The biggest challenge for schools today is the same as in the past – how to best prepare young people for the future.
Today that future is arguably less certain than in the past. Young people will be required to solve problems we don’t yet know about, take on careers in fields that are not yet imagined, and face emerging issues concerning the environment, the use of technology, and the processes of
The Human Condition:
The Balance of Curiosity
Where: Fitzroy High School
When: Wednesday the 7th and Thursday the 8th of December
Bookings Essential: 9488 1900 (front office)
Event Poster: View
We invite you to explore this wonderful and unique installation that will give you an insight into the ideas of balance and curiosity.
The Human Condition is a student created, run and produced installation that explores the ideas of who we are. Our team have been given the opportunity to work with a range of artists in order to create multiple representations of common questions and insecurities. As an audience member you will be required to open your mind and explore the complexity of the human mind.
This project is a way for the students of Fitzroy High School to explore and create. The balance of curiosity is an original theme that the students came up with that they could work with in any way that they chose. In this limited time installation the students have worked together to create several different experiences with the help and support of other students, creators and teachers.
Roy Meuleman (Director)
In association with Barking Spider Visual Theatre
FHS Music Night Live @ The Spotted Mallard - 6 DEC
FITZROY HIGH SCHOOL
Hands on Learning Pizza Oven & Planter Boxes - NOV
Pizza Oven and Planter Boxes
As part of the City of Yarra sustainability grant, students from Hands on Learning helped to design and build a pizza oven and planter boxes near the canteen and outdoor seating area at the back of the school. The planter boxes include fruit trees and herbs and are designed to be self-watering.
Students enjoyed the experience:
“Mixing concrete was fun”
“Brick laying was so fun, I love brick laying”
“It was a really good experience”
“I enjoyed helping make the planter boxes – we worked well as a good team”
Thunderstorm Asthma: Supporting Students
Thunderstorms have been linked to epidemics of asthma, especially at the end of Spring, when grasses are flowering.
An asthma attack can be life threatening. Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call 000.
Anyone with a known history of asthma is at risk of experiencing an exacerbation of their usual symptoms at this time.
In addition, people who do not usually experience symptoms of asthma but have a history of allergies may be at increased risk.
The common signs of asthma are difficulty in breathing (gasping for air), chest tightness and wheezing.
If a child's condition is deteriorating, parents or guardians should seek urgent care. Signs of rapid deterioration include little or no relief from a reliever inhaler, inability to speak comfortably, or lips turning blue.
People with asthma should continue to use their usual medications. Where possible, stay inside when the weather is windy with high pollen counts or dust.
If a child is experiencing symptoms, notify their parents immediately (if you require advice, call Nurse on Call in the first instance, 1300 606 024).
If the child's symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing, call 000.
For any child having an asthma attack, follow the instructions in their Asthma Care Plan (required for any child who has asthma, under the Department's asthma policy). If an Asthma Care Plan is not available, follow the four-step asthma first aid, which is:
1. Sit the person upright and give reassurance – do not leave them alone.
2. Without delay, give the person four separate puffs of their blue/grey reliever medication (such as Airomir, Asmol, Bricanyl or Ventolin). If using a puffer (like Ventolin or Asmol), this should be taken one puff at a time through a spacer. Ask the person to take four breaths from the spacer after each puff of medication.
3. Wait four minutes. If there is little or no improvement, repeat steps 2 and 3.
4. If there is still no improvement, call 000 for an ambulance immediately. Repeat steps 2 and 3 continuously while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.
For details of schools' requirements to support students with asthma, see:
For more information and resources in supporting asthma sufferers, see:
Dr Jenny Proimos
Principal Medical Advisor
Early Childhood and School Education Group
Fitzroy High School Tours 2016
See Fitzroy High School in action. Gain and overview of the school, including a brief history, an explanation of our innovative approach to educating young people, and the results of our approach. The tour will include classroom visits to see our teaching and learning in action. Most importantly, you will get a sense of the culture and feel of the school to help you determine if our school is the right fit for your child.
Bookings close at 3pm on the Friday prior to the tour date. To provide the optimal experience for all, tour groups will be limited to 20 participants. Each tour participant must have a booking.
Please click on this link to see the dates and make a booking:
http://trybooking.com/NAOD - Term 4 Tours (Priority bookings for prospective year 7 families, 2017)
I am looking forward to meeting you and showing you around our beautiful school.
Pathways and Community Leader
Applying for Year 7, 2018
Fitzroy High School is subject to enrolment restrictions and will accept 100 Year 7 students next year. In line with the Department of Education and Training (DET), North-Western Region, criteria, Fitzroy High School will offer Year 7 places in the following priority order:
- Students for whom Fitzroy High School is the designated neighbourhood government school (closest school to permanent residence).
- Students with a sibling at the same permanent residence who are currently attending Fitzroy High School.
- Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds, where it is not provided by the student’s nearest government school.
- Any other offers will be made to students in order of closeness of their permanent residence to the school.
We advise families to place Fitzroy High School as their first preference on the DET Application for Year 7 Placement Form, provided by your primary school.
CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)
CAMPS, SPORTS and EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)
School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors, excursions encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works and sports teach teamwork, disciplineand leadership. All are part of a healthy curriculum. CSEF will be provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.
The annual CSEF amount per student is: $125 for primary school students $225 for secondary school students
MORE INFORMATION For the CSEF application closing dates and more information about the fund visitwww.education.vic.gov.au/csef. Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmatesfor important, educational and fun activities. It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government’s commitment to breaking the link between a student’s background and their outcomes.