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Principal’s Welcome


Principal’s Welcome

I would like to extend a warm welcome to you, your child and family to Gisborne Primary School. Set in the town of Gisborne, we boast a long and proud history of providing education of the highest quality in a supportive and
close-knit community.


Our team offer high level expertise in providing quality educational outcomes to all of our students. The teachers, supported by the leadership team, work in Professional Learning Community teams (PLCs) and strive to continually improve their practice to support the physical, emotional, artistic and academic growth of all students. Our learning community is guided by our school motto, “caring” and we pride ourselves on our supportive culture where positive relationships are prioritised as well as a continuous endeavour for excellence.

Gisborne Primary School is well known for its excellence in teaching and learning. We are a PLC Link school and provide leadership and support to other Victorian Government Schools to build on and improve their own school. The PLC Link school status means we are regularly visited by other schools from across the state who come to observe our planning and teaching practices.

We put student wellbeing at the forefront of our approach and have embedded many evidence-based wellbeing approaches to support the wellbeing needs of our students. Every class has weekly Social and Emotional (SEL) lessons to support students to be resilient, persistent and to manage their emotions. These lessons also support our students to have high aspirations and to be responsible for their learning and behaviours. Gisborne Primary School follows the Disability Inclusion approach to support students with additional needs. We have a fundamental belief that all students in our school community benefit from the positive inclusion of students with a disability.

We promote positive home-school partnerships as we understand that this has significant benefits to the education and wellbeing of all children.

We take great pride in serving the Gisborne community and look forward to meeting you.

Please contact us for tours and queries.
Warm regards,

Matthew Forrest