School Values

Together We Learn And Grow

Forest Street Primary School is a strong learning community. Working together with all stakeholder’s in a child’s education – the student, parents, carers, teachers – is the best way to achieve excellent learning outcomes.

Every child at Forest Street is valued for what makes them unique learners, and together with parents and carers, the staff here are able to help each and every child learn to the highest level.

Positive Learning Behaviours

At Forest Street Primary School we teach Four Positive Learning Behaviours from the very beginning of school. With the learning of these behaviours, students will have a happy and productive time at school. These behaviours ensure that student attitudes towards learning is healthy, and that students can get the most out of their school days. The four positive behaviours are:

Being Organised

It is important to be organised so that learning can be effective. An organised learner is a learner will have the ability to complete learning tasks efficiently and effectively.

By teaching students how to be organised at school, we are setting students up with an important life-skill that can be transferred out of the classroom and set them up well for their journey into the world.

Having a Go

The first step in learning a new skill is to have a go. Many children may be reluctant to step into the unknown – being afraid of failure or afraid of what will come. It is important for learners to take reasonable risks in their learning – this is the way they will extend themselves out of their comfort zone and gain new skills.

Working Together

Teamwork is a vital skill in all areas of life, not just while at school. By learning how to work together, children are laying the foundations of success. Students at Forest Street work in groups and teams from the very beginning of their school career – not just with other children their own age, but with children from other grade levels as well.

Staying Determined

Learning requires persistence. Students at Forest Street learn to stay determined in all tasks. Students understand that something that requires patience and persistence is always worth the effort that is put in. By staying determined in their learning, students are becoming cementing ideas and concepts, making sure they learn for life.