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

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For all newcomers to Collingwood College… especially 2021 year 7’s!!

Please have a look at our latest production. The following video shows some of our current students sharing concerns they had about coming to high school for the first time.  They also talk about what they enjoy at Collingwood College and provide reassurance about issues such as homework, lockers and getting lost!!  Enjoy…

More information about Year 7-9 please click here

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2021 Senior Program Guide

Dear students, parents and carers,

Welcome to Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School’s Senior Program Guide. This shared program guide is a symbol of the continued commitment of both schools to provide the best senior school opportunities for our communities. By collaborating in an innovative, responsive, personalised and future-oriented senior school environment, the partnership looks to optimise educational outcomes for all students.

We, therefore, want to provide a range of educational options for all of our students moving into their senior secondary years. This includes both VCE and VCAL certificates. VCE, the main secondary school certificate, focuses on developing students’ academic skills and knowledge to transition to further tertiary study. VCAL is an alternative option and ideally suited to students who thrive in a practical learning environment and has the benefit of flexibility that allows for numerous paths to success. These include going straight into the workforce or further vocational training at TAFE or University following secondary school.

This is a very exciting time for current Year 10 students, in the process of making significant decisions for their senior and final years of secondary school. It is also an important time for current Year 11 students, who have an opportunity to refine their programs for Year 12; the final stage of the secondary school journey.

There are a number of factors to be taken into consideration. Importantly, decisions need to be made with a future-focus. A senior program needs to open up a future, which offers opportunity and flexibility. The course and subject choices will be critical to success, leading to a variety of pathways namely higher education, training or employment.

In the time we have been offering VCE and VCAL, we have established a legacy of student success, demonstrated by consistent academic results and transition to tertiary studies. Through our partnership, as well, with the Inner Melbourne VET Cluster (IMVC), students can access an extensive range of VET certificate courses. Many of our former students have gone on to tertiary studies to specialise in the area they studied in VET. In-house VET subjects are offered at Collingwood which have the advantage of access to their VET teacher beyond the face-to-face class time. This is beneficial in a busy senior school schedule.

The Senior Program Guide 2021 has been produced to support you with the Senior School application process. Please read carefully.

Next year will be full of challenges. We wish you well with your decision-making and planning and look forward to working with all our students and families in 2021.

Christopher Millard

Acting Assistant Principal – Senior Programs

Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School

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Year 12 Theatre Studies Production is NOW LIVE!

To the Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School Community, 

WE ARE PROUD to announce that the Year 12 Theatre Studies online production of ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ is now LIVE.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and Term 2 spent out of the theatre and behind our computer screens, we have had to adapt our performance to fit a flexible online format. We have modified our conventional theatre production to an interpretative cinematic representation of the play, that is featured on our linked website that also includes behind the scene footage and commentary of our production journey.

We have created an online visual and audio experience in an attempt to communicate our original artistic vision and creative interpretation whilst also staying within the guidelines put forward by the adjusted Theatre Studies Study Design. Our visual experience showcases videos and monologues to emulate the audience experience desired for our original stage play. The online production draws inspiration from three main theatre styles. These styles include, ‘Theatre of Cruelty’, ‘German Expressionism’, and ‘Naturalism’.

All footage, sound and music is ORIGINAL and created by students.

We hope that you enjoy the work we’ve put into it our online production during this unprecedented and unusual time in all of our lives.

Please click on the following link to explore Year 12 Theatre Studies interpretation of Joan Lindsay’s iconic tale……...Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock Rating – PG

Viewers are advised that parental guidance is recommended for viewers under 12 years of age. Some scenes may be disturbing for younger audiences

Enjoy!

Jennifer Campbell
 

Year 12 Theatre Studies 

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Return to Face-to-Face stage 2

Dear Families,

We are looking forward to officially welcoming back our second wave of students on WEDNESDAY JUNE 10th. We’d like to congratulate the families of our first wave students P-2, and Year 11 and 12s for adhering to the new arrival and departure systems. You have made our job easier by using the specified gates outlined in the email from our College Principal Sam Luck.

Families in 3-6 and 7-10 please read the current information sent out by Sam as it outlines where the arrivals and departures will take place. We have specific gates open with teachers supervising at each gate. This information can also be found in our latest newsletter.

Congratulations on your efforts in the remote learning portion of Term 2. Everyone has done an amazing job.

A reminder that Tuesday June 9th is a report-writing day. We look forward to seeing you on WEDNESDAY JUNE 10th. 

Warm regards Collingwood College

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2020 Enrolments

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2020 Prep Transition Program

Our prep transition program will be starting in November. Newly enrolled students are encouraged to participate in our prep program from 9:15 am to 10:45 am on the following dates:

Tuesday 12th November

Tuesday 19th November

Tuesday 26th November

Tuesday 3rd December

This program is an early opportunity for our newest students to experience the beginning of their school journey prior to their commencement in 2020!

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2020 Information Evenings

We have two information evenings coming up for prospective families:

  • Wednesday the 8th May at 6pm Year 7 families, and
  • Wednesday the 15th May at 6pm for Prep families.

Come and experience our unique learning environment and find out more about our programs.

Please also check out the enrolments section of our website including information on choosing a school and the new DET Find My School website.

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Open Day 2019

Please also check out the enrolments section of our website including information on choosing a school and the new DET Find My School website.

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2018 School Magazine

Our 2018 School Magazine is now available.

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