Weekly Wrap

Year 7s at Forest Hill College celebrating heading back to school on Tues. Felix Rodrigues, 13, and Jennifer Schutz, 13. Principal David Rogers.  Picture: Tim Carrafa

Dear all,


Welcome to week 9. What a week it was with the return to onsite learning of our Year 7 to 10 students. Our students seemed very excited to be back. Staff were delighted to be teaching face to face again, as finally we seemed back to normal. Maddy, Felix and Jennifer from year 7 were interviewed for the Herald Sun about the return early I the week. The article appeared on Tuesday June 9. We thank them for their work with the journalist.


A further reminder to families considering hosting an indigenous student from MITS. We are still looking for appropriate families who are keen to assist in this program for 2021. Expressions of interest should be made through an email to d.rogers@fhc.vic.edu.au


The repairs to the ceilings, roof, guttering and floors of buildings around the College will commence next week. It is expected that much of this work will be completed by the end of June. This timeline has been brought forward significantly and we are thrilled about this. Work on the Leonardo Centre as a result will now commence somewhat earlier than we thought. There is some chance this work may take place during Term 3 now.


College Council met this week and there was some discussion around the potential addition of some uniform items. The College celebrates its 30th birthday this year. Covid-19 has made celebrating this quite difficult. We are considering the addition of some new uniform options as commemorative 30th birthday items. A scarf and beanie with logo and a hoodie are currently being considered. Student Parliament and staff are being given the option to provide feedback on these in the lead up to the June 24 Council meeting. Tenders for the canteen contract have opened up, and the College will have a decision on who the successful operator will be by the end of this term. As we develop a stronger sense of confidence around community transmission of Covid-19 the College will look to re-open the canteen for Term 3.