Education & employment


Foster is blessed with fantastic child care, a great Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary College –  and access to a variety of tertiary education options.

Primary education

Welcome to Foster Primary School

The beautiful Foster Primary School has approximately 200 students.  The original school was established in 1872 and students come from a wide area of the district, which is served by numerous buses.

English and Mathematics are central to the curriculum, underpinned by an emphasis on Thinking Skills.  There are nine classroom teachers, four support teachers together with three SSO staff.

In 2006 Foster Primary became the only school in Gippsland to gain funding for the ‘Go for your Life Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Project’.  This garden and environmental education centre is quite spectacular, and is having a lasting impact on students and their families.

Secondary education

Entrance to South Gippsland Secondary College

The South Gippsland Secondary College has an outstanding record of achieving success for all students. Established in 1920, the College has been recently rebuilt to provide an excellent learning environment for students in Years 7 – 12.

The College motto: Nihl Sine Labore – nothing without effort – backs up a key attribute of learning promoted at SGSC. Students are encouraged 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-curricula activities offered.


Prom Coast Centre for Children is an integrated children’s’ service that offers Long Day Care, Kindergarten, Maternal and Child Health and access to a range of family support services on the one site. Prom Coast Centre for Children brings together the early learning and care programs that are offered at Toora, Welshpool, Fish Creek and Foster

Operated by Uniting Care Gippsland, the beautiful new facilities in Pioneer Street, Foster, began welcoming children for childcare and kindergarten in August 2011.

Kindergarten sessions for three-year-olds are held on Tuesdays, and sessions for four-year-olds on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Childcare, including after-school and after-kinder care and long day care, is offered at the centre Mondays to Fridays from 7.30am to 6pm. There are still some places available most days, but they are filling fast.

Purpose built for children and families, the centre also houses maternal and child health care and is the base for the Bushlink mobile toy library.

For more information, or for childcare bookings, contact the co-ordinator, Kerrie Atyeo, tel. 03 5683 9800.