About Us - Principal's Welcome

I am proud to be the Principal at Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School, a hidden gem in a wonderful community.

At Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School our community works together to support all students to achieve their full potential.

We provide opportunities for students to engage with our local community and to appreciate and respect the beautiful surrounds of Upper Ferntree Gully.

Learning at our school is about getting to know our students as individuals and helping them achieve their goals in all areas. Together with our parents, we support our students to have well developed literacy and numeracy skills and to be curious and inquisitive into the world around them.Our sustainable approach is a highlight of our school with students enjoying the responsibility of running their own Produce Market using the produce that they have grown as well as taking care of our turtles, chickens and the environment around them. We pride ourselves on offering approaches to learning that are varied and incorporate hands on, oral language and technology as skills and resources.

Our school values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Resilience are a focus for helping our students to become respectful members of the community that work together, support one another and have the courage to face any challenge both in their learning and in the community beyond.

Our continuing aim is to work together with families to develop young people who are ready to face challenges now and in to the future.

Tabitha O'Brien