Our Philosophy

Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School's philosophy is that children's cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills develop at different rates. Understanding this means we plan a differentiated curriculum with personalised learning to meet individual needs. We pride ourselves on getting to know each of our students as an individual.


Developing literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills are a priority. The school believes integrating learning across core curriculum areas provides ways in which students can make connections and enhance learning.


The school uses School Wide Positive Behaviour, Values education approach and Restorative Practices to build a safe, caring, positive and engaging learning community.


Students learn collaborative and co-operative skills, strengthening their relationships with their peers whilst building their confidence to manage an ever changing world.


Students are encouraged to become active participants in their learning, to set personal goals and become responsible for their actions. It is the belief all students are leaders and role models.


The school highly values education as a partnership of students, staff, parents and the local community.


Small schools are about community, relationships and connection. We provide the opportunity to closely monitor the learning and growth of our students in order to help them achieve their goals. We have the flexibility to adapt continuously to the learning needs of our students. Our staff and parents have a strong partnership and are passionate about our community.





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