Flipping Burgers for a Flipping Good Cause

Melbourne’s food truck pioneer Raph Rashid will be flipping burgers for a whopping 24 hours straight to raise much needed funds for charity Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) this August.

‘FLIP-A-THON’ will take place at Raph’s Beatbox Kitchen Shop in Sydney Road, Brunswick and will run from 11am on Saturday 17 August until 11am on Sunday 18 August, with all purchases made over the 24 hours going directly to YSAS.

A limited menu will be on offer for FLIP-A-THON and will include Raph burgers, cheeseburgers, Shroom burgers and Vege supremes alongside a range of drinks. Raph will also be running a donations hotline for those who can’t make it to the event.

Raph will be joined by some of Melbourne’s best hospitality personalities and creatives to help run the till over the 24 hours, including Pat Nourse (creative director of Melbourne Food + Wine), Lucy Feagins (founder of The Design Files), skateboarder Casey Foley, Jimmy Hurston (Jimmy’s Burgers), wine expert Matt Skinner, and well-known illustrator and wife of Raph, Beci Orpin.

The entertainment extends beyond just burger flipping, with some of Melbourne’s best DJ’s and bands helping out the great cause, including DJ Chris Gill and Mzrizk.

“As both a father and a business owner, supporting youth mental health is something which is very important to me. YSAS has a range of programs including youth outreach and Headspace, which offer great services to young people seeking support. By running FLIP-A-THON, it’s my time to make a difference and to do something that can have a direct effect,” says Raph.

FLIP-A-THON

11am Saturday 17 August to 11am Sunday 18 August
Beatbox Kitchen
692 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056

For more information, please contact:
Karla Dawes
karla@kdpo.com.au
0414 748 030

About Raph Rashid

In 2009, whilst being completely obsessed by hamburgers, Raph decided to start Australia’s very first food truck, Beatbox Kitchen. Soon thereafter, he opened the aptly named Taco Truck, and now has a fleet of five trucks, as well as restaurants All Day Donuts, Juanitas Peaches and a Beatbox Kitchen Shop.

Great Victorian Bike Ride Trivia Night 2019

A community Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday 24 August 2019 has been organised to support the group of students, staff and parents who will embark on the epic Great Victorian Bike Ride (GVBR). Funds raised will promote inclusion by allowing a wider pool of students to access the GVBR, driving the focus of equity and access. Leftover funds may also be used to pay for contingencies and ongoing support of the FHS Great Victorian Bike Ride event, such as purchasing bikes, bike education etc.

When?

Saturday 24 August 2019
7:00pm to 10:30pm

Where?

Spensley Street Primary School
193 Spensley Street, Clifton Hill VIC 3068

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased here.

Join YPCC Today

New players at all levels of talent are welcome at Youlden Parkville Cricket Club (YPCC). YPCC has players of all abilities throughout the grades: novices, youths, veterans, former VCA district cricketers and former first class internationals.

YPCC has a well-organised and integrated senior and junior program, designed to foster the skills and talents of all players and maximise participation in our great game.

Gertrude Street Projection Festival

Fitzroy High School will be presenting work as part of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival closing night festivities. Student animations designed as part of the City of Yarra Artist in Residence Program will be projected in the Atherton Gardens area of Fitzroy this Saturday 03/08/2019 from 6:00pm.

For more information about the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, please follow this link:
https://www.gspf.com.au/

2019 Parliament Prize Winners Announced

After a record number of entries, the winners of the 2019 Parliament Prize competition for Victorian school students have been announced.

Taking out first place in the Years 7-9 category is Mungo S. from Fitzroy High School.

A total of 589 entries were received from Victorian primary and high school students from 113 schools.

This year’s competition asked students to make a video of a 90-second statement they would make to Parliament if they were an MP.

The competition judges included four Members of Parliament: Melina Bath, Chris Brayne, Brad Rowswell and John Kennedy.

The prizes will be presented at a ceremony to be held at Parliament House in September.

Congratulations to Mungo S. and everyone else who took part.

Student Exchange Information Sessions

World Education Program Australia (WEP Australia) is holding some free student exchange information sessions in Melbourne.

For more information, click this link:
https://wep.org.au/lets-talk/sessions/

Balwyn North
Address: Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, Balwyn North
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Date: 30 July 2019

Hampton
Address: WEP Head Office, 479 Hampton Street, Hampton
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Date: 7 September 2019

Hampton
Address: WEP Head Office, 479 Hampton Street, Hampton
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Date: 22 October 2019

2020 Senior Program Guide

Dear students, parents and carers,

The 2020 Senior Program Guide for Fitzroy High School and Collingwood College is now available. It can be accessed by clicking here.

This shared program guide is a symbol of the two school’s continued commitment to provide the best senior school opportunities for both student communities. In collaborating in an innovative, responsive, personalised and future-oriented senior school environment, the partnership looks to optimise student outcomes for all students.

This is a very exciting time for current Year 10 students, in the process of making significant decisions for the senior and final years of secondary school, and it is an important time for current Year 11 students, refining programs for Year 12, the final stage of the secondary school journey.

There are a number of factors to be taken into consideration. Importantly, decisions need to be made with a future-focus. A senior program needs to open up a future, which offers opportunity and flexibility. The course and subject choices will be critical to success, leading to a variety of pathways namely higher education, training or employment.

We, therefore, want to provide a range of educational options for all of our students moving into their senior secondary years. This includes VCAL, which is an alternative to VCE. VCAL is vocational and practical. It is a realistic option for students who thrive in a hands-on learning environment and want to go straight into the workforce or further vocational training following secondary school.

In the time we have been offering VCE, and now also VCAL, we have established a legacy of student success, demonstrated by strong academic results and transition to tertiary studies. Through our partnership with the Inner Melbourne VET Cluster (IMVC), students can access an extensive range of VET certificate courses. Many of our former students have gone on to tertiary studies to specialise in the area they studied in VET. At Collingwood College, VET subjects are offered. Students will have access to their VET teacher beyond the face-to-face class time. This is beneficial in a busy senior school schedule.

Next year will be full of challenges. We wish you well with your decision-making and planning and look forward to working with all our students and families in 2020.

Christopher Millard
Senior Programs Leader
Fitzroy High School and Collingwood College

School Tours for Students Commencing Year 7 in 2021

Will your child commence Year 7 in 2021? If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to see Fitzroy High School in action! Gain an 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.

Book a school tour (for students commencing Year 7 in 2021)

I am looking forward to meeting you and showing you around our beautiful school.

Andrea Thompson
Acting Assistant Principal

Semester One Reports Available

Semester One student reports are now available through the usual ‘Reports’ tab on Compass. If you have any problems accessing your report, please contact your advisor when school re-commences on Monday the 15th of July.

Three-way conference will be held on:

  • Monday the 29th of July for Years 7-10, and
  • Thursday the 8th of August for Senior Programs

Booking information will be provided early next term.

We hope you have a happy and safe school holiday break.

Year 8 Camp

This term, the Indigo 8 students made the annual trek out to Roses Gap, endured some extreme weather and took part in challenging activities, including rock climbing and abseiling. I’d like to thank the staff and students for a great week away from the city.

The following students also received an Indigo Work Hard Be Kind award, for demonstrating the team values whilst on camp: Harlan D, Lilian G, Luca G, Maya K, Ned K, Ollie S, Poppy F, Sunday RH, Will P, Zak M, Zoja D – congratulations!

Rainer Parker-Stebbing