Forest Primary is a rural school in the Circular Head municipality in North West Tasmania. Currently we have 135 students in Kinder to grade 6. The community is predominantly supported through primary industry, with vegetable growing, beef and dairy farming being the main form of community activity. 95% of our students travel to and from school on buses which service a large home area - from Smithton to Detention River and Stanley turn off to Lileah. Forest Primary has strong parent involvement, with commitment to formal groups such as Parents and Friends and School Association. Together with this we have cooperative partnerships occurring in classrooms along with our in-school aquatics program. Forest Primary is well resourced with a committed teaching staff of 9 teachers (including a fulltime Literacy coordinator) across 6 classes. Our non teaching staff total 8 and they perform a variety of roles including student support, administration and school attendant. To support our K-6 programs we have a B-4 group who meet once a week, LINK programs for pre Kinder students, and an outstanding after school care facility which is licensed for 15 students. The school has a gymnasium and swimming pool which are used frequently by students and the community. We also have a school farm and ongoing wetland rehabilitation.
“We impact on our changing world through our growing abilities and confidence to interact within it.”
Forest Primary School aims to provide equality of educational opportunities enabling students to achieve high standards of learning.
We promote quality teaching within a supportive environment.
We aim to provide all students with skills, values and strategies enabling them to become adaptable and self-reliant within a rapidly changing society.
We strive to improve our school based on data gained from ongoing assessments and student, staff and parent surveys. (Organisational Health)