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 land of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people, on Queens Parade Fitzroy North, the historic Fitzroy Gasworks siteThe Department of Education and Training consulted…

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…

Headspace: Connecting and Communicating with Your Young Person – Parent/Carer Webinar

Headspace National, are presenting a webinar for parents and carers of young people. Information presented will cover: Understanding your young person, and recognising mental health difficulties Managing the challenges of parenting young people today Having better conversations with your young person Connecting your young person with the right help and support The webinar will consist…

Gameplan PEERS Programs 2022

Gameplan Education Strategies is a special educational and speech pathology practice in Brunswick East. They are currently organising their PEERS programs for 2022 – a social skills program for adolescents – and are currently hoping to spread the word in our community in order to reach out to those students and families who would be…

Dyslexia Awareness Week

October 5, 2021 – October 11, 2021Dyslexia Awareness Week aims to build an understanding of what dyslexia is and how we cansupport those with dyslexia. In fact, dyslexia can take many forms. For some, dyslexia just slowsdown the pace of reading and writing, however others experience visual interruptions, such aswords and letters appearing blurry and illegible….

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…

The Youth Vote Podcast episode 1 is live!

During Semester 1 this year, the students in our Podcast Excel worked with professional podcaster Joel Martin to create 8 episodes of ‘The Youth Vote’ – a series that amplifies the voices of young people as they converse with leading figures in the spaces they care about. The new website hosting the series (designed by…

High School Innovation Challenge

Fitzroy High School is being represented in this year’s High School Innovation Challenge on the 22nd – 24th November by the following five Year 10 students: Kiki B Zoja D Lottie G Mohammed A Sholto M All the best to our fabulous team! We’re looking forward to what will be a thrilling 3 days of STEM! Thuy Linh…