Weekly Wrap

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Last Day Term 2  Friday 24 June

Dear all,

Welcome to week 5.


At the halfway point of Term 2 we have lots going on. This week we commenced our new Junior Academy Program for Grade 4 – 6 students.  It is a 10 week program running every Wednesday after school with our FHC Academy Coaches. With 40 participants to the first session, we can see many young students super keen to get into their sport and performing arts as we put the pandemic behind us.

Today our Year 8 Auslan students visited the Victorian College for the Deaf where they learned about Deaf Education, culture and history.  Our students participated in a fascinating tour of the Deaf Children Australia owned Bluestone Building – built in 1866 and home to the first school for deaf children in Victoria .Throughout the day they gained a wonderful insight into the power of Auslan.


On Thursday this week our Performing Arts Academy spent the day training with Deakin University Performing Arts students. Our partnership with Deakin Uni will enable direct access to FHC Performing Arts Academy  students into Bachelor Of Arts courses at Deakin.


Today also saw our Year 9 and 10’s participate in Activity Day. This is an important event on the FHC calendar as it is an opportunity for students to connect and build stronger relationships with each other as well as their teachers. Students participated in study skills activities, and gender identity forums as well as some great trivia and team building excercises in the gymnasium.

Earlier this week I was thrilled to receive an invitation to the Victorian VCE Premier’s Awards, to celebrate with the highest of VCE achievers, the wonderful Laura W. Laura was the top performing student in Auslan in 2021, in the State, and along with her family and teacher, Lisa Janssen, I will be proudly representing FHC to watch Laura receive this incredible accolade. Congratulations Laura.



The College still struggles through the tension between maintaining normal school curriculum routines and engaging in a diverse range of co-curricular activities. At College Council this week our parent members suggested that using volunteers to assist might make a big difference to the College. On that note I am putting a call out for any parents with spare time to volunteer to assist supervise on some excursions and sporting activities. If you have the time, interest and skills that could help us, can I ask you email me on d.rogers@fhc.vic.edua.u to register interest.


Have a great weekend!

Dave Rogers