Virtual School Tour

Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, we have not been able to conduct our school tours, Open Day and Information Evening for prospective families throughout Term 2 as we normally would. Prospective families, particularly those with children beginning their secondary education next year, are invited to watch this video and come on a virtual tour…

Principal’s Report April 2020

Dear students, staff and families Thank you for your ongoing support and communication during these unprecedented times. I hope that, in general, you are traveling well, and enjoying time with each other, especially in this cold weather where working from home can provide warmth and comfort. Remote Learning As promised in the Compass post before…

Mental Health – what teachers should look for

Andrew Fuller Some young people have been living an online lifestyle for years. This means that while some kids are thriving without the pressures of attending school, others are unravelling & facing mental health concerns during challenging times. Teachers have been asking about the signs that might indicate they should be more concerned about a…

COVID-19: List of resources

GENERAL TIP SHEETS/ADVICE Australian Psychological Society- ‘Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety’ Beyond Blue: From toddlers to teens: How to talk about the coronavirus Black Dog Institute- ‘Reassuring your children about the unknown’ Emerging Minds- ‘Communicating with your children about COVID-19′ Family Education – Learning at Home Resources for the Covid-19 outbreak SELF-CARE FOR TEACHERS,…

CyberParent through Australian Multicultural Foundation

The Australian Multicultural Foundation has launched a web app called CyberParent which encourages safe and healthy internet use in Australian homes.  Created with development partner Liberate eLearning, CyberParent equips parents with the knowledge and confidence to identify early warning signs and seek appropriate support from Australian service providers. CyberParent covers topical issues such as: Internet…

CAREERS NEWSLETTER 2020

#02 Career Exploration TimeJust like that Term 2 is over and we are looking at the second half of the school year and what career support is in place to help our young people develop a sense of purpose, direction and career clarity! The next term is one of the busiest of times for careers…

Italian Language Assistant

Fitzroy High School has been successful in receiving an Italian Language Assistant for Semester 2, 2020. This year there will be twenty locally based assistants across schools in Victoria who will support qualified language teachers to provide authentic language and cultural experiences for students. Language assistants can use traditional and contemporary language and culture to engage…

Fitzroy Gasworks Senior Campus: A new Senior Secondary Campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School

Thursday, 18 June 2020FITZROY GASWORKS SCHOOL CAMPUS A STEP CLOSER FOR FAMILIES Families in Melbourne’s inner north are a step closer to having a new senior secondary college campus. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today released designs of the new Fitzroy Gasworks School’s façade and announced early site works…

Update on FHS Dress Code Policy Review

June 2020 Background In late 2019, the Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective wrote to the School Council to voice a number of concerns about the school dress code and request a review of the dress code policy.  The School Council considered the issues raised and agreed that it was timely to review the school dress…

Victorian Chief Health Officer message to parents

I am writing to Victorian parents, carers and students today to seek every family’s support in slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria. As the school holidays approach, we can’t ease up on looking after ourselves and our families. The only thing between us and a second wave is what we do next. Wherever…

The May 50K – Leave Your Limits Behind

Each May, MS Research Australia conducts the May 50k, individuals and teams run or walk 50 kilometres throughout May to raise money for vital MS research. Fitzroy High School would like to say a huge well done to our 12X students Harriet, Tallulah, Luka, Stella W, Julia and advisor Lucy for collectively running and walking…

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Fitzroy High School and Collingwood College’s Year 12 Theatre Studies class presents a digital interpretation of Tom Wright’s adaptation “Picnic at Hanging Rock”, premiering Thursday 18th of June! On a summer’s day in 1900, three Australian schoolgirls on a picnic expedition to the remote Hanging Rock abscond from the group. They are last seen heading…

HoL activity: Soft bear project

Be safe, have fun, take photos/notes to complete your HoL@home Folio and share with your HoL team. Reminder: as part of your planning use the HoL@home JSA to identify risks to keep this activity safe, and email Penny with your completed work: pennys@fitzroyhs.vic.edu.au Please click here for the HOL@home Safety Analysis template Description:Create a soft…