Forrestdale Primary School (5613)

School Overview

Cared for and respected. Challenged and supported. That's our commitment to your children.

A positive sense of self is extremely important, which is why students' wellbeing always comes first. We work on the understanding that students who feel happy, safe and a part of the community enjoy coming to school - and this leads to positive results in the classroom.

Everyone at our school - from the principal to the officer at the front desk - takes on this responsibility by building relationships with children and their parents from their very first visit to our school.

We support students to build sound social skills and achieve academic goals. They have opportunities to apply what they learn to real life situations, and our dedicated teachers put an incredible amount of effort and creativity into the experiences they organise for their classes. These have included publishing a magazine, pitching a new board game, running a cupcake stall, designing play equipment for pet mice and growing vegetables for cooking lessons. Projects like these get students excited about coming to school. Coding apps on school iPads and interactive touch-typing lessons further prepare students for life in the twenty-first century.
Our students take pride in their work, feel confident being themselves and building resilience and lasting friendships. We cultivate connections in our local community so students can make meaningful contributions to society through civic engagement and social action.

Working alongside Living Landscapes and Friends of Forrestdale, teachers take advantage of our proximity to Forrestdale Lake to instil in students a sense of responsibility in caring for the local bushland and native wildlife. Students are also involved in Dale Fest, Kelmscott Show, Forrestdale Little Athletics and Cloud 9 Club - a group that was born here at our school. Club members practise acts of kindness in and around the school including visiting the local aged care facility, distributing handmade cards and gifts, and donating fuel and grocery vouchers to young families in the area.

We regularly invite parents to give us feedback throughout the year so we can improve. Our students and staff love our little school - and so do our parents.

For more information, please visit our website or contact us at:
T: 9397 8100