Inspiring passionate, positive and curious learners

Students are at the core of everything we do, therefore, teaching and learning at FHC is informed by student choice that enables the development of authentic and individualised pathways. Our academic program supports each student to achieve their personal best through engaging and rigorous curriculum that is underpinned by Positive Psychology, promoting a growth mindset.

Combined with whole school Effective Learning Behaviours and range of innovative, multi-disciplinary subjects, FHC ensures every student develops as an independent learner who will flourish as a critical thinking, global citizen.

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Junior and Senior School

Middle Years

At year 7, students take part in the Leonardo Project. Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s universal curiosity and innovation, this multi-disciplinary subject combines the Arts, Humanities and Technology with real world applications such as sustainable living and entrepreneur projects. Along with core subjects, students also explore a range of specialist areas such as Languages, The Arts and Technologies, that gives students experience and insight into these areas before choosing electives in year 8.

Subject selection from year 9 onward further establishes individual pathways, as entry to all subjects is considered by effort, strengths and skills rather than age or traditional year level. This innovative curriculum model gives greater access and opportunity to our students as they work toward their personal aspirations. Beyond that, our relationships with tertiary institutions and industry professionals allows students to access learning from multiple expert sources with real world application, enabling both academic and personal success in their chosen field.

Later Years

In the progression toward VCE, purposeful assessments continue to allow teachers an opportunity to provide feed-forward. This proven practice and positive approach acknowledges each student’s effort and personal growth whilst providing individualised and practical advice for students to improve.

Inspiring passionate, positive and curious learners

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Students are at the core of everything we do, therefore, teaching and learning at FHC is informed by student choice that enables the development of authentic and individualised pathways. Our academic program supports each student to achieve their personal best through engaging and rigorous curriculum that is underpinned by Positive Psychology, promoting a growth mindset.

Combined with whole school Effective Learning Behaviours and range of innovative, multi-disciplinary subjects, FHC ensures every student develops as an independent learner who will flourish as a critical thinking, global citizen.

Junior and Senior School

Middle Years

At year 7, students take part in the Leonardo Project. Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s universal curiosity and innovation, this multi-disciplinary subject combines the Arts, Humanities and Technology with real world applications such as sustainable living and entrepreneur projects. Along with core subjects, students also explore a range of specialist areas such as Languages, The Arts and Technologies, that gives students experience and insight into these areas before choosing electives in year 8.

Subject selection from year 9 onward further establishes individual pathways, as entry to all subjects is considered by effort, strengths and skills rather than age or traditional year level. This innovative curriculum model gives greater access and opportunity to our students as they work toward their personal aspirations. Beyond that, our relationships with tertiary institutions and industry professionals allows students to access learning from multiple expert sources with real world application, enabling both academic and personal success in their chosen field.

Later Years

In the progression toward VCE, purposeful assessments continue to allow teachers an opportunity to provide feed-forward. This proven practice and positive approach acknowledges each student’s effort and personal growth whilst providing individualised and practical advice for students to improve.

STEAM & Leonardo

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The range of electives available within the year 8 curriculum focus on building knowledge and skills for developing individual passions and pathways. Simultaneously our STEAM program builds 21st century skills in a practical and authentic environment, facilitated by professionals in the field.

International Students

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” – Henry Miller

Forest Hill College, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, is supported by a wonderful community. Students enjoy the beautiful local environment, benefit from excellent facilities, including sporting facility, modern theatre and high-tech STEAM Centre, and access state-of-the-art learning technology in all classes.

A long established international program with students from over 20 different countries, offers a dynamic learning experience with rich curriculum and extracurricular programs.

Students are supported both at school and homestay families carefully chosen by experienced ISP staff. The on-site English Language Centre helps students achieve secondary education English requirements and transition smoothly into mainstream classes.

Deaf Education

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Deaf Education at Forest Hill College caters for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the North East Victoria within a mainstream setting. Our ‘high support/high expectations’ philosophy allows all of our students to achieve their personal best within a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

Providing deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students with the opportunity to achieve within a supportive and challenging environment, we employ specialist Teachers of the Deaf, Auslan educational interpreters and in-class live Captioners along with Speech and Language specialists. All classrooms are fitted with Soundfield systems allowing maximum listening for all students.

Student Leadership

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Leadership opportunities at FHC can reveal the leaders of tomorrow by developing decision-making skills and increasing students’ abilities to shoulder responsibility. Through Student Parliament students have a voice in our school and the opportunity to make a real difference in our community.

  • As members of parliament, students are responsible for;
  • Meeting with their constituents and being a voice for those students in parliament
  • Presenting Bills to parliament that address issues raised by students at Forest Hill College
  • Debating issues that are important to the school community
  • Exemplifying the Forest Hill College Values of Connect, Explore and Aspire.

The Student Parliament is a voice for all students at Forest Hill College. As a result of our College Parliament we have made improvements to many areas of the school including: extensive changes to the curriculum structure, developing our FHC Wolf mascot and increasing student subject choices in keeping with student request.

Forest Hill College students are our future community leaders.

Uniform

At Forest Hill College, we have a school uniform which students wear with pride.

Our uniform is supplied by Victoria Schoolwear, now located at Forest Hill College, inside the International Student Building.

Uniform Shop Regular Hours of Operation (times may vary during school holiday periods).

Tuesday: 8.30am – 11.30am
Thursday: 8.30am – 11.30am
Saturday: 10am – 1pm

Download the 2019 Uniform Price List

Co-Curricular Activities

Build connections with our co-curricular activities.

Instrumental Music
College Production
Basketball Marathon
Interschool Sports (SSV)
Leo Club