Principal's Message

Christine Pilgrim

Hello and welcome. I am Christine Pilgrim, Principal of Forrest Primary School.

Throughout my teaching career, I have worked both in Australia and internationally. I have worked in indigenous schools in the Northern Territory, on Christmas Island, in Indonesia, and in primary and high schools in Sydney and Canberra. I have been a classroom teacher, a language teacher, a teacher-librarian, a reading recovery teacher and a teacher of the Indonesian language. I have extensive experience in developing children's language and literacy skills.

My career as a school principal began in Indonesia where I established a bilingual school (preschool to Year 12) called 'Sekolah Cita Buana, Hope of the World.' I have been principal of four different Canberra schools and I have been at Forrest Primary School since 2011.

Forrest Primary School (FORPS) is a preschool to year 6 government primary school that is committed to achieving high outcomes for every student. We produce global learners who make a difference in the world.

Restorative Practices

Restorative practice is an effective way of building emotional literacy and of dealing positively with conflict. Children, staff and community members are asked to deal with harm in a restorative and relational way.

The school is very much a 'community school' and has an excellent reputation based on:

  • Academic performance and achievement that is constantly improving
  • Sporting participation and achievement
  • Arts participation and achievement
  • Strong community relationships and partnerships