Wurun Senior Campus

Announcement of name for the new senior secondary campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School (formerly the Gasworks campus) We are delighted to let you know that Wurun Senior Campus has been announced as the name of our new senior secondary campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School. Wurun Senior Campus is located on the traditional…

Principal’s Report August 2021

Dear students, staff, parents, guardians and carers Amidst the turbulence of our times, I want to express a heartfelt appreciation of our school community. Many people, not least myself as the Principal, are realising the true value of schools, not only to provide education, but also to bring people together and to support individuals. The UNESCO Report,…

Senior Program Information Night Webinar

Please find a recording of the webinar event that took place on Tuesday 3rd August. This recording outlines our Senior Program, subject selection support, the differences between VCE and VCAL certificates, and how VET subjects support both certificates. Thank you to all Year 10 families from Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School who attended. We…

Design Talk

We hosted a virtual School Design Talk on 22 July 2021. This included showing a video with design insights, and campus principal Chris Millard hosting a live Q&A webinar. Our presenters answered pre-submitted questions on topics ranging from subjects to be offered, teaching styles, specialist facilities, the food and café precinct, 21st century learning skills, independent learning, university-style settings, learning environment types, outdoor space,…

2022 Senior Program Guide

Dear students, parents, guardians and careers, Welcome to Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School’s Senior Program Guide for 2022. In a new exciting chapter for the partnership, in 2022, all classes for all Year 11 and 12 subjects will now be based at our shared senior campus, located at the old Fitzroy Gasworks site, in Queens…

Tutorial classes – Career Talks

In Year 11 and 12, students have tutorial classes which aim to improve individual academic skills, broaden student knowledge and support their regular subject program. “Career Talks” have been devised to inspire students, broaden their thoughts about work and provide a meaningful part of the research process that all students in Year 11 and 12…

Literacy at FHS

Throughout 2021 Fitzroy High School has been taking strides towards articulating and realising its vision for literacy. Grounded in the school’s values, the vision for literacy captures our commitment to creating learning experiences that support, engage, and challenge all students.  To facilitate this work, teachers have participated in a range of professional learning focussed on…

Sports Report

Throughout remote learning sports introduced a virtual challenge where students participate and even competed to log their bike rides, runs, walks or roller skating/skateboarding.   Congratulations to all participates in particular: Joseph C who biked over 550km throughout the challenge Ella L who run over 250km throughout the challenge Murray H who run  180km and…

Community Awards 2021 Young Citizen Of The Year

The Yarra Community Awards honour the everyday heroes who make outstanding contributions to our community. https://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/news/2021/11/15/community-awards-2021-young-citizen-of-the-year Special mention… A special mention goes to Korpo S. Korpo is an up-and-coming social justice warrior who uses art to campaign on racism and indigenous rights, including the Black Lives Matter movement.

VCAL 2021 Highlights

This year our VCAL students demonstrated flexibility and resilience throughout remote learning; completing a series of tasks and projects at home, via video conferencing, and in the classroom. Our Intermediate and Senior students participated in the Young Changemakers program, where they were allocated $30K of philanthropic funding to distribute across six local social enterprises. They…

Transformative 20 Mathspace Award

Fitzroy High School is one of twenty schools recognized nationally in the annual Mathspace Transformative 20 awards, set up to recognize schools “who are exploring new and innovative ways of incorporating technology into maths education and helping students to be the best they can be.” https://mathspace.co/au/transformative20/winners?year=2021&category=teacher VNI’s quote on the awards page: “This awards and…

Academic achievement beyond the expected!

In 2020 Geordie Kidd (class of 2019) submitted his 2019 Extended Investigation thesis “Close to the Edge: Exploring the Global Hip Hop Diaspora” for consideration by the Australasian Review of African Studies (published by the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific). His paper, written at the age of 17, was peer reviewed, accepted…

Schools for Climate Action in Yarra

The City of Yarra has a new ‘Schools for Climate Action in Yarra’ webpage. The page includes a video of the first Yarra Schools for Climate Action Network event which was held at the Collingwood Children’s Farm in April this year.  Fitzroy High School, along with four other high schools in Yarra make up this network, coming…

Resilience In Our Teens Parent webinar

Parentshop is pleased to announce a new webinar for parents, Resilience In Our Teens – a program to assist parents to reduce teen anxiety and build resilience in teenagers. This may be of interest to you and your network, particularly in these anxious times. Recent research has revealed that cognitive behavioural based, parent-led interventions can be…

Sir David Attenborough and the BBC need your help!

Fitzroy High School was recently contacted by a researcher at the BBC Natural History Unit working on the upcoming documentary series ‘Planet Earth III’ which will be narrated by Sir David Attenborough and broadcast around the world in 2023. The plan is to film the behaviour of tawny frogmouths in the suburbs of Melbourne. The…

Help your teen make and keep friends

Lockdown has not stopped us from assisting our teens with social communication challenges to transform their lives by improving their meaningful interactions with others. Gameplan is one of the few practices in Australia delivering the highly renowned PEERS program.  We’ve just completed our PEERS for Adolescents Program for 2021!! It was a knock-out success and…