Weekly Wrap

Upcoming Dates

2nd – 3rd August –Year 9 into 10 Course Counselling

5th – 6th August – Year 12 Study Camp

11th August – College Council

11th – 13th August – School Production The Addams Family

12th August – GAT

1st September – Headspace Presentation (Year 8 and 9)

6th September – Elevate Study Skills Session (Year 9)

10th September – Optus Digital Workshop Cybersecurity (Year 7)

14th September – Optus Digital Workshop Cyberbullying (Year 8)

15th September – Optus Digital Workshop Digital Discernment (Year 9)

16th September – Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews

17th September – Last day of Term

Welcome to week 3 of Term 3.

It is great to be reflecting on a week where we returned to onsite learning. We have made every effort, in a supportive context, to return to a full swing academic schedule as planned and delivered.

The College has been providing small group tutoring throughout 2021 to students identified as having some gaps in their learning when it comes to Maths and English. This week we did some testing of year 7 to 10 students in the program to determine what progress they had made during remote learning. We are very committed to assisting these students catch up if they have fallen behind in anyway across the last 18 months.

The Year 12 Camp will be proceeding on the scheduled dates. Lots of work from the Later Years team has happened across this week as they rapidly moved to relocate the camp to an alternate venue when we heard that Federation Uni were not able to cater for us. Students will now attend Allambie Camp, based near Warragul Victoria. We have a strong commitment towards providing our Year 12 students a fantastic experience across their final year, both academic and extra-curricular. This camp is an opportunity for our Year 12 cohort to strengthen their connections and experience a range of fun and challenging activities, alongside the original study focus at Federation University.

On Wednesday night this week, we received an update on interschool sport. Indoor and outdoor interschool sport is now permitted by the DET. This is great news. Whilst we normally encourage families to come and watch sport, the conducting of interschool sport, consistent with community sport, is limited to the minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity. We look forward to announcing the specific dates of upcoming sport events,

The College Uniform shop, located onsite, is open for business again. A reminder that the weekly opening times are Tuesdays from 8am to 11am (new earlier start time) and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.

The College is proud of the journey our students take as they transition into a pathway beyond the College. Attending University open days is an important step towards making decisions about your future education and training. Open days allow you to find out about an institution’s courses and programs, explore campus facilities and speak with current students about their experience.

This year, many institutions are offering a virtual and/or on-campus COVID-19 safe experience. Due to some government restrictions in place around covid, some places may be limited and registrations may be required. Do your research for specific details and dates and register so you don’t miss out! Below is a table of dates we are aware of.

Open Dates for Universities

1 August

Marcus Oldham College

On campus

1 August

Swinburne Institute of Technology


7 August

Monash University (Peninsula)

On campus

8 August

Monash University (Clayton & Caulfield)

On campus

14 August

CQ University


14 August

William Angliss Institute

On campus

15 August

Monash University (Parkville)

On campus

18 August

CQ University (Melbourne)

On campus

21 August

Victoria University


22 August

The University of Melbourne


From 22 August

The University of Melbourne

Virtual on demand

From mid Sept

The University of Melbourne

Campus tours


Have a great weekend.

David Rogers

College Principal


Library News

Did you know that the school library has its own Instagram account – @fhclibrary?

Recently, the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) asked me to do a presentation on how I use Instagram to promote the school library in one of their online forums. I presented to around 60 other Victorian school librarians about our social media use, to very positive feedback.

The school library Instagram account’s purpose is to promote Forest Hill College, all things library, reading and literacy in the school community and beyond. With over 1,500 Followers from all over the world, Forest Hill College has gone global!

Along with the weekly library newsletter, the library Instagram account is our way of ensuring the school community is kept up to date with what is going on in the library.

Not all schools are lucky enough to have a well-resourced school library with the support of the school leadership. With research showing the value of reading, and recreational reading in particular, for the mental health and academic success of students, a school library is a vital part of a school that makes the wellbeing of their students their priority.

We would love for all our students, staff and school community to Follow us and receive daily updates on books, reading recommendations, photos of what students are doing in the school community and changes we are making in the library to make it a safe, fun and appealing space for all our students.

Follow @fhclibrary on Instagram and let us know what you think.

Helen Farch

Forest Hill College Library