28 March 2014
The importance of regular school attendance
The following information is taken from the DEECD website found at:http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/behaviour/Pages/studentattendance.aspx
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.
Open day and school tours
Open day will be held on May 1st, 2014 at 9.30am - 12.30pm and a Parent Information Evening will be held at 6.30pm.
School tours will be held at 9.30am every Thursday from Februaary 13th and every second Tuesday from February 18th. To book please call the office on 9488 1900.
Learn about our teams
A team structure forms the basis of the Fitzroy High School model.
Groups of students and teachers are allocated to teams, allowing all members of the teams to get to know each other well. Students stay in the same team for Years 7 and 8, before moving to new teams in Years 9 through to 12.
Swimming Carnival Wrap-up
It was a spectacular day at the Fitzroy Pool on Friday February 28th. Not too hot, not too cold – just perfect for a swimming carnival. The day started out with a fashion parade at Fitzroy High (Blue most orderly, Green most chanting, Red best banners, Gold most sporty/best conga line) then we walked down to the pool in our houses. Feverish competition separated by fun novelty events was the story of the day. We had many great individual performances – year winners will be recognised at the next school assembly at the end of March.
New teachers to the school got right into the spirit dressing in their colours and cheering on their houses. Building on some initial success last year, we have tried to have more student directed leadership with house leaders from Junior (year 7 and 8), Intermediate (year 9 and 10) and Senior (year 11 and 12).