Week 2 – Term 3
It’s been a busy week for the Forest Hill College community this week as staff and students prepared for our Course Expo. It is an important event on the school calendar as we commence counselling our students around pathways and discussing potential 2020 courses.
Taking place on Wednesday evening, this year’s Expo was particularly exciting as we announced a range of new pathways available to our students. Designed in partnership with Swinburne University and their Richmond Institute of Sports Leadership, Forest Hill College is excited to announce our new STEP Pathway.
STEP has a number of options available for all students with the potential to culminate in a bachelor degree.
Students embarking on the STEP pathway could graduate Forest Hill College with either a Certificate of Education, Certificate II or III in Vocational Education and/or Certificate of Applied Learning. In addition to this, STEP provides students with the opportunity to access University courses as part of Year 12.
It has been a long process to put all the right pieces of the puzzle together but we are very excited to be able to put in place a specific targeted educational pathway for so many of our students. Over the next 2 weeks every student in Years 8-11 will have receive an appointment time to discuss with a senior staff member and our Careers Practitioner Alice Romains, their proposed course for 2020.
I encourage all students and families to access the Course Selection website to prepare for these discussions.
Additional excitement this week came in the shape of 2 visits. On Wednesday, Eastwood Primary School and Mount View Primary School students participated in our Deaf Facility Experience Day. Students received the full FHC experience via some fun classes in Gym, Drama, Science and STEAM.
Our second group of visitors came from the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School. 22 students and 2 staff joined 7C& 7D in Phys Ed, Drama, Science and Maths. It will be one of these two Home Groups that our new MITS students will be joining in 2020.
To that end we are seeking 2 families who would be interested in hosting a MITS student in 2020. All expressions of interest should be registered at the General Office or you can contact a member of the Principal Team for more information. This is an incredibly rewarding experience and one that is worth looking into.
Have a great weekend.