Fitzroy High School Open Day

Fitzroy High School’s Open Day will be a little different this year. We will be running 4 smaller sessions. Each session will comprise a welcome presentation from our Principal and chance to ask questions to our staff and students, followed by student-led tours of the school.

To book, please follow this link: FHS OPEN DAY BOOKINGS

Note, due to COVID regulations, it is essential that you use the booking system to reserve a place, please allocate a ticket for each person attending with you.

Open day is geared specifically towards year 6 families transitioning to year 7.

School Wide Positive Behaviour Matrix

Dear Fitzroy High School community,

18 months ago some important work began around the formation of our School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPB) and it is with great pleasure that I get to introduce our behaviour matrix. 

Our SWPB matrix can be found everywhere throughout the school with large posters in every building and on every floor of the school. It is also visible in every classroom and communal space in one form or another.

The matrix is based on our three school values of Trust, Engage, Respect and it describes the behaviours we want to see. The positive behaviours provide boundaries for all members of our school community and provide a language of care which we can all utilise in our interactions with each other.

The green positive posts that began popping up on Compass will continue and are an individual  acknowledgement and part of a reward system  for students who are embracing the positive behaviours we want to see. As we roll out SWPB throughout the community positive posts will be accumulated and will be able to be converted into points for individuals and also for Advisory classes. Watch this space for updates and further announcements.

Kind regards,

Anna Pilkington
SWPB Leader
Fitzroy High School

Coding and Robotics Club

Fitzroy High School will be the venue for an exciting Coding and Robotics Club operated by Junior Engineers.

Learn coding with Python, robotics MiniTendo, Minecraft Coders and more!

Sessions will run immediately after school on Thursdays during Term 2 and during the upcoming holiday break.  See the attached flyers for cost and other details.

After school program www.jnrengineers.com.au/after-school  on Thursdays T2
Holiday program   www.jnrengineers.com.au/school-holidays  6-16 April

Creative Workers in Schools

37 creative workers have begun their placement in 32 government schools across Victoria from the start of term 1 as part of the Creative Workers in Schools program. The Creative Workers in Schools program, delivered by Regional Arts Victoria in partnership with Department of Education and Training and Creative Victoria through the support of the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative, is providing the opportunity for 150 creative industry workers to undertake a six-month residency in Victorian government schools, including special schools.

Fitzroy High was one of the lucky schools selected, and we are currently host to a professional Writer and Podcaster, Joel Martin, who is with us until the end of semester 1. Joel has been producing the Morning Bell podcast since 2014, and is working with a year 8/9/10 Excel on the creation of The Youth Vote, a podcast that aims to amplify the voice of young people in the political space. Each episode of The Youth Vote will dig into issues facing young people, and when completed the entire season will be released online using established partner networks that Joel has built up in his career.

Dave Rogers, Creative Workers in Schools Statewide Program Manager at Regional Arts Victoria, said the diversity and reach of the first stream of projects was inspiring.

“It’s a real thrill to see such innovative and experienced creative workers starting to head into schools to share their craft, talent and enthusiasm,” noted Rogers. “The teachers that we are talking to are already telling us how excited they are to host the creative workers in their
school and that there is a palpable buzz amongst the students. We’re looking forward to seeing these exciting and no doubt surprising creative projects come to life.”

If you have any questions about the project, please email Travis McKenzie:
travism@fitzroyhs.vic.edu.au

Blue Light Victoria – Blue Edge Program

Blue Light Victoria in partnership with Victoria Police, is delivering its flagship program Blue EDGE to year 9 students at Fitzroy High School, this term on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Blue EDGE (Educate, Develop, Grow, Empower) aims to build positive relationships between young people and local police members through fitness engagement.

Delivered as a before-school breakfast program, Blue EDGE is an 8-week term program, running twice weekly.


Blue EDGE has three key components:
1. Physical fitness training – where youth participants and police members work-out together with the Blue EDGE Fitness Trainer;
2. A shared breakfast meal;
3. A workshop discussion covering a variety of wellbeing and leadership topics including team building games run by police members and guest speaker presentations from community members


The Blue EDGE program pairs fun fitness challenges and team building exercises within a framework focusing on the youth participants holistic wellbeing and capacity as young leaders. The students are resourced with tools they can draw upon in various areas of their
lives. Consistent police presence allows for great rapport to be built, with ease of questions asked, stories shared and open dialogue and discussion around the topics explored. The program aims to enhance the young participants resources and capacity to actualise their potential, building solid support networks with police members and their wider community.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Acting Senior Sergeant Lloyd HANMER
RICHMOND Police Station
PH: 8690 2408
E: Lloyd.hanmer@police.vic.gov.au

Cathy Williams
Blue EDGE Program Coordinator
M: 0423 730 031
E: cathy.williams@bluelight.org.au


Blue Light Victoria aims to be the lead provider of Victoria Police youth engagement initiatives, providing opportunities through programs, connecting Victoria police and the community to achieve positive outcomes.

2021 Parent Payments

Dear Parent, Guardian or Carer
Fitzroy High School is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and we would like to
advise you of the parent payment arrangements for 2021.
Fitzroy High School Council and its Finance Committee has worked closely with the Leadership Team and
Business Manager to approve these arrangements in line with the revised Department of Education policy.

Please see the attached documents;

Year 7 Parent Payment Policy 2021
https://fitzroyhs.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-Year-7-Parent-Payments-Arrangements-1.pdf

Year 8 Parent Payment Policy 2021
https://fitzroyhs.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-Year-8-Parent-Payments-Arrangements-1.pdf

Year 9 Parent Payment Policy 2021
https://fitzroyhs.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-Year-9-Parent-Payments-Arrangements-final-1.pdf

Year 10 Parent Payment Policy 2021
https://fitzroyhs.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-Year-10-Parent-Payments-Arrangements-final-1.pdf

Year 11-12 Parent Payment Policy 2021
https://fitzroyhs.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-Parent-Payment-Arrangements-11-12-1.pdf

Gameplan PEERS Program 2021

OVERVIEW

PEERS for Adolescents is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention program for motivated teens in high school who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. This internationally acclaimed program, used in over 35 countries, was originally developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills during socialisation activities. Parents attend separate sessions at the same time and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen’s social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialisation homework assignments. PEERS may be appropriate for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression or other social behavioural disorders.  

KEY FOCUS AREAS 

Teens will learn how to: 

·        Use appropriate conversational skills 

·        Use humour appropriately 

·        Use electronic communication 

·        Enter and exit conversations 

·        Be a good host during get-togethers 

·        Be a good sport 

·        Handle arguments and disagreements 

·        Change a bad reputation 

·        Handle rumours and gossip 

·        Handle rejection, teasing and bullying 

Parents will learn how to: 

·        More effectively support your teen’s efforts at finding suitable friends 

·        More effectively support your teen’s ability to make new acquaintances and develop close friendships 

·        Foster your teen’s independence with his or her social relationships. 

WHEN 

Tuesdays at 5:00pm-6:30pm beginning at the end of April and running through to August 2021.

Please note: No sessions during the school holidays.    

WHERE  

All sessions will be delivered online. 

HOW LONG 

90-minutes intervention session for adolescents and 90-minute social skills training sessions for parents running concurrently in separate online meetings.  

FEEDBACK 

Parent participation is required. Parents will become their teen’s social coach and will participate in a session each week. Parents will receive written and verbal feedback after each session, handouts which cover the key concepts each week, and at the end of the program a summary report outlining progress towards goals and further recommendations.  

OUR EVIDENCE-BASED CURRICULUM  

PEERS ® for Adolescents 

PRE-PROGRAM ASSESSMENT 

Each participant will require a pre-program assessment session of 60 minutes. This is at no additional cost.  

CONSULTANTS 

Gameplan’s Speech Pathologists Nicole Whyte and Miranda Lake will be delivering the PEERS Virtual Clinic in 2020. They will be supported by Speech Pathology students. 

FEES 

PEERS Term Program Subscription = $2,592.00 per term (includes 2 participants: adolescent and parent) 

FUNDING AND REBATE OPTIONS 

Medicare, NDIS and health insurance 

For enrolment information, please contact Gameplan on (03) 9417 3099 or email nicole@gameplanhq.com.au 

For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.gameplanhq.com.au/social-skills-peers

School Tours

See Fitzroy High School in action. Gain and overview of the school, including a brief history, an explanation of our innovative approach to educating young people, and the results of our approach. The tour will include classroom visits to see our teaching and learning in action. Most importantly, you will get a sense of the culture and feel of the school to help you determine if our school is the right fit for your child.

School Tours will be focused for year 7, 2022 until April

Book using the below link

https://www.trybooking.com/BOOWL