Photo: VCE Ski Camp

Lilydale High School News

10 August 2019
Issue 11
Lilydale High School
9735 5644
25 Melba Ave
Lilydale, VIC, 3140



Tuesday 13

PDS World Vision Visit (1.30 pm)

VCAL Community Day


Thursday 15

Year 11 English Black Diggers Performance

Future Enterprises Project


Friday 16

Pat Cronin Foundation Presentation (Years 8 to 12)


Monday 19

School Production WEEK

AIDA Tech Rehearsal (5.30 pm)


Tuesday 20

Student Level 2 First Aid Course

VCAL Headspace Visit - Periods 5 & 6

AIDA Primary School Matinee (10 am)

Government House Tour


Wednesday 21

Year 12 Biology GTAC Excursion

AIDA Rehearsal (10 am)


Thursday 22

School Production  - 7 pm


Friday 23

School Production  - 7 pm


Saturday 24

School Production  - 1.30 pm & 7 pm


Monday 26

VCAL Marvel Stadium Excursion


Tuesday 27

Language Perfect World Championships (27 Aug to 3 Sept)

Inter School Chess

Monologue Workshop  Day


Thursday 29

Year 10 History Holocaust Centre Excursion

Picnic At Hanging Rock Excursion


Tuesday 3  

Yarra Group Athletics 

Yarra Valley FM Radio Excursion


Wednesday 4  

Battle for Australia Excursion 

Horse & Goat Hubandry


Friday 6  

Years 11 & 10 French NGV Excursion


Thursday 12

Islamic Council Excursion

Year 7 Leadership Program - King Lake


Tuesday 17

Whole School Breakfast - LHS 100th Birthday Celebration

Colour Fun Run Periods 5 & 6

VCAL Eat Up Charity


Wednesday 18

Year 8 Wellbeing Day




Thursday 19

3 Way Conferences/Teachers/Students/Parents


Friday 20 

Staff Professional Development Day (STUDENT FREE DAY)

End of Term 3


Monday 23

Biology Exam Revision (10.30 am) - School Holidays

2019 Term Dates

Term 3    15 July to 20 September
Term 4      7 October to 20 December


Pat Cronin Foundation Presentation

On Friday 16 August, all students from Years 8 to 12 will listen to a thought provoking talk regarding the Pat Cronin story and the Pat Cronin Foundation's message, to End the Coward Punch.

Session times for Friday 16 August are:

Years 8 & 9           9.45 am - 10.45 am
Years 10 & 11     11.00 am - 12.00 pm

Year 12                   1.45 pm - 2.45 pm

Please find attached detailed information regarding the presentation.


Parent Opinion Survey

Each year the school conducts an opinion survey which is sent to a randomly selected sample of approximately 30% of the school community. 

The link and login instructions for those selected have be sent by email. The survey will close on Sunday 11 August

Please take the time to complete the survey as your opinions are important to us and will contribute to the future management and organisation of our school. 

Please be assured that your responses are completely confidential.  The survey is conducted anonymously.

We thank you in anticipation for your participation.


NEW School Scarf

From Term 3 this year, ONLY navy blue and black plain scarves will be permitted to be worn as part of the LHS uniform.


An optional, Lilydale High School NAVY SCARF is available from LOWES Lilydale, for $22.95.

Students EXITING school Process

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

Parent and Guardian Contact Details

Please check that your mobile number and email address are correct on the Compass portal.


The school has an extensive list of parent’s mobile numbers and email addresses; however, we would like to make sure our records are fully up-to-date.


Thank you for your assistance and co-operation.


Car Park
Melba Ave 

For safety, students are not to be dropped off in the Melba Avenue (Staff) CAR PARK.  This a parking facility only.


The Stadium car park is designated for student drop off and collection.

LHS Facebook Page

To keep up to date with daily and weekly NEWS AND EVENTS at Lilydale High School, we encourage parents/guardians, students and the wider school community to LIKE and follow the Lilydale High School 'OFFICIAL' Facebook page.


Three Way Conferences
Term 3

The next Three Way Conferences will be held  on Thursday 19 September.


The opportunity to meet parents and exchange information is important to us to ensure we can establish a partnership that enables students to succeed at school.


In addition, the teaching staff are available during the year to be contacted either by email, phone call or through the Year Level Coordinators.


LHS School Uniform 

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


School uniform policy is determined by School Council and reviewed on a regular basis.


The support of parents/guardians in relation to uniform would be greatly appreciated in delivering a high standard of appearance for students.


All  school uniform requirements are available through LOWES, Lilydale. 


Trading Hours

Monday to Wednesday 9 am – 5.30 pm

Thursday 9 am – 7.30 pm
Friday 9 am – 9 pm

Saturday 9 am -5 pm
Sunday 10 am -4 pm

Phone: 9738 7603     Fax: 9738 7605


Uniforms can be purchased ONLINE by clicking on the link;

Online School Uniform Lilydale High School


Uniform Requirements

Girls' Shoes

BLACK polishable hard leather low-heeled lace up shoes OR girls black leather T-bar shoes (as shown in the school planner and this page).


Girls' Dresses/Skirts

Both the box pleated tartan skirt and the school check dress, must be worn at an appropriate length.



Girls' Tights

Black opaque tights only (no patterns allowed). White socks must not be worn over black tights.


Boys' Shoes

BLACK polishable hard leather low-heeled lace up shoes (as shown in the school planner and this page) - no logos, runner styles, bands, stripes etc.



ONLY navy blue and black plain scarves will be permitted to be worn as part of the LHS uniform.


An optional, Lilydale High School navy scarf is NOW available from LOWES, for $22.95.



All socks (girls and boys) must be WHITE not black  - no logos, stripes etc.



Belts must be of a plain black nature with an

appropriate buckle.



The only jacket that can be worn in place of the school jumper or windcheater is the LHS weatherproof jacket.  Jumpers with hoods are not allowed.



The school allows students to wear a stud or sleeper in the ear provided it does not infringe or breach School and Department of Education, Health and Safety Guidelines.  



Make-up, nail polish and excessive jewellery. 


NO FACIAL JEWELLERY IS PERMITTED to be worn by students during the school day.


Optional items

  • LHS weatherproof jacket
  • LHS scarf
  • Mouthguards during all Physical and Sport Education classes

VCE Uniform

The VCE uniform is as for the rest of the school except students in Years 11 and 12 may wear the dark blue polo shirt with school VCE logo instead of the white polo shirt with school logo.


Students may wear the dark blue windcheater or jumper with the school VCE logo.



PASE Uniform

During practical sessions, students must be in full PE uniform;

  • Navy coolmesh shorts with Logo
  • Navy polo top with school logo
  • Tracksuit pants navy microfibre with Logo
  • White sports socks
  • Cap/hat (excluding visors) to be worn by students in all Physical and Sport Education classes Terms 1 and 4

Out of Uniform

If students wear an  item out of uniform, they must endeavour to wear something as close as possible to replace the item.  


A note signed by a parent/guardian must be provided to obtain an out of uniform pass from either a Year Level Coordinator, Home Group Teacher or Year Level Sub School Assistant.


Parents will be contacted if students are constantly out of uniform.  


Melissa McMillan

Assistant Principal



Aida is not far away! Work on our 2019 School Production is as busy as ever, from choreography to harmonies, to set painting to costume production, everywhere you turn there are people busy making the magic happen. In less than two weeks we’ll be transporting Lilydale back in time to ancient Egypt, telling a story of forbidden love, friendship and betrayal.


The show features beautiful ballads and catchy numbers, with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, the same duo who created the soundtrack of The Lion King, amongst many other accolades. Radames (Benson Rowntree) is the captain of the Egyptian guard and betrothed to Amneris (Jess Clark) the Pharaoh’s daughter, yet fascinated by newly captured Nubian slave Aida (Ruby Damiani), oblivious to the fact she is the daughter of King Amonasro (Marley Keymer) and hence heir to the Nubian throne. Meanwhile, Radames’ father Zoser (Alex Mayne) has his own sinister plans to see his son take the throne.


Alongside rehearsing, students have been busy in other production roles as well. On Thursday night we had our annual ‘Painting Party’ where it was all hands on deck to paint boxes, costumes, tombs and many, many bricks. We really appreciate the help of all cast members who stayed back into the evening, and especially some wonderful volunteers, who aren’t in this year’s cast, including Mr Steven Clark. We also had our cast and crew t-shirts arrive this week and they look sensational!


There are still tickets available to purchase, so please follow the link on the school website and lock in your spot. Invite friends and family, and also consider our Saturday Matinee, as this is an Auslan interpreted show.


This production is shaping up to be an incredible and very moving performance, don’t miss out!



OR from the school website homepage. 



  • Thursday 22 August – 7 pm
  • Friday 23 August – 7 pm
  • Saturday 24 August – 1.30 pm
  • Saturday 24 August – 7 pm


  • Adults $20
  • Student/Concession $15


Jonathan Bleakley, Amy Cumming and

Andrew  Rogers

2019 School Production Team


Clay Club

Ceramics in Room 3, is OPEN for anyone wanting to explore their creativity with clay every Thursday lunchtime.

Cathie Young

Photo: EIS Girls Netball 'Spin Class'.


Photo: EIS Girls Netball 'Spin Class'.

EIS Netball Girls
Cycle Class

On Friday 2 August, the Year 10 EIS Netball students participated in a specialised CYCLE class, as part of our Fitness Program.


The students were very lucky to have an experienced instructor in this type of training, our very own, Ms Kelso from the Middle School Office.


Well done girls! 

Melissa Crotty

Year 8 Girls
Yarra Group Basketball

Well done to the 23 girls who competed at the State Basketball Centre in the Yarra Group Basketball competition on, Wednesday 7 August.  The girls competed well all day, with all the games played in great spirit.


Well done to the A girls, who went through undefeated for the day and will now progress on to the Eastern Region Finals, in Term 4.


Alister Stuart

Senior Eastern Region Basketball Finals

Well done to the Year 11 and 12 boys and girls, that competed at Dandenong Basketball Stadium, in the Eastern Region Finals on Tuesday.


The girls team got a comfortable win against Wantirna, but went down in close encounters against Templestowe and Vermont.


The boys team had big wins against Wantirna and Heathmont, but unfortunately, lost a close one against Vermont, to miss out on the finals.


Better players on the day for the girls were; Abbey Wilson, Sarah Harper and Georgia Petrov.   For the boys, Beau Tennant and Mitch Downes.


Alister Stuart

Yarra Group
Intermediate Basketball

Well done to the 60 students from Years 9 and 10  that competed in the Yarra Group Basketball competition on, Friday 26 July.


The teams experienced a lot of success on the day, with Lilydale HS winning the boys and girls A competition, along with the boys B competition.


Good luck to the A teams competing at the Region Finals in Term 4.


Alister Stuart


What's been happening @Steamworks!

Legends from 7C, mentoring Grade 5 students from Montrose Primary on a building challenge.

Ms Shields Humanities class

Gallipoli 'Timeline of Events' creation and VR survey of the Dardonelles.

Mr Moore, 'Special Guest' team member

7J students, using electronics and Lego, to make an attention getting device.


LEGO Masters

Every Tuesday lunchtime @ Steamworks.

Year 7 Engineering Challenge








Calm Space

Every recess, from 10:30 am - 10:45 am @Steamworks


Every Wednesday lunchtime @Steamworks.

Tony Vallance


Year 11 Food Studies

Ms Stavrou's class

Tomato, Onion and Olive Tarts


Year 8 Tech Taster

Ms Stavrou's class

Spanish Eggs


Year 9 Food Studies - Food Prep Skills

Ms Nevins class 

Energy Fruit and Nut Muffins

and Zucchini Muffins


Technology Fees

Many Technology elective subjects and all Food Studies 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

Photo: Congratulations to Ayla Harnett (Year 7) - WINNER of LHS 2019 The Voice.


Photo: Congratulations to Ayla Harnett (Year 7) - WINNER of LHS 2019 The Voice.



** AYLA HARNETT (Year 7) **

2019 WINNER 


** Caitlin Huddleston (Year 11) **

2019 Runner-up


Congratulations and well done to all students who competed in this year's competition. 


On Grand Final day, our judges choice was extremely hard this year, with many talented students performing exceptionally well. The judges were extremely impressed with all the talent, confidence and excitement on the PAC deck!


Please visit the school Facebook page, to watch all the performances from our Grand Finalists.


A BIG thank you, to all behind the stage students involved in this year's competition - including the judges, event organisers, special cameo performers, sound board operators and our wonderful student audiences.  LHS is lucky to have so much performance talent on offer from students.


We hope to see all competitors return in 2020.


Amy Cumming


Peer Leadership Camp

Monday 5 August to Wednesday 7 August

Oasis Camp - Mt Evelyn


The Peer Leadership Camp, is a yearly peer lead camp, developed and run by a team of Year 11 students, under the guidance of Student Services and attending teachers.   


All of the Year 10 students who attended this year, will now be given the opportunity to plan the, 2020 Peer Leadership Camp.


The aim of the camp is to develop self-awareness, confidence and peer connections, through a range of team activities and reflection sessions.   


With everything from Archery, Rock Climbing, Resilience sessions and the occasional 'Dance Party', this year’s camp had it all! 


The team created amazing beats in a huge drumbeat experience, that literally had the place jumping!  


We laughed at impromptu comedy sketches including, the world’s worst 'Dad Jokes' and learnt a lot about the world outside, of our own little bubble.    


Competition was created between teams in 'Capture the Flag' and commonalities found in personalities and experiences.


A BIG thank you to all the students and teachers that attended, for making this year's, a camp to remember!    

Candice Richards

Student Services and Careers Assistant


Visitors Galore!

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve had numerous primary schools visit us. The students
made the most of their short time in the Reptile Room. holding and pating as many animals as possible and even taking the opportunity to feed some frogs.  Many of the students chose an animal that they want to be keeper of, when they come to the school in 2021.


As always, the current Zoo Keepers loved the opportunity to show off their animals, as well as their skills and knowledge and were fantastic with the primary school students.

The VET Animals Studies students and Zoo Keepers, were also lucky enough to have Shane Simpson, Australia’s best Reptile Vet, pay us a visit. Shane gave three presentations to the students, as well as involving them in a few small procedures on our animals including,  microchipping animals and taking viral swabs, to test for viruses, as part of our quarantine procedures.

The NEW Reptile Room is continuing to be developed, with the large open enclosure area almost ready for the water dragons and turtles.


As we’re starting to move towards Spring, the students are starting to prepare for the breeding season and thinking about what needs to be organised, for possible babies in the future. The temperature in some of the enclosures are starting to be turned up a little and animals are beginning to be introduced for what we hope, will be a busy baby season later this year.


Primary School visitors





VET Animals Studies students and

Zoo Keepers

Marcus Whitby

Keeper Profile

Jaden Dooley

Team Leader -  Room 44 Off Display

Age: 13 years


How long have you been a keeper in the Reptile House?

I’ve been a keeper for about a year and a half.


Which animals do you enjoy working with the most?
I enjoy working with the snakes and the Merten’s Water Monitor the most.

What has been one of your most memorable moments in the Reptile House?
One of my most memorable moments, was going to the kindergartens and showing our animals to the little kids and how excited they are to see all are cool animals.

What do you enjoy about being a keeper in the Reptile House?
I enjoy getting to work with all the different animals and having people around, who have the same interest as me, in loving the reptiles.

What are your aspirations for the future?
My aspiration for the future, is to become a vet and to take care of the animals,  or to work in a sanctuary and take care of the animals.

Which animal is your favourite and why?
My favourite animal is 'Danger' the Bearded Dragon, who I’m keeper of.  What I do to take care of him is, clean his cage, change his water and clean his rocks.  Danger eats a vegetable mix and crickets throughout the week. He is the coolest to work with, because he is a calm animal and easy to work with when I need to take him out of his enclosure.

What is your leadership role in the Reptile House?
My leadership role is the 'Head of Off Display', where I take care of animals that aren’t in the main room. This may be because they are breeding, are sick, new to the collection, or are simply, rotated out of the display enclosures in the main room.

What do you enjoy about this role?
I enjoy not having as many people in my room.   It is peaceful and most of the animals are easy to work with.

What do you find challenging about this role?
I find keeping my room organised challenging, because it is a small room with a lot of stuff in it and it can get messy very quickly.

Why did you choose to apply for this role?
I chose to apply for this role, to challenge me a bit more and so I can learn new things, when working in Off Display.

With the new Zoology building being built over the coming year, what are you looking forward to the most when we moving into that building?

Having more space and a more professional environment to work in and our animals can have bigger enclosures to stay in.

Creature Feature 6
Green Python - Morelia viridis

Total length 1.5m
There are about 20 different species of pythons in Australia and perhaps the most beautiful of these,  is the Green Python (Morelia viridis).


While reasonably widespread through New Guinea and other islands, in Australia they are restricted to a very small distribution on Cape York Peninsula, in Far North Queensland.

Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of this species, is the ontogenetic colour change from juvenile to adult.  For about the first three years of their life, Green Pythons are in fact bright yellow or dark red. As they mature, their whole-body changes to light green with some white spots and markings.

They occur only in tropical rainforests and fed upon lizards, birds and mammals, which they overpower by constriction.  Like all pythons they are non-venomous.

Mike Swan




Big thanks to the SRC, for organising IDADHOBIT DAY, to celebrate inclusiveness within the LHS school community!


At lunchtime, outside the Performing Arts Centre, there was a sausage sizzle, face painting and the amazing talent from the '2019 LHS The Voice Grand Finalists'.


Money raised from the day will be donated to various youth based charities.




It’s an exciting time for Year 12 students with VTAC applications now OPEN!


Students who are applying for post-secondary education at University or TAFE in 2020, will need to create an account by going to They can then select up to 8 course preferences and will be able to pay the administration fee online ($39).


Students are reminded to apply by September 30 (5:30 pm), to avoid late fees.


Once students have applied, they have the option of changing their course preferences until December 14.


Some courses with entrance tests, folios or interviews, may close early and it is ultimately the applicants responsibility to check all submission and application dates listed on VTAC.


All LHS Year 12 students were involved in a Tertiary Information session on Friday 9 August, to learn more about this process.



Students and Parents

Wednesday 14 August

7 pm - 8 pm 

VTAC will run a free community webinar hosted by the CEAV. This webinar will cover the complete VTAC application process, including using CourseSearch, the preference system, SEAS, scholarships, and the ATAR and scaling.


Students and parents can register via EventBrite, and the link to join the webinar will be sent out 24 hours prior to the webinar.


The University of Melbourne

18 AUG - 10 am to 4 pm


Lilydale High School Careers Website

The LHS Careers website contains a large amount of information and should be your first stop, when you are looking for information on; jobs, careers, university and TAFE related courses and much more.


The site has a specific area where students can log into and complete skills and interest tests, create resumes and cover letters.



Tim Kogelman and Craig Harris

Photo: Year 7's having a great day on Tuesday 6 August.


Photo: Year 7's having a great day on Tuesday 6 August.


Friday 16 August

Pat Cronin Foundation Presentation (Year 8 & 9) 9.45 am


Friday 23 August

Year 7 Leadership Development Program (Day 2)


Friday 30 August

Year 7 Hockey, Basketball, Table tennis


Thursday 12 September

Year 7 Leadership Development Program - King Lake


Wednesday 18 September

Year 8 Wellbeing Day


Thursday 19 September

3 Way Conferences


Friday 20 September

End of Term 3

Staff Professional Development Day (Student Free Day)


Monday 7 October

Start of Term 4


Thursday 10 October

Year 7 Immunisations

Year 7 Leadership Development Program

The Year 7 students who are apart of the Leadership Development Program, are approaching their 2nd day together on Friday 23 August.


During their first session, students explored the various skills required as a leader.  They practiced effective communication skills and brainstormed initiatives, that could create positive change within our school and the community.


They also had a Q&A session with Ualani Miller, a former student of Lilydale High School and role model within the community.


Students who complete the Leadership Development Program, will receive a certificate to add to their portfolio.


Breakfast Club Friday

Rainy cold days are perfect for Breakfast Club Friday with school  friends!


Thank you to Bakers Delight Lilydale Marketplace, for donating the bread to Breakfast Club.



Good luck to all of our Junior School students playing 'Football Finals' this weekend!

Does your son/daughter have UNEXPLAINED ABSENCES?

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


Notifying the school of your child’s absence either prior to, or on the day that they will be away, helps ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and will fulfil your legal responsibility.


This system also promotes daily school attendance. Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education, they learn new things every day – missing school puts them behind.


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

Junior School Coordinators

Photo: Year 10 Formal


Photo: Year 10 Formal


Wednesday 14 August

2020 Nepal Expedition Information Evening - 6.30 pm


Friday 16 August

Pat Cronin Foundation Presentation 


Thursday 29 August

Year 10 History - Jewish Holocaust Centre Excursion


Friday 6 September

Years 10 & 11 NGV French Excursion


Thursday 12 September

Middle School student led assembly


Thursday 19 September

3 Way Conferences


Friday 20 September

End of Term 3

Staff Professional Development Day (Student FREE Day)

Year 9 Captains' Report


This term, Middle School students have started to settle in to our new subjects and have made some new friends as well.


Recently, we had the opportunity to select our subjects for next year, for either Years 10 or 11. We hope that all students thought through what subjects will interest them, but most importantly, help them with their future.


We would also like to congratulate the students that were successful in making the Athlete Development Program and Excellence In Sport Program for next year. These are both really awesome achievements and deserve to be celebrated. 


On Friday 2 August, we celebrated IDAHOBIT Day, it was really great to see everyone dressed in their bright and colourful outfits and accessories to celebrate such an important and special day. At lunchtime there was a face painting stall and a sausage sizzle, alongside some outstanding entertainment, from our own Lilydale High students competing in '2019 The Voice Grand Final'.  It was music to our ears, as all performers sang beautifully. Congratulations to everybody who performed, you all did amazingly.  And a big thank you to everyone who helped organise and be apart of the IDAHOBIT Day, you did a great job and your work is much appreciated.

Just a reminder, the 2019 School Production will be held soon on, Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August.  A Saturday matinee performance will also be held at 1.00 pm.  Further details can be found on the school website.

Cooper Rouget and Tayja Maki

2019 Year 9 Tasmania Camp

The FINAL PAYMENT of $530.00 is due on COMPASS or at the Main Office by, Friday 13 September.



Monday 11 November to Friday 15 November.


If you have any questions regarding the camp, please contact the Year 9 Coordinators.


2019 Year 10 FORMAL

Year 10 students are invited to attend the Year 10 Formal on Friday 18 October at Linley Estate, Kilsyth.


The cost of $75 includes hire of the venue, a 3 course meal, soft drinks, DJ, decorations and event prizes.


No payments will be accepted after Wednesday 28 August on COMPASS or at the Main Office.


If you have any questions regarding the Formal, please contact Liz Nevins or Jess Kilkenny in the Middle School Office on 9735 5644.


Lilydale High School Nepal Expedition November 2020

Lilydale High School is holding an Information Evening on Wednesday 14 August, at 6.30 pm in the Theatre, for parents/guardians of students in Years 9 & 10 who may be interested in attending a Leadership and Service Expedition to Nepal in November 2020.

Please see the attached information sheet about the Expedition.

Please RSVP through the link on the attachment, to let us know if you are attending the Information Evening.


Does your son/daughter have UNEXPLAINED ABSENCES?

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


Notifying the school of your child’s absence either prior to, or on the day that they will be away, helps ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and will fulfil your legal responsibility.


This system also promotes daily school attendance. Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education, they learn new things every day – missing school puts them behind.


Please note, 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

Photo: VCE Ski Camp at Mt Hotham.


Photo: VCE Ski Camp at Mt Hotham.


Tuesday 13 August

VCAL Community Day


Thursday 15 August

Year 11 English 'Black Diggers' Performance


Thursday 20 August

VCAL Headspace Visit


Wednesday 21 August

Year 12 Biology GTAC Excursion


Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 August

School Production - AIDA


Monday 26 August

VCAL Numeracy Excursion - Marvel Stadium


Tuesday 10 Sept to Thursday 19 Sept

Connect Education Revision Lectures


Thursday 19 September

3 Way Conferences


Friday 20 September

End of Term 3

Staff Professional Development Day (Student FREE Day)


Monday 7 October

Term 4 Starts


Thursday 10 Oct to Thursday 17 Oct

Connect Education Revision Lectures

Connect Education Revision Lectures 
Units 3/4

Students can now book via COMPASS for Connect Education Revision Lectures.  The cost is $37 per session and includes a comprehensive revision book. 


Tuesday 10 September

3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

  • Health & Human Development (Theatre)
  • Chemistry (Room V4)

Thursday 12 September

3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

  • History (Room V4)

Tuesday 17 September

1.00  pm to 3.00 pm

  • Physics (Room V4)

Tuesday 17 September

3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

  • Business Management (PAC Theatre)
  • Maths Methods (Room V5)

Thursday 19 September

1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

  • Studio Arts (Room V5)
  • Economics (Room V4)

Thursday 10  October

1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

  • Visual Communication and Design
  • Psychology

Tuesday 15 October

1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

  • English Language
  • Legal Studies

Thursday 17 October

1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

  • Further Maths
  • Specialist Maths

Year 11 Captains' Report

We have been off to a great start this term, with many events colouring our school life. Of course, if we’re talking about colours, we can’t exactly forget about IDAHOBIT Day.  IDAHOBIT Day is the International day against homophobia, biphobia, intersexism and transphobia. It is a day of acceptance and inclusiveness, and we are grateful for everyone who participated by donating and wearing a colourful accessory, as these donations will be going to Beyond Blue. We hope that everyone was able to enjoy themselves on the day, as there was a sausage sizzle, guess the number of lollies in a jar and a hand painting mural to participate in.  The  day was run by our school’s student run SRC.   

There was also another big event held on, Friday 2 August,  the '2019 LHS The Voice  Grand Final'.   We have to say a huge congratulations to our winner, Ayla Harnett (Year 7) with her magnificent performance of 'My Heart Will Go On', and not to mention our very own, Caitlin Huddleston (Year 11), who was the Runner-up this year. It was quite a fun moment with everyone being hyped up for each performance, all of which were filled with “charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent”-- Rupaul. Students from all year levels gathered around and were able to enjoy this day.  Everyone was astounded by the performances and effort put into this day.  All recordings are available on the Lilydale High School Facebook page. 

Similarly, the day before, our VCAL students held a bottom half free dress day, in an effort to raise money for local primary schools. This was to help build seats and shop fronts for these schools, with many students participating in the event. It was a great effort by our VCAL students to prepare for this event and we are happy to see that many of us were a part of it.


This isn't the end of it all though, there have been two camps held these past few weeks, one of which was the VCE Ski camp. For our students, the camp was like a weekend getaway, to maybe forget, or even run away to MT Hotham, away from all our increasing homework. The camp was of course, all about skiing in the snow, with our students waking up to the great views of MT Hotham and having the chance to ride on ski lifts. Yet, despite all the falling over, this camp was a great opportunity for everyone to have a little fun and to meet new people.

Likewise, the Peer Leadership Camp was an opportunity for our Year 11s who had been a part of the Peer Support Program earlier this year, to act as leaders to help prepare and run the camp for the current Year 10s,who plan to do Peer Support next year. This was a great opportunity for our year 11s to further develop their leadership skills and for students of different year levels to come together and to develop new friendships and bonds. This camp was incredibly eye opening and it was really inspiring to see everyone open up and see bonds between ourselves strengthen, with the Year 10’s, who we will complete VCE with next year. 

We hope that everyone who was a part of this, was able to enjoy themselves and had a small respite before returning back to school, even if we spent most of those 3 days talking, crying, laughing and creating lifelong memories, that we will always cherish. 


We would also like to thank all of the teachers for putting up with our tears and jokes for the 3 days and for every student who came, for being so open and willing to support each other.


Derek and Lily

2020 Subject Selections

Subject Selection for VCE in 2020 has now closed. Any students who have not yet submitted a signed hard copy of their subject selection to the VCE Office, are required to do so ASAP.

Year 12 Breakfasts and Funky Socks Friday

The Year 12’s are still enjoying a positive, social and nutritious start to their Fridays with their breakfasts.  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!


Funky Socks Fridays are also continuing this term, raising money for Cystic Fibrosis charities.

VCE Ski Camp

From Friday 2 August to Sunday 4 August, many of the Year 11 and 12 students attended the Senior School Ski Camp to Mount Hotham. The conditions were perfect and a great time was had by all.


Year 12 Legal Studies

Ms Stavrou's class - Group Work 


2019 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 December
“The Peninsula” Shed 14, Central Pier

161 Harbour Esplanade


Time: 7.00 pm until 11.30 pm
Dress: Formal or Lounge
Meal and Presentations 

Cost: $100.00 per person
$50.00 per child (up to 12 years)  


Bookings are limited to a maximum of 5 tickets (student and four family members) with tables of ten only.   Bookings CLOSE, Monday 16 September, at 3 pm.


Please purchase TICKETS from the school website homepage.


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.


The Term 3,  IPT schedule has been posted on the Year 11 and 12 Noticeboards and Google Classrooms.

VCE students and Cars

Some students will acquire a car and licence in 2019.    PARKING is available in the Stadium Car Park. 




Students may obtain their parents’ permission to be driven to and from school in another student’s car.  A written note from both students’ parents must be given to the VCE Coordinators before driving another student or siblings.


Students must inform the VCE Coordinators of their licence plate numbers, car make and colour.

VCE Attendance

It is a requirement at Lilydale High School that students attend all timetabled classes so that teaching and learning opportunities can be maximised.


If students have reached their limit for absences from class there is an opportunity for this time to be redeemed. Students can speak to their Year Level Coordinator to discuss making this time up at lunchtime, during afternoon Study Periods, or after school.


Furthermore, it is a requirement that students attend Home Group, even if they have Study Periods, Periods 1 + 2.


Unexplained Absences

Any 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. 


VCE Coordinators

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