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Principal's Welcome

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We are “Proud to Belong” to our community and have an active P&C Association and School Board. We enjoy the support of our parents, carers and community.

We use the Leader in Me program as the basis of student development and our students are encouraged to perform to the best of their abilities.

Colin Chisholm, Principal

About our school

At Glen Forrest Primary School our vision is to develop a teaching and learning environment that provides innovative and contemporary teaching practices, to enable all of our students to reach their individual potential and be healthy and supported. 


We were first established in 1891 under the name Smiths Mill and then renamed in 1915 as Glen Forrest Primary School. We cater for almost 200 local families and have close binds to our community, educating local students for over 125 years.


Our students are central to all our decisions. Our teaching and learning are based on latest best practice, including whole school plans in numeracy and literacy which provide the framework for our teachers to plan and teach from.

We constantly strive to improve in all we do to provide the best possible education for our students and our motto is 'Proud To Belong'.


To develop leaders one child at a time.


To foster a partnership of students, parents, carers and staff members to achieve the best educational and social development outcomes for all.

The Leader In Me Program

At Glen Forrest Primary, we run the Leader in Me program. Through this program we aim to instil the following qualities so our students will become the leaders of tomorrow.


The Leader In Me program is based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Habit 4

Think win-win:

'I win, you win, we win.'

Habit 1

Be proactive:

'I'm in charge of me.'

Habit 5

Seek first to understand then to be understood:

'Listen first, then talk.'

Habit 2

Begin with the end in mind:

'Have a plan.'

Habit 6


'Together is better.'

Habit 3

Put first things first:

'Work first, then play.'

Habit 7

Sharpen the saw:

'Balance is best'

Our school culture is also based on these habits.

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