‘Innovative Program Award 2019′ – Secondary WINNER

Lilydale High School – ‘Athlete Development Program’

The Athlete Development Program (ADP) offers students who have a sporting passion and talent additional periods of physical education (PE) to further develop their athletic potential, as well as tailoring the curriculum with a sporting theme in English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities to increase student engagement across all key learning areas.

The program aims to retain students at Lilydale High School and to offer them opportunities to pursue both academic and athletic excellence.

The ADP has many benefits for both the school and our students, ranging from improving their physical capabilities to their academic performance.

Ultimately the ADP creates an environment for students to strive to be their best in a supportive environment whilst making great friendships along the way.

CONGRATULATIONS LILYDALE HIGH SCHOOLExcellence in learning, resilience in life, thriving in community.



Lilydale High School

Takes great pleasure in inviting you to attend the




(previous date was Sunday 17 May)


“Palladium at Crown”

Level 1, Crown Towers, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whitman Street, Southbank

5.00 pm until 9.00 pm

Dress: Formal or Lounge

Meal and Presentations

Cost is $120.00 per person

Children under 12 years $75.00




On Friday 7 February, we celebrated an important milestone for our school under the Lilydale and Upper Yarra Education Plan.  The Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, James Merlino, as well as MP Harriet Shing came out to our school to undertake a sod turning ceremony, which officially kicked off the start of construction for our Zoology Learning Centre and Administration Building.

Construction of the new facilities is set to be complete in 2020 and will be greatly beneficial to our students and their education journey.

As you know, our school is collaborating with these two schools and other key partners including the Education Department, industry partners and other local secondary and primary schools to support greater educational opportunities and outcomes for students across the Lilydale and Upper Yarra region.

The delivery of these new facilities will make a huge difference to our students, but of course, it’s not just about the buildings.

For over two years, we have been working hard to implement the Lilydale and Upper Yarra Education Plan to transform local secondary education in the area.  The drive behind all the work is to ensure we provide every secondary student with the knowledge, capabilities and attributes that will see them thrive throughout their lives and give them the skills they need to see them succeed in any path they chose to take.

There’s great work ahead of us and it’s an exciting space for our school to be in. Thank you to all our school community, students, parents and staff for the work so far. We can’t wait to continue the work with you all in ensuring high-quality secondary education in Lilydale and Upper Yarra areas and will keep you posted throughout the coming months on the next steps.


Brooke Kogelman

Project Manager | Lilydale and Upper Yarra Education Plan



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

Scheduled school tours are conducted during normal school hours starting at 9.00 am from the Main Administration Office.

A member from the Principal Team or Year 7 Transition, will guide you around the school to see the learning in progress and hear about the extensive range of programs and opportunities we offer students.


  • Friday 20 March
  • Monday 16 March
  • Saturday 21 March



Annual school photos will be taken on Monday 3 February and Tuesday 11 February.

There is no need to return any forms or payment to school for photos, before photo day.  School photo ordering details are attached below.

Sibling photos will be taken by request on Tuesday 11 February.

IMPORTANT – To ensure a sibling photo is taken on photo day, please complete your request online before midday the day before photo day.

  • Grab your phone and go to arphotos.typeform.com/to/
  • Enter the name and class of the eldest child to be in the photo
  • Enter the names of all other children to be included in the photo


For misplaced registration codes, please contact Arthur Reed Photos Customer Service team directly on 5243 4390.




The Department of Health and Human Services has developed an Information for the education sector — novel coronavirus webpage to support parents, families and the school the community.

While the Commonwealth Government has advised that the risk to the Australian public remains low, the Department is committed to providing you with the most up-to-date information and advice about this outbreak, based on the most current Commonwealth and State Government advice.

Attached is a Coronavirus Fact Sheet for parents and guardians coronavirus-parentinfo-school

For more information, please see the Department’s website for coronavirus advice.


Kwong Lee Dow Scholarship

Kwong Lee Dow Scholarship

The Kwong Lee Dow scholarship is offered annually by Melbourne University to students who have excelled in their studies during Year 10.

Recipients of the scholarship are granted access to university events and activities designed to give them a taste of university life. Further assistance with university entry may also be possible for successful students.

It is with great delight that we announce Tyler Swann, Year 10 as Kwong Lee Dow Scholarship recipient for 2019.

Tyler was nominated by his teachers and coordinators after being recognised as a hard working student with aspirations to further his studies.

Well done Tyler. we all look forward to seeing you get the most out of this opportunity.


On Friday 16 August, 2019 all students in Years 8 to 12 listened to a thought provoking talk regarding the Pat Cronin story and the Pat Cronin Foundation’s message to End the Coward Punch.

Education Manager, Ben O’Toole delivered the school session.  As a coward punch victim in 2007, Ben also shared his story to help inspire students to choose non-violence in times of conflict.

Ben has shared his story in more than 300 presentations to over 35,000 students across the country, empowering many young Australians to see violence through his eyes.


On Saturday 16 April 2016, Pat went out to a local bar / café for a quiet night and he was punched from behind whilst assisting a mate. He was later taken to hospital and two days later we made the agonising decision to turn off his life support system.

Quietly spoken and gentle natured but with a fierce determination, Pat was enormously popular and had a deep love for his family and friends. His death has left a gaping hole in our lives and caused devastation amongst not only us but also his friends and the broader communities in which we have been involved.

We are determined that Pat’s life be honoured and that no other family should face the devastation we now face as a result of his senseless death.

The first intention of the Pat Cronin Foundation is to honour Pat and everything we do will focus on that.

The secondary intention of the Pat Cronin Foundation is to prevent coward punch attacks and we will do this through:

Pat was a normal kid. We are just a normal family. We live in a normal suburb. If this can happen to us, it can happen to anyone.

Be Wise. There Is No Excuse.


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