Week 6 – Term 3
I have just been informed that Olivia Beasley and Nicholas Steer, who both previously studied at Forest Hill College, have been making great strides in their post schooling life. Olivia has recently completed a year-long role as a Youth Governor of Victoria and was actively involved in the YMCA Youth Parliament. Her work involved leading 160 members whilst working full time as a Youth Engagement Officer and Project Manager for Deaf Central Portal project (National). This week, she received an Emerging Leader award from Victorian Disability Awards (see photo attached).
Nicholas Steer was also involved in the YMCA Youth Parliament as a Deafhood member, then joined the Taskforce team, and has recently been elected for Youth Governor of Victoria.
Forest Hill College would like to congratulate these young people on their outstanding achievements post education.
Our Year 9 students this week participated in our inaugural Explore Days in partnership with the Red Frogs.
Red Frogs is an organization that works in schools delivering programs to educate, equip and empower students to confidently make positive life choices and be a voice of change within their culture. During the week they spent time with our Year 9 students helping them unpack the concept of identity.
This proactive work has been very timely for us as over the course of the last week we have been disappointed with the behavior of some of our Later Years students. Rather than shy away from dealing with this, Forest Hill College has taken a very strong stand. I’d like to take this opportunity to remind our community that we do not condone behavior that is contradictory to our values and societies norms. I am confident we have resolved the issues resulting in this unusual behaviour and have put consequences in place that I am certain will help educate our young people to make appropriate choices in the future. I would like to thank our Sub School Leaders Mr Blowers and Mr Lee for their ongoing, proactive approach to our thriving College culture.
As we continue with our course counselling process , our Year 9 students also worked on their Career Action Plans, Safe at Work certificates , Resume Writing and Interview Skills in preparation for work experience and gaining a part time job. We look forward to completing our subject selection process in the next week so please remind your child to ensure their course selection process has been completed. If you have any questions about our 2020 curriculum, please contact the school directly on 9814 444.
Have a great weekend.
Academy Pre-Selection Morning
Our next Academy Pre-Selection morning is fast approaching. Students and prospective students for 2020 are invited to attend and try out for their Academy of choice.
Bookings are essential and can be made through our event on Trybooking.