A Message from the Principal

Footscray Primary School is an international school implementing the Primary Years Program. At the heart of learning is inquiry and the development of young, curious minds that have a strong desire to grow.


Hi, I'm Jen Briggs and I have been privileged with the position of Principal at Footscray Primary School.


I was born and raised in the western suburbs of Melbourne and have worked throughout my career at schools in St Albans, Sunshine and Derrimut. I have a special connection to this wonderful community as my own Nanna and her siblings attended Footscray Primary School (Formerly Geelong Road State School) in the 1930s.


I joined the FPS team in 2020 and have been so warmly welcomed by the students, staff and community. There is something unique about this school. Perhaps it is the history held within the heritage-listed bluestone walls, the large open spaces and established trees, the bright and happy faces and curious minds of the children, or the connected and engaged community that we serve. Perhaps a combination of all of these and much more.


Outside of COVID times, we are always open for visitors. In the meantime, to keep our community healthy and safe please feel free to call on 9687 1910 or send me an email at jenny.briggs@education.vic.gov.au if you have any questions.