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Principal's Message

Welcome to Footscray City Primary School

Our motto is ‘Learning Together’ and our school provides a diverse, challenging and supportive learning environment with high expectations.  We learn together, in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Our school values are the basis of the actions of the whole school community – Care, Excellence, Fairness, Honesty and Respect.


The primary school years provide the foundation for children’s learning and we provide an engaging and stimulating learning environment in which this can occur. The focus of our teaching and learning is to optimise literacy and numeracy outcomes. International research clearly shows that literacy outcomes are one of the greatest determinants of student success beyond primary school, this knowledge drives the successful teaching approaches implemented.


Specialist programs offered include Art, LOTE (Chinese), Music and Physical Education. 


All of our children are involved in a range of activities that supplement the learning they do in the classroom – camps, excursions, sporting opportunities, music and art programs, and lunchtime clubs and activities. 


Whole school events such as Friday Market, book week, literacy and numeracy week, and the bi annual Fest and Art Shows, are opportunities for parents, staff and students to work together.  The school is well supported by an active parent community and the subcommittees of our school Council, and the Parents and Friends Association are avenues for parent involvement in the school, as are our working bees and classroom helper program. Parents have opportunities to assist with camps, excursions, sports teams, special days and general classroom assistance.


A look at our website or Facebook page will give parents an idea of the many programs and events that make FCPS the unique and exciting school that it is.


I welcome your enrolment in our school and look forward to developing a valued and positive relationship with your child and you.




Jessie Hand