Footscray Primary School
Learning for Living - Corner Geelong Road and Barkly Street, Footscray, 3012, Phone: (03) 9687 1910
Vision and Mission

Footscray Primary School: An Authorised International Baccalaureate -
Primary Years Program World School

At Footscray Primary School, our central purpose is "Learning for Living". Our IB Primary Years Program is central to building cultural respect and understanding. This is a multi-layered curriculum which develops knowledge, skills and intercultural understandings, and also fosters important attitudes and approaches to learning for the twenty-first century.

We offer a host of dynamic programs including play-based learning in Prep, African drumming and our Vietnamese bilingual immersion program. We value each student as an individual with a unique mixture of skills and talents. Our aim for our students is for them to develop the confidence they need to thrive in our fast-changing world.


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From the Principal

At Footscray Primary School our focus is on the students as individuals and we believe that success is key to learning throughout life. Every student is unique and they have a mixture of skills, talents and abilities. We want every student to develop the confidence they need to succeed and be confident in a fast-changing world.

We welcome international students to our school. We offer an international curriculum and have recently undergone our IB Evaluation of the Primary Years Programme. You can read more about our International program here. Footscray is a culturally diverse area of Melbourne located 5 km from the CBD. More information about the dynamic area of Footscray can be found here. If you have any further questions about our school please CONTACT US.

Parents of International Students seeking more information about studying in Victoria please go to the Victorian Government International Student Program.

Our website will give you a flavour of life at school but nothing compares to a personal visit. Read more about us, here on these pages, but also give us a call on 9687 1910 to arrange an individual tour at a suitable time. I look forward to meeting you.

- Mr Philip Fox.

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This school is part of the Victorian DEECD, trading as Victorian Government Schools CRICOS Provider No. 00861K.

"Greening the Block"

Discussion of the options for refurbishment to the school oval. School Council is seeking community input on the project decision. Please read the Discussion Paper (click here) and respond to our survey HERE or respond to the note sent home with families.

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