Principal's Message


Welcome to Forrest Primary School and Early Years Centre. We are a unique setting offering primary schooling, a kindergarten, long day care and out of school hours care services.


We have fabulous students and younger children who are always keen to talk to visitors and to share their learning experiences.

Situated on a large site the school has extensive tranquil grounds and generally modern buildings which provide an excellent foundation upon which a quality education program can be built.


I strongly encourage all perspective families to take the time to visit our school and see how we operate and to get a sense of the values upon which our educational programs are based. Time spent in our learning spaces will enable visitors to talk to students and to learn from them what makes our learning centre so good.


At Forrest, we strongly believe that it is our responsibility to establish an environment which encourages and facilitates a positive learning partnership between students, teachers and families. It is only when we all work together that the potential of every student/child can be achieved.


Our programs are developed and implemented to meet the needs of each individual student/child. All of whom have individual learning programs that are discussed, reviewed, shared and updated on a regular basis.


The school offers a broad curriculum which includes specialist programs in Library studies, Art, Physical Education and Indonesian. There is an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy as well as Nature Based Learning. In all areas it is our aim to challenge children in a supportive way, to stimulate their curiosity and to encourage them to become highly motivated learners. Whilst this may not always be the outcome we do work closely with families and encourage them to be actively involved in the school and the day to day education of their children.


The kindergarten and day-care programs offer play-based learning opportunities for all children enrolled both indoors and outdoors. The program addresses the needs and interests of all abilities in reaching their developmental goals in a friendly and supportive setting.


Forrest PS & EYC is recognised by the wider community as a place where children learn well in a happy, calm and secure location. We are very proud of this school/centre which our children, parents and teachers have created together over many years. It is one where learners are very thoroughly prepared for a positive and productive future.


If you would like to learn more about our centre and find out more about the services we offer, please do not hesitate to make contact and book a time for a tour. You can then see firsthand what makes Forrest PS & EYC a very positive learning environment.


Rob Bennetts 

Acting Principal

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