School vision statement
Forbes High School delivers education for a better quality of life, through innovation, enabling young people to lead extraordinary lives.
We know young people will live longer and more prosperous lives as educated citizens accessing better health care and better jobs. Our staff at Forbes High school are courageous enough to change the way we teach and learn to ensure our students achieve growth in learning. We do this to set up our students to maximise choice at the end of their secondary career and allow them to do anything they dream.
Forbes High School is a rural 7-12 coeducational comprehensive high school that caters for a diverse demographic of 340 students which is situated on the banks of the Lachlan River. 29% of our students identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We have 4 Support classes accessed by 30 students.
We promote Positive Behaviour for Learning and have core values of Respect, Responsibility, Doing Our Best and Honesty which are reflected across all aspects of school life. We have a Wellness Hub on site that underpins and supports positive student wellbeing. We actively identify as a White Ribbon school and have both staff and students act as ambassadors.
We adopt a holistic approach to student achievement and students have the opportunity to succeed in sporting, cultural, creative and performing arts. We maintain a broad and rigorous academic curriculum and offer an extensive range of vocational courses. Our students are taught by dynamic, motivated and committed staff in a technology rich environment.
Strong community partnerships have been formed and these provide invaluable support to the school across many contexts including student wellbeing programs, vocational opportunities and shared resources.