About Us - Our Philosophy

Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School's philosophy is that children's cognitive, physical, emotional, social skills and abilities develop at different rates and understanding this means we plan a differentiated curriculum with personalised learning to meet individual needs. Developing literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills is 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 the values 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 a future 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.