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Welcome to Foster Secondary College and thank you for choosing us as the secondary school for your child in 2016.

Foster Secondary College has an outstanding record of achieving success for all students. Established in 1920, the College has a long history in the local community and has outstanding facilities that provide an excellent learning environment for students in Years 7 – 12. As recently appointed Principal of the school, I can assure you I am totally committed to leading a team that have a genuine commitment to ongoing improvement across all aspects of the school’s operations.

The College motto “Nihl Sine Labore” – nothing without effort – backs up a key attribute of learning promoted at Foster Secondary College. Students are expected to try to the very best of their ability in all aspects of College life, whether in class or in one of the many extra-curricular activities offered by the College. We develop independent learners who are able to self manage, solve problems, establish respectful relationships with others and take responsibility for their actions. Our core values are Trust, Responsibility and Respect. We pride ourselves on the positive, supportive and restorative approach we take to student management and wellbeing.

The aspirations of our students and their families are important in how each student’s program is shaped beginning with opportunities in Year 7 through until the senior years when the emphasis is on preparation for VCE or VET programs. Past students from Foster Secondary College have gone on to achieve outstanding careers in professional areas, the arts, sciences, health as well as farming, trades and retail. We are proud of each achievement and continue to encourage students to aspire to the future of their dreams and then to work towards attaining it. We strongly believe students at the college can achieve results equal or superior to any school in the state.

I encourage you to contact us at the College at any time for further information and welcome the opportunity to show you what an excellent learning environment Foster Secondary College provides for all students.

Matt McPhee – Principal