Our academically selective school is proudly multicultural; a school which celebrates diversity, tolerance and acceptance, and encourages individuals to work together to form a vibrant and questioning community with a strong sense of social responsibility.
The school exit profile articulates the vision for student achievement.
Successful Fortians will have:
- maximised their academic potential
- developed individual skills and talents across a variety of areas
- developed learning strategies to equip them to be independent, self-motivated and life-long learners
- developed emotional resilience, self-reliance, interpersonal skills, the capacity to connect to others and leadership potential
- recognised their responsibilities to the wider community
- developed a strong sense of social justice as well as a commitment to fairness and equity.
(Ratified September 2007, modified 2016, School Council Meeting)
Fort Street has contributed to Australian society by producing outstanding citizens including:
In politics: Australia’s first prime minister, Sir Edmund Barton, Sir John Kerr, Neville Wran, H.V. Evatt, high court judges, Sir Garfield Barwick, Michael Kirby, explorer: Douglas Mawson, in medicine: Dr John Yu (Australian of the Year 1996), in the arts and media: artist Margaret Preston, media personalities: Deborah Hutton, Mary Kostakidis, film director, Rowan Woods, 1999 Australian ABC Young Performer of the Year, Claire Edwardes, Olympian Marlene Mathews, and Olympic 2000 gold medallists: Liz Weeks and Taryn Woods.