Message from the Principal

Dear parents, carers and guardians On behalf of our school, I want to say a big thank you to all our students, parents and carers for your continued resilience and support during Term 3. I know remote and flexible learning has not always been easy, but through our collective efforts, our students have continued to…

Principal’s Report, August 2020

Dear families I want to thank you all for your hard work these last few months. It has been a trying time for many people in many different ways. The Learning from Home surveys that students and parents completed in June gave the school some real insights into what was working and what could be…

High-Ability Program Update

We are excited to announce we have several students who have been offered the opportunity to be involved in the Victorian High-Ability Program. This is a state government initiative in which the Department of Education selects high achieving students to take part in a series of online classes across term 4 in Mathematics or English….

Term 3 President’s Report

Dear Fitzroy High School Community, As we move towards the end of Term 3, we continue to see the amazing resilience, agility, creativity and commitment of our Fitzroy High School community as we confront the impact of the COVID-19 crisis together.  In some ways, it’s been easier this time around.  We have all learned a…

Wear It Purple Day on Friday the 28th of August

This year, the Wear It Purple Day movement celebrates 10 years. It was started following an increasing number of young LGBTIQ+ people reporting that they had experienced bullying and discrimination and as a consequence they suffered from increased levels of anxiety and depression.  Wear it Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people….

CAREERS NEWSLETTER 2020

#04  Career Exploration Time The aim of this newsletter is to give the school community an update on the current impact for Year 12 students with COVID 19 from a careers and pathway perspective, while also updating the Year 9 – 12 parents on happenings within the careers service at Fitzroy High School.   Career Conversations…

2020 review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

Dear staff, parents and carers, The Disability Standards for Education 2005 are currently being reviewed by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. As part of the 2020 review, an extensive community consultation process is currently underway to seek feedback about whether the standards are effective or if any improvements can be made….

When does gaming become a problem? New online test predicts risk of gaming disorder

Summary: The WHO recently recognized video game addiction as a mental health problem. A new online test can help detect those most at risk of developing gaming disorder. New research suggests personality traits and socioeconomic factors may contribute to gaming disorder. Source: Birbeck University of London Addiction to video games has been recognised as a new type…