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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Senior 3-Way Conference Bookings - 27 July 2016

Instructions for parents of Years 11 and 12: 

1.   3-way conferences for Years 11 and 12 are on Wednesday July 27 from 11.00AM to 7.00PM. Each appointment             is 10 minutes. All interviews are at Fitzroy High School, cnr Michael and Falconer Sts, North Fitzroy.

2. Go to

3. (Years 11 and 12) Enter the event code nhu8p and click “Go”

4. Enter your details (please enter your email address and phone number in case we need to contact you)

5. Choose your subjects and class teachers

6. Choose times.

7. There will be no VCE or VCAL classes on this day (external VET will run as normal).

Election Day Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser

On Election Day, and I should mention in the middle of school holidays, we managed to hold a sausage sizzle at FHS to raise funds for our Environment Master Plan project.

We sold sausages in bread with the usually accompaniments and a vegetarian/vegan/gluten free organic soup for those wanting something different. The soup ingredients were generously donated by Wild Things Food in St Georges Rd, Nth Fitzroy Thanks also to Sam with his Ital Coffee van who provided much appreciated coffees to those of us setting up.

It was a big day, a little drizzle in the early afternoon and unpredictable queues but nothing too much for the 24 volunteers who generously gave their time and support.

Those on the BBQ were clearly very skilled as were those taking orders and serving up, testament to probably many previous fundraising event/sausage sizzle experiences.

At the end of the day we made $800 profit. Definitely worth organising this for!

So THANK YOU to the volunteers: Maria-Louisa Chiodo, Sonya Jeffery, Matt Holden, Amanda Lawrence, Mel Ogier, Annie Angelo, Simon Maher, Sharon Cleaves, Fran Cusworth, Rory Nation, Katrina Carling, Tamsin Nichols, Lamia Saab, Karoline Hicks, Fiona and James Watson, Margareta Trapalis, Emily Muschol, Chariss Free, Tonya Slee and our dedicated FHS staff members Linda Mitchell, Sandra Dickens, Annie Durbridge and Rainer Parker-Stebbing.

Fundraising events like these would not be possible without you.....

Many thanks again to all involved and all in the community who purchased our food.

Kath Boyer

FHS School Council President

July 2016

Inky Awards 2016 Judge - Ben Reeder

Ben Reeder one of our Year 11 students has been chosen from an Australian wide field of young adults to be one of 7 judges of the Inky Young Adult Literature Awards- run by the State Library of Victoria. The judges will have to read a long list of 20 books, 10 international and 10 Australian, and then come together at the end of July to agree on a short list. We're very proud of Ben's achievement and wish him well! If you are interested, you can find Ben's profile and information about the Inky Awards here:

Riley Rogers

11D Advisor

July 2016


Year 9 Inquiry - Geography Unit

As part of the Year 9 Inquiry curriculum, students have recently completed a Geography Unit. Baitong Gordon, Do Nguyen, Vy Ninh and Tasnim Mohamed put together an outstanding "Teach the Class" presentation which demonstrated their knowledge and ingenuity. Part of this presentation was a fantastic clip created entirely by the girls about being a "BOB"; Bad Ocean Bully. Check it out! 



Riley Rogers

11D Advisor

July 2016


Fitzroy High School Council News Semester 1

Dear Fitzroy High School Community,

Our first addition of FHS School Council News is here

To download the full version please click HERE

VCAL Project 2016

Dear Fitzroy Community 

For our senior VCAL project we have proposed to create a space in the school for students to  record music.

We will need egg cartons to use as an inexpensive and sustainable source of “sound proofing”, if you could save up and or gather your empty egg cartons and bring them to the school office it would be really appreciated.

Thank you 

Senior VCAL Team FHS

Click on link for full poster view: >> VCAL - MUSIC <<



FHS Renews Certification for Resource Smart Schools

Congratulations to Erin Schroeder, Sustainability Leader, supported by the Environment Sub Committee of School Council and the Enviro student group, on attaining the ResourceSmart Schools certification. Erin has worked hard over the last few years to renew our one star status, involving analysing bills, collating information and creating projects to celebrate sustainability. The school has saved over $75,000 in bills by participating in the program. We plan to continue our actions in the areas of energy, water, waste and biodiversity and possibly work towards five star status.

The input of the community is always welcome.

Please contact Roger Smith, Convenor, Environment Subcommittee                                                                                                           

Click here to enlarge Certificate