VCAL – Masina Taule’alo

Masina Taule’alo, one of our graduating Year 12 VCAL students, participated in a second work experience placement at the end of November. Masina, who has passion for digital media design, worked in a small video production team at Healthily, a producer of online health programs. As part of his VCAL Certificate and VCE Media Studies, Masina designed and produced a presentation and short film to raise awareness and acceptance of autism. The team at Healthily were so impressed with Masina’s work, that they offered him a work experience placement, with a view to possible ongoing work as a component of his future studies. During his work placement, Masina delivered his presentation to members of the Healthily team. Feedback suggests that the placement was a great learning experience both for Masina, and for Healthily staff who learned about common characteristics of autism and ways to support people with autism in the workplace.

Climarte: Arts for a safe climate

If not now, then when?

A Conversation on Culture and Climate Action

In collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project featuring a musical interlude by Yo-Yo Ma

Saturday 9 November 2019
11am – 12.45pm

Kenneth Myer Auditorium
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne
43 Sturt Street, Melbourne (Opposite ABC studios between Southbank Blvd and Grant Street).

Join Yo-Yo Ma and Indigenous leaders, students, artists, scientists and creatives to discuss two important questions:
What must we do in the next 11 years to act decisively to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change; and, how can culture move people from awareness to action to ensure a just and sustainable future for all life on Earth? With representatives from Schools Strike 4 Climate, SEED – Indigenous Youth Climate Network and Student Environmental Leaders alongside Nobel Laureate and CLIMARTE Ambassador Prof. Peter Doherty AO on health and Leader, Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub, CSIRO’s Dr David Karoly.

The Yarra Voices

The Yarra Voices is a new Melbourne children’s choir created to provide quality music education and choral experiences for children from all backgrounds.

Italian Week 2019

Fitzroy High Italian community participates in one of the most popular events of the year celebrating all things Italiano! 
 A special thanks to members of the FIZ (Fitzroy Italian Zone) who have contributed to the organisation of this event. 

MONDAY 21st to FRIDAY 25th OCTOBER
FITZROY HIGH SCHOOL

A whole week of Italian food, music, theatre, sport, and culture. 

  • Thursday: Pizza: Margherita: $4 each or 2 for $7. Vegetarian or Capricciosa $5 each or 2 for $9. 
  • Friday: Venice in Love Performance for Year 9s and Gelato at lunch time. $2 for one flavour and $3 for 2 flavours. 

We look forward to your participation! 

See posters for more information. 

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!