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To be an engaging and inclusive learning community where students are confident, creative, curious and lifelong learners.
Respect: We respect ourselves by valuing who we are and doing our personal best. We respect others by treating them fairly and in the way we would like to be treated. We respect our community by being inclusive/friendly to others and taking care of our environment.
Integrity: We are honest with each other. We are accountable for the decisions we make. We own up to our mistakes.
Resilience: We accept feedback and use it for improvement. We bounce back when things just don’t seem to be going right. We make an effort to make things right again.
Teamwork: We make sure that we contribute. We make sure that we encourage and give others the opportunity to contribute. We work together to achieve the best we possibly can.
Set in a beautiful and serene environment. Nestled at the foot of the mountains we enjoy the bushy environment and take great care in ensuring that we respect our surroundings. Our students enjoy rich learning environments, spacious classrooms and working spaces that promote flexibility and creativity.
Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School is a school where the community supports one another. Together staff, parents and students are committed to providing a learning community that ensures all students have the best opportunities to reach their potential. We are committed to students achieving in all areas of school life with a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy. Our Inquiry learning approach provides the opportunity for students to solve problems, research and develop deep understandings.
Our Oral Language Centre in Foundation provides students in their first year of school the opportunity to engage in a rich learning environment that promotes problem solving, questioning, discussion and role play.
Student leadership is a highlight of our school. Our students have the opportunity to be involved in Junior School Council, to be House Captains and School Captains. Students do a fantastic job of running Monday morning school assemblies from start to finish. The Enviro Club offers students the opportunity to be involved in promoting Sustainability around the school. Our Produce Markets give students the opportunity to use our grown produce to cook with and sell to our local community. The money raised goes back into our vegetable gardens.
Our Literacy Programs cater for all students who need support with basic skills in reading. The program is designed to be used with individual students, on a one-to-one basis. The program is based on research that shows that the most effective intervention is systematic and intensive. It incorporates explicit instruction in three main areas: phonics, sight word recognition and supported book reading. Our Speeech Therapy Assistanat program supports students who have targeted speech needs.
Other intervention programs and services include Speech Therapy, Educational Psychologist and visiting psychologist and Social Worker.