Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the John Forrest Secondary College website. As you browse through our site you will find that we provide an inclusive, safe and supportive learning environment for all students.

The College offers a diverse and challenging curriculum that allows students to develop their talents by becoming independent and critical learners. Whilst we achieve strong academic results, we also believe that a quality education involves far more than simply academic development. We understand the important link between student wellbeing and their ability to engage in the learning process. That's why we're known for our focus on the health and wellbeing of each individual student in addition to their academic achievement.

As Principal, I feel extremely fortunate to work alongside a fantastic team of teaching and support staff. Our staff are committed to leading by example – which means we will learn as much as we expect our students to learn; we will acknowledge and learn from our mistakes; and we will act with integrity at all times.

We know that a team effort is required – between students, parents, teachers and the broader community – to achieve strong academic results. Our commitment to develop and maintain strong relationships is a critical component of our ongoing success.

I encourage you to discover the special spirit and friendly community that makes John Forrest so unique. New families are encouraged to visit the College to enjoy our picturesque grounds and learn more about our educational vision.

Melissa Gillett