School Profile

At Forest Hill College we have high expectations of all members of our community and place a great deal of emphasis on supporting staff, students and families to achieve the very best possible outcomes. We welcome parents, friends and the community into life at Forest Hill College as an active and positive relationship between the College and families enhances students learning.

Located in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Forest Hill College, has a current enrolment of approximately 634 students. Our population is made up of both local and international students. We are proud of the College’s diverse cultural and social mix as it contributes positively to our unique and vibrant learning community.

The College runs a number of specialist programs:

Our facilities are designed to inspire contemporary teaching and learning practices. All aspects of our Curriculum Program are enhanced by a fully networked wireless environment where every student has a digital device.

The College has invested heavily in facilities with flexible learning spaces that have been carefully designed to extend into the beautiful gardens and grounds that enhance the school’s warm and friendly feel. In 2015 we will complete the renovation of our learning spaces with the addition of a dedicated Year 7 Inquiry based learning centre.

The introduction of a Later Years Study Centre has complemented a learning environment that allows students to work in a way that develops their skills for a life beyond Secondary School. In 2015 the College will invest in a more contemporary Later Years Study Centre and learning precinct using the $2.1 million dollars that we were allocated in the most recent State Budget.

The sporting program is enhanced by facilities that are the envy of most schools with our double gymnasium, synthetic soccer field and tennis courts. The Theatre, iMac computer room, music rehearsal studios, recording studio and visual arts spaces are integral components of the College’s excellent Performing and Visual Arts programs.

Structure of the School Day

At Forest Hill College the school day is divided into 4 periods and a Home Group. Students undertake a large component of the learning program in the morning prior to recess.

Session Length (minutes) Purpose
Home Group 8 A regular meeting with students and a teacher, this time enables the monitoring of students attendance, uniform, wellbeing and allows for important information to be shared
Period 1 75 Dedicated curriculum time
Period 2 75
Recess 25 Recreational time
Period 3 75 Dedicated curriculum time
Lunch 50 Recreational time
Period 4 75 Dedicated curriculum time