Photo: Year 8 Significant Persons Project

Lilydale High School News

25 June 2018
Issue 9
Premiers' Reading Challenge
Lilydale High School
9735 5644
25 Melba Ave
Lilydale, VIC, 3140




Year 8 Significant Persons Day

It was a privilege to recently attend the two Significant Person Days at which our Year 8 students showcased the work they had completed in English, Languages and Art classes to acknowledge a significant person in their lives.


The project includes an artistic representation and a written piece, that is drafted and perfected in English classes, that relates to a person who is a positive influence in the lives of our Year 8 students.   There is also a Language element in which the students translate some of their writing into French or Indonesian.   The project culminates in an afternoon of presentations and a gallery to display the work.  It is a wonderful event that takes a great deal of organisation.


Thanks to Head of Arts, Sarah Hardy, Head of English Jess Timmers and Head of Languages Sharon Stoyanoff for taking a lead in the project, to Assistant Principals Melissa McMillan and Genaha Thompson for their work behind the scenes, to our fabulous Year 8 Captains and Assistant Captains; Jesse Dooley, Sian Jones, Charlotte Green and Ethan Webber for officially hosting both afternoons and to our great staff and students for being part of the project. Special thanks to Josh Daly, Stuart Morrow and Alex Pullen for organising lights and sound in the Theatre.


Instrumental Music Evening

A great night was had by all who performed and attended at last Thursday’s, Instrumental Music Evening. This was the biggest evening we have had in recent years with many musicians from across the year levels performing in ensembles and bands.


Congratulations to everyone on a wonderful night.  Thanks to family and friends who were in attendance. Thanks also to Kate McAlister the Head of Instrumental Music and the Instrumental Music teachers; Amy Cumming, Bronwyn Ventura, Kent Fisk, Malcolm Abbot, Selene Messinis and Stephen McCulloch who teach our students and lead the bands/ensembles.


End of Term 2

As Term 2 draws to a close, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to another successful term at Lilydale High School.


A reminder that school will finish at 2.30 pm this Friday June 29 and resume on Monday July 16.


Wendy Powson




Term 2     16 April to 29 June
Term 3     16 July to 21 September
Term 4      8 October to 21 December



Monday 25 

VCAL LHS Community Day

Junior Girls Football


Tuesday 26

Year 7 Boys Football

Year 12 Practice Exam


Wednesday 27



Thursday 28 

VCAL Amazing Race


Friday 29

LAST DAY TERM 2 -  2.30 pm Finish




Monday 16



Thursday 19

Aeroschools Aerobic Competiton


Friday 20

Year 7 & 8 Awards Assembly

Year 9 & 10 Awards Assembly

Year 10 Keys Please Session


Tuesday 24

Year 11 Psychology Museum Excursion


Thursday 26

Year 10 MIPs Day Interviews


Friday 27

VCE Ski Camp (27 to 29)


Monday 30

VCE & Middle School Information Evening


Tuesday 31

French Movie - Belle Excursion


Wednesday 1 

Australian Synchrotron Excursion


Thursday 2

SE Zone Clay Shooting

Athletics Carnival


Thursday 9

Australian Maths Competition


Monday 13

Science Week (13 to 17)

Game changes, change makers them


Monday 20 

CBCA Children's Book Week (20 to 24)

Tritration Challenge


Thursday 23

Great Book Swap

School Production


Friday 24 

School Production


Monday 27

Peer Leadership Camp (27 to 29)


The following calendars are also available on our school website homepage from the News and Events tab;

  • Whole School Calendar
  • Junior School Calendar
  • Middle School Calendar
  • Senior School Calendar
  • Sports Calendar 


Please note:  School events by nature are subject to change. The school reserves the right to add, change or cancel events as required.





School Contract Bus

2nd Semester Fare-payers

Students who are fare-payers on the School Contract Buses will  have received a letter in Home Group on Friday 15 June,  regarding their 2nd Semester bus passes. 


This is only for Fare-payers who purchased a half-yearly myki at the start of the year. 


Instructions on the 2nd Semester process are included.  Please note all 2nd half yearly myki cards MUST BE seen at the School Office by Friday 20 July.  
Students can not travel in Semester 2 until their new bus pass is issued.
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Polkinghorne (School Office) on 9735 5644.


School Uniform Shop

School uniform items can be purchased at LOWES ONLINE by clicking on the link below OR from the the school website homepage.


Online School Uniform Lilydale High School

Students are required to wear correct school uniform everyday, including travelling to and from Lilydale High School.  


The co-operation of parents/guardians is expected in delivering a high standard of appearance for students.    School uniform policy is determined by School Council and reviewed on a regular basis.

Sick Bay Procedures

It is best for your child to remain at home if they are unwell in the morning.  However, should they become ill at school they will be attended to by a First Aid attendant.


Parents/guardians or your emergency contact person will be notified to arrange transport home.  To this end it is vital that student contact details are up to date.


Students are NOT PERMITTED to RING their parents/guardians (via a mobile telephone) themselves OR leave the school without permission.


If your child requires regular medication to be administered during school hours (8.30 am to 3.00 pm), parents/guardians need to send the medication to school, clearly labelled, and it will be held in the locked first aid cabinet available for use by your child under the supervision of the First Aid attendant. 


The school does not keep a supply of painkillers (Panadol or other medication) for student use.


First aid medical supplies are only issued for injuries/incidents that occur at school.  Any student requiring strapping tape etc must also provide their own supplies.


School Car Park

Parents/Guardians delivering and collecting students by car are reminded that safety considerations are paramount for all of us.




The STADIUM CAR PARK is designated for drop off/collection of students. There is room to park or drive through and students can walk/wait under cover for their transport.


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation regarding this matter.

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Photo: Fairytales: Fact or Fiction


Photo: Fairytales: Fact or Fiction

VCE Drama Ensemble Performances

On Thursday 31 May, Unit 1 and Unit 3 Drama students performed their interpretations of Fairytales: Fact or Fiction to an evening audience of parents, friends and LHS staff.


The Unit 1 students performed together as one group while the Unit 3 students consisted of three groups presenting work in the style of Grotowski’s Poor Theatre, Brecht’s Epic Theatre and Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty.


The ensemble task is a significant component of the course and requires groups to employ a range of play-making techniques over a two month period.


Students were asked to make connections with social and political issues of today and those during the industrial revolution, a time when traditional fairytales were a popular literary pastime.


Unit 3 students had the added task of looking toward the year of 2048 and the social divide caused by the poor management of technology.


All of the performances were highly entertaining and the students presented themselves in a most composed and professional manner.


During the evening, the students’ performances were assessed and moderated by a panel of experienced VCE Drama staff comprising myself, Angela Louis, Narelle McGrotty, Jono Bleakley and Amy Cumming.


VCE Photography student Jay Kogler also took photographs on the night.


Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved. This was a most successful evening and we look forward to presenting the Unit 2 and Unit 4 Solo performances later in the year.


Jacki Goode

VCE Drama Teacher

Chirnside Park Art Display

The Chirnside Park Art display is on! LHS students from Years 7 to 12 have submitted entries for display at Chirnside Park Shopping Centre, located next to Smiggle.


Customers have the opportunity to vote for their favourite works and students who receive the most votes, have a chance to win the following prizes:


1st Place $100 - Chirnside Park Gift Card

2nd Place $50 -  Chirnside Park Gift Card

3rd Place -  2 x Reading Cinemas Movie Passes​


Thank you to all students who submitted artworks and good luck to you all.


To vote  - 

Sarah Hardy

Head of Arts

Photo: 2018 World Cup - France vs Australia.


Photo: 2018 World Cup - France vs Australia.

2018/2019 Entertainment Book

20% of every membership sold contributes to our fundraising to help our students to participate in Overseas School Tours.  


Your 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membership expired on 1 June 2018.   Please continue supporting our fundraising by purchasing the 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership from us today.


Hundreds of great value offers are ready for your enjoyment, while also helping our fundraising! Be quick, the new Membership is selling fast!



Sharon Stoyanoff

Head of Languages


Mid Year Music Concert

Thursday 21 June

Last Thursday night, parents and guardians, family and friends, students and staff enjoyed a FANTASTIC evening listening to students playing in their ensembles: Percussion Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, Keyboard Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Year 7 Rookie Band, Funk Band and the LHS Band.


Congratulations and well done to all students!


Photo: Year 8 Boys competed at the Eastern Metro Region Championships.


Photo: Year 8 Boys competed at the Eastern Metro Region Championships.

2018 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships

Saturday 16 June - Bundoora Park

Congratulations to LHS students Madeline Laven, Mia Strudley, Georgia Laven and Lily Peacock who competed at the Championships.


The 2018 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships is the selection trial to represent Victoria at the 2018 Australian Cross Country Championships. This event provides students the opportunity to take on the best Victoria has to offer and claim the honour of being Victoria’s best cross country runners.


The girls had fantastic results:


Women U14
2 - Madeline LAVEN 00:10:51


Women U15
15 - Mia STRUDLEY 00:15:22


Women U17
2 - Georgia LAVEN 00:14:00


Women U18
3 - Lily PEACOCK 00:14:03


Video highlights of the Junior Women (U14-U18) from Bundoora Park.



Richmond Football Club players visit LHS

On Tuesday 12 June, the Year 9 ADP students were visited by 5 players from the Richmond Football Club.


Dion Prestia, Ivan Soldo, Tyson Stengle, Nathan Drummond and Pat Naish spoke to the students about their pathways into the AFL as well as significant hurdles they have faced and overcome on the path to reaching their goals.


The players then moved around the class, helping the students with their ADP Sports Nutrition CAT and sharing their knowledge on the topic as well as the nutrition practices and requirements at the elite level.


The students had the chance to ask some questions and made the most of this opportunity asking some very insightful questions about the players day to day activities, along with their training regimes in pre-season and throughout the year and the variation in their nutrition throughout the week and on game day.


It was a great opportunity for the ADP students to hear from some elite athletes and link the theory they are currently learning about into a real world situation.

Tyler Phillips

Eastern Ranges Football TAC Cup Girls Graduate

Congratulations and best wishes to Chelsea Delbridge (Year 12) who will be playing football for Darebin VFLW, for the remainder of the season.


Good Luck Chelsea!


Football - Eastern Metro Region Championships

Last week, the Year 8 Boys competed at the Eastern Metro Region Championship. In 2017, they won this competition and went on to play at the State Finals. Unfortunately, this year they weren’t able to replicate such success. With a team that was depleted by injuries, it was always going to be a hard day. 


In our first game, Brock McDonald and Callum Toner both kicked two goals each to lead us to a great win over Vermont. However, if we were to progress through to the final, we needed to beat Mooroolbark College in our last game of the day.  Our boys gave absolutely everything they had, but unfortunately, fell short by 4 points.


Our best players on the day were; Connor Smith, Jye Peacock, Tyrone Best, Ky Dight, Mason Fregon and Riley Steer.  


Thanks to the parents that came along to show their support on the day.


It’s fair to say, that the EIS Football Program will have some quality footballers in the years to come.

Jeremy Neumann

Photo: VCE Food Studies - Units 3/4 - Ms Nevins Class


Photo: VCE Food Studies - Units 3/4 - Ms Nevins Class

Technology Fees

Many Technology elective subjects and all Home Economics classes carry a fee to help cover the increasing cost of materials.


Notices will be issued to students via Compass and I ask that parents/guardians please assist the school by paying the contribution as soon as practicably possible.


If you are experiencing any difficulties with this request, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

Caitlin Marshall

Head of Technology

VCE Food Studies - Units 3/4

Thursday 21 June

Periods 1 & 2

Ms Nevins class


Powder Puffs.....delcious!


Photo: Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 June - Celebration afternoon.


Photo: Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 June - Celebration afternoon.

Significant Persons Project Celebration Afternoon

Wednesday 13 June

1.30 pm

Home Groups - 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 8F, 8H


Thursday 14 June

1.30 pm

Home Groups - 8G, 8I, 8J, 8K, 8L, 8M, 8N


Last week, parents and significant people were invited to attend a celebration afternoon to celebrate the students’ achievements and to allow the students to publically acknowledge and thank their significant person. 


The afternoon comprised a presentation and tour of the gallery to view the art works while enjoying a light afternoon tea in the Performing Arts Centre.


The Significant Persons Project for Year 8 students is a substantial part of the semester’s curriculum.  The project spans the Arts, English and Languages faculties and is intended to allow students to identify and pay homage to a significant person in their lives. 


Jessica Timmers

Photo: Shark Tank presentation to Melbourne Zoo staff with Year 9 Next Gen Design students..


Photo: Shark Tank presentation to Melbourne Zoo staff with Year 9 Next Gen Design students..

Term 2 @Steamworks!

It's been another amazing term @ Steamworks. So many examples of challenge, growth and positive outcomes.


Once again, Steamworks lives and breathes because of the amazing students and staff that work everyday to make it the best it can be.


Thanks so much to everyone involved and have a wonderful holiday break. Take care and see you soon @ Steamworks in Term 3.


Tony Vallance


Disabled dog trolly prototype demonstration.

Shark Tank presentation to Melbourne Zoo staff with Year 9 Next Gen Design students.

And the WINNERS are... Liv and Chloe from Year 9 Next Gen Design!

Their radio tracking collar designs impressed Zoo Educators so much, that they gave them FREE Zoo passes!

Amazing work girls! #stemgirls #engineeringlegends









Lego Robots!!!

Girls PE students anatomy unit.

Investigation presentation results in the Theatre, for Year 10 Real World Investigations. Well done!








3D printed quadcopter designs.

Dog walking prototype!

Year 7 Auto dogwalking machine prototype.

Year 9 SEALP Humanities class presentation TED Talks.

Check out this fantastic new storage shelf, designed and built by Mr Grantham #masterbuilder.

Tony Vallance


Monday 25 June

As part of our Personal Development subject, for the VCAL program, we have been planning 2 different projects for the community.


The 2 projects that we have come up with, are raising money and awareness for homelessness, and building a Fairy Garden at Wandin North Primary School.


Throughout the planning process, we have been having to come up with ways, we would be able to raise the money for the supplies needed, for the projects. We have been organising advertising around the school and to also let parents know what is going on.


The way we have decided to raise the money for both groups is to have a Community Day on Monday 25 June, at lunchtime.


We will be selling fairy bread, fairy floss, and having a sausage sizzle. There will also be a stall for students to be able to throw a plate of cream at the teachers!


So bring your spare change for the day, and we hope to see you all on the day.


Katelyn S and Ebony B





Students will be notified next week, through Home Group  when their audition will be held.


Students will be required to sing 30 secs of a song, for our judges (who will have their backs to you for your audition and not know "who" you are). 


Students will then find out on Compass, if they have made it through to the next round, on the last day of Term 2.


Amy Cumming

Premiers' Reading Challenge

Read, read more, read more widely!   

Since the challenge began 14 years ago, more than 2.5 million students have turned the pages of nearly 45 million books.


Regular reading from an early age is vital for success at school and has lifelong benefits. The challenge encourages children to read more and promotes a love of reading, supporting the Education State target to have more students reaching the highest levels of achievement in reading.


Lilydale High School has been taking part in the Premiers’ Reading Challenge again this year and our students are going really well.


Many of our Year 7 students are well on their way to achieving their goal of reading 15 books by September and 35 students have already met the challenge! Currently, our students have read over 1700 books! 


Congratulations so far to 7I, Ms Hemmings class, who have read 658 books between them.  7G are also enjoying their reading with a class tally of 183.


This challenge is also open to students in Years 8, 9 and 10.  Several students have taken up the challenge and have so far read 58 books.


Students who read 10 books by September, will be invited to a celebration in the Library in Term 4,  where other prizes will also be awarded.


We have also reissued the Staff Reading Challenge to promote literacy and encourage discussions about reading. Teachers and Support staff please keep reading too, and support our challenge.


Remember, the holidays are a great time to relax with a new book to read!


Valda Rubio


Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Thanks to all you wonderful people who have brought books to school. We have a collection box in the General Office.


Our collection is growing day by day! If you haven’t already, please go through your bookshelves and bring in any unwanted books.


We will store them until the Big Day: August 23rd, during Book Week.   Alternatively, you can make a donation follow the link.

Laure Pradier and Dawn O’Kennedy


Year 10 Career Pathways Day

Lilydale High School is committed to ensuring that each student chooses their VCE Course appropriately and develops a Career Action Plan to achieve their personal education and career goals. 


A compulsory VCE Course Selection / Career Action Plan interview is required as part of the VCE Course Selection Process.


Year 10 students will be interviewed on Thursday 26 July, at the Lutheran Church Centre, North Road, Lilydale.  


Students are not required at school on this day but are expected to attend a 15 minute interview at a specified time.


Letters with interview times were posted home this week.


Year 12 Tertiary Information Session

On Friday 1 August,  all Year 12 students will be involved in a 'Tertiary Information' session at Lilydale High School,  during Period 6.


The session will present an overview to students outlining the tertiary application process, such as applying for courses through VTAC, applying for SEAS and Scholarships.


Melbourne University

Year 11 and 12 students are invited to attend a free one-day event.


Friday 13 July  

9 am – 3:45 pm

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus


Register at A Day at Melbourne:

If you are unable to make it on the day to a Melbourne Uni event, you can watch the session on a webinar.




What is the Melbourne Model?

  • Virtual Tour of the University of Melbourne
  • Course-specific webinars: Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Biomedicine, Science, Agriculture, Fine Arts, Design, and Music programs
  • Students simply need to access the link below, and provide their name and email to watch the recording.


LaTrobe University  Experience Clever

Friday 6 July

The greatest insights we gain are through experience – and when it comes to finding out what university life is really like, there’s no better way than at Experience Clever.


Experience Clever gives students the chance to not only see the La Trobe University campuses but experience them too – by taking part in fun and dynamic workshops led by real lecturers and teachers. Students get to see inside the La Trobe teaching facilities, particular to the areas of study that interest them.


This free event is open to future students and parents.  Registration is essential.


Registrations are open and students must please register for which campus, and indicate which study areas they are considering.  Details regarding the location of campuses and maps are also available at the registration link.


Discovering Design at Swinburne

For students curious about the world of design, passionate about learning and interested in a creative future.


Tuesday 10  to Friday  13 July 

Registration from 9 am (for 9:30 am start)

Hawthorn Campus

Room FS401

Swinburne Innovation Precinct


During this creative school holiday program, participants will develop a design portfolio, broaden their problem-solving and design-thinking skills and work in teams, just like a real design studio.  


Students will also have the opportunity to meet Swinburne staff and learn about design careers, courses and pathways.


Places are limited, so for pricing and details visit the website.


La Trobe Aspire Applications Open

La Trobe’s Aspire Program rewards the skills and knowledge students have gained through community contribution with a conditional early offer.


Successful applicants will experience uni life at La Trobe at special on-campus events before their year at university commences.   They will receive support for exams, assistance with VCE revision, attend lectures in the September school holidays, have access to extensive Library and campus resources and participate in LaTrobe’s ‘Enrichment Program’.


Applications are now open and close on Friday  31 August. To learn more, visit:




Australian Air League

Tim Kogelman and Craig Harris

Career Practitioners

Photo: Thursday 21 June - Recess


Photo: Thursday 21 June - Recess



Friday 29 June

END OF TERM 2 - 2.30 pm FINISH


Monday 16 July

Start of Term 3


Friday 20 July

Year 7 Awards Assembly

Year 8 Awards Assembly


Please also refer to the Junior School Calendar on the school website for the full list of important dates/events.


Hanging out at RECESS!




Lilydale High School Athletics Carnival 

Thursday 2 August

Knox Athletics Track

Bunjil Way



COST $10

DUE on COMPASS -  Monday 30 July


This is a compulsory event for ALL Year 7 students (it is not compulsory for Year 7 students to compete).


Any Year 8 students wishing to attend must be signed up to compete in an event.

Students must wear School PE Uniform or House Colours on the day. Students should ensure that if they are competing they bring appropriate clothing to compete in.

A canteen will likely be available on the day, however, we cannot guarantee that these services will be available, therefore, students should bring recess and lunch as well as a water bottle.

Parents and Guardians are encouraged to attend the event. An event schedule will be posted on Compass closer to the event date.

Unapproved Absences 

Please assist us to fulfil our legal obligations and approve outstanding absences your child may  still have on COMPASS.  


The Junior School Office should be contacted if it is expected that your child will be away for more than two days.   To this end it is vital that student contact details are up to date.


Parents and Guardians who may have forgotten their Compass username and password, can contact the Junior School Office for assistance.

End of Term 2

With school winding down for the term, there are some important dates moving forward;


Friday 29 June -  Final day of Term 2

Monday 16 July - Start of Term 3

Friday  20 July -  Year 7 & 8 Awards Assembly  

Wednesday 25 July -  Year 8 to Year 9 Subject Information session

Thursday 26 July - Year 8 to Year 9 Subject Information session

Monday 30 July - Middle School Course Selection 2019 OPENS

Middle School Info Evening

Thursday 2 August - Athletics Carnival

Friday 10 August - Course Selections 2019 CLOSE


The whole Junior School team wishes everyone a safe and happy holidays coming up, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the start of Term 3.

Junior School Coordinators

Photo: Thursday 21 June - Year 10 students getting ready for EXAMS.


Photo: Thursday 21 June - Year 10 students getting ready for EXAMS.


Friday 29 June

END OF TERM 2 - 2.30 pm FINISH


Monday 16 July

Term 3 Starts


Tuesday 17 July

Year 9 into Year 10 Subject info session


Wednesday 18 July

 Year9 into Year10 Subject info session


Thursday 19 July

 Year 9 into Year 10 Subject info session


Friday 20 July

Year 9 and 10 Awards Assembly

Year 10 Keys Please


Monday 23 July

Year 10 to Year 11 Subject Info Session


Thursday 26 July

Year 10 Careers/MIPS Day


Monday 30 July

Course Selection 2019 OPENS

Middle School Info Evening


Thursday 2 August

LHS Athletics Carnival


Friday 10 August 

Course Selections 2019 CLOSE


Thursday 23 August

Year 10 History - Holocaust Museum


Monday 27August (27 to 29)

Peer Support Camp


Please also refer to the Middle School Calendar on the school website for the full list of important dates/events.



Monday 25 June to Friday 28 June

ALL Year 9 and 10 students are required to attend to attend next week. 


ALL NORMAL TIMETABLED CLASSES are running for students.



Unapproved Absences

Parents and guardians are asked to please approve your child's absences on COMPASS. 


It is DEECD (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development) policy that all student absences are accounted for.


If you have forgotten your Compass username and password, please contact Lauren Kelso in the Middle School Office.

Year 9 Health and Wellbeing Day

What a fantastic success Health and Wellbeing Day was. I would like to offer a huge congratulations to every Year 9 student who was happy to move out of their comfort zone and involve themselves in all aspects of the day.


The discussions surrounding resilience: mindfulness, empathy and gratitude were in depth and thoughtful. Students displayed a level of maturity rarely displayed at the intermediate level and this is a true testament to the wider school community and work we are undertaking in this space.


Thank you to the many staff involved in the day, it was a wonderful experience and this was largely due to the enthusiasm and willingness to be involved in all aspects of the day. Liz Nevins, Lauren Kelso and Tyler Phillips worked hard behind the scenes in the Middle School Office and the work of Amy Walton and Michael Bourne as Year 9 Coordinators throughout not only the day, but in the planning period leading up to the day should certainly not go unnoticed.


Finally, a huge thank you to Riana Asta, who worked tirelessly on all aspects of the Health and Wellbeing Day and without her dedication, the day could not have been the success it was.

Daniel Toma

Head of Year 9

Year 9 Captains' Report

The end of Term 2 is near and we think everybody is looking forward to the holidays.  Please make sure you have all of your CATs handed in and any work that is overdue, so you can have a relaxing holiday.


Next week, we have LHS THE VOICE blind auditions.  If you think you have what it takes to blow the school away, then make sure you put your name down at the Coordinators Office in the box .

Community Day is coming up Monday 25 June, run by the VCAL students.  The Community Day is a fundraiser for a fairy garden at a local primary school, a homeless project to raise money for people in need, raising money and supplying blankets for an animal shelter and money to build nesting boxes for a local primary school. Make sure you wear bottom half free dress and bring a gold coin donation.  Also, bring along your money for sausages in bread, fairy bread, nachos, popcorn, bacon and egg rolls, brownies and ice cream, toasties and soft drink.

Tuesday 19 June was Regional Cross Country Day, where we had 30 students participating and 9 successful students going through to STATE,  in a months time.


We hope everyone has a great holiday break and comes back rested and ready to go in Term 3.

Zac Hoiles and Sophie Mastaing

Year 9 Tasmania Camp Deposit $300

The Middle School is offering Year 9 students the opportunity to go to Tasmania for a five-day camp from Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November.


Various accommodation centres around Tasmania.



Cataract Gorge, Port Arthur, Port Arthur Ghost Tour, Tahune Airwalk, Mt Wellington, Caves, Wildlife Park.



By aeroplane/boat to/from Tasmania and bus around Tasmania.


Please note: This is the initial deposit to secure your place on the camp. A second and final deposit will need to be payed on Friday 17 August. 


We expect the final deposit to be approximately $500, however, this is subject to cost of flights and the Spirit of Tasmania prices at the time of booking.


Consent and Payment of $300 due by 13 July, 2018 on COMPASS.

LHS Athletics Carnival

Thursday 2 August

Knox Athletics Track

Bunjil Way



COST $10

DUE on COMPASS -  Monday 30 July


Year 9 and 10 students wishing to attend must be signed up to compete in an event.   Students NOT COMPETING in the carnival, will be required to attend school as per normal.


Students must wear School PE Uniform or House Colours on the day. Students should ensure that if they are competing they bring appropriate clothing to compete in.
A canteen will likely be available on the day, however, we cannot guarantee that these services will be available, therefore, students should bring recess and lunch as well as a water bottle.
Parents and Guardians are encouraged to attend the event. An event schedule will be posted on Compass closer to the event date.
Middle School Coordinators

Photo: Further Mathematics Units 3/4 - Ms Walton's class.


Photo: Further Mathematics Units 3/4 - Ms Walton's class.


Thursday 26 June

Year 12 Practice English Exam


Friday 29 June

END OF TERM 2 - 2.30 pm FINISH


Friday 20 July

VCE Awards Assembly


Monday 23 July

Year 10 into 11 Subject Selection AND

Year 11 into 12 Subject Selection


Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 July

VCE Ski Camp


Monday 30 July

VCE Information Evening


Please also refer to the Senior School Calendar on the school website for the full list of important dates/events.



Year 11 Exams and the GAT

Congratulations to all students who completed the GAT last Wednesday and to Year 11 students for finishing off their exam week.

Units 2 and 4 

Students have now commenced their Units 2 and 4 studies. It is therefore important to maintain attendance over the next week to begin these units and to collect the homework for the Term 2 Study Break.


A reminder that if your child misses a School Assessed Coursework (SAC) they must get a medical certificate to enable them to sit the SAC in the next available IPT time slot. Students will not be granted SAC redemption unless they have a medical certificate or it is a school-approved absence. If there are extenuating circumstances please let us know and we will make a decision based on the VCAA guidelines.


Once a student has been approved for SAC redemption, they will be required to sit the SAC the next available time slot.


With Term 2 coming to an end, it is essential that students make it a priority to reschedule any outstanding SACs or Exams with the Senior School Coordinators.

VCE Points

Don’t forget to see your Home Group teacher or a Senior School Coordinator to update  your VCE points tally. The points aggregate system allows for you to be recognised and rewarded for your commitment to your learning and to the broader school community.


Points continue to accrue over the two years of your VCE.

Year 12 Breakfasts

The Year 12’s are still enjoying a positive, social and nutritious start to their Friday’s with their breakies. Don’t forget, these are running from 8.00 am to 8.25 am in the VCE kitchen area.


Well done to our dedicated captains for organising!


VCE Reports

VCE reports will be accessible to students and parents via Compass at the conclusion of the term.

Mindful Morning - VCE Points!

Mindful mornings are still happening every morning at Steamworks from 8:20-8:30 am.  Come down to Steamworks and enjoy a relaxing start to your morning.


VCE students will receive one point for every session they attend; so make sure that you put your name down when you drop in.


Absences on COMPASS

Any absences from school must be parent/guardian approved.  You can do this through a signed note or you can approve your child’s absences via the Parent Approval Button on Compass. 


You can also use Compass to view your student’s past absences. 


VCE Coordinators

Lilydale High School News
Lowes Price List 2018.pdf
Lowes Price List 2018.pdf