Year 12 Visual Communication Design Excursions to the Makerspace.

Our Y12  VCD students visited the Makerspace at the Kathleen Syme library in Carlton. The Makerspace is a place where people can come together to use, and learn to use materials as well as develop creative projects. The Kathleen Syme Makerspace has a wide range of 3D printers and a laser cutter as well as sewing machines, work benches, drills, and computers with 3D modelling software installed. 

The visits enabled students to come up with new and advanced ideas for their Unit 4 folio presentations. Some students were able to laser cut their hand-drawn or digitally designed logos and other designs, whilst other students were able to print 3D prototypes of their models they created for their various projects such as game design and figurine development.

Students were able to experience a workshop environment where they had to autonomously work on their projects, prepare their work and ask an in-house technician for assistance. Students learnt about how to prepare and plan for their ideas and get their head around new software so they could use the different machines. 

Students really got to experience the concept of trial and error and were able to adjust their projects accordingly. It was a great experience for all of us and we are very keen and looking into setting up our own Makerspace in the near future at FHS.

Jitske

FHS Production: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

A reminder that tickets are on sale for the upcoming FHS Production, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. We are very excited about the hard work students have been doing and would love staff, students and those in the community to come along and support us.

Show Synopsis
After an unexpected surprise in her personal world, Alice spirals out into an unfamiliar yet fantastic wonderland filled with action-packed adventure. So many strange and curious things begin to occur and Alice questions whether she is truly mad or if it could all just be a dream. Meeting new friends and enemies along the way, Alice realises that very few things indeed are really impossible if you just have the courage to believe.

Production Dates
Thursday 5, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September 2019, 7:00 PM

Location
Collingwood College Theatre
Corner Cromwell Street and McCutcheon Way
Abbotsford VIC 3067

Tickets
Tickets can be purchased here.

Chiara Costanzo,
VCE Humanities PLC Leader and Production Coordinator

Tickets On Sale Now For 2019 Production: “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland”

After an unexpected surprise in her personal world, Alice spirals out into an unfamiliar yet fantastic wonderland filled with action-packed adventure. So many strange and curious things begin to occur and Alice questions whether she is truly mad or if it could all just be a dream. Meeting new friends and enemies along the way, Alice realises that very few things indeed are really impossible if you just have the courage to believe.

Production Dates

Thursday 5 September 2019 7:00 PM
Friday 6 September 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday 7 September 2019 7:00 PM

Location

Collingwood College Theatre
Corner Cromwell Street and McCutcheon Way
Abbotsford VIC 3067

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased here.

Chiara Costanzo,
VCE Humanities PLC Leader and Production Coordinator

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/

Rehearsals Underway for Production “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Rehearsals for this years Production, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” are successfully underway and students are working vigorously to prepare for the performances which will be held on the 5th – 7th September at the Collingwood College Theatre. Ticket information will be announced soon as well as the display of the show billboard; so please stay tuned for that!

We have a range of students from years 7-11 contributing their talents and abilities in the areas of acting, singing, dancing, music composing and original stagecraft designs and it is amazing to see so many enthusiastic young people share their passion for the Arts. This is also a fantastic opportunity for the Fitzroy High School community to show their support and we encourage parents, family and friends to get involved. If you have a skill that you could offer or possibly a business that may provide some donations or sponsorship for the Production, please let us know. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Chiara Costanzo,
Director and Production Coordinator.

Honey! I Shrunk the House!

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!

Year 9 Exhibition

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.

The 2016 Fitzroy High School Cabaret – Welcome to the Circus – Sep

In the last week of term 3 Fitzroy High School staged our fabulous Cabaret event in the wonderful and iconic Melba Speigeltent at the equally wonderful and iconic Circus OZ in Johnston Street, Collingwood.

Early in the year, students auditioned for roles as performers or back stage then  joined the Cabaret or Music performance excel classes where they developed and rehearsed their performances. They gave up time after school and on weekends in preparation.

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