End of Year 12 Celebrations

Wednesday 19th October marked the festivities for approximately 200 Year 12 graduates from Wurun Senior Campus. Here are some highlights from this unique day: 

The group met at Collingwood College for a breakfast hosted by VET Hospitality students. We had whole group photos and were then escorted to the theatre where we found buckets of red roses and eager preppies. Sam Luck, principal of Collingwood gave a speech, congratulating us on (almost) finishing our schooling. Our names were called out in our Advisory groups and we were given roses by the preps – a tradition from Collingwood College for some time. Some of the Year 12s did this same gesture 13 years ago when they started as little preppies!

Rose Ceremony at Collingwood College.

Our next stop was Fitzroy High and the train took us directly to Rushall Crescent. Having travelled across campuses in previous years, we were familiar with the route. Many of us had sat through lots of school assemblies before but this one was different. Year 7s had written us letters of encouragement and wished us the best for our future. There were live music performances, a speech from Linda Mitchell and a guard of honour to farewell us. 

Our final stop, of course, was Wurun Senior Campus. We had a team of teachers cooking up a storm as we had built up our appetite. We were then tasked to make our way into the gym for a formal assembly where Chris Millard welcomed us and shared some profound words of appreciation. There were a number of awards for more than 30 different subjects and campus values of Inspire, Connect and Innovate.

Our Student Leadership group at Wurun who collaborated with staff to plan the events for the day.

Robert Redfern from CC had created a video that all the teachers had collated for us. In it was sound advice, as well as humorous and warm wishes for the next steps ahead.
Advisory Group E proud to be holding their certificates and Melanie Singleton who mentored them through 2022.

We were truly grateful for this opportunity to be together before we had to put our heads down and study for final exams and assessments. We wish all the Year 7 to 11s all the best for the end of the school year and we are honoured to be part of the first graduating cohort at Wurun Senior campus.

Written by Jasmine M (graduate of Wurun Senior) & Vanessa Paciocco (Year 12 Leader)

Senior VCAL Micro-Enterprise Unit

Our Senior VCAL students wrapped up their Micro-Enterprise Unit through meeting with students from two other schools to share business concepts and reflect on learning from the unit.

VCAL students from the Northern College of Arts & Technology (NCAT) and Sydney Road Community School visited Wurun toward the end of Term 4, and worked collaboratively with Wurun VCAL students to present ideas, discuss employability skills learned through the project, and share insights and feedback around concept development.

Our students went on to develop DeJaBrew – a social enterprise coffee shop for Wurun Senior Campus.

Senior VCAL Short-Film Project

Our Senior VCAL students have now completed their short-film focusing on positive ageing and tacking ageism.

The film has been submitted to the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing global platform and can be viewed via the following link: https://youtu.be/1JzIGy5FLag

Congratulations to our amazing Senior VCAL cohort for working hard to complete a highly professional and impactful piece of work.

Intermediate VCAL Cooking

Our intermediate VCAL students worked collaboratively to design, cook and serve a fantastic array of Middle Eastern delights including curries, falafel, dips and sweets.

Staff and students across the campus came together to enjoy the feast, presented magnificently by our students.

Students also designed and made mosaic trays, which were on display at the event. Well done to everyone involved.



Dear Fitzroy High Community, our leading disco organiser ran down a flight of steps (and kept going) and is currently recovering, and won’t be in dancing shoes for a few weeks. For that and a couple of other reasons, we’ve decided to hold the disco over to START 2023 WITH A BANG!  The new date is the 30th March, there will be lots of opportunities for evryone to get involved, perform, help out and have a fun time on the night. All the stars are still coming, all the Fitzroy High community is welcome. Keep booking your tickets, and be careful on the steps!

All current bookings have been transferred to the new date – 30 March 2023

BOOK NOW!    new date   30 March 2023 6pm – 9pm   Bookings are on TryBooking – Book Now! 

Student Representative Team finalised!

After an incredibly competitive interview process, the 2022 Fitzroy High School Student Representative Team has been finalised.

All applicants were enthusiastic, well spoken and passionate which made it a very tough job for the interview panel. We want to thank everyone who applied and acknowledge the hard work that they all put in and encourage people to keep putting themselves forward for the range of different student leadership opportunities at FHS.

Year 7
Marlo A
Jhonan J
Holly S

Year 8
Theo F  
Anna P  
Poppy R

Year 9
Cayley D
Thomas H
Eridani W

Year 10
Perla C
George M
Anakin V

Students, if you have any suggestions or ideas for the SRT to look at, please chat with one of the team members and keep your eyes open for the other ways of getting touch that we are working on.

Gameplan’s summer school holiday programs 

Summer Holiday SEL Programs
At Gameplan, we strive to support social well-being by assisting children to make rich and lasting connections.  We’re pleased to announce the following summer holiday SEL programs run on Jan 18, 19, 20 and 23, 24, 25.

BIG Thinkers Game-On! (6-9yo)
Our super fun (yet educational!) program is designed to help children learn to navigate the oft-times confusing social world through games, craft, Lego, cooking, snack-times, role-plays, physical movement and music!  Learn more…

ConnX Gamers (10-14yo)
We’ll provide participants with many opportunities to have fun with others through board games, cooking, art, craft, science, Lego, snack-time, physical movement, role-plays and music! Gameplan is pro-neurodiversity and our sessions assist participants to acquire self-advocacy skills through communication of autonomous choices, boundaries and feelings.  Learn more…

Registrations close Friday 9 December
To ensure the best possible experience for each participant, Gameplan’s holiday programs have limited capacity. Medicare, NDIS and private health insurance rebates available. Enquire or Register now…

PEERS 2023 Online Information Session
There’s still time to register for our PEERS online information session.  The highly acclaimed PEERS program, developed by Dr Elizabeth Laugeson at UCLA, reduces social anxiety and helps teens and young adults learn new strategies for interacting with a wide range of individuals. 

Gameplan is conducting a free online information session for families wanting to know more about Gameplan’s PEERS for Adolescents and PEERS for Young Adults programs in 2023. The session will be held 5.00 – 6.30pm Tuesday 29 November.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the PEERS program, how it could help your teenager or young adult, or to register your attendance at the information session, then visit the Gameplan website…

Fitzroy High School Art Party

FHS staff and students warmly invite you to our Art Party, Friday, 18th November 4-6pm.

There will be live instrumental music, band and theatre performances. Student works will be displayed across Media, Wood, Art, Painting and Drawing.

Delicious pizza will be available from our wood fire oven!

Please join us to celebrate our community and the wonderful creativity of our students.

City of Yarra Parenting Information Sessions – November and December

Hello from the Parenting Education team,

Please find attached fliers for sessions being held at Yarra during November/ December.

Level Playground – Ways to Play is an in person event to promote gender equality through play based learning and will be held at the Jack Dyer Pavillion, Citizens Park, Highett Street, Richmond on Thursday 17 November @ 10am.

First Aid is a great way to give parents tips on safety with young children. It will be held on Thursday 1 December @ Loughnan Hall, Copping St, Richmond @ 1pm. There is a $50 charge per person.

Toilet Training will be delivered online on Wednesday 30 November @ 7pm and is full of great tips to help parents with young children preparing for toilet training.

Attached are fliers for these sessions with further information and ways to book. Feel free to send to your networks or reply for further information.

As always, our page on the Yarra website is updated routinely and lists all upcoming events.

Parenting information sessions | Yarra City Council