Fitzroy High School reopened in 2004 after having closed in 1992. The vision for the school is to ensure that students become lifelong learners, reflective and creative thinkers, and responsible and active citizens. The school is an inspirational learning environment that celebrates diversity and embraces individual differences including culture, race, gender and ethnicity. A Years 7 to 12 school, its focus is on enriching the middle years of secondary education and developing innovative education programs.
Facilities: The school has new and refurbished facilities including home areas for each year level, new science and technology areas, art, drama and music rooms, a food technology facility, technology integrated throughout the school, a new library, seminar spaces, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, horticulture and garden area and canteen. The school is close to the centre of Melbourne and accessible to a wide range of social, environmental, community and cultural institutions near the city. It is close to Merri Creek, YarraRiver, EdinburghGardens and the Collingwood Children’s Farm.
Curriculum: Fitzroy High School is committed to personalising the curriculum. Through this it can identify particular skills of each child and focus on “attainment”. In this, it emphasises that each child needs to develop and grow academically during their time at school. A personalised approach to learning gives students a stake in their education. It also allows teachers to know students on a more personal level, and provides opportunities for families to be involved in their child’s education. Personalising learning addresses the unique strengths, interests and priorities of students with the guidance and support of their teachers and families. The process is a valuable learning experience that teaches students to set goals, evaluate their work and take greater responsibility for their learning.