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
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 www.schoolinterviews.com.au/book
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.
FHS School Council President
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:
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!
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
www.trybooking.com/LFQR - Term 3 Tours
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.
CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)
CAMPS, SPORTS and EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)
School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors, excursions encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works and sports teach teamwork, disciplineand leadership. All are part of a healthy curriculum. CSEF will be provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.
The annual CSEF amount per student is: $125 for primary school students $225 for secondary school students
MORE INFORMATION For the CSEF application closing dates and more information about the fund visitwww.education.vic.gov.au/csef. Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmatesfor important, educational and fun activities. It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government’s commitment to breaking the link between a student’s background and their outcomes.