“Today’s work and effort is an investment in your future, your reputation and will eventually become a part of your legacy.” – Arnold Palmer

Forest Hill is a highly focussed government school with the added benefit of an elite sporting pathway that enables students to achieve their best, in both academics and sporting performance.

Successful completion of Forest Hill College Academic and Academy Programs opens up a number of pathways. Forest Hill College has active and growing relationships with Tertiary level providers.

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Why enrol in the Sport & Performing Arts Academy?

Connect

  • Highly regarded and qualified coaches
  • AFL | Basketball | Netball | Performing Arts | Soccer | Tennis | Strength & Conditioning

Explore

  • 4 x 100-minute session | Monday-Thursday from 8.30am* | Embedded within the timetable
  • Skill and technical training
  • Performance theory sessions (Nutrition, Psychology, Coaching)
  • Allows for high level training without impacting outside school commitments

Aspire

  • Careers Practitioner (College / HP programs)
  • VCE | VCAL | VET
  • Direct pathways for all students to access further education
ACADEMY FAQ's

What subjects do students miss out on?

At year 7 & 8 Academy replaces Physical Education and elective units. From year 9 students’ timetables are elective based.

Is there a fee to pay?

Yes, the Academy is a fee-based program.

Are there academic standards required?

Yes, students are required to maintain certain academic and behaviour standards as outlined in the student-athlete agreement.

Do you have physiotherapy?

No. However, we do have strong links for students to connect with appropriate sports medicine organisations.

Do the sport programs compete?

Yes, we compete in School Sport Victoria (SSV) events and other state-wide competitions.

When was the Academy established?

2016 with Soccer and Tennis. AFL, Netball, Performing Arts joined in 2017 with Basketball added in 2018.

What have previous students gone on to do?

It is still early days for our Academy program however, students have moved into national sporting organisations, such as Melbourne Victory.

Can I complete VCE and Academy

Yes. Our early access program allows full Academy participation up to and including year 12.

Today’s work and effort is an investment in your future, your reputation and will eventually become a part of your legacy. – Arnold Palmer

sport

Forest Hill is a highly focussed government school with the added benefit of an elite sporting pathway that enables students to achieve their best, in both academics and sporting performance.

Successful completion of Forest Hill College Academic and Academy Programs opens up a number of pathways. Forest Hill College has active and growing relationships with Tertiary level providers.

Why enrol in the Sports & Performing Arts Academy?

Connect

  • Highly regarded and qualified coaches
  • AFL | Basketball | Netball | Performing Arts | Soccer | Tennis | Strength & Conditioning

Explore

  • 4 x 100-minute morning session | Embedded within the timetable
  • Skill and technical training
  • Performance theory sessions (Nutrition, Psychology, Coaching)
  • Allows for high level training without impacting outside school commitments

Aspire

  • Careers Practitioner (College / HP programs)
  • VCE | VCAL | VET
  • Direct pathways for successful students to access tertiary education
ACADEMY FAQ's

What subjects do students miss out on?

At year 7 & 8 Academy replaces Physical Education and elective units. From year 9 students’ timetables are elective based.

Is there a fee to pay?

Yes, the Academy is a fee-based program.

Are there academic standards required?

Yes, students are required to maintain certain academic and behaviour standards as outlined in the student-athlete agreement.

Do you have physiotherapy?

No. However, we do have strong links for students to connect with appropriate sports medicine organisations.

Do the sport programs compete?

Yes, we compete in School Sport Victoria (SSV) events and other state-wide competitions.

When was the Academy established?

2016 with Soccer and Tennis. AFL, Netball, Performing Arts joined in 2017 with Basketball added in 2018.

What have previous students gone on to do?

It is still early days for our Academy program however, students have moved into national sporting organisations, such as Melbourne Victory.

Can I complete VCE and Academy

Yes. Our early access program allows full Academy participation up to and including year 12.

Basketball

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The Forest Hill College Basketball Academy is proudly delivered by Nunawading Basketball and their industry leading coaching staff – one of Australia’s largest and most successful basketball programs in Australia.

Our aim is to provide our student-athletes with an elite level training environment that will challenge them to improve themselves both on and off the court.

The Forest Hill College Basketball Academy was established to support the ongoing development of aspiring young student athletes.  The focus is on individual skill development, decision-based training and strength & conditioning all built on strong fundamentals.

 

The FHC Basketball Academy includes four on-court sessions and two strength & conditioning sessions per week combined with classroom sessions to accelerate knowledge of and behind the game itself..

FHC Basketball Academy student-athletes are evaluated and assessed on 4 key criteria;

  1. Work Ethic
  2. Coachability
  3. Skill Execution
  4. Production

Our Basketball Academy students are proud to wear the FHC Academy uniform provided, including a  reversible singlet and shorts.

 

Soccer

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The Forest Hill College Soccer Academy is proudly delivered by Futbal First.

Student-athletes are immersed in a unique training program, with access to elite level coaching staff with international experience, combined with specific and tailored strength and conditioning programs.

All training is conducted on-site at the College on purpose built facilities.  The FHC Soccer Academy includes four on-field sessions and two strength & conditioning sessions per week

Student-athletes are required to wear their FHC/Futbal First issued Academy uniform during all sessions, changing back into full academic uniform at the end of each session.

Tennis

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The Forest Hill College Tennis Academy is proud to partner with Nectar Davos of Tennis Train in order to provide a high quality program for student-athletes.

Nectar brings significant expertise to our College, having trained Australian Top 20 players and coached at the National Tennis Centre – Melbourne Park. Nectar was also involved in launching of the “Lilttle Champs” program, mentored by Peter McNamara and the “Super 10’s “ program run by Tennis Australia.

Nectar is currently Head Coach at Waverley Tennis and is heavily involved in feeding quality athletes into the National Academy at Melbourne Park.

All training is conducted on-site at the College on purpose built all weather synthetic courts. The FHC Tennis Academy includes four on-court sessions and two strength and conditioning sessions per week, beginning at 8.30am and concluding each day at 10.15am.

Student-athletes are required to wear their FHC issued Academy uniform during all sessions, changing back into full academic uniform at the end of each session.

Netball

The Forest Hill College Netball Academy is proudly delivered by Lauren and Rob Nardelli of Nardelli Coaching.

Nardelli Coaching was formed in 2013. Lauren’s experience has seen her represent Victoria as both a player and umpire. Rob’s training as a Myotherapist has a strong influence over all programs implemented at Nardelli Coaching. An essential part of developing the athlete is to give high priority to the prevention of injury and enable longevity within sport.

With extensive experience in delivering programs within a secondary school environment, Rob & Lauren have a strong understanding of how to support and guide student-athletes in reaching their full potential. In addition to receiving high-level on-court sessions, students will be connected to other experiences including meeting players, various excursions and incursions, coaching and umpiring workshops as well as the opportunity to compete and represent the College.

All training is conducted on-site at the College on purpose built playing facilities.  The Forest Hill College Netball Academy includes four on-court sessions and two strength and conditioning sessions per week running Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 10.15am.  The program is specifically structured to compliment a netballer’s out-of-school commitments.

Student-athletes are required to wear their FHC issued Academy uniform during all sessions, changing back into full academic uniform at the end of each session.

 

 

Performing Arts

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Undertake professional mentoring 4 times per week during school hours with celebrated artist and respected coach Tony Nikolakopoulos.

Tony is a leading Australian actor and director. Film and television credits include The Wannabes, Head On, Alex and Eve, Wentworth, The Director, Kangaroo Jack, Pirate Island, and The Wog Boy. Theatre credits include Courtyard of Miracles (State Theatre Co of SA), The Wog Story (National Tour), Roulette (Adelaide Festival, Company B Belvoir, Portugal and Melbourne), August: Osage County and Hamlet (Melbourne Theatre Company), The Spookand Pompeii L.A. (Malthouse), and as producer/director The Last Proxy (National Tour). Tony taught for many years at Deakin University, Rusden, where he also completed his Bachelor of Education.

Performing Arts Academy components are based on:

  • Improvisation
  • Basic stagecraft (including vocal projection and clarity)
  • Character development
  • Interpretation of text
  • Direction
  • Audition technique
  • Basic elements of performance making including understanding lighting, sound, costume and design elements
  • Basic principles of acting for the camera and practical approaches to securing an acting agent.

All Performing Arts Academy sessions are conducted on-site utilising our 400 seat Theatre, purpose built Black Box Theatre and extensive outdoor grounds.

Student-artists are required to wear their FHC issued Academy uniform during all sessions, changing back into full academic uniform at the end of each session.

AFL

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The Forest Hill College Football (Australian Rules) Academy has been developed to assist young footballers reach their full potential.  Girls and boys train four times per week, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 10.15am .

Training sessions are delivered on site and where appropriate at external locations (within walking distance of the College).

Sessions are dedicated to fundamentals under pressure, decision making and game play as well as overarching mentoring around all aspects related to the process of high performance training.

2021 Coaching announcement to come!