Register for our Sunday Twilight Tours!
Diversity ~ Creativity ~ Innovation ~ Relationships ~ Achievement

Welcome.

Collingwood College is an internationally accredited government school located in the inner-city suburb of Collingwood, close to the Melbourne CBD. Currently we are facilitating 813 students with a strong predicted growth for coming years.

The College teaches students from Prep to Year 12 living in the surrounding suburbs, and from many other areas of the city, and provides excellent educational facilities and a safe and friendly learning environment.

Progressive, student-centred teaching and learning approaches at primary and secondary level are offered, including VCE and Design options for senior students. The College is well-known as the pioneer school for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program.

For enrolment enquiries, to book a College tour, or hire facilities, please contact us.

Posted: September 10th, 2021

Wurun Senior Campus

Announcement of name for the new senior secondary campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School (formerly the Gasworks campus)

We are delighted to let you know that Wurun Senior Campus has been announced as the name of our new senior secondary campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School.

Wurun Senior Campus is located on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people, on Queens Parade Fitzroy North, the historic Fitzroy Gasworks site. The Department of Education and Training consulted with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation along with representatives from Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School on the campus name.  Use of the name ‘Wurun’ for the campus has been approved by the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation. Wurun (pronunced wuh-RUN) is a Woi wurrung word of the Wurundjeri people meaning river white gum. Our senior campus will also feature an embedded Indigenous narrative developed in collaboration with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation. Examples of these interpretative elements include native planting with Woi wurrung language naming at the courtyard entry; a 25-metre concourse mural depicting a linear narrative of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people’s history and culture and the wayfinding colour palette informed by the manna gum. Having an Indigenous name for our campus and these design elements as part of our campus fabric will build on the indigenous perspectives within our curriculums and help ensure carriage of the local Indigenous culture well into the future.

Kind regards,
Sam Luck
Colllege Principal

 
Posted: August 11th, 2021

Basketball Academy Info Session

Expression of Interest Form

 
Posted: August 4th, 2021

Senior Program Information Night Webinar

Please find a recording of the webinar event that took place on Tuesday 3rd August. This recording outlines our Senior Program, subject selection support, the differences between VCE and VCAL certificates, and how VET subjects support both certificates.

Thank you to all Year 10 families from Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School who attended. We would encourage any prospective new families or families who were unable to attend to watch this event.

Senior Program Information Night Presentation recording

For enrolment inquiries at the new campus or partner schools please contact your nearest school:

Collingwood College

Fitzroy High School

 
Posted: July 30th, 2021

Design talk

We hosted a virtual School Design Talk on 22 July 2021. This included showing a video with design insights, and campus principal Chris Millard hosting a live Q&A webinar.

Our presenters answered pre-submitted questions on topics ranging from subjects to be offered, teaching styles, specialist facilities, the food and café precinct, 21st century learning skills, independent learning, university-style settings, learning environment types, outdoor space, interdisciplinary learning, Indigenous consultation interpretative design elements,  community use, sports facilities, specialised equipment, terrace form, sustainability, student safety, local product and more.

Answering the questions were:

  • Director of Major Projects, Victorian School Building Authority: Wayne Alford
  • Senior Project Officer, Victorian School Building Authority: Anne Vella
  • Project design team: Martin Palmer and Paul Thatcher – GHDWoodhead; Alexandra Griffeth – Grimshaw
  • Principals: Sam Luck, Collingwood College; Linda Mitchell, Fitzroy High School; and Chris Millard Senior Campus Principal

We recorded the event, so you can view the design insights video and tune into the Q&A webinar

For enrolment inquiries at the new campus or partner schools please contact your nearest school:

Collingwood College

Fitzroy High School

This design talk is brought to you by the Victorian School Building Authority.

Follow the VSBA’s latest news on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

VSBA website Fitzroy Gasworks (Senior Campus) (interim name) project page.

VSBA project inquiries email vsba@education.vic.gov.au telephone 1800 896 950.

 
Posted: July 27th, 2021

Senior Program Guide for 2022

Dear students, parents, guardians and careers,

Welcome to Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School’s Senior Program Guide for 2022.

In a new exciting chapter for the partnership, in 2022, all classes for all Year 11 and 12 subjects will now be based at our shared senior campus, located at the old Fitzroy Gasworks site, in Queens Parade. The new campus will offer key opportunities for all students.  The design of the building showcases specialist learning precincts including Science, Technology, Art, Food, Design, Sport and the Performing Arts. These areas will sit more alongside generalist, flexible learning spaces that will encourage and promote learning throughout the facility.

The new campus will have a strong connection to the indigenous history and culture of our local community and with our existing school sites, building on the history and culture of Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School at the new campus.

Students of Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School are automatically eligible to attend Fitzroy Gasworks Senior Campus (interim name) in Year 11 and 12.  Year 10 students are also eligible to apply to study subjects at the Fitzroy Gasworks Senior Campus (interim name). Students select subjects by going through the panel process outlined on page 25 – 28 of the Senior Program Guide.

The Senior Program Guide 2022 has been produced to support you with the Senior School application process and to tell you more about the amazing facilities that will be available to all our senior students. Please read carefully.

Any student who would like to enroll at Year 11 and 12 will need to follow our enrolment procedure and enroll at the closest school to their home address. Enrolment is subject to availability.

We wish you well with your decision-making and planning and look forward to working with all our students and families in 2022.

Kind regards,

Chris Millard

Campus Principal

Fitzroy Gasworks Senior Campus (interim name)

 
Posted: November 18th, 2020

Booklists 2021

campion

Campion book list orders are now open. You can place your order via the Campion online ordering portal or in person by visiting the Campion store at 94 McEwan Road, Heidelberg West.

Book ListsSteiner Book Lists
2021 Book list – Year 5
2021 Book list – Year 6
2021 Book list – Year 72021 Book list – Year 7 Steiner
2021 Book list – Year 82021 Book list – Year 8 Steiner
2021 Book list – Year 92021 Book list – Year 9 Steiner
2021 Book list – Year 10
2021 Book list – Year 11
2021 Book list – Year 12

Campion have two special offers this year:

  • All orders submitted by the 9th of December 2020 will receive free delivery.
  • A special price offer of $230 for the TI-Nspire CX II CAS Calculator is available if ordered before the 9th of December 2020 (Normal price $259.95)

Second hand books

schools-books-logo-centre

The college is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell their second-hand textbooks and other student resources.

I am delighted to inform you of the school’s new initiative to provide parents with the ability to trade these second-hand items via the Sustainable School Shop website. www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au

Results from other schools have been excellent – families have enjoyed a very comprehensive and convenient method of buying and selling second-hand items.

The new service is very accessible, it preferences our school first and then provides access to buy and sell items with families attending other schools – many schools use this service. Access to second-hand textbooks, calculators, stationery, musical equipment, etc is available all year.

For the best results:

  • Register on the Sustainable School Shop website
  • List your items for sale
  • List wanted ads for those items you are looking to buy
  • The college’s booklists are loaded into the system to make listing ads easy
  • The system matches the ads of buyers with sellers and notifies the buyer via email
  • Buyers contact sellers and arrange where and when to trade
  • Most trading will occur with other parents from the school
  • Parents are well supported via Sustainable School Shop’s telephone (0438 743 444) and email help lines
  • The system is simple and easy to use – If you don’t have a computer, internet access or an email address, please call the Sustainable School Shop for assistance
  • You can pre-arrange the transaction and then trade after the texts are not required.

Families are offered three levels of access:

  • Search only – registering/logging-in on the Sustainable School Shop, searching all the for sale ads and gaining the sellers’ contact details is free.
  • Single items cost $1.50 to be advertised
  • Subscription – an annual subscription costs $21.95 and is the most anyone will pay. These are taken by families who have many items to advertise.
 
Posted: September 7th, 2020

Senior Secondary Program Partnership Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School

New senior secondary campus construction is underway 

We are excited that our senior secondary program partnership – which has been successfully co-delivered by Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School for over 10 years – will run from a contemporary, new, combined campus from term one, 2022. 

Construction of the campus is underway at the nearby historic Fitzroy Gasworks site on Queens Parade, Fitzroy North. During the build, the campus is known as ‘Fitzroy Gasworks (Senior Campus) (interim name)’ to reflect its geographic location. 

Our new campus will provide a dedicated senior secondary hub for students studying senior secondary programs and teaching staff. 

We will continue to offer our senior school partnership model from the new campus – providing students with a choice of VCE, VCAL and VET certificate courses along with a range of innovative senior programs. 

Our collaboration allows students to access an extensive range of subjects and a diversity of academic and vocational pathways, which will be further supported by these facilities. 

Senior secondary program partnership enrolments 

The designated neighbourhood zone (DNZ) for the Fitzroy Gasworks (Senior Campus) (interim name) is the Collingwood College DNZ and the Fitzroy High School DNZ together. 

Any student currently attending either of these schools or living in the Collingwood College DNZ or the Fitzroy High School DNZ – will be able to attend our senior secondary program campus. 

New campus origins 

Creating a new, combined senior secondary campus for our two existing and neighbouring, inner metropolitan schools – builds on our long-standing senior secondary program partnership. The campus will help ease enrolment pressures while also enhancing the learning experience for our students and the teaching environments for our staff. 

Facilities 

Some of the new facilities will include state-of-the-art general learning spaces, an arts and performance space, a digital design and technology hub, a wood and metalwork hub, and access to a rooftop terrace outdoor court and activity space

For construction updates 

Visit schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/schools/Pages/FitzroyGasworksSeniorCampus.aspx

Email vsba@education.vic.gov.au

Phone 1800 896 950 

For enrolment and program inquiries contact 

Collingwood College 

collingwood.co@education.vic.gov.au

Phone 9417 6681

Download the 2021 Senior Program Guide here View the transition to senior pathways virtual information session here

 

Collingwood College is on Instagram. Follow us for all the latest photos, news and more!

Compass Parent Portal helps keep families & students involved and informed. Access reports, timetables, and communication tools. Read more…
Copyright © 2021, Collingwood College | Collingwood College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training's CRICOS registration (Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au. | Privacy Policy