'It's A Small World,' to engage our students, involving the use of technology, hands on experiential learning and collaborative activities.

Writer's Workshop

This year we have introduced, 'Writer's Workshop,' to Year One. This program promotes a love for writing by giving our students opportunities to 'start from the heart; writing about the things they care about most and to discover the habits, tools and skills that excellent writers use.


Our Year 1 students have a really fun time exploring coding, using apps such as Scratch Jr and 'Coding With Awbie,' using the OSMO kits for iPad.

Blog Archive

August 15, 2019

During third term, Year One students are learning about Australian culture and how stories we read and write are influenced by our culture.

We will be reading stories written by celebrated Australian authors throughout the term. To date we have read Banjo

Patterson, Mem...

July 22, 2019

Things got off to a flying start in Year 1 this term with a visit from, 'The Flying Bookworm Theatre.'  The room was abuzz with laughter and cheering (along with a variety of animal sounds!) as the students watched and joined in with some amazingly high energy performa...

June 27, 2019

This afternoon the Year One’s did a fantastic job sharing their work from our Inquiry Unit ‘Whatever the Weather’ during the Torquay College STEM Expo. Many thanks to the families who were able to come along and share in the activities and experiments the students pres...

June 3, 2019

The Year One students had a sensational time at Scienceworks participating in the ‘What’s with the Weather?’ program. Our young scientists learnt some of the science behind clouds, storms and lightning whilst participating in some hair-raising experiments! The highligh...

March 27, 2019

On Friday, 15th March, Grades D6 & D8 took our Junior School Assembly on an 'Underwater Discovery' and shook their tails like 'Big Blue Whales!' Miss Wearne and Mr Craig were incredibly proud of the confidence, enthusiasm and talent our students displayed as they emcee...

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Torquay College acknowledges the Wadawurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, learn and play and recognise the resilience, strength and pride of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We acknowledge the connection to land, waters and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging throughout Australia.

45-55 Grossmans Rd, Torquay VIC 3228, Australia