Principal’s Report, December 2019

Dear families Timetable Changes I am writing to let you know that we are implementing changes to the school timetable structure commencing in 2020. There are several reasons for the change which are outlined in this message. The key changes are: There will still be four periods per day. Instead of 30 minutes of Advisory…

2020 Student Exchange Opportunities

 Dear Fitzroy High School communityHappy holidays from the WEP Australia team!World Education Program (WEP) is an Australian not-for-profit student exchange organisation. In 2019, we sent over 200 high schoolers on exchange to countries including Austria, China, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Spain and our newest destination, South Korea!We also welcomed overseas students to Australian communities from Victoria’s Portland to…

Mobile Phones Policy to be implemented

Dear parents, students and teachers, On October 7, the Minister for Education released a new Students Using Mobile Phones Policy under section 5.2.1(2)(b) of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, for implementation in all Victorian government schools.  Under this Ministerial Order, all schools are required to adopt a local school policy that implements this…

Italian Update

Ciao a tutti! Early in Term 3, the Fitzroy High School community launched an outstanding Italian week. Students across all year levels participated in a wide range of activities celebrating the Italian language and culture. A special thanks to Make A Scene theatre company for their engaging Commedia Dell’Arte performances, Monticello Pasticceria in Thornbury for…

VCAL – Masina Taule’alo

Masina Taule’alo, one of our graduating Year 12 VCAL students, participated in a second work experience placement at the end of November. Masina, who has passion for digital media design, worked in a small video production team at Healthily, a producer of online health programs. As part of his VCAL Certificate and VCE Media Studies,…

Eco Youth Camp

YMCA (Geelong) Camp Wyuna, situated between Port Philip Bay and Swan Bay, surrounded by native bush and vegetation, has been supporting and inspiring youth for years, by creating a safe and encouraging environment, conducting wide range of outdoor activities and education programs.  The purpose of this ECO YOUTH CAMP is for 13-16 yrs olds, (year…

The Place Debate 2020

Right Angle Studio, a urban strategy and creative agency located just a stone’s throw from Fitzroy High, on the other side of the park. For almost 15 years they have been working alongside local, state and federal government, as well as private developers, to help understand and improve lives in our cities. Next year, as…

VCAL Project

On 14th November we visited East West Child Care in Fitzroy to donate a large number of handmade teddy bears. One of our Year 12 VCAL students, Courtney Hildebrand, completed a work experience placement at the centre earlier this year, and has been working on the project as part of her Intermediate Certificate. She designed…

Italian Fashion Show

Buongiorno! Last term the Year 8 cohort participated in a fashion show organised by Vanessa, Daniel and Chiara. We started the unit of work by learning about the importance of fashion to Italian culture and history some vocabulary to name clothing items and describe styles. Our main project involved exploring a range of different Italian…

Principal’s Report – October 2019

Dear families Firstly I want to thank you all for your warm response to my appointment as the substantive principal of the school after the selection process in September. I also want to acknowledge the work of my predecessor Pauline Rice, who remains in the role of Senior Education Improvement Leader for the network, including…