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Lilydale High School News

18 November 2019
Issue 16


Lilydale High School
9735 5644
25 Melba Ave
Lilydale, VIC, 3140



Monday 18

Year 11 into Year 12 Orientation

Reptile Presentation at Taralla Kinder - 9 am


Tuesday 19

Erudition  Expo (19 to 21)


Thursday 21

Premiers Reading  Challenge Celebration

Reading Challenge Award Ceremony - Periods 3 & 4


Friday 22

Year 11 Awards Ceremony - 9 am


Monday 25

Duke of Ed Camp (25 to 28)

Pencak Silat Workship - Periods 1 & 2

Year 8 Probability Fair (25 to 27)


Tuesday 26

Year 7 Leadership Development Program Day 5


Friday 29 

Year 10  Last day of classes


Monday 2

Year 10 Exams (2 to 5)

Basketball Championships (2 to 6)


Tuesday 3

Year 12 Valedictory Dinner - 6.30 pm


Friday 6

Year 9 Exams  (English and Maths)


Monday 9

End of Year Program (9 to 19)

Year 8 Anglesea Camp 1 (8 to 10)


Tuesday 10

Grade 6 Orientation Day


Wednesday 11

Year 8 Angelsea Camp 2 ( 11 to 13)


Thursday 12

Year 10 Awards Assembly - 8.50 am

Year 10 into Year 11 Orientation - 9.40 am


Friday 13

Year 9 Awards Assembly - 9.00 am


Wednesday 18 

Year 7 Celebration Day - Hedgend Maze


Thursday 19

Year 7 Awards Ceremony - 9 am

Year 8 Awards Ceremony - 11 am


Friday 20

Last day Term 4



2020 Term Dates


Term 1 – 29 January to 27 March (see below)

Term 2 – 14 April to 26 June

Term 3 – 13 July to 18 September

Term 4 – 5 October to 18 December


2020 Start-Up Dates 

  • Tuesday 28 January  – Teachers RETURN and School Office REOPENS
  • Wednesday 29 January  – Years 7, 11 and 12 students START
  • Thursday 30 January – Years 8, 9 and 10 students START
  • Monday 3 February – VCAL students START



We have been advised that the Chirnside Park Shopping Centre Bus Zone, will be back to the front of the centre as of Monday 18 November.   

Please note, the bus stops may have changed for individual buses.  Students should take note on the displayed information.


Grade 4 & 5 School Tour

Lilydale High School welcomes prospective families to visit and tour our School.


Grade 4 and 5 families are invited to tour our school and enjoy morning tea on;

  • Thursday 12  December
  • 9.15 am to 11.30 am
  • Tour commences from the Main Office

Please visit the school website homepage to RSVP.


COMPASS Parent Account Password Expiry

COMPASS have implemented a new password policy for parent accounts. Your password will expire every 12 months and you will be notified by email when you must reset this password.

IT Department

Premier's Spirit of Democracy Study Tour

Students in Years 9, 10 or 11, 2020 have an opportunity to apply for a study tour to Greece through a Premier's Spirit of Democracy Tour grant.


It explores the origins of democracy, building a deeper understanding of the influence that democracy has on contemporary Victorian and Australian society.


If any one is interested in finding out more with a view to applying, please see Ms Powson .



Celebrating 100 Years of LHS 1919 - 2019

'LHS Centenary Wine and Glasses' is available for purchase from the Main Office, until December 19.  Purchases must be paid and collected by an adult.


Students EXITING 2019

Parents and Guardians of students who are exiting Lilydale High School are required to complete and return an Exit Form to the School Administration Office.


We need to know if your child will be undertaking one of the following;

  • Transferring to another school
  • TAFE (Institute/Course)
  • Apprenticeship/Traineeship
  • Full Time /Part Time Employment
  • Seeking Employment
  • Other reason

Please note, before a student can leave school, they must satisfactorily complete Year 10 and until the age of 17, they must be in some form of full time training or employment.


Training options can include;

  • VCE
  • VCAL
  • Full time TAFE
  • Apprenticeships

Students wishing to leave school before these requirements are met, must put in a request for ‘Exemption’ to the Regional Director, in consultation with Lilydale High School.


Students in Years 10 to 12 will be required to have a ‘MIPs Exit Interview’ with a MIPs/Careers Counsellor prior to exiting.


School Reports

Once students are removed from current student records at the school, their REPORTS can NO LONGER be accessed via the Parent Portal (COMPASS).


Parents and Guardians are advised to print/download and save the reports for future reference.

Urgently Seeking Host Families

Bonjour!  We are still seeking a few more host families. If you would like to experience a un petit peu de France, in your own home for two weeks in February 2020 (10 Feb - 26 Feb), please contact Kelly Farrell.

Merci to all of the families who have offered to open their home to a French student form our sister school.

Kelly Farrell

Acting Head of Languages

Mobile and Email details

It is vitally important that the school has your correct contact details.


Have you changed your email address, mobile phone number, home phone number, mailing address, postal address since last year? 


If so, please contact the relevant Sub School Office Assistant to have your details updated;

  • Junior School - Year 7 and 8
  • Middle School- Year 9 and 10
  • Senior School- Year 11 and 12 



LHS Careers Website

We encourage parents and guardians and students to visit the LHS Careers Website on the school website homepage.



Melba Ave Level Crossing

Yarra Ranges Council recently surveyed local residents, businesses and the community surrounding Melba Avenue level crossing, which included Lilydale High School.


The purpose of this survey was to capture the level of support by the community to close Melba Avenue at the railway line. The proposal would only go ahead if Council and the local community supported the closure.


We received a lot of responses, with the majority preferring to keep Melba Avenue OPEN.


As a result, Council have adopted the local community’s position and responded to the Level Crossing Removal Project that Council and the community wish to keep Melba Avenue open.



Student Chromebooks

The Lilydale High School Chromebook program is separated into two phases:


Phase 1 - Year 7 to 9 Chromebook Program

Phase 2 - Year 10 to 12 Chrome/Notebook Program


Purchasing a new device in Year 7 and then again in Year 10 ensures students have a reliable and up-to-date device to support their learning.


The Chromebooks available on the portal are Lilydale High School’s recommended devices.

  • Current Lilydale High School students using iPads can continue to do so.  When it comes time to replace these devices, students are encouraged to purchase a Chromebook. 
  • Up to date Windows 10 and Apple notebooks can currently be used in Years 10 to 12. 
  • iPads and other tablets are no longer recommended devices at Lilydale High School.  When it comes time to replace these devices, families are encouraged to purchase a Chromebook through the portal on the school’s website.

What is a Chromebook?

  • Chromebooks are a cost effective education focused laptop that runs Chrome OS (operating system) designed to utilise with G-Suite For Education. 
  • G-Suite For Education is a collection of productivity tools designed to help students and teachers to collaborate and interact seamlessly and securely across devices.
  • G-Suite includes; Mail, Drive, Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Calendar.
  • G-Suite For Education is already extensively used by Lilydale High School students and teachers.

Why Chromebooks?

Chromebooks are ideal for use in a school environment because they:

  • enhance student communication and collaboration opportunities.
  • are reliable, automatically kept up to date, with in built virus protection.
  • are designed to be easy to use, have a fast boot time, and quick access to web apps.
  • save work automatically to the cloud.
  • have a proven long battery life.
  • are very durable.


Students are expected to:

  • Bring their device to school with the battery fully charged every day.
  • Ensure that their device is stored securely in their locker when not being used.
  • In class, their device will be used at the discretion of the classroom teacher – students must take their device to every class (unless explicitly told not too), but the class teacher will determine when and how it is used in class.
  • If a student leaves the device at home, the student is responsible for completing all work to the best of their abilities as if a device were present.
  • Students devices must ONLY be used for educational purposes. Devices are NOT to be used at recess or lunchtime unless being used in the Library or Study Hall (for VCE students) for educational purposes.
  • Parents, caregivers and students must sign the Acceptable Use Agreement in relation to the use of digital tools and online usage.

Ordering a Chromebook

All orders will need to be made through our school approved supplier portal.  This is because the device comes preconfigured to connect to Lilydale High School’s wireless network, printing system and school domain, providing access to specific apps and updates.  


Furthermore, the Chromebook will come with a 3 Year Onsite Extended Warranty and Premier Support to ensure that any issues can be dealt with quickly through the school IT support team.


Chromebooks can be purchased from: JBHifi Here

School Code:  LILYDALEHS2020

Chromebook Comparison  Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions: Click Here


Trent Silk

Assistant Principal


11.30 am

Performing Arts Theatre

Celebrating 100 Years of Lilydale School

(1919 – 2019)

Wendy Powson



End of Year Instrumental Music Concert

On Monday 28 October, the Instrumental Music Department celebrated 2019 with our end-of-year concert extravaganza, hosted by Jonah Phillips, one of our Performing Arts Captains!


This was the first time that our Rookie Band (conducted by Mrs Kathy Elston) performed for an audience and wow, did they sound good!

It was fantastic to see our Year 7 students on stage for the first time.


Mrs Bronwyn Ventura and her LHS Concert Band showcased three fantastic pieces that students have been busy working on this semester and of course, Ms Amy Cumming’s Funk Band, finished the night with an awesome rendition of Higher Love.


Stephen McCulloch’s vocal and guitar ensembles really complimented the evening and as usual, Mr Malcolm Abbott’s drum ensemble was a crowd favourite, with an original piece written especially for the concert.



Thank You!

Thank you to all of our wonderful Instrumental Music teachers for the work you do with the students all year.


Thank you also and good luck to our wonderful Year 12’s who performed their last LHS gig; we are sad to see you go and appreciate all that you have done for music over the years.


Instrumental Music 2020

Re-enrolment forms for 2020 (voice, guitar, piano, drums, brass, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, flute and violin) are available from the PAC or can be downloaded from COMPASS.


Places are limited so please ensure the speedy return of these.


Please see Ms Cumming or Ms Goode, if you have any queries about the program  for next year.


Jacki Goode and Amy Cumming

Instrumental Music Coordinators


I CAN Network

The I CAN Network is a program that has been created in order to connect our young ASD people with each other and the world around them through messages of self-confidence, acceptance, pride and social networking.


The I CAN Network is a mentoring social enterprise run predominantly by young professionals on the Autism Spectrum. They offer a range of mentoring programs aimed at assisting students in developing their social, emotional and leadership skills; including transitions within high school, TAFE, university and development of Employment skills.


We are really excited to be able to offer mentoring sessions to our students from Years 7 - 11. These will be running each Friday, Period 5 for the next four weeks.


There are still places available so if you wish to join the sessions or require more information, please contact Student Services on 03 9735 5644.


Jane Robbins and Robert Webb

Student Services



Friday 1 November

Year 10 History

 'The Globalising World' 


As part of Year 10 History studies in, 'The Globalising World', students undertake study relating to migrant experiences and how they have contributed to the shaping of Australia.


This excursion to the Immigration Museum will benefit students in deepening their knowledge of migrant experiences by investigating a variety or displays and stories relating to Australian migrants.


Kristy Mays

Photo: Aerial Photography by Year 9 Flight, Drones and Design students!


Photo: Aerial Photography by Year 9 Flight, Drones and Design students!

What's been happening @Steamworks!

Jayden has designed and built an electric skateboard from scratch.  Why? Because he's awesome, that's why!


Good luck in your future learning Jayden, you're going to be a real changemaker. We'll all miss you mate!

Shelter building with 7C, some amazing STEAM skills being demonstrated.

Tape, blutak and a dream = hybrid FPV drone.

 Thanks to Blake G for the new paint job!

Year 9 Flight, Drones and Design student Spencer, load testing the new Tello Drone for his Avionics Engineering Learning Task.


Xmas GIFT stocking filler 'Adopt a Slug'

Future Enterprisers are fundraising for the Children's Cancer Foundation, by creating a great Xmas stocking filler toy called, 'Adopt a Slug'.

They will be selling  for  $7.50  from Steamworks and all proceeds go to the Children's Cancer Foundation.

Tony Vallance


Monday 11 November

Blake Tennant and Rebecca Clark were Lilydale High School’s wreath layers at the Shrine of Remembrance.


Students paid their respects on the 100th anniversary of the commemoration of the end of World War 1.


Kristy Mays

Remembrance Day Assembly

Students in Years 7 to 10 attended a 'Student Led Assembly' on Monday, during Period 3.


Lest we forget.

Kristy Mays


Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 November

The Year 8 Probability Fair will be held from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 November, at lunchtime, in the School Hall.


The Probability Fair is where Year 8 students get to present their chance based games they have been working on to produce in their Maths classes this term.


The Home Groups undertaking this task on the following days are:


Monday 25 November:  7A, 8B, 8H, 8J

Tuesday 26 November:  8C, 8D, 8F

Wednesday 27 November:  8E, 8G, 8I


Parents and Guardians are welcome during these lunchtimes to attend the fair and play the students games.


We ask that parents and guardians attending, return the letter sent home with their child to the child’s Mathematics teacher.


If you are attending, please arrive at the Main Office at 12:00 pm



Liz Toma

Head of Maths


Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 November

The Year 9 students have been working hard on their independent investigations. They will be competing in Week 7, at the Erudition Expo, in the Performing Arts Centre.


Parents and guardians are invited to attend the Erudition Expo. It would be wonderful to see as many of you there as possible!


Tuesday 19 November

 9A, 9C, 9D, 9E

8:45 am – 10:30 am


Wednesday 20 November

 9B, 9L, 9F, 9G

8:45 am – 10:30 am


Thursday 21 November

9H, 9I, 9J, 9K

8:45 am – 10:30 am


Kristy Bjarnelind

Head of Science


Here are some photos of 9G in action!


Tuesday 12 November

Year 10 Food and Catering students have recently been completing their Food Truck CATs.


The students in Ms Cook's class, have worked with partners or in small groups to design a food truck and make a dish for under $20 that could be enjoyed on a food truck.   


They had to consider things such as dietary restrictions, permits and safety and hygiene regulations.  They also had to create truck designs, menus and more.


The CAT was ultimately a success, with students proudly sharing their dishes with class mates and learning lots about commercial food businesses.


As the final weeks of our class draw near, we would like to thank the food prep staff for their invaluable support all semester, especially regarding our Food Truck CAT.

Hayley Cook


Design Your Own Hoodie!


Marie Hovanjec



Monday 25 November

Year 8 Probability Fair (25 to 27)


Tuesday 26 November

Year 7 Leadership Development Program (Day 5)


Monday 9 December

Year 8 Anglesea Camp 1 (9 to 11)


Wednesday 11 December

Year 8 Anglesea Camp 2 (11 to 13)


Wednesday 18 December

Year 7 Celebration Day @ Hedgend Maze


Thursday 19 December

Year 7 and 8 Awards Assembly

Year 7 Hedgend Maze

Wednesday 18 December

All Year 7 students are invited to celebrate completing their first year of high school with a day at Hedgend Maze, Healesville.  This is an opportunity to celebrate a successful year of learning and transition into high school with students and staff. 

Includes; famous 1.2km Hedge Maze with a secret message to discover inside, plus Native Maze, Rainbow Lateral Thinking Maze, 18 Holes of Mini Golf, 9 Rounds of Frisbee Golf, Fossil Dig, Giant Eye-Spy Mural, Tangled Web Agility Activity and Frog Hollow Farm .

STUDENTS may select one of the below options, then identify their choice by completing the form using the following link -
The Amazing Race – pick your team for fun and laughs whilst trying to navigate through obstacles and attractions to complete activities and puzzles.

Outdoor Laser Skirmish – pick your team for some adrenaline pumping, safe, outdoor action packed fun from the first whistle.

All participants selecting Laser Skirmish, must collect an additional consent form, from the Junior School Office to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned by the due date.  No form – no play!  

Payment and consent to be made via Compass by, Friday 22 November.

LASER SKIRMISH – ADDITIONAL consent form must be received by the due date.

If you have any queries, please contact the Junior School Office on 9735 5644.

Year 8 Textiles

Ms Devine

Students NOT returning to LHS in 2020

Please NOTIFY the Junior School Coordinators Office as soon as possible, if your son/daughter is NOT RETURNING to Lilydale High School in 2020 to complete Year 8 or Year 9. 


An EXIT FORM will be required to be completed and returned to the Main Office by Friday 13 December.

Junior School Coordinators

Year 7 & 8 Absences

Please help us!!

In an effort to finalise absences for 2019, we require parents/guardians to please log on to Compass and approve any absences that your child may have outstanding.


If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to call Kerrie in the Junior School Office and she will approve the absences for you.


Junior School Coordinators



Tuesday 12 November to Friday 15 November

Year 10 VCE Unit 1/2 Exams 


Monday 25 November

Year 9 DOE Camp (25 to 28)


Monday 2 December

Year 10 Exams (2 to 5)


Friday 6 December

Year 9 Exams (English and Maths)


Thursday 12 December

Year 10 Awards Assembly - 8.50 am

Year 10 into Year 11 Orientation - 9.40 am


Friday 13 December

Year 9 Awards Assembly - 9 am

Year 9 Tasmania Camp 

Monday 11 to Friday 15 November


During the 9 tour of Tasmania, students visited;

  • Cataract Gorge
  • Freycinet National Park
  • Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Harbour cruise around the Isle of the Dead
  • Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
  • Devils Kitchen, Tasman’s Arch, Tessellated Pavement and Blow Hole
  • City Sights Tour  Hobart - Salamanca Place, Battery Point and Constitution Dock
  • Mt Field National Park


2020 Year 10 Central Australia Camp

As part of the Year 10 program, we are offering students the opportunity to go on a 9 Day Camp to Central Australia in 2020


Camp 1

Monday 27 April to Tuesday 5 May

Camp 2

Wednesday 29 April to Thursday 7 May     


Cost:     $1,550.00 


To secure a place on the camp for your son/daughter, the following payments must be paid on COMPASS or at the General Office by the due dates:


1st Payment $550  - Friday 6 December, 2019

2nd Payment $500 - Friday 14 February, 2020

3 rd Payment $500 -  Friday 20 March, 2020                   

PLEASE NOTE: Once the deposit is paid, payments can only be refunded if another student fills the vacated position on the camp.

Details of the camp are available on COMPASS for parents and guardians.



Year 10 Exams

Monday 2 December to Thursday 5 December


  • Students must be in FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM to complete exams.
  • If students are absent on the day of an exam they will need to see the Coordinators to organise a catch up exam.
  • Any students with clashes or other issues with their exams will need to see the Coordinators.
  • Students can leave immediately after their last exam for the day.

Year 9 Exams

Friday 6 December

English Exam - Periods 1 and 2

Maths Exam - Periods 5 and 6



  • Students must be in full school uniform.  
  • Students are expected to arrive at school by 8.3 0 am.
  • Students are to REMAIN at school for the entire day.
  • Calculators will not be provided.  It is an expectation that students have their own calculator.
  • Students will not be able to use an iPad as a calculator.
  • Students must bring their student Compass id card. 
  • Students absent on this day, will need to see the Middle School Coordinators to arrange a catch up exam - date to be confirmed.

Year 9 & 10
Awards Assemblies 

Thursday 12 December

Year 10 Awards Assembly - 8.50 am


Friday 13 December

Year 9 Awards Assembly - 9 am


We look forward to seeing all students attend the 'End of Year Awards Assemblies' to celebrate student achievements during the course of the year.

Year 10 into Year 11 

Thursday 12 December
Periods 2 to 6

Following the Year 10 Awards Ceremony on Thursday 12 December,  Year 10 students will attend Orientation sessions for their Year 11 classes in 2020.  


Orientation is compulsory for all Year 10 students who are returning in 2020.  Students will be provided with essential holiday homework during this time.


This includes VCAL students for 2020.

Year 11 Presentation Ball

Sunday 17  May

The Crown Palladium


5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


To ensure your child has a place, please pay your full payment of $345 on COMPASS by Friday 6 December, 2019.


The Presentation Ball is run by Danielle Devine.  For all enquiries please call Danielle on 9735 5644 during school hours



Parents and guardians are asked to check COMPASS and approve ANY UNEXPLAINED ABSENCES your son/daughter may have for 2019.


We currently have many students will UNAPPROVED ABSENCES for;


Monday 4 November (Cup Eve)

Friday 18 October (Year 10 Formal)

Monday 11 to Friday 15 November (Year 9 students not attending the Year 9  camp)


Emails have been sent to parents/guardians requesting these dates to be parent approved.  Please assist us to fulfil our legal obligations and approve  promptly.


It is the 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 call Lauren Kelso in the Middle School Office.   Lauren can also assist you  with approving the absences for you.


Students NOT returning to LHS in 2020

Please NOTIFY the Middle School Coordinators as soon as possible, if your son/daughter is NOT RETURNING to Lilydale High School in 2020, to complete Year 10 or Year 11. 


An EXIT FORM will be required to be completed and returned to the Main Office by Friday 13 December.


School Uniform

Just a reminder to all students that the expectation is that everybody is in full school uniform at all times.  As the end of the school year draws closer, there is no reason that this should change.


Please ensure that you are in the correct socks and shoes. NO ‘hoodies’ are to be worn at school and undershirts should not be visible.


Well done to those who always adhere to the school uniform policy. 


Middle School Coordinators



Monday 18 November - Friday 22 November

Year 11 into Year 12 Orientation Week


Friday 22 November

Year 11 Awards Assembly - 9 am


Tuesday 3 December

Year 12 Valedictory Dinner

Year 11 Leaders’
Final 2019 Report

Walking onto the school grounds for the first day of school this year, whilst it may not be as magical as the first time, five years ago, knowing that this was our first year in VCE was definitely a shock, where did all the time go?


From the burning hot summers in January, to the freezing winters, all the way to the brightly coloured spring, as our surroundings changed so did we alongside it. The experiences we’ve had throughout the year have helped change us and challenge us, but without our own effort, none of us would have ever evolved or progressed as much as we have.


As our last year of schooling approaches, we’d like for everyone to look back on the year and ourselves and be proud of how much we have achieved.


The Presentation Ball was one of the most iconic and defining experiences as Year 11 students this year.  Whether that be as a guest or debutante, it was such an amazing and unforgettable night. All the effort and hard work that led up to the evening had finally paid off, thanks to our teachers who helped prepare the amazing venue at Crown Casino and all the effort  our debutantes had gone through, trying to remember 6 or 7 dances. Of course, we hope that the experience will forever be remembered, as it’s not like anyone could forget it, with all the quirky and fun photos everyone took from the time we woke up, all the way to the end.


Since day one of this year, the 'Year 11 Peer Support  Leaders' worked hard with running introductory activities for the Year 7’s during their 'Community Time', to help them feel comfortable with the transition to high school. This was a great opportunity to get to know some of the new students to our school, but it was also a way for us to develop some of our leading and teaching skills, which all Year 11’s did wonderfully.


At the end of Term 1, we moved onto planning for this year’s Peer Support camp. It was awesome to see so many new people step up into leading positions during this planning stage, due to the confidence they have gained through being in the receiving position on this camp, but also through getting a taste of leadership, through helping the Year 7’s. All leaders continued to attend planning meetings in the lead up to the camp and in turn, created an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. The memories and friendships created on this camp, will forever be remembered and we would like to thank all students and teachers involved in this incredible event.


As Year 11 draws to a close, we are all looking forward to our final year at Lilydale High School. With so many camps, excursions and celebrations to come, this is sure to be our most memorable year yet. This will be our most challenging test to come, mentally, physically and emotionally. The end in sight, we'll get there! Whilst the future may be daunting, we are all doing this together and whilst our paths may not be the same, life will continue on. The end is only another beginning.


Before we sign off for the last time, we would like to say a massive THANK YOU, to our coordination team for this year, led by Ms Sayers, for the support and encouragement through this exciting and challenging year.  We all appreciate it more than you know.


Thank you for giving us the opportunity of being your 2019 Year 11 Captains'.

Derek and Lily


Year 12 Valedictory Dinner

Lilydale High School takes great pleasure in inviting Year 12 students of the school and their guests, to the Year 12 Valedictory Dinner and Presentations:


Tuesday 3 rd December

 “The Palladium at Crown”

Level 1 Crown Towers

8 Whiteman Street



7 pm until 11.30 pm


Ticket sales for the event have now closed.

2020 Year 12 Study Retreat

Wednesday 29 January to Friday 31 January

Deakin University



The cost of the retreat is $320. Payment and consent can be made online through COMPASS by MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER.


All students are expected to attend this valuable camp to give them the best opportunity for success in Year 12.


Students will experience full campus life, attending lectures, staying in dormitory rooms/housing and using the university’s impressive facilities. There will also be various workshops led by teachers, coordinators and guest speakers.


Please contact the VCE Office with any questions regarding the retreat.


Year 11 into 12
Orientation Week

It is compulsory that all Year 11 students moving into Year 12 attend Orientation Week, which runs from Monday 18 November to Friday 22 November. 


This is an opportunity for students to meet their new teachers, and the other students who will be in their classes.


Furthermore, every subject will start the content for next year, and essential holiday homework will be distributed.

Year 11 Awards Ceremony

The Year 11 Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday  22 November, during Periods 1 and 2 (8:50 am -9.35 am).


All parents/guardians are welcome to attend the celebration. 

Year 12 2020 Rugby Jumpers

Year 11 students wishing to purchase a Year 12 Rugby jumper, will need to attend Lowes Lilydale Marketplace to check sizing and place an order within the week (from 15 to 24 November).


Orders and payment will not be taken at Lilydale High School, this will be done directly through Lowes.


Absences on COMPASS

All student absences from school must be parent/guardian approved.  You can do this through a signed note or via the Parent Approval Button on Compass.  You can also use Compass to view your student’s past absences.


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


VCE Coordinators





VCE Creative Showcase

VCE Creative Showcase offers graduating VCE students an opportunity to exhibit as part of a professionally produced group exhibition in one of Yarra Ranges Council’s cultural venues.


This year the exhibition is to be held at The Memo Gallery - The Memo, Healesville.


VCE Creative Showcase is a curated exhibition and participation is by application only.


Students in their final year VCE studies in Art and Studio Art are eligible to apply for free.


Applications must be made by 5 pm, Monday 18 November, 2019.

For more information please visit the website;



Lilydale High School News
VCE UNIT 1 & 2 EXAMS.pdf
Semester 2 Year 10 Exam Timetable .pdf
Semester 2 Year 10 Exam Timetable .pdf
Presentation Ball 2020.pdf
Presentation Ball 2020.pdf
VCE UNIT 1 & 2 EXAMS.pdf