Stay in the loop at FHS

There are many ways to stay up to date with all things FHS – Heres a rundown on what we communicate via each channel


Official school correspondence will be sent via the Compass Portal. It is important that parents and carers check in regularly.

With Compass you can

• Monitor your child’s attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness
• Communicate with your child’s teachers, and update your family contact details
• View your child’s timetable and the school calendar
• Download and view your child’s academic reports
• Book parent-teacher conferences
• Pay and provide consent for events and school fees

Download the Compass App

The Compass app allows you to subscribe to SMS or push notifications whenever information relevant to you is posted.

Download the Compass app from Google Play or the App Store· on a compatible phone or tablet. Then enter Footscray High School school name and select it from the results. Enter your login details provided by your school to finish the set up.

Compass Parent Portal Overview

Compass have put together a guide to using the portal for parents and carers. It covers

  • What is Compass?
  • How do I access Compass?
  • Compass Apps
  • The Compass home screen
  • Attendance
  • Events, Consent & Payment
  • Wallet
  • Viewing Academic Reports
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Ordering Photos
  • Student Profile
  • Learning Tasks
  • Privacy and Security

We have also put together a playlist of how-to videos on our Youtube channel

If you have misplaced or forgotten your username or password please contact for support getting back online.

FHS Website

Our website contains: information about our school for current and prospective families, school policies, current employment opportunities and contact information for key staff and leadership. Links to FHS google sites such the library website, student voice, clubs, subject selection, careers, Year 6-7 transition are also linked via our main website

Social Media

We post less formal communication on our social media channels, here’s a rundown of what you can expect from each one. Click through and give us a follow!

Follow us on Facebook

Our Facebook page is a community for sharing event updates, special achievements, photos and videos of past events, reminders, links and content from our Learning Precinct partners.

We post notifications and links to new blog posts here too.

Any official announcements posted on our facebook page will also be posted via Compass.

Follow us here

Follow us on Instagram

Our Instagram account is for sharing photos and videos of past events and the day to day happenings around Footscray High School. We occasionally post reminders or event notifications on Instagram as well.

Follow us here


Our Youtube account is mainly used for live streams of events like lunchtime concerts. We will send out a notification prior to the event so everyone can tune in.

Our Youtube channel also has playlists of videos featuring FHS uploaded by other channels.

Subscribe to our Youtube channel here

FHS Blog

Follow our blog to read longer form write ups about events and activity at Footscray High School. We will usually post an update via Facebook and Instagram whenever there is a new post to read.

You can see our latest posts listed at the bottom of the homepage, they are also linked via the Life@Footscray menu or this direct link

Any official announcements posted on our website or blog will also be posted via Compass.