Weekly Wrap

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Student Free Day Friday 12th August

Parent Teacher Student Interviews Wednesday 14th September

Last Day Term 3 Friday 16th September

On Friday this week, we held an Assembly to acknowledge some wonderful achievements at FHC.


Leo Club


The Bendigo Bank presented our College with a significant cheque, to match the wonderful fund raising efforts of our Leo’s Club. We will use those funds to further enhance our College Library.

Another worthy recipient is Olly Thorburn who has been recognised with the Rotary Youth Achievement Award, for his contributions to the Leo’s Club. Olly is an outstanding young man, of whom we are very proud. He is the Treasurer of the Leo’s Club, attends every meeting and participates in events such as the “Clean Up Australia Day.’

Premiers Reading Challenge


The Assembly also recognised all students achievements in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. The development of a lifelong love of reading is something we work very hard on at FHC. Congratulations to all participants in this wonderful event.

Murrung Awards – Community Engagement


Finally, to coincide with Principal’s Day Dave Rogers was recognised in assembly this morning for his wonderful work in Marrung.  Presented by Stephen Fraser, Deputy Secretary Department Education and Training, Dave was recognised for his contribution to indigenous education, becoming only the second nonindigenous person to win the coveted Marrung Award for community engagement. Marrung is the Wemba Wemba word for the Murray Cypress pine tree, representing branches of education and knowledge. The Marrung vision is that Victoria will be a state where:

  • the rich and thriving culture, knowledge and experience of our First Nations peoples are celebrated by all Victorians
  • our universal service systems are inclusive, responsive and respectful of Koori people at every stage of their learning and development journey
  • every Koori person achieves their potential, succeeds in life, and feels strong in their cultural identity.

To achieve its vision, Marrung encompasses actions that aim to create a positive climate for learning and development and build community engagement in learning and development so that, through partnership and collaboration, services work together with Koori people to find innovative ways to improve outcomes in local communities.


This award is made so special due to the wonderful work of all our community in striving to reduce the level of disadvantage so many indigenous students experience. The fostering of a truly inclusive culture at the College is something all of us should be very proud of.




On Thursday our instrumental music students had a great performing and visual arts experience. In the morning they travelled to the Monash Art Gallery to view some wonderful art works. A big focus of the works was Photography Techniques Through Time. The guided tour gave everyone a great insight into the history of photography and the variety of techniques employed in producing them as an art form. After morning tea at the Art Gallery students continued to Robert Blackwood Hall Monash University to hear a performance by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The work being performed was ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky. This musical composition uses a variety of orchestral sounds to depict art works as seen whilst walking through a Gallery. It was lovely for the students to hear the soaring sounds of a full professional Symphony Orchestra along with highlighted instrument solos in a venue with excellent acoustics.





We are excited to announce that aspiring tennis professional and FHC student athlete Luke Cripps took off for 12 weeks of training and competition in Germany this week. Luke has been with the College since Year 7, and as a current Year 11 student, he will complete his Year 11 course remotely via Microsoft Teams, as he trains at an academy in Germany. We are very proud of Luke, who was the number one player in our State Runners Up Tennis Team this year. Luke has worked incredibly hard at his tennis and is on the cusp of achieving some significant gains as he hopes to transition from a junior athlete to a professional.




Great news also in soccer this week with Year 7 student, Teah Kotsandis making it into the final selection for the Talent Identification Program at Football Victoria.  Well done Teah!



Week Four Tribe Points Update


Red- 3207

Blue- 2963

Green- 2830

Yellow- 2523