The Forest High School
The Forest High School focuses on excellence, innovation, opportunity and success for all students. Students at The Forest are encouraged to achieve their full potential through a broad, flexible curriculum and co-curricular programs that challenge them to develop their talents and interests through academic, sporting, creative and performing arts and vocational educational opportunities. The school's strong academic focus is enhanced by innovative initiatives including: gifted and talented classes for Years 7 - 10, an academic enrichment program for all Year 7 students, a global leadership and citizenship program, High Resolves, for Years7 - 10 and a strong Student Representative Council responsible for implementing broad leadership and charity portfolios. Additional co-curricular activities include: art club, vocal, dance and drama ensembles, instrumental music, concert and stage bands, wind orchestra; professional musical tuition; interschool debating and public speaking, partnerships with universities for senior students, rotary youth enhancement scheme, job placement service and work experience program, community service program, foreign exchange visits and Japanese sister school, school magazine production team, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme and Peer reading program The school is recognised within the community for the quality of the work produced by students particularly in the areas of sport, music and the performing and visual arts. The band program in particular, has been held in high esteem for many years with students enjoying annual band tours and numerous public performances. The Forest High School has a strong collaborative working relationship with the Warringah Community of Schools and other partner schools, offering outstanding learning opportunities and commitment to our local community.The Forest provides strong pastoral care programs underpinned by a framework: Positive Behaviourfor Learning(PBL). PBL provides proactive schoolwide systems of support for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviours.The Forest has a successful international students' program in place fostering a harmonious culture of tolerance and acceptance for all. International students are represented on the Student Representative Council through International Student Representatives. The majority of Forest students proceed to university or TAFE after Year 12.