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
FHS Winter Music Evening - 7 June 2016
All parents, carers, students and teachers are invited to our Annual Winter Music evening.
Details are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 7th June
Time: Doors open 630, show starts 7 pm.
Cost: Tickets: $5
Venue: 75 Reid St, North Fitzroy
BYO Picnic Supper
All school music ensembles will be performing on the night and our newest (and largest to date) ensemble, The Fitzroy Filarmonico, will be giving a debut performance.
We look forward to seeing you there.
FITZROY HIGH SCHOOL
Celebrate World Environment Day - June 2016
"To Celebrate World Environment Day, the Fitzroy High School Enviro Group presents a David Attenborough Marathon!!
Each day, from June 6 - June 10 at lunchtime in the TDU we will be showing a different David Attenborough documentary. Whether it is the Great Barrier Reef or the wilds of the Arctic - these stories have helped to shape our understanding of the Earth. To celebrate the world, let David Attenborough tell you its secrets - it's an amazing place!"
Fitzroy High School
VCAL Project - Term 2, 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.
Senior VCAL Team FHS
Click on link for full poster view: >> VCAL - MUSIC <<
Mindfulness for Daily Life for Adults and Young People Workshop - 8 June 2016
Mindfulness is learning and practicing being present, with kindness. When we are paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment and what we are doing, we have greater clarity, alertness and focus. We’re not hampered by judgments, thoughts or the past or what else we have to do that day
This 1 hour workshop will explore:
- The science of stress and mindfulness
- The benefits of mindfulness for academic performance, health and positive emotions.
- Different types mindfulness exercises for young people
- Self-care and ways of integrating mindfulness into your day
When: Wednesday 8th of June 6-7pm
Where: Headspace Collingwood Lvl 1, Victoria Park Social Club, Lulie Street ABBOTSFORD 3067
Cost: By donation
Bookings essential: Ph 94170150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To download flyer for event, please click here
District Athletics Day, May 2016
On Thursday the 5th of May, Josephine and I took 45 students down to the Collingwood Athletics track to compete in the Division Athletics against other schools. We had a beautiful, sunny 24 degree day. Some of our students competed in one event for the day and some competed in up to 5 different events. They were all exceptionally well behaved and organised which made the day all the more enjoyable.
Yarra Sustainability Awards, May 2016
FHS is pleased to announce that the Yarra Sustainability Awards 2016 includes a nomination of Fitzroy High School's native garden project!! This garden was undertaken by Intermediate and Senior level VCAL students who have created a community space at Fitzroy High for learning, for the environment and as a fantastic demonstration of leadership.
We would love for you to support this project to help win the People's Choice Award. All you need to do is fill in this quick survey (about fifteen seconds is all it takes) by Friday 27th May and nominate Fitzroy High School's native garden project.
VOTING CLOSED FRIDAY 27 MAY 2016.
Thanks so much
Fitzroy High School Tours 2016
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.
I am looking forward to meeting you and showing you around our beautiful school.
Pathways and Community Leader
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:
- Students for whom Fitzroy High School is the designated neighbourhood government school (closest school to permanent residence).
- Students with a sibling at the same permanent residence who are currently attending Fitzroy High School.
- Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds, where it is not provided by the student’s nearest government school.
- 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.
Student Exchange Program, June July 2016
There is an opportunity for students to experience another culture, make new friends and improve their language studies at home
For any furter information please click on this document: Student Exchange Program
Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd
PO Box 1420, Mona Vale NSW 1660 Australia
T: (02) 9997 0700 F: (02) 9997 0701