Photo: 2018 VCE Arts Camp

Lilydale High School News

10 June 2018
Issue 8
HUMANITIES Reconciliation Week
Lilydale High School
9735 5644
25 Melba Ave
Lilydale, VIC, 3140



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


Wednesday 13

Year 8 Significant Person Day



Thursday 14

Year 8 Significant Person Day


Monday 18 

Year 10 Exams  START(18 to 21)


Thursday 21

Instrumental Music Concert - 6.30 pm


Friday 22

Report Writing Day - STUDENT FREE DAY


Monday 25 

VCAL LHS Community Day


Thursday 28 

VCAL Amazing Race


Friday 29

LAST DAY TERM 2 -  2.30 pm Finish



Monday 16



Tuesday 24

Year 11 Psychology Museum Excursion


Thursday 26

Year 10 MIPs Day Interviews


Friday 27

VCE Ski Camp (27 to 29)


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

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.




Professional Learning Teams at LHS

Teachers at Lilydale High School are all assigned to a Professional Learning Team (approximately 10 teachers to a team) who attend a meeting 3-4 times per term to share new ideas in education with a view to reviewing and improving our teaching and learning strategies.


At last Monday’s PLT meetings all staff were asked to bring an example of a feedback strategy that they had learnt at the recent Staff Professional Development Day led by educational consultant Glen Pearsall. The response was excellent with many staff sharing strategies that they felt had enhanced the feedback for their students. Many of the strategies were aimed at giving feedback that required a response from the student - having students as active participants in these techniques helps to ensure they have a more comprehensive understanding of what to do to improve their work. 


Two of the strategies include:


Error flagging

Placing a mark on the end of each line that contains a error with students having to work with their teacher to identify and fix error. 


Error Counting

Listing the number of errors that are in a subsection of a student’s work and guiding the student to locate and correct the mistake. 


Both techniques encourage students to carefully evaluate their work and make adjustments to improve their work.


Well done to all Year 7 and 9 students who recently undertook the NAPLAN testing.  From all accounts, everyone was focussed and gave their best, which is all we ever ask of our students – giving their best.


The NAPLAN is a snap shot of how students are progressing, it is one test on one day and is used in conjunction with our internal assessments to inform the teaching and learning program.


We expect the results to be available in August/September. Results will be sent to parents/guardians by mail as soon as we receive them.

Year 8 Significant Person Day

On June 13 and 14, our Year 8 students will enjoy an afternoon with family, friends and in many cases, their significant person, to present their written and artistic representations of a person who is significant in their lives.


This is the third year of the Significant Person Project and it is going from strength to strength demonstrated by the way in which the students embrace the challenge.


It's a joint English/Arts project that involves students choosing a person in their lives who has had a significant influence on them. They then write about them in English and produce an artistic representation of the person in their Art class.


The project culminates in an afternoon where some of our students read their piece to an audience of family, friends, significant people and their peers. We then enjoy afternoon tea and a chance to look at the work that will be on display.


This is also part of our wellbeing initiatives that encourage students to take the time to be reflective and grateful for a person who has encouraged and supported them.

VCE Music Performances

Congratulations to Ms Cumming’s VCE Music students who performed last week as part of their ongoing assessment. It was great to see how they’re progressing and I look forward to the next assessment evening.


Thanks to the staff and family and friends who were also in attendance.

Shopping Centre Precinct 

Before and After school

I would like to reiterate the importance of our students travelling directly to and from school. 


Students are arriving at school late due to spending time over at the local shopping precinct and, at times, arriving at school and then leaving the premises to visit the shopping area.


I would appreciate everyone’s cooperation in ensuring that students are safe at school, arriving on time, and not loitering around the shopping area unless in the company of a parent or guardian. 


Wendy Powson



Photo: 1965

100 Years of Lilydale High School

2019 will see us celebrate 100 years of Lilydale High School. Plans have begun to make the centenary celebrations our biggest yet!


As part of our celebrations, we would like to gather information on LHS alumni. If you, or a family member attended Lilydale High School we would love to hear from you to share your school memories.  


Any hard copies of photographs, school uniforms, awards, certificates, badges or any other materials we can use for the celebrations, would be gratefully received at the School Office.

Melissa McMillan

Assistant Principal


Take a look back in TIME!!

Lilydale High School Basketball Team, c. 1920


Thinking Thursday/Friday Frenzy

LHS Centenary Slogan 

To help the whole school community celebrate our 100th Birthday, we have asked students of LHS to come up with a suitable slogan and their words on the lips of the school and create a lasting legacy. PRIZES for the winning and top three entries will be awarded.


The current slogan is “Respice Lucem” which means look to the light in Latin. Our school motto is; ”Excellence in learning, resilience in life, thriving in community.” 


On Friday 8 June, we asked students to enter their slogan into the competition.  

Kristy Mays

Reconciliation Week

Uncle Bill Nicholson Reconciliation Week

On Tuesday 29 May, the Year 7's were visited by Uncle Bill Nicholson. Uncle Bill taught us about Wurundjeri culture and showed us aboriginal tools that they used including, spears and boomerangs.


He was more than happy to answer any questions that the Year 7's asked and encouraged us to show empathy by making us think about what we would do in certain situations that Indigenous Australians have experienced.


In conclusion, Uncle Bill taught us the importance of aboriginal culture and even if it’s different, you should always respect it.


 Charlie Newton - 7I

Indigenous Weaving Class

On Monday 28 May, some of the students from Year 7 and Year 9 got the chance to create traditional indigenous baskets with two local indigenous women; Aunty Aurore and Felicity.


We made the baskets out of a material called raffia, which is like a long piece of straw, but they are traditionally made from a long leaf.  The baskets can take from a day to a whole week to make, so the baskets we made were only small.


During the session, we also learnt a little bit about 'Indigenous Australians' and what they used the baskets for. Creating the baskets was such a fun and enjoyable experience and we hope we can do it again sometime.


Caitlin Atwil - 7I




Flash Mob Speeches

Stephen  Hodder

Head of Humanities


Photo: 2018 VCE Arts Camp

2018 VCE Arts Camp

This year's Arts camp was a blast with both Visual and Performing Arts teachers and students heading to Portsea beach for three days to spend time with classmates and finish last minute performances or artworks.


The first day started with a sing along bus ride consisting of, Disney and musical songs. Once we arrived at the camp we got settled in and headed to our chosen subject workshop.  Here we prepared what we were going to present to the rest of the camp on our presentation night.


After a filling dinner and dessert we went and got ready for the disco that night with the theme of, ‘Song Lyrics’.  The disco was a fantastic night from singing, dancing, games and seeing everyone's creative costumes, ranging from songs like, ‘Postman Pat’ to ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’. After the disco we had a free time session where some students watched a movie.  The Photography students went to the beach to get brilliant images or play the great game, ‘Ultimate Werewolf’.


The next morning, we started the day right with breakfast before heading off to our first workshop.  Music students were practicing their band performances, Theatre students were learning about physical theatre, Drama students were rehearsing their upcoming ensembles and the Art students had models come in to help extract inspiration for artworks.


During the day we had the opportunity to go on the giant swing or play terrible Art student basketball, which was a great time to bond with others on the camp and create good memories.  Later that day, we had our second session consisting of either, the same rehearsals with your groups or working on new content.  We then had dinner of schnitzels and ice cream cake for dessert,  before going to get ready for the presentation performance! 


The performance really showed the wide range of talent that students at Lilydale High School have. You have Music students being able to set up tech equipment like professionals and being able to play multiple instruments effortlessly. Theatre students being able to put on a mind blowing performance with no scripts in hand, lights, sound and everything in just a short period of time. Drama students being able to create a short engaging performance to promote their ensemble night. Art students being able to create incredible artworks that look like they could take months to do, but in reality, a couple of hours. Photography students not only capturing the beautiful landscape that was surrounding us, but the beautiful people within the camp.


On the last day of camp we had a feast for breakfast with bacon, eggs, toast, cereal and pancakes, followed by a pack up of rooms.


Before we left the camp, we had a beach walk where we had an opportunity to relax and appreciate the campsite and our surroundings.


The long walk to the Portsea Pier was a great way to finish the camp and to connect with your teachers and classmates. Once the trailer of equipment was packed and we had lunch, we said our goodbyes to the Portsea camp and set off on yet another bus sing along.


I would like to thank the Performing Art and Visual Art teachers for orgainising the camp, whether it was transportation, cabin allocations or just dealing with a crazy group of Art students.  I understand that sometimes, we can be a lot.  This camp was an amazing way to help us connect with our class and develop a family like environment.


I would also like to thank the Portsea camp staff for providing a friendly campsite for all of us to enjoy and cooking us five incredible meals each day, in which although, we all felt very full afterwards, we greatly appreciated their  hospitality.

Tiffany Couacaud


Chirnside Park Art Display

The Chirnside Park Art display is now on! Students from Years 7 to 12 submitted entries for display at Chirnside Park Shopping Centre.


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 below.


You can see the display on now at Chirnside Park Shopping Centre and visit their website to vote for your favourite work.

Get voting - 

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.


Sarah Hardy

Head of Arts

VCE Music Performance

The VCE Music Performance students performed their Unit 1 Group Performance SAC for Outcome 1 this week on June 5 and 6 in the PAC Theatre.


Students were excited to see so many staff, students and LHS community members including, parents/parents of friends in the theatre audience, for their first formal presentation for an audience.


Students were assessed on accuracy in pitch, fluency in rhythm, group communication, the group performance development process, as well as many instrumental technique related criteria.


Congratulations to the below students who performed the songs outlined below on their work this past week in their SAC.


Tuesday 5 June

Performance 1: Lakehouse - Of Monsters and Men & Just (Mark Ronson arr.) - Radiohead

  • JONAH PHILLIPS - Trombone & Vocals
  • JESS POLHILL - Keyboard & Vocals
  • AIDEN HARDING - Guitar
  • BETH CATENA - Keyboard & Piano Accordian

Performance 2: Money - Pink Floyd & Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder

  • BROOKE WILKINS - Vocals & Guitar
  • CURTIS JEFFREY - Guitar, Bass Guitar & Stomp Box
  • NICK ROWE - Trombone & Vocals
  • WILLIAM ARROWSMITH - Guitar & Cajon
  • PARIS JAMES - Keyboard


Wednesday 6 June

Performance 1: No Diggity - Blackstreet & Bring Me To Life - Evanescence

  • JESSICA CLARK - Flute & Vocals
  • BRADLEY PENNINGTON - Cajon & Percussion
  • ASHLEE GOTTSCHE - Bass Guitar
  • LUKE SKRINJAR - Drum Kit & Cajon

Performance 2: Nature Boy – Nat King Cole & Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

  • KIARA MILLER - Violin & Vocals
  • DAVID LEVY - Vocals
  • KELSEY WADE - Ukulele & Bass Guitar

Amy Cumming

Classroom Music


The short clip has our Year 9 and 10 Music and Drama classes working on their performances and Year 7 Music,  working hard in class on their Music theory.

Amy Cumming


Language Perfect World Championships.....Final Results

Felicitations! Sudah pintar! Congratulations to all of the Languages students who participated in the Language Perfect World Championships.

There are 66 students who have achieved awards this year.   Our top achievers are:


Elite Award

  • Derek Villaceran,  32nd in the world

Gold Award

  • Emma Smith
  • Sarah Corstorphen

Silver Award

  • Abby Broadly
  • Val Aloysius
  • Madeline Laven
  • Ky Harris
  • Julia Bidinost
  • Leah Henshall

Bronze Award

  • Hayley Pearce
  • Alesia Jensen
  • Eliza Black
  • Ashleigh Damen
  • Tom Venema
  • Mitch Rowe
  • Jesse Dooley
  • Hayley Bristow
  • Charley Nugent
  • Zoe Centracchio
  • Siobhan Pullen
  • Jayde Cliff
  • Charlotte Green
  • Rose Campbell
  • Breeana Limanto
  • Ayzia Mitchell
  • Alicia Smith

LHS finished 145th in the world, 97th in Australia and 28th in Victoria.


There were 1,476 schools competing globally. Looking at the statistics relating to the languages taught at LHS, we finished 50th in French, out of 1,181 schools and 22nd in Indonesian, out of 731 schools.


Students answered more than 320,000 questions during the 10 day competition.


Education Perfect

There are still more than 60 students who have not paid for access to Education Perfect. The payment of $22.50 must be made to the School Office ASAP.


Parents have been emailed concerning this and students who have not paid will lose access at the end of the semester.


Using Education Perfect is part of the Languages curriculum, please contact Sharon Stoyanoff if you need to discuss this.

2018/2019 Entertainment Book


Lilydale High School is raising funds. Order and receive your NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership!


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



Year 9 Science

Currently, the Year 9's are busy learning about Exothermic and Endothermic reactions through demonstrations and practical work.


Here are some photos of 9C and 9F in action.

Kristy Bjarnelind

Head of Science


Vocal Ensemble Performance

On Thursday 31 May, the Lilydale High School Vocal Ensemble performed with the Mullum Mullum Gathering Place Indigenous Choir and Casey Grammar School Choir at the VICTORIAN INDIGENOUS REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE, at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance.


It all started with a rehearsal with the Mullum Mullum choir visiting our school early in May and doing a rehearsal, via a Skype call, with Casey Grammar School Choir.


On the day, students wore the school blazers, which made them look very professional for the event.


We all travelled into the city by train and when we arrived, we met the conductor of the Royal Australian Air Force Band. This year the band was going to accompany the choirs in the performance. What a great honour and wonderful experience for the students.


The service started and the students sat patiently while listening to the speakers. The performance of “I Am Australian” started off with the didgeridoo and gradually built up with more voices and instruments. It was a grand performance. We also performed the sombre song which is often used for indigenous funerals – “The Old Rugged Cross”.  The choirs all performed well together and the band sounded amazing along with us.


After the performance, the conductor of the RAAF band presented us with a medallion as a token to remember our participation in the performance with them.  The students were also excited to see one of the original singers in the crowd from the group “The Sapphires”.


Instrumental Music End of Semester Concert 

Thursday 21 June

6.30 pm

All Instrumental Music students have been rehearsing in their ensembles in preparation for the concert.   All families and friends are invited to come along and hear them perform a couple of items each.


The following ensembles will be performing on the night; Vocal Ensemble, Keyboard Ensemble, Guitar Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble, LHS Band, Funk Band and the Year 7 Rookie Band.


Thank you to the Music Staff who have been rehearsing the ensembles; Stephen McCulloch, Selene Messinis, Malcom Abbott, Bronwyn Ventura, Kent Fisk, Amy Cumming and Miss McAlister.

Kate McAlister

Head of Instrumental Music


Netball Tournament - Worawa Aboriginal College Reconciliation Cup 

On Tuesday 22 May, the Year 10 EIS Netball girls attended a Reconciliation Cup Tournament at Worawa Aboriginal College.


Miss Shields has been liaising with Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville in the hope of building a partnership between the schools.


The girls had a fantastic day both on and off the court!

Melissa Crotty

Year 9
Athlete Development

On Thursday 31 May, in the afternoon, students from the Year 9 Athlete Development Program helped out at the local division 'Cross Country Primary Carnival' at Lillydale Lake.


The Year 9 students were involved as finish line and course marshals.


Student Achievements in SPORT

Congratulations to Riley Spicer of Year 11 and Lachlan Ahale of Year 12, who both have made the Team Vic Under 18 Basketball team.


Riley made the team, while Lachlan is down as an emergency.  Both boys will train over the next 6 weeks.  Riley will then be heading to Darwin to compete in the National Championships on August 11.


Alister Stuart


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

What's cooking in the Home Eco Kitchens.....

Year 10 Raspberry Friands

Design your own lunch. Year 9 Ms Cook's Home Economics class​​.

Year 8 Textiles



Interschool Motocross

On Friday 11 May, Lilydale High School students ventured across to Panmure near Warnambool, for the Interschool Grass Track Competition.  There were several new schools competing this round and the number of competitors was up, as a result to 118.


The weather on the day was very poor, cold windy and constant drizzle however, this only seemed to increase the comradery and team spirit shown by our riders.


Once again, Lilydale High performed exceptionally well on the day.   A special mention should be made of Ethan Pollard, who achieved a first and two seconds in his division and to Taylor Street, she finished second, in all three of the women’s races. 


Other members of the team were Lily Garner, Blake Cooper, Campbell Gray, Riley Keogh, Matthew Knox and Beau Pollard.   The boys rode hard, helped build the team score and participated in the relay teams.


At the end of the day, it was great to see smiles and the pride evident in the team, as they lead Lilydale High School to dominance yet again.



85 B grade 
3rd  Xavier Williams - Lilydale High School


1st Mark Carroll - Lilydale High School
2nd Troy Sutton 225 - Lilydale High School


Junior 250 B grade
1st Matt Garner - Lilydale High School


Junior 250 A grade
1st Mark Carroll - Lilydale High School
2nd Derek Findlay -  Lilydale High School


All powers under 150 
1st Troy Sutton -  Lilydale High School


All powers over 150 
3rd Derek Findlay - Lilydale High School


1st Jacob Street - Lilydale High School


Relay Team 
1st Lilydale High School 
2nd Cobden Technical School 
3rd Christian College Geelong


Congratulations and well done to all LHS students.

Adam Price


Photo: Automated visitor wheelchair prototype for Melbourne Zoo. Well done Ash and Bailee. Year 9 Next Gen Design.

What's been happening @ Steamworks!

Lasercut and engraved signage prototypes for the - Cool Beans -  Cafe.   Laseeeer Pew Pew! 


Fabrication Specialist,  Jayden Eagleton headed up the project.

Robotic assistant prototype, built by

Matt Panting.



3D designed and printed Racing Drone,

by Mackenzie and Tobi, for  Flight, Drones and Design.

DJ Petey P, dropping phat beats on the new Littlebits synth kit!

Testing the  indoor race gates,  that Flynn made!




Year 9 Nxt Gen design student,  going over some questions with his client,  Ben Liu at Melbourne Zoo, via video chat.... #realworldlearning

Year 7 Tech Taster unit. 

Wrist mounted fall sensor, using a sphero and live accelerometer feedback, designed to help elderly people if they fall.   

More fierce looking race quad designs!

Year 9 Flight, Drones and Design.


Tony Vallance


Phillip Island Trip

On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May, the VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies students visited Phillip Island. The trip was an opportunity for the students to visit and explore the area they have been learning about in class.


On the way to Phillip Island, the students visited the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant where they learnt about the process of desalination and the major political issues around water management in the early 2000’s.


The students then visited the Penguin Parade where they learnt about the historical significance of the area and the ongoing conservation work by Phillip Island Nature Parks.


We finished the day, watching the penguins enter the beach.  For some students, it was their first time attending the Penguin Parade, with the penguins waddling up the beach being a highlight for many.


Fortunately the weather held off for the next morning and the students were able to walk the picturesque Cape Woolamai track.


I would like to thank Kendall Seath, for her support during the camp and the students for a successful trip.

Jye Cuff


Significant Persons Project Presentation

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


Students have chosen a range of people to be their significant person; parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, coaches and teachers.


In English, students have written a reflective piece of writing about their chosen person that was inspired by that person’s character.


In their Arts subjects, students have created sculptures, paintings and dramatic interpretations that symbolise their significant person.


Celebration afternoon

Parents and significant people are invited to attend a celebration afternoon. The afternoon is an opportunity for the school community to celebrate the students’ achievements and allow the students to publically acknowledge and thank their significant person. 


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


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


Please complete and return the slip sent home last week to the General Office or phone the school on 9735 5644 to advise the number of guests attending the afternoon.


Jessica Timmers


We Will Rock You

Since we last checked in, the production students have been working on some cool new songs with our Musical Director, Ms Cumming. The songs  include; No One But You (Only the Good Die Young), A Kind of Magic and Headlong. Queen's music is such a pivotal part of the show and we're excited to do their songs justice in August.


Mr Bleakley our Director and Mr Rogers our helpful Production Assistant,  have been taking us through a few comical scenes including,  scenes set in the futuristic broken down 'Hard Rock Cafe' where Bohemians live in the name of 'Rock n Roll' - with names taken from famous pop and rock stars of the past.


Our 'Student Production Team' of choreographers; Jess Clark, Emily Artis and Tiffany Couacaud have had us dancing a storm,  with 'A Kind of Magic' choreography.


Jonah Phillips our Assistant Musical Director, has also been helping to teach vocals and starting to work with student band members.


Ex-students have been helping this year as part of our Production community. Katie Walton VCE 2016 (costumes) and Celeste Wells VCE 2017 (vocal harmonies) have visited rehearsals.


At our last rehearsal, we managed to run through almost all of Act 1. We're half way there!  We're looking forward to finishing off the last few scenes (an epic battle) before hitting the ground running headlong into our 'Holiday Rehearsals'.


Bailey Johnson Year 12

Production Captain 2018

Production Schedule 

Production students and parents are asked to please follow the 'Production Schedule' that is accessible via students school email addresses. 


Amy Cumming and Jonathan Bleakley 
School Production Team


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


Incredibles 2 Movie Night

The 2018 LHS World Challenge students have organised a private screening of 'Incredibles 2' at Reading Cinemas Chirnside Park, on Friday 15 June.  


All profits will be donated to a small community in Laos.


TICKETS $25 - Includes popcorn and a drink.


Friday 15 June

6 pm

Reading Cinemas Chirnside Park 



Tyler Phillips


Careers Appointments

The Careers Coordinators are available to assist students to make informed decisions about career choices and choices for study.


Throughout the year students are seen individually or in groups regarding career information, subject choices and study skills. Students from Years 9 to 12 will be required to attend a compulsory interview throughout the year to discuss their future pathway, however, our doors are always open for students across the school who wish to speak to us. 


All students from Years 9 to 12 have been asked to reflect on their personal and work related skills, reflect on goals that they had last year and make educational and work related goals for the rest of this year, in a Career Action Plan. 


Career Action Plans help young people to develop their awareness and understanding of education, training and employment options, and to develop the skills, knowledge and capabilities to effectively manage their careers and transitions throughout their lives.


The development of a Career Action Plan is designed to assist young people to set their goals, to clarify the actions needed to achieve these goals, and to commit to participating in planned activities.


Parents are welcome to log on to Compass and access their child’s Career Action Plan. This can be found under the Insights tab. Parents are encouraged to comment on their young person’s Career Action Plan.


So far this year, all Year 12 students have had their initial careers appointment for the year.  Many of which have already booked in for secondary appointments to discuss their future pathways.


Currently, all Year 11 students are having an individual careers appointment focusing on their pathways after secondary school and their subject selection for 2019.


Year 10 students will shortly attend a Year 10 Career Pathway Day on July 26 at the Lilydale Lutheran Church. Students will have an careers interview to discuss schooling options, subject selection and post-secondary school pathways.


Students in Year 9 have participated in a Career Action Day in Term 2, where they participated in a Resume writing workshop, Career planning workshops, Myers-Briggs Careers Assessment, Mock Job Interview and completed their Career Action Plan.


If you would like some advice on career pathways or training options please book an appointment with the Careers Office on 9735 5644.


Year 10
Career Pathways Day

Thursday 26 July

Lutheran Church



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 will be posted out shortly.


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.


Victorian Government Invests in Higher Education

With a current skills shortage in Victoria, the State Government will be investing $3.65 million in the higher education sector for two years starting on 1 January 2019.


$172 million of the State Budget will enable students to study almost 50 courses for free, 30 free TAFE and 18 pre-apprenticeship courses (details of these changes are still being finalised).


New TAFE places will be opened and young tradespeople will be able to add one year to their schooling and graduate fully qualified with their VCE under the new apprenticeships and traineeships program rolling out at 100 public schools.


The main focus is to build infrastructure, respond to family violence and provide adequate care for the elderly and those with a disability. Subsequently, courses will include accounting, agriculture, construction, plumbing, engineering and nursing.

LaTrobe University – Experience Clever

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, and registration is essential.


Date: Friday 6 July, 2018


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.


Monash University

Medicine, Nursing & Health Science Campus Tour

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University is opening its doors for you students during the winter school holidays.


Monash University wishes to showcase its facilities that demonstrate innovation, collaboration and endless discoveries. Students will get to see the advanced clinical buildings, comfortable study spaces, and everything the university’s largest faculty has to offer.


There will be student ambassadors there to assist students with enquiries they may have about their areas of interest.  


Each tour begins at 11.00 am on the following dates:

  • Monday 2 July (Clayton)
  • Thursday 10 July (Peninsula)

Visit and register at Medicine, Nursing & Health Science Campus Tours:


Science Precinct Tour

Students considering studying Science at Monash, might like to take a closer look at where they could be studying next year.


There is an option of visiting the Science facilities and student spaces during the upcoming school holidays. Not only will students get a feel for campus life, have a chat with some of the Science students and staff, but also get some course advice if needed.


Each tour begins at 10.00 am on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 3 July · Thursday 5 July
  • Tuesday 10 July · Thursday 12 July

Collect your free tickets at:


Work Experience
School Holidays / Term 3

Year 10, 11 and 12 students who are interested in completing Work Experience over the coming July School Holidays or next term,  are invited to the Careers Office to discuss placement requirements and to collect official paperwork, which needs to be completed prior to any placement.



Tim Kogelman and Craig Harris

Career Practitioners


Photo: Tuesday 5 June, Junior School playground!


Monday 11 June

Queen's Birthday - Public Holiday 


Wednesday 13 June

Year 8 Significant Person Day


Thursday 14 June

Year 8 Significant Person Day


Friday 22 June

Report Writing Day - STUDENT FREE DAY


Friday 29 June

END OF TERM 2 - 2.30 pm FINISH


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.


Year 7 Spelling Bee

Friday 8 June




Year 8 Art


How have I been going this term?

S and N 

All students should take some time to consider how they are going with their learning in all subjects.


The questions you should ask yourself relate back to the criteria that will assist you to be deemed 'satisfactory' in your subjects:

  • Am I punctual to class?
  • Do I take all of my equipment?
  • Do I have a 'can do' attitude to my work?
  • Do I persist with my work?
  • Do I complete the work set for me?
  • Do I complete all assessments?
  • Do I complete my homework?

Approving Absences

Student absences should be entered on COMPASS by parents/guardians OR by calling the school Absence Line on 9735 5644.


The Junior School Office should be contacted if it is expected that your child will be away for more than two days.


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

Parent Contact

Please don’t hesitate to call us or your child’s Home Group  teacher, with any questions or queries in relation to the Junior School Program.

Junior School Coordinators



Wednesday 13 June

DOE Community Service


Monday 11 June  to Friday 15 June

Year 10 VCE Exams


Monday  18 June to Thursday 21 June

Year 10 Exams


Wednesday 27 June

DOE Community Service


Friday 22 June

Report Writing Day - STUDENT FREE DAY


Friday 29 June

END OF TERM 2 - 2.30 pm FINISH


Monday 16 July

Term 3 Starts


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


Year 10 Exams

Monday 11 June  to Friday 15 June

Year 10 VCE Exams

Monday  18 June to Thursday 21 June

Year 10 Exams


Year 9 Captains' Report

Recently there has been many events and opportunity’s around the school for Year 9 students.  We have had Reconciliation Week, Duke of Edinburgh excursions, Sport days, Tasmania camp deposit payment and Year 9 Health and Wellbeing Day.

Last week, was Reconciliation Week. Reconciliation means to restore friendly relations.  There were many involvements to the week, like the writers notebook prompt and the different bell music.  The music  was performed by the following artists;

  • Archie Roach - Took the children away
  • Baker Boy - Marryuna
  • No Fixed Address - We have survived
  • Paul Kelly - From little things, big things grow
  • Tiddas - Anthem
  • Warumpi Band - Black fella, white fella
  • Warumpi Band - My island home
  • Xavier Rudd - Mana
  • Yothu Yindi - Treaty
These artists are all indigenous, except for Paul Kelly (his song is about a historic indigenous event).


Last Friday at lunchtime, there were also some Year 9 Humanities students doing flash mob
speeches outside the Performing Arts Centre.

This semester, the Duke of Edinburgh class have been doing many community services within and outside the school. They have been cleaning up the school ground rubbish and rubbish around Lillydale Lake. They have also visited the Lilydale Aged Care facility twice.  It was a great experience for everyone, playing games and losing bingo with the elderly folk.

Over the past two weeks,  students have had the opportunity to sign up for a SPORT of their choice. This is a great way for students to show off their skills in their chosen sport, or try something new.  Their were many sports such as; football, soccer, netball etc.

This week, the Tasmania camp deposit payment $300 opened.  Make sure you get your money in quick, because it will be a fun and exiting experience that you will always remember.

Last Thursday, it was the Year 9 Health and Wellbeing Day. The boys went to the Lilydale Lawn Bowls Club and the girls went to the Lutheran Church in Lilydale.  It was a fun day for everyone.

For the boys, we all met at the Bowling club and we split up into groups and did an activity where we all got to find out an interesting fact about each other. We then split off into smaller groups and gave each other compliments. We then watched a short video on mindfulness and had a discussion about it. We had a snack, then went off into groups. My group did AFL at the Lilydale oval, but other groups did meditation, basketball and lawn bowls. We came back to have lunch at the bowls club. Then we had three VCE students come in and talk about their experiences with resilience, which was really good. We then did some goal setting to finish the day.

The girls had an amazing time at the Lutheran church. When we arrived, we were split into small groups to talk about decision making and self talk.  After snack, we had the opportunity to chose two activities; such as a gym workout, aerobics, yoga, arts and crafts, meditation, mindfulness and walking the trail. Later on in the day, we had some guest VCE students to talk to us about resilience and never giving up. I'm sure all of the girls were inspired by their resilience.

Zac Hoiles and Sophie Mastaing

Year 10 Captains' Report

The last two weeks have been eventful, if nothing else for the Year 9 and 10 cohort. Having participated in many sporting events and representing the school across a number of areas.


First,  the EIS Basketball team represented us, managing to secure great wins against Templestowe College and Rowville Sporting Academy.


Following that, we had the Intermediate Football team go out. We were represented by three LHS teams on the day, with our the EIS team winning the round comfortably.


That same day, our EIS Netball team participated against other schools winning the Grand final 33-17. The Intermediate Soccer team also played other schools winning 7-1 against Lilydale Heights.


All of our students and teams did a great job representing us and played really well.


Looking ahead to Monday18 to Thursday 21 June, the Year 10 students have their mid-year exams coming up. This is a fantastic time for students to demonstrate what they have learnt in class over the last semester.


Good luck to all students with their exams and we hope you try your hardest to get the best possible result.

Corey Waite and Tameka Fossey

Year 9 Tasmania Camp - 
Initial 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.


Year 10
Painting and Drawing



Emily Reynolds in Year 10 (one of our amazing Music students) has recorded a cover, of a song titled “Grace” which was played on Radio Eastern (98.1 FM) last Saturday 2 June,  between 6 pm and 7 pm.


Emily entered the Radio Eastern 98.1 FM New Talent Hour Music Competition.


How have I've been going in Semester 1?

S and N 

All students should take some time to consider how they are going with their learning in all subjects.


The questions you should ask yourself relate back to the criteria that will assist you to be deemed 'satisfactory' in your subjects:

  • Am I punctual to class?
  • Do I take all of my equipment?
  • Do I have a 'can do' attitude to my work?
  • Do I persist with my work?
  • Do I complete the work set for me?
  • Do I complete all assessments?
  • Do I complete my homework?

Students 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.

Middle School Coordinators



Friday 8 June to Friday 15 June

Year 11 Exams


Wednesday 13 June



Friday 22 June



Thursday 26 June

Year 12 Practice English Exam


Friday 29 June

END OF TERM 2 - 2.30 pm FINISH


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




The General Achievement Test (GAT) will take place on Wednesday 13 June.  The GAT is a test of general knowledge and skills in: Written Communication, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Humanities, The Arts and Social Sciences.


All students completing a Units 3 & 4 subject will need to complete the GAT even if they completed it in 2017.


On Wednesday 30 May, our Year 11 students attended GAT preparation sessions where they learnt key strategies and skills that they can apply when completing a range of tasks in the GAT.


Year 11 Exams

Year 11 Exams begin today and will run through to  Friday 15 June.


An exam timetable has been released and is accessible to students on Compass, on the Year 11 Google Classroom and below:

If students sitting exams have more than one clash, they will need to reschedule one of their exams for IPT, during the exam week. Clash requests can be arranged in the VCE Office.


Students can also speak to any of the Senior School Coordinators if they have any concerns.


On Monday 28 May, LHS we celebrated IDAHOBIT day.  A team of students worked together to hold an event for the day, raising money for Minus18.


Cupcakes were made with similar colour schemes to several of the different pride flags.  Sausages and ice creams were also sold and armbands and flyers were handed out. 


Around $1000 was raised to support at risk LGBT teens and young adults. 

Alisha Muys-Bell, Year 12

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

It is now a critical time for all VCE students and it is important that students are in class during this time as many SACs are approaching as well as Year 11 Exams and the GAT.


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
Mid_Year_Exam_TT_2018_Final (1).pdf
FLYER 01 Movie Night.pdf
COMPASS Approving Absences Guide.pdf
Mid_Year_Exam_TT_2018_Final (1).pdf