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Enrolment Tours in 2014
Parents looking for schools to enrol their children for 2014 and beyond are welcome to book a tour by clicking on the link below. All tours are conducted by our Principal team and commence at 9.30am. If you have any issues or questions please don't hesitate to contact the General Office on 9814 9444.
We will be taking bookings for the following dates:
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 22
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 24
Tuesday 29 April at 10.00 am
To book a school tour please click the following link and follow the prompts. http://www.trybooking.com/EJGF
Forest Hill College VCE Results 2013
Year 12 Students Achieve Some Great Results
Congratulations to our students who achieved the ATAR scores they were chasing throughout their VCE. We are especially proud of our Dux, who has achieved an outstanding score....Read More
New Twin Welding Bays In Our Metalwork Room
The new twin welding bays are now in operation in the T block's metalwork room. This allows two students to be operating welders simultaneously. The welding bays completion has proved timely with the Year 9 students reaching the fabrication phase of their Aboriginal art influenced wrought iron animals.
Annual Presentation Evening for Years 7 to 9
On Monday 16 December 2013 we will celebrate our Annual Presentation Evening for Years 7 to 9.
Whilst it is not possible to acknowledge the contribution of every child in the school on the night, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all students/families for the contribution they make to ensuring that Forest Hill College is a fantastic place for students to grow and learn.
On the night we will be recognising and rewarding the achievements of a large number of students in the following categories:
Curriculum Program Awards
Extra Curricular Awards
Specialist Extra Curricular Awards
For more information on any of the awards above please see the attachment provided on your Compass News Feed.
Please Note: Students must arrive on the night by 6.30pm as Presentations will begin at 7.00pm Sharp....Read More
Malthouse Theatre Visit
On Thursday this week the Year 10 Drama class attended the Malthouse Theatre to perform a script they have been working on during this term. The script entitled 'Tame' tackles the issue of climate change and the students spent the term workshopping the script and other group-devised ideas around the themes before settling on their chosen scenes.
On the day the students performed in the morning with three schools from varying contexts who all worked on the same script. In the afternoon they had the privilege of watching the professional actors from the Malthouse perform their interpretation of the script, finishing the day with a Q&A.
As always our students were a delight to take out and their performances were very well received by both the Malthouse theatre and the other schools.
Well done Year 10 Drama!
Tasmania Camp 2013
From Monday 28 October until Friday 1 of November 2013, 62 brave year 8 and 9 students and 6 braver staff made the trek to Tasmania.
We slept the first night on the seas as we experienced the Spirit of Tasmania, before rising early on Tuesday morning to start exploring the wonderful state.
The group loaded into a 70-seater bus driven by our capable tour guide Mike. We managed to squeeze so much into the week and got a thorough understanding of the various sites and sounds of Tassie, pregnant with a rich history.
We ventured to the peak of Mt. Wellington, visited the Tessellated Pavement, spent a day at the historical Port Arthur. We made the most of a Cadbury factory tour (and the cost-price chocolate in the gift shop afterwards), had a hit at mini-golf, walked the 50m high suspended bridges through one of the world’s 2 most protected forest lands. Fed some of Australia’s inimitable wildlife at the Doo Zoo, and flew back home by 7:30pm on Friday.
We packed so much into an exceptional week, great friendships were formed and fostered between the students and the staff over packets of lollies and lots of laughs.
A very successful camp, a big thanks to Mrs. Axiotis for leading the charge. –
I hope to one day go again!
The theme for this year’s wellbeing day activities was CHOOSE WISELY…. CHOOSE TO GROW.
Being faced with decisions and choosing what to do, or to say, has an enormous impact on our wellbeing.
Students were challenged to think about; what they post on facebook, gossiping and relationships, making wise decisions when at parties and staying up all night playing video games.
Students enjoyed the 16m2 Jungle maze and were challenged to find their way out of it.
Staff participated in the event and chose to display a random act of kindness to a fellow colleagues. This was a great way for staff to stop and think about how they could positively impact the day of a colleague. Staff also enjoyed a morning tea together.
Year 8 Girls Cricket Finals
The Year 7 & 8 Girls had great success this term in the Cricket Round Robins against other schools. Firstly they won the Year 8 Girls’District competition at Elgar Park against seven other schools. This week on Wednesday 6 November, they progressed through to the Eastern Metropolitan Region finals where they won two games out of four, and placed fifth overall. The growth in their skills and thinking strategies was commendable and we look forward to an even more successful year in Cricket next year. Well done girls to your outstanding sporting qualities and keen participation. Thanks go to Joshua N for his dedicated coaching and training sessions and to Ms Treloar for managing the team and driving us there.
National Inclusive Policies Recognised
On Friday 25 October 2013, Meagan Cook and Carolyn Montague travelled to Sydney to receive an award the College has won.
We have been awarded for "organisational commitment to captioning" by the Deafness Forum Australia. We won this over such organisations as the ABC, for our commitment to captioning.
In 2014, we intend to extend our inclusive policies to an even broader range of practices to ensure everyone at Forest Hill College has equal access to our curriculum. Well done to our fabulous staff for the nationally recognised practices across all Domains in the College.
North Eastern Metropolitan Region Athletics
On Monday 14 October , Mr Cutler took 5 students to the EMR Athletics held at Knox Athletics Track. With such a small team going, we were expecting to hopefully come home with a medal or two. However, we far exceeded our expectations, where we were good enough to bring home no less than 6 medals in total. Within this, we also have two students heading off to the state athletics next week. It was a cold and rainy day, but the action on the track was HOT with Sam (100m sprint), and Holly (1500m run) both finishing first in their events. Sam then went onto the shot put where she again finished in first place. Anna snagged a second place in her 100m race and Holly again competed hard in her long jump and high jump to finish a respectable third in both these events. Honourable mentions also have to go to Emma who finished 5th in her long jump and Henny who finished fourth in her javelin. Overall, a fantastic day for FHC, and we wish Sam and Holly all the best for their events in the state competition next week.