Glen Forrest Primary School (5186)

School Overview

At Glen Forrest Primary School our vision is to develop a teaching and learning environment that provides innovative and contemporary teaching practices, to enable all of our students to reach their individual potential and be healthy and supported.

We were first established in 1891 under the name Smiths Mill and then renamed in 1897 as Glen Forrest Primary School. We cater for almost 200 local families and have close binds to our community, educating local students for over 125 years.

Our students are central to all our decisions. Our teaching and learning are based on latest best practice, including whole school plans in numeracy and literacy which provide the framework for our teachers to plan and teach from.
We constantly strive to improve in all we do to provide the best possible education for our students and our motto is 'Proud To Belong'.

At Glen Forrest we run The Leader In Me program, based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Through the program we aim to instil the following qualities so our students will become the leaders of tomorrow:

o Habit 1 - Be Proactive: 'I'm in charge of me.'
o Habit 2 - Begin with the end in mind: 'Have a plan.'
o Habit 3 - Put first things first: 'Work first, then play.'
o Habit 4 - Think Win-Win: 'I win, you win, we win.'
o Habit 5 - Seek first to understand then to be understood: 'Listen first, then talk.'
o Habit 6 - Synergise: 'Together is better.'
o Habit 7 - Sharpen the saw: 'Balance is best'

Our school culture is also based on these habits.

We are a central part of the Glen Forrest community, which plays a big part in our school and we recognise the importance of maintaining close ties.

We have a hard working, valued and committed Parents and Citizens (P&C) association that work voluntarily to provide benefits for our students and families. We also have a School Council who represents our parents and the community, who engage in activities that are in the best interests of students and will enhance the education provided by the school.
We respect the past and look to the future so we can continue to grow and be a public school catering for all.

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