75 Pioneer Street, FOSTER, VIC 3960
03 5631 6000

Principal’s Message

A message from our Acting Principal Mr Scott Moorhouse.

1st April 2021

As we round off term 1 it has been great to see so much achievement already at Foster Primary School.  Our sports stars shone at the recent district athletics with Foster picking up a swag of first places across a range of age groups and events as well as several of our students earning the age champion medal for the district.

Achievement has not just been limited to the sports field with several students earning their ‘trip to the principal’ for great learning behaviours in the classroom.  These students were rewarded certificates and will have their photos on the school honour board in the main corridor next term.

Next term our school will be embarking on a crusade to ‘improve our writing’ in the junior school and ‘number knowledge’ in the senior school.  Our teachers are working hard in professional groups to use the data that is generated by each student to meet each child at their point of learning.  You may have also noticed that there are several people in our school to assist with this process. Mrs.  Diedre Zuidema who is our learning tutor and Mrs. Ruth Drew our professional learning coach are working with both our teachers and students to improve outcomes in this area and imbed a process for teachers to follow for future academic endeavours.

In very sad news our much loved wellbeing leader Mrs. Emily Purvis will be leaving us and returning to Queensland with her family.  Her assistance through the COVID lockdowns and remote and flexible learning periods has been absolutely vital and always done with a big smile on her face.  She has made so many connections with our community and students that her shoes will be very hard to fill.  I am sure you will join me in wishing Emily the best success in her new venture.

There are many people who are very generous both with time and money to Foster Primary School.  Many of whom just work away in the background and expect nothing in return.  To these people we say a huge thanks, whether it be helping classrooms, weeding gardens organising the market stall etc. etc. we are very grateful and you assist us to provide things that many other communities cannot.

In this vain, I would like this week to give a special shout out the Cassie Errey and the Foster IGA  who have organised an Easter Raffle for the school with all prizes being donated by the IGA.  Upon drawing the raffle on Wednesday the school was presented with a $1000 donation by the supermarket.  We will put this money towards an automatic drop down screen and a new projector for the BER building.  Thank you everyone for their amazing effort!

Lastly I wish everyone the best of holidays.  Enjoy the Easter break and take some time to refresh, recuperate and enjoy what our fabulous local community has to offer.  Lots of community sport kicks off over the break with Footy (AFL and Soccer) and netball getting back into full swing.  Join up as a player, volunteer or just go and watch in that is something that appeals to you.

Stay safe and as always thank you for your unwavering support.