The Victorian Government committed to opening 100 new schools between 2019 and 2026.
campus will have capacity for 650 students and predominantly cater for Year 11
and 12. Year 10 students from both schools studying VCE, VET or VCAL subjects
will also attend the Wurun Senior Campus as required.
Wurun Senior Campus has been announced as the name of the new senior secondary campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School.
Wurun Senior Campus is located on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people, on Queens Parade Fitzroy North, the historic Fitzroy Gasworks site.
The Department of Education and Training consulted with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation along with representatives from Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School on the campus name.
Use of the name 'Wurun' for the campus has been approved by the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation.
Wurun (pronunced wuh-RUN) is a Woi wurrung word of the Wurundjeri people meaning river white gum.
Our senior campus will also feature an embedded Indigenous narrative developed in collaboration with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation.
Examples of these interpretative elements include native planting with Woi wurrung language naming at the courtyard entry; a 25-metre concourse mural depicting a linear narrative of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people's history and culture and the wayfinding colour palette informed by the manna gum.
We hosted a virtual School Design Talk on 22 July 2021. This included showing a video with design insights, and campus principal Chris Millard hosting a live Q&A webinar.
Our presenters answered pre-submitted questions on topics ranging from subjects to be offered, teaching styles,
specialist facilities, the food and café precinct, 21st century
learning skills, independent learning, university-style settings, learning
environment types, outdoor space, interdisciplinary learning, Indigenous
consultation interpretative design elements, community use, sports
facilities, specialised equipment, terrace form, sustainability, student
safety, local product and more.
Answering the questions were:
We recorded the event, so you can view the design insights video and tune into the Q&A webinar.
The Designated Neighbourhood Zone (DNZ) for the Fitzroy Gasworks (Senior Campus) is the Collingwood College DNZ and the Fitzroy High School DNZ together.
Any student currently attending either of these schools or living in the Collingwood College DNZ or the Fitzroy High School DNZ, will be able to attend the senior campus.
Statewide school zone maps are available at findmyschool.vic.gov.au .
Policies on enrolment, placement, and admission are available on the Department of Education and Training website.
Enrolment information for Collingwood College is available on the college's website.
Enrolment information for Fitzroy High School is available on the school's website.
school or future campus tours (on completion and when restrictions allow), please
inquire at the partner school closest to your home address.
A key aspiration of the Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School's
senior program is to help every student find a unique pathway and
personalised learning journey.
Explore some of the different student experiences that will be on offer
at the new campus in these day in the life at the new campus infographics.
And take a virtual tour of the
futures-focused senior campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School.
The 2022 Senior Program Guide for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School is now available. For enrolment or senior program information please inquire at the partner school closest to your home address.
Wurun Senior Campus topped-out
We’ve reached the ‘top-out’ milestone, which means the campus
building is at its highest point. We have poured the top floor slab on
level 6, and support poles for the rooftop sports court net extend up
to the maximum point of the building.
Some of the key structural features of the campus
that have been completed include:
installing super-trusses to floor structures of the suspended courts on level 3
and rooftop level 6
installing partition walls up to level 3
fire, hydraulic and electrical services installed up to level 4
steel protective fire spray applied to steel up to level 5
sun shade screening fins
installed on the façade up to level 3.
See below for our latest video and photography.
Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School are pleased to announce that Chris Millard is the successful candidate for the role of Campus Principal (Assistant Principal) for the new Wurun Senior Campus – Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School.
His appointment follows a competitive recruitment and selection process, jointly managed by Sam Luck, Principal of Collingwood College and Linda Mitchell, Principal of Fitzroy High School. Chris's role, which begins in Term 1 2021, will be to build on the collaboration and continuous improvement of both schools, and to oversee the continued joint provision of the senior secondary programs.
From 2022, Chris will manage the new campus, along with continuing to build a culture of innovation and excellence that benefits all students.
The campus will be located at the old Fitzroy Gasworks site. The Fitzroy Gasworks is an important part of Fitzroy North's industrial and social heritage, and the school is part of an important urban renewal project to re-energise the site.
This larger project by Development Victoria will rejuvenate an iconic inner-city site and create positive outcomes for the local community. The site is close to public transport, open space and established community facilities.
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