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Principal's Report

28 March 2014

The importance of regular school attendance





The following information is taken from the DEECD website found at:

Daily school attendance is important for all children and young people to succeed in education and to ensure they don’t fall behind both socially and developmentally. Children and young people who regularly attend school and complete Year 12 or an equivalent qualification have better health outcomes, better employment outcomes, and higher incomes across their lives.

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Congratulations to our 2014 Year 12 Students

This year’s Year 12 VCE students continue the trend at Fitzroy High School of achieving excellent VCE results. Congratulations to Josh B, our Dux who achieved an ATAR of 97.40.  Josh is also the highest achieving student in the state for VCE Extended Investigation, achieving a study score of 49. He outscored all other students from both government and private schools undertaking this new VCE course this year.

Congratulations to Jesse C, Noah G, Maya D R R, Maddy H and Freya K O, who also achieved ATARs in the 90’s. Over 10% of our students achieved an ATAR in the 90’s, representing the top 10% in the state.

22% of our students achieved an ATAR of over 80, representing the top 20% in the state.

43% of our students achieved an ATAR of above 70, representing the top 30% of the state.

Fitzroy High School students have achieved VCE results well above state average, which is now a 6 year trend.

Congratulations to all of our Year 12 VCE students who have received their ATARs.

In addition to receiving their VCE certificates, two of our students also received the Victorian Baccalaureate. Noah G and Josie K qualified for this new Victorian qualification due to their combination of VCE studies, which included a language and a mathematics study. Congratulations to these two students for achieving for achieving a double qualification.

We also recognise that ATAR is not the only measure of success. Congratulations to the following students who have already received provisional offers for their first preference of tertiary courses:

Josh B: Creative Writing at RMIT

Felix C: Acting at Federation University

Jesse C: Communication Design at RMIT

Evan C: Fine Arts (Visual Art) at VCA

Georgia L J: Screen and Media at Swinburne University of Technology

Congratulations to Sam S B who is already working fulltime in his automotive apprenticeship which was offered to him at the completion of his VET course recently.

Congratulations to Andrew CC who completed his Intermediate VCAL Certificate this year. Following his work placement as part of his VCAL studies he has been offered work at East West Childcare Association and will undertake a Certificate III in Children’s Services at Lady Gowrie in 2105.

Our Year 12 students continue to make us proud. We now look forward to January when official tertiary offers are made through VTAC.

Sandra Dickins

Pathways and Community Leader






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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