Forrest Primary School
Forrest Primary School is well-situated in the National Parliamentary Triangle with the iconic flagpole dominating the landscape. The school has an international feel with over 40% of enrolments from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
The school responds to this by providing an international style of education whereby we bring hearts and minds together to develop global citizens who will make a difference in the world. In order to develop learners who are knowledgeable thinkers and compassionate we provide a challenging and relevant educational environment.
The preschool to year 6 program is based on integrated inquiry. The program delivers the Australian curriculum it is concept driven and balances the short term and long term knowledge needs of each child and it helps children make considered choices and take positive actions that make the world a better place.
In all of our endeavours we maintain the integrity of an individualised programme that is tailored to the needs of every child. This has the effect of providing both extension and remediation as appropriate.
The school has strengthened its focus on the wellbeing of students, staff and community by embedding Restorative Practices and positive education.
Restorative Practices is a way of being, where people participate in respectful, authentic conversations to repair relationships or simply to keep the, in good order.
Positive Education is based on the work of Martin Seligman in Positive Psychology and is taught in the classroom as part of the curriculum. It helps us all learn to access positive emotions to thrive now and in the future.