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…

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…

VCAL Micro Enterprise Unit

Senior VCAL students are currently working with external business mentors to develop micro enterprise concepts. Students have formed concept teams and are developing business ideas from the ‘ground up’ including market research, branding, financials and product development. During remote learning, students have been meeting with mentors online, and working in teams to progress their business…

CHCC looking for players!

Clifton Hill Cricket Club (CHCC) are looking for players to join our inclusive club. They currently have two women’s teams playing in Cricket Victoria’s Women’s Community Cricket Competition, as well as a junior program for the younger players. They cater for all ages and abilities throughout the club and would welcome any students, parents or…

Happy Book Week!

Book Week has been a small but enthusiastic affair at Fitzroy High School in 2021. We have had a group of students compete in the Write a Book in a Day Competition, raising over $1000 for cancer research. We are also striding ahead with the Senior Students V Staff Reading Challenge (staff are currently in…

Services and support for students and their families

It can be challenging to process and manage changes to routines and the uncertainty that comes with COVID-19 and related restrictions – including moving to remote learning.  To support our school community during this time, resources and support are available for parents, carers and families.  These resources will help to support the mental health and wellbeing of…

Free Webinar: Supporting children during lockdown 6

Hi all, Yarra Communities that Care, in partnership with By Five, Berry Street and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute are excited to invite parents to a FREE Webinar: ‘Free Webinar: Supporting children during lockdown 6 – a webinar for parents’ On: Thursday 2nd September,  2021. 7:00pm – 8:30pm Register here: https://www.trybooking.com/BTUMG This webinar is designed to provide practical…