Year 7 at Fitzroy Community School

Plans for our first group of Year 7s at FCS are progressing well. In conceptualising our Year 7 program, our goal is to create a course which is different to others on offer. We are designing exciting experiences for our Year 7s which will suit students who are keen to apply themselves academically, eager to set out on intrepid outdoor adventures and focussed on contributing positively to the life of the school and the broader community. It is this particular combination of academic rigour, outdoor education and community engagement, all within the context of FCS’s small, positive culture, which we feel will set Year 7 at our school apart from other Year 7 programs.


Academic Program

We are creating a challenging and engaging curriculum which includes:
English
Maths
French
Humanities
Philosophy
Science
The Arts

Classes will be small and focussed, allowing our students to progress quickly.  Our students will be expected to be engaged readers in addition to completing a small amount of homework each night.


Learning Beyond the Classroom

In keeping with the FCS ethos, we are also designing a range of exciting experiences outside of the classroom. Physical education and interschool sport will be an important part of Year 7.  There will also be several adventurous camps, with the Overland Track in Tasmania one of several trips planned for 2023. There will be performance opportunities in school concerts and soirees. Students will spend several hours a week contributing to a community project which interests and inspires them. This could be anything from helping an elderly neighbour with household chores or gardening to tutoring younger students. Students will be asked to propose their own ideas for community projects. Our Year 7s will also contribute to school life through tasks such as making lunch and cleaning the school.


The Space

Our Junior Secondary School’s permanent home will be at our Normanby Avenue site in Thornbury once our primary students have relocated to the Canning Street campus.


Enrolments

We still have places available for Year 7 in 2023, so if our program seems like a good fit for your child, please be in touch with Kate or Tim via the school email or phone.