PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME

The biggest challenge for schools today is the same as in the past – how to best prepare young people for the future.

Today that future is arguably less certain than in the past. Young people will be required to solve problems we don’t yet know about, take on careers in fields that are not yet imagined, and face emerging issues concerning the environment, the use of technology, and the processes of

 

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Open Day and 2017 Year 7 Information Evening - Thursday 28 April

Morning Session: 9.30-11.00 am

Principal Welcome
Student-led Tours
Morning Tea to meet our friendly staff

Afternoon Session: 1.45-3.15 pm

Principal Welcome
Student-led Tours
Afternoon Tea to meet our friendly staff

Evening Information Session:  6.00-7.00 pm is strictly reserved for prospective 2016 Year 7 students and their families.

Booking is essential for each session

To book please click the link below
www.trybooking.com/kqqk 

Fitzroy High School Tours

Due to overwhelming demand, Fitzroy High School has put on additional school tour dates for prospective 2017 Year 7 students and their families. All the Tuesday dates are booked out until late May. We have put on additional school tours on Thursday mornings. Tours run from 9.30- 10.45.

See Fitzroy High School in action. Gain and 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.

Bookings close at 3pm on the Friday prior to the tour date.  To provide the optimal experience for all, tour groups will be limited to 20 participants. Each tour participant must have a booking.

Please click on this link to see the dates and make a booking.

www.trybooking.com/KHEO

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

Sandra Dickins

Pathways and Community Leader

NAPLAN

Dear Parent/Guardian/Caregiver

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) 2016 for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students will be held on Tuesday 10 May, Wednesday 11 May and Thursday 12 May 2016. NAPLAN tests assess student knowledge and skills in Writing, Reading, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy.

The results of the tests provide information for students, parents, teachers and principals which can be used to improve student achievement.

All students are expected to participate in the NAPLAN tests. During test week, catch-up tests will be available for individual students who are absent on test days. These students may undertake catch-up tests on the days in the test week after the scheduled test, up to and including Friday 13 May 2016.

Support can be arranged for students with disabilities, if the student regularly uses similar support for classroom assessment tasks.

Large print, braille and black and white versions of the tests are available for students that require them.

Exemptions may be granted to students with significant intellectual disabilities and to students who have been learning English for less than one year.

If your child is eligible for support due to disability or an exemption, you should discuss this with his/her teacher prior to the tests. Parental consent is required before any support due to disability or exemption is granted.

Students may be withdrawn from NAPLAN by their parent or carer. This is a matter for consideration by parents and carers in consultation with the principal. If, after consultation, you decide to withdraw your child, you must sign a Student Withdrawal form. These forms are available at the school.

Later in the year you will receive your child’s personal NAPLAN report. The report will describe your child’s particular skills in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. The report will also show how your child performed in relation to national minimum standards. These describe the minimum acceptable standards for students across Australia.

I am confident that the information you receive as a result of your child’s participation in the NAPLAN tests will be valuable in helping you to assess your child’s progress in literacy and numeracy.

For more information about the tests, please visit the VCAA website at www.vcaa.vic.edu.au or the NAP website at www.nap.edu.au

 

Yours sincerely

 

Linda Mitchell

Assistant Principal

Applying for Year 7, 2017

Fitzroy High School is subject to enrolment restrictions and will accept 100 Year 7 students next year. In line with the Department of Education and Training (DET), North-Western Region, criteria, Fitzroy High School will offer Year 7 places in the following priority order:

  1. Students for whom Fitzroy High School is the designated neighbourhood government school (closest school to permanent residence).
  2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent residence who are currently attending Fitzroy High School.
  3. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds, where it is not provided by the student’s nearest government school.
  4. Any other offers will be made to students in order of closeness of their permanent residence to the school.

 We advise families to place Fitzroy High School as their first preference on the DET Application for Year 7 Placement Form, provided by your primary school.

Applications for enrolment on specific curriculum grounds

Please download the Year 7, 2017 Application on Specific Curriculum Grounds Form >>here<< 

Hard copy applications are to be sent to Fitzroy High School, attention Sandra Dickins, Pathways and Community Leader by Friday 13 May 2016.

100% 2016 Tertiary Offers

100% of our Year 12 students (VCE and VCAL) applying for tertiary places received an offer in the first round. 26% of applicants received offers in the Creative Arts area of study, which includes: Animation and Interactive Media, Audio Production, Creative Industries, Fashion Design, Film and Television, Fine Arts, and Product Design.

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Congratulations to our Year 12s

It was a day of delight for most of our students as they received their ATAR scores. Overall our students performed better than the previous year, with 11% receiving an ATAR in the 90s. The vast majority of our students received an ATAR in the top half of the band, with 70% of our students receiving an ATAR of 50 or above.

Congratulations to Lucas G, who generated an ATAR of 97.3, making him our Dux for 2015. Lucas’ achievement is all the more impressive, given that his VCE program was made up of predominantly humanities subjects, which are subject to being marked down through the scaling process.

We wish all our Year 12 students the very best as they now make changes to their tertiary preferences and await their offers in January.

Sandra Dickins

Pathways and Community Leader

FHS Feminist Collective SRC Submission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18xaZQIEBSs

Learn about our teams

A team structure forms the basis of the Fitzroy High School model.

Groups of students and teachers are allocated teams, allowing all members of the team to get to know each other well.  Students stay in the same team for Years 7 and 8 before moving into new teams in Years 9 through to Year 12.

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