At Fitzroy High School we have a focus on providing authentic learning opportunities for our students. We provide many opportunities for students to spend time outside the classroom, allowing them to engage in their learning in different ways.
Opportunities to spend time in the community include a visit to the Merri Creek to learn about the Koorie history of the area, a community volunteer program at Year 9, time spent in the Melbourne CBD for the Year 9 City Project or the Year 10 Worlds of Work project, and many context specific excursions to locations such as the National Gallery of Victoria, the Aquarium and Sovereign Hill.
Supporting this is our extensive camp program. Students will attend a team based camp in most years, and this program is complemented by a range of interest based camps, including an Arts/Science camp, surf and ski trips and extended leadership camps.
Students are given the opportunity to propose and organise activities for themselves and their teams. Some recent highlights include student-planned Advisory excursions, senior school formals, a Schools 4 Schools partnership, student overseas exchanges and, in 2010, a Year 10 Asia trip. We encourage our students to take a lead in event planning.
As part of the Italian program, we invite interested students to join us on an Italy trip. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who are interested in continuing to develop their Italian skills beyond the classroom.