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Last Day Term 3 Friday 16th September

Dear all,

I wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful work across Term 3.

I am so proud of and so grateful for the efforts you have all put in. This term we have seen the fruits of our labour in a very clear way. School seemed to return normal, much more so than in the last 2 and a half years.

  • We have found ourselves in the top 3 Inner East schools (Primary and Secondary), in relation to shifting students out of the middle NAPLAN bands into the top 2 NAPLAN bands, as well as shifting students from the bottom 2 bands into the middle NAPLAN bands in reading, writing, and numeracy at Year 7 and Year 9. This is no accident; this is a result of outstanding teaching and learning. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
  • We ran a very successful Production
  • We saw the Basketball Marathon return
  • We celebrated Wear it Purple Day and RUOK Day
  • We held a face-to-face Course Expo to guide student subject selections
  • All Year 9 students participated in Morrisby Career interviews
  • We saw a large number of teams and individuals (Robotics, Tennis, Basketball, Karate, Soccer) achieve great results in competition at a State and National level

I encourage everyone to take some time to re-energise themselves and get ready for a big Term 4.


Our students doing VCAA exams will find this time very useful. Practice exams and study will dominate their days. I do encourage them all to also put time into resting, eating well, staying hydrated, active, and connected to friends and family.


To everyone else, the holidays are a wonderful time to reflect on Term 3, set some goals for Term 4 and to do some things that bring you joy.


We start Term 4 with a Year 9 Camp, move quickly to a Valedictory Dinner and VCAA Exams, then Leap Up late November, where we expect to complete a CAT in that time. Let’s make sure we are all rested and ready, as Term 4 asks a lot of you.

Safe Holidays,

David Rogers

College Principal




Over the past two weeks our Intermediate VCAL and City Experience students undertook a Salvation Army Food drive to help our local community. We managed to collect over 330 items for the less fortunate. It’s been a positive experience for our students who spent time organising and collecting items during Connect. A special thank you to 8B who donated the most items and everyone who contributed to this cause.




On Tuesday, our Intermediate VCAL students organised a teacher appreciation brunch for a group of teachers who have had a positive impact on their learning this year. They put their skills to the test to create a delicious menu and relaxing environment for these lucky teachers.


Women in STEAM

This week a group of students accompanied Dr William Kent and Mr Xianjun Chen out on an excursion to the city, as part of the College’s enrichment program. The event was hosted by Arcadis, an engineering Consultancy group on the city, and was about empowering women with an interest in STEAM fields to pursue their passions. The day involved guest speeches from women in the industry, activities and workshops around engineering, and a Q&A panel with women working in the field. The students really got a lot out of the day, and overall it was a huge success.

Division Athletics Carnival

On Thursday 8th September, 55 students from year 7 to 12 represented Forest Hill College at the Division Athletics Carnival. It was the first time since 2019 that the carnival was allowed to go ahead, and it was a really great day. The weather managed to hold off until the very end of the day which was very lucky given the forecast. All students should be commended on their efforts and sportsmanship shown on the day, including those who stepped up and filled in empty events. As a team the students secured 19 first places, 22 second places, 16 third places, and 21 forth places. This is such an incredible effort given the last two years and interruptions to student’s trainings. A particularly big thank you goes to the VET Sport and Recreation students Leigh, James, Rebecca, Nick, Angus, Nathan, Caitlin, Stacey, Campbell, Ryan and Luke who helped to run the Field events on the day; without your helped the day would not have happened! Another big thank you goes to Levi, Ben, Luka, Ella and Frankie who all helped run the marshalling sheets for the 100m and 200m sprint events; once again without your help these events wouldn’t have been completed. Thank you to all the staff who supported the team on the day. Well done everyone and looking forward to seeing the individuals who qualified perform at Regionals in the next round in October.


Interschool Year 7 Table Tennis and Basketball

On Tuesday 13th September, a number of year 7 students represented Forest Hill College at division level for the sports of Table Tennis and Basketball. It was a great day for both staff and students across both sports. All teams experienced success throughout the day, but most importantly it was just great to see all the students getting involved and having fun. A special mention goes to the Year 7 Girls Table Tennis Team who came out victorious on the day and they will now be representing the college at Regional level in October. We wish this team the very best of luck. Well done everyone, what a great way to finish off term 3 sport.