Fortitude Valley State Secondary College
Fortitude Valley State Secondary College (FVSSC) is Brisbane’s first state high school to be built in inner-city Brisbane in over 50 years, adopting a vertical design solution to reflect its urban setting. FVSSC is a flagship, future-focused educational facility, serving the growing communities in Brisbane’s inner city north.
The first stage of the new FVSSC was opened in 2020 to Year 7 students. The second stage was opened in 2021 welcoming Year 7 and 8 students. By 2025, FVSSC will have capacity for 1,500 students from Years 7-12.
The vision of FVSSC is “to create a community of agile learners who are bold, resilient and kind’. This is being achieved by instilling an expectation that all school members will look after themselves, each other, and the environment and this will enable the vision to flourish, creating an orderly learning environment and a sustainable culture of excellence and innovation. At FVSSC, they work together to promote a culture: • That is welcoming. • In which the conditions for learning are ever present. • In which they examine how our behaviours affect us, others, and the world. • In which there is a shared belief that we are part of something special and great. • In which the language creates and facilitates personal pride, purpose, and power.
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The approach to fitting out Fortitude Valley with furniture is quite unique and is possibly a model that should be explored further with other schools across other typologies