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Forestville Public School

Forestville Public School

Students aim high, give it a go and encourage others

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School Counsellor

The school counsellor visits the school 3 days per week and is available to provide counselling support, assess student learning and behaviour, and assist teachers and parents with strategies to address a student's needs. Please contact your child's teacher if you would like a referral. 

School Values

At Forestville Public School we have a strong set of values. These values are integrated into all aspects of our school and our wider community and are underpinned by the SAGE framework which refers to:


Aim High

Give it a go

Encourage other

School Song

At Forestville we give it a go,

We aim high, cause we all know,

Encouraging each other, together we grow,

At Forestville we give it a go.


We play amongst the tall gum trees,

On the land of the Garigal,

Children in the great outdoors

Underneath the wide blue sky,

Sporting spirit makes us strong

Dance and music fill our souls

Happy faces fill our school

Cause whether we're big or small…..


At Forestville we give it a go,

We aim high, cause we all know,

Encouraging each other, together we grow,

At Forestville we give it a go.


We play in peace and harmony

Stand for loyalty and truth

We care for one another

In this place where we belong

Friends and teachers work together

We're learning everyday

Striving boldly to our future

Together we all say….


At Forestville we give it a go,

We aim high, cause we all know,

Encouraging each other, together we grow,

At Forestville we give it a go.


At Forestville we give it a go,

We aim high, cause we all know,

Encouraging each other, together we grow,

At Forestville we give it a go.


School Tours

For information on our upcoming school tours please see link: School Tours 2023

Sports Program

All students participate in sport skills lessons provided by specialist staff. This program incorporates gymnastics, athletics skills, fundamental movement skills, games and fitness. Forestville Public School participates in inter-school sport (PSSA) on Fridays for selected students from Years 3 – 6 for Summer and Winter sports. We are a part of the Warringah PSSA competition. Talented swimmers and athletes have the chance to develop further through participation in school, district and zone carnivals, with possible selection into state teams. 


The Strings Program is a valued extra-curricular addition to our school’s music program and offers students the opportunity to learn a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello or double bass) in a group setting. 

Students can join Beginner Strings from Year 1 and move on to Junior Strings, Senior Strings and Chamber Strings as they progress and competency develops.

Students are required to have a weekly private tutor session in addition to rehearsals.

For more information about our Strings Program, including instrument demonstrations and performance videos, please visit our website:


Student Leadership

Student leadership is an important feature of school life. The school provides a range of leadership opportunities for students in areas such as library sport, band, dance, debating, Student Representative Council.

Students elect the student leadership team comprising of two School Captains, two School Vice Captains and four Prefects.

This group of Year 6 students represent the school at formal occasions and assemblies.

2023 Student Leadership Team


Harrison K and Lily B

Vice Captains

Sophie E and Jett S


Emily F

Eva O

Toby W

Harley P

Student Welfare

The Student Welfare Policy reflects culture, values, policy, procedures and educational programs that develop and promote the intellectual, physical, social, emotional well being of each child. Every teacher has the responsibility for the welfare of all students enrolled at the school. Student Welfare encompasses everything that the school community does to meet the personal and social needs of the students and enhance their well-being. It involves recognising, valuing and developing each student as a total and unique person in the context of society. Features of the policy include:

  • Code of Behaviour
  • School Rules
  • Award System
  • Child Protection Program
  • Buddies Program
  • Student Representative Council
  • Peer Support Program
  • Sun Smart Policy
  • Student Leadership Policy

Sun Safety Program

Our school has a policy "No hat, sit in the shade".

Supervision of Children

Children are supervised at all play times and adequate protection and care are provided. Parents are requested to ensure that their children do not arrive at school before 8.30am and do not return to the school after they are dismissed at 3.00pm.

Swimming Carnival

Please see link for any queries regarding the Rules and Swimming Techniques of the School Swimming Carnival.

Term Account Payments

Term Account invoices can be paid by clicking on the 'Make a Payment' button at the top of the school website. Payments can be made online with Visa or MasterCard, or through Eftpos at the school office.


When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community.

Students, teachers, parents and carers, as well as members of our local community helped develop our school uniform to make sure it:

  • meets the requirements of occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation
  • includes items that are affordable, comfortable and made from easy-care and easy-wear fabrics
  • is appropriate for the full range of school activities
  •  is suitable for all body shapes.

Learn more about the NSW Department of Education’s School Uniform Policy.