About Us - School Profile

Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School has a long history in the area having been founded in 1916 and located originally in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. In 1963 the school moved to its current site in Talaskia Road and in 2008 a complete rebuild was officially opened.

Our school is part of the Knox Network of Schools and also particpates in the Dandenong Ranges Network of schools (DRN). The strong collegiate group provides support in professional learning for staff and offering programs across schools. We are one of six primary schools and feeder secondary school forming the Upwey District Education Cluster (UDEC) within the Dandenong Ranges Network.

The school is organised into three areas Junior (Foundation, 1 and 2), middle (3 and 4) and upper (5 and 6). Classes are all straight classes except for year 4, 5 and 6.A specialist program comprising of Japanese language, Physical Education and Visual Arts complete a comprehensive curriculum program. Extra curricula activities include participation in instrumental music, performing arts, choir, UDEC Arts Festival, GATEWAYS and sporting opportunities.

We are fortunate to have two sister schools in Japan and offer the opportunity for students to participated in the inaugural UDEC primary school Japan homestay.

Special assistance is provided for students with classes in literacy and numeracy (MultiLit and Quicksmart Literacy and Numeracy), educational aides support classes for children with particular needs, as well as extension programs for children with special talents.