I believe our appeal as a school is enhanced by our strong sense of community, the values we teach and our commitment to realising the potential of our students. Before you explore our website and learn about our programs and our passion for excellence, may I also invite you to visit the school on one of our annual Open Nights or at “Meet the Principal”, which occurs each term. We want to provide as much information as possible to assist you in making a considered decision about your child’s future.
The Forest High School founded in 1961, has a strong ethos and tradition that recognises the individuality of the learner and fosters the expectations of respect, responsibility and personal best. The Forest offers a broad curriculum choice with an excellent reputation for success in Higher School Certificate Examinations. Highly professional teachers understand the intellectual, emotional, physical and social development of our learners
Gifted and talented classes for Years 7 – 10, an academic enrichment program for Year 7 and the High Resolves program for Years 8 – 10 enhance the learning opportunities of all students. The school is recognised within the community for the quality of the work produced by students in music and the performing and visual arts. The band program in particular, has been held in high esteem for many years, students enjoying annual band tours and numerous public performances.
The Forest provides strong pastoral care programs underpinned by a framework: Positive Behaviour Engaging Learners (PBEL). PBEL provides proactive school-wide systems of support for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviours. PBEL helps teachers deliver the highest quality learning programs to improve student academic and behavioural learning outcomes.
A student population from diverse social and cultural backgrounds including international students enriches the school’s community. The Forest has a strong sister school relationship with Chiba Keiai High School in Yotsukaido City, Japan. An atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance is highly valued amongst all at the The Forest High School, creating a harmonious learning environment.
The Forest plays a key role in the Forest Learning Community of schools, a new and innovative group of schools that is strongly committed to offering its students and families the greatest choice and educational opportunities available from Kindergarten to Year 12.
The Forest High School is conveniently linked by public transport to Sydney’s central business district, the North Shore, Chatswood, Manly and the Northern Beaches.