Fort Street Public School

Opportunity. Diversity. Success.

Telephone02 9247 2963

Emailfortstreet-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Parents, carers and the community

Testimonials from parents, carers and community members

"I just wanted to say thank you for the invitation to celebrate Education Week. The power of FSPS yesterday was in the immersion into student learning. The coding and Makey Makey learning demonstrated the students' ability to problem solve, fail, apply grit and laugh which is never captured in a curated display of final products. In saying this, the self-portraits also gave me great joy."

- Year 3 Parent

"FSPS is one of the sweetest memories of [my child's] childhood where he has learned to love, share and care. All the kindness and love from teachers have set up such a great role model to him on how to demonstrate a generous life full of passion and compassion."

- Year 1 Parent

 

"I thought I would drop you a note to let you know how being part of the leadership team at Fort Street, and in particular School Captain, has enabled [my child] to make great progress at high school. He is now on the high school's general leadership team... is one of only 8 that are part of the school's executive leadership team... is one of only 3 invited to attend a multi-school leaders' afternoon and is part of the MC team for the open night. So he is taking his leadership experience from Fort Street and showing his high school what Fort Street kids can do!"

- Year 6 Parent

"I just wanted to extend my sincere thanks to all of the Fort Street staff for their commitment to producing such a high-quality and entertaining concert. As a fellow educator, I know that these events don't simply happen, but rather morph over multiple meetings, a myriad of rehearsals, weekend work, lots of robust problem solving and more often than not sleepless nights! 'I Used to Rule the World' was clever, playful and empowered all students to shine and no doubt you witnessed huge growth in all learners throughout the process."

- Kindergarten Parent

"I would like to let you know just how much [my child] has thrived in her learning with the support and guidance of her teacher. Her joy for learning and appreciation for all of the activities and experiences has been so affirming for her and us. She absolutely loves school and her teacher has really been an integral part of her sense of belonging at Fort Street and growth in confidence."


- Kindergarten Parent

"[My child] is in Year 9 in high school and because of a lot of things she did at FSPS, she has become very confident. She received an award that gets her a 50% discount on school fees and this year she is also a student council member. She is outstanding in all the subjects. All of this would not happen without all of you. Thanks to all."

- Prior Year 6 Parent

"Thanks so much for all your love and kindness to [my child] thorugh the year. We still remember the first day of his Kindy, the Halloween disco and the school concert, etc. He has enjoyed so much of his Kindy life. The family are so surprised to see how joyful, happy and confident he is now, who is transformed from such a shy boy. Thank you so much for all the hard work, great effort and love you all have devoted to the students"

- Year 1 Parent

"I just want to express what all the parents watching the school performances were/are feeling: great pride in our kids and your beautiful school and staff! The school performances went above all expectations - production, performances, costumes, music, dancing - the whole lot. CONGRATULATIONS again for organising such an amazing event, you should feel very proud."

- Kindergarten Parent

"I would like to offer a few words of appreciation to yourself and to the team for three great years at Fort Street Public School. We have now returned to Bangkok and are already pondering the greatest moments we had in Australia, and "Fort Street life" repeatedly comes on top! Thanks again for contributing to this unique slice of our Australian experience, that we will always remember."

- Prior Year 6 Parent

"As many of you know, our departure is a regretful one. We are so deeply attached to this wonderful school and to all of you! All of you have made our journey through Primary School such an absolute pleasure for us and most importantly, for our children."

- Year 6 & Year 2 Parent

"We are absolutely delighted with the recognition you have given [our child] today on her Certificate. We are so very proud! We let her know that she cannot do better than be recognised for consistently acting with Integrity, being Respectful, Caring & Responsible. They are the best characteristics and values to uphold;  she is amazing and it is wonderful knowing you think so too. You epitomise the same characteristics and values and as cliche as this may sound, it is true. She was fortunate to learn from the very best, the moment she started school."

- Year 3 Parent

"My son learned a lot in your good school, he barely spoke several English words when he joined the school, and now he can speak, read and write in English. He made a lot of good friends and had a really good time here. We as a family will always keep your kindness in our hearts."

- Year 1 Parent

"We sincerely thank everyone at Fort Street for all the attention, help and support that [our children] have received during their attendance at the school. It has been a most valuable and unforgettable learning and cultural experience for both boys. We especially appreciate the multiculturality and kindness of the close-knit parent-teacher community at the school." 

- Year 2 & Year 6 Parent

 


 

As a parent or carer, you are an important part of our school community. We offer a range of services to support you and your family.

Counselling for families

The school counsellor can assist when families undergo a trauma or big change. Contact us to make an appointment. For information in community languages, see school counselling service.

Outside of the education system, free telephone counselling services are available to support families who may be going through a difficult time.

  • Lifeline – 24-hour telephone counselling service. 13 11 14.
  • Mensline Australia – 24-hour telephone counselling service for men. 1300 789 978.
  • Parent line – 24-hour advice and information service. 1300 1300 52.

Interpreting and translations

We will help you communicate with our school. If you’d like an interpreter for a school meeting, let us know and we will arrange one, if available.

If you don’t speak or understand English well and want to contact us, call TIS National on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter in your language. The operator will call the school and get an interpreter to help. This service is free.

For more information, listen in your language.

Visit the department’s translated documents section for important information that’s relevant for your child’s education in many languages.

Parents and Citizens’ Association (P&C)

Our Parents and Citizens’ Association (P&C) is made up of parents and carers, teachers and community members. The P&C meets regularly to contribute to decision-making, developing policies and management plans as well as fundraising.