Students were given the challenge of creating and wiring up a model house to run like a normal household. These students created a stylish Swedish home with all the amenities and a high-tech modern home run through a single remote control!
The Year 9 Visible Poetry Unit was on display during the last two weeks of Term 3. This unit of work aimed to challenge the student’s understandings of the conventional notions of poetry. Students were encouraged to embrace new possibilities when constructing simple and meaningful poetry, and develop ‘voice’ by creating imaginative poems and artworks to express ideas in words and images. They were challenged to look at the world in a special way, to understand the world more deeply by altering the way they look at things around them. Students were given opportunities to understand that poems are everywhere, even in the smallest and most ordinary things. They experimented with different poetic forms and responded to sensory stimulus, such as a live string quartet incursion and a visit to the NGV to inspire the crafting of their own poems and artworks. Students chose their favourite piece to display on Exhibition Night and they also recited their poem orally to the audience.
Jules O and Tulley D represented both Fitzroy High School and all government secondary schools across Australia when they participated in a student panel as part of the national launch of the YeS Project, an initiative of the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
The YeS Project is a workshop-based digital and social health program that encourages young people to act as positive leaders and supportive friends in all their social spaces, especially online. The YeS Project aims to enable students to learn about their digital communities, and to transform them.
Friday 31st August saw the Year 8’s out on Intermediate Sports day. A great day was had by all participants.
Congratulations to the boys Futsal team who won the final in the competitive section. The whole team put in a terrific effort however the MVP award was a tight split between Archie P who played brilliantly and scored some terrific goals and Will P who made some brilliant saves. The whole team were brilliant and played together as a tight unit. They defeated Brunswick 2-1 in the final.
The social team also played well. Kiyan Z was the most valuable player.
Competitive Boys had 3 really tough matches, drawing 1 and losing 2. Leo S-B was the MVP showing great leadership in captaining the team with Felix MS-B coaching and support also commendable.
PHC v FHS
UHS v FHS
BSC v FHS
The girls’ social team showed exceptional teamwork and sportsmanship approaching every game with a positive attitude. Bella T-L took MVP with special mention to Feruz M and Fatima S.
MGCA v FHS
BSC v FHS
UHS v FHS
MGCB v FHS
Social Boys A dominated both of there matches with Asher W being voted MVP
PHC v FHS
BSC v FHS
Social Boys B won one and lost one. Organised themselves well and showed great teamwork. Sascha K and Bill D taking joint MVP.
UHS v FHS
BSC v FHS
Both teams were impressive in some challenging conditions at Essendon Fields.
The Girls Competitive team came in equal 3rd overall.
MVP Paige C with special mentions to Beda E, Cyla B & Indie H.
Special Mention: Emylee T, Indie H and Emily B for goalkeeping!
The boys team played with only 7 players.
MVP: Halen B-V with special mentions to Preston R-C and Goal Keeper Raff S.
Students in Years 7 to 9 have have been trialling the program Education Perfect since the start of the school year. Italian teachers have received feedback about how it’s helping them learn languages.
Congratulations to all participants in the Language Perfect World Championships 2018!
The following students were awarded with medals:
Delilah H 8Z
Skye N 9Y
Aleisha R 7Z
Amy S 7Z
Hafsa M 9Y
Bella T 8Z
Alana L 8W
Isabella J 7Z
Lottie G 7V
Paige C 8Z
Olivia V 7X
Elaine K 7W
Eartha C 7W
Harlan D 7W
Cyla B 8V
Congratulations on your efforts and all the best for Semester 2!
Big shout out to the year 11 politics class with Maria as well as year 12 students Angus N and Alex M who voluntarily participated in the Melbourne University model United Nations Conference that happened on the 26th of June. They were part of a team of students from FHS who spoke in teams on the topic of The Pathways to Peace: Addressing War, Conflict and International Security. It was really great to have them represent the 2018 year 12 cohort and be involved in an innovative and interesting event designed to increase student voice in the political realm!
Tessa Williams from CNC Project Management, project managers of the Streamlining Hoddle Street Project, approached the school to engage with our students and to raise awareness about the career opportunities in engineering. Along with their teacher Riley, five Senior VCAL students were invited to participate in a site visit, requiring them to be kitted out in full safety gear. In Advisory, year 11 and 12 students were treated to a presentation from the project manager and graduate, with a focus on the variety of engineering specialities. Currently there is a shortage of engineers in Australia.
Below is an article published by The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria regarding one of our fantastic year 12 students:
Sixty-one years separate Fitzroy High School student Januar Manirambona and Jennifer Barden. But a love of music has brought them together in friendship.
Januar is one of the Year 12 VCAL students taking part in the inter-generational project, involving OCAV’s Rushall Park residents and neighbouring Fitzroy High School, which was a highlight of the school’s VCAL curriculum last year.
The 12 VCAL students were matched with residents at Rushall Park and several interviews were conducted in term one. The project storyboards, which were unveiled at Rushall Park last week, were completed as part of the Year 12 students’ Work Related Skills unit. The storyboards are a wonderful snapshot of the lives of some OCAV residents.
Januar and Jennifer realised within a few minutes of meeting that they had a lot in common, though they were born decades apart and on different continents. Both play the piano, sing and love to be surrounded by music and song.
Januar, who was born in Tanzania and came to Australia in 2007, was singled out early in primary school as a boy with a great voice. He was encouraged by his music teacher to join the Gondwana Music Program and sang with the choir for two years, travelling to Sydney and Tasmania to perform. He started playing the piano by ear and later took lessons at school.
Jennifer was born in Bairnsdale as WW11 broke out and has lived at Rushall Park for three years. Like Januar, she was immersed in music from a young age, playing the piano at school assembly and singing. She then ‘married into music’ and handed on her passion for music to her four children. Jennifer’s husband, Neil, plays the French horn and has been involved in the Melbourne music scene for decades, having managed Musica Viva in the past.
However, Januar’s career plans are taking him in a different direction. He wants to be a plumber and will start his course next year after the family returns from a holiday visiting relatives in Burundi.
“I remember as a really little kid helping build homes in the village where we lived. I want to work in that area,” Januar said.
Januar and Jennifer both share a love of family and getting together. They recently discovered that sewing is another activity they share – almost. Jennifer is a keen sewer and amateur embroiderer, and is currently working, with a group of other residents, on the OCAV 150th village embroidery.
“My Mum sews and knits and fixes my clothes and so does my grandfather. Every time he comes around he brings his tape and is always measuring me for a shirt or a jacket,” Januar said.
Stories of various residents and students will be featured on the website throughout the year. Bernard and Jean Pidd, who were featured in the April 2018 newsletter impressed Alex Mottershead with the story of how they came to Rushall Park after surviving the February 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Kinglake. The couple also survived the Hobart bushfires in February 1967, which destroyed their home.
The Intergenerational Project will be exhibited at a community space in North Fitzroy later in the year.
As previously announced, the 2018-19 State Budget has allocated funds to plan for a new senior secondary campus to be shared by Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School on the Fitzroy Gasworks site.
Both Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School will continue to operate at their currentlocations in addition to the new shared campus.
The campus will build on the successful Senior Secondary Partnership that has beenrunning for nearly a decade between our dynamic inner city state schools.
Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School have been working together delivering a widechoice of senior secondary programs while maintaining a strong identity and attachment toeach of the respective schools by students and teachers.
This site offers a key opportunity to enhance well integrated secondary education provisionin the City of Yarra.
We will continue to report any further developments to the school community as they occur.
Tickets on Sale Monday 25th June
Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School’s Year 12 Theatre Studies class presents an adaption of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” from July 26th – 28th in the Collingwood College Theatre.Continue reading “‘The Crucible’ VCE Theatre Studies Performance”