Fort Street High School

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Fort Street Exit profile


Fort Street is proud to continue its co-educational traditions. We value the mix of young men and women learning together. We expect students to develop as model citizens and work towards developing individual and collaborative skills and attributes in each student.

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.

Exit Profile

The school exit profile articulates the vision for student achievement.

Successful Fortians:

  • achieve academic and creative excellence
  • develop skills and talents across a broad range of areas
  • become reflective and independent learners responsible for their own growth
  • develop emotional resilience, self-confidence and the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively
  • develop a commitment to fairness and equity, a recognition of their responsibility to the wider community and a strong sense of social justice


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.