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



All members of the Lilydale High School community are invited to submit nominations for the school council elections of 2020. 


There are three (3) two year vacancies for Parent/Guardian members of Council.

There are two (2) two year vacancies for members of staff who are employed by the Department of Education and Training.

There are no (0) vacancies for student members. 


Nominations are invited from members of the Lilydale High School community for the above positions.

Nominations will open on Monday 17 February and close at 4 pm on Monday 24th February 2020.  Nomination forms can be obtained from the school office, school website, or on Compass.  Please note that there are two types of nomination forms:  one for self-nomination and the other for nomination by another parent member.  Only one form is required to be lodged.

A list of candidates and nominators will be posted at the school and on Compass on Wednesday 26th February 2020.

New members to council are most welcome. School Council meetings are usually held at 6.00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the Conference Room at the school. 


If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies and an election is required, ballot papers will be prepared and distributed via Compass on or before Monday 2nd March 2020. 

Votes may be cast at the school office any time up to and including Tuesday 10th March 2020 between the hours of 9 am to 4 pm.

Votes may also lodged by post or hand delivered provided they reach the school by 4 pm on 10th March 2020.

Please give this matter your careful consideration.

LHS School Council Elections 2020






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 21 February
  • Tuesday 25 February
  • Saturday 29 February
  • Wednesday 4 March
  • Monday 16 March
  • Saturday 21 March



Please read the following information before completing the online application   BOOK NOW

Application Process

The following documents should be downloaded, completed and returned to the school by, Tuesday 19 May, 2020.

In addition, to maximise your child’s opportunity for an interview, the following supporting material must be included:

  • A copy of the Grade 5 NAPLAN results
  • A copy of the most recent school report available

Please do not send originals as documents will not be returned.


The cost of the test is $30.  Payment should be made on-line (a small booking fee will apply) by Tuesday 19 May, 2020.  Registration will not be completed unless payment is made by this date.

Testing Day 

Testing will start at 9.15 am, Friday 22 May, 2020.  Please bring your child to the School Office, where they will be met and escorted to the test room.  It is anticipated that testing will finish 12.15 pm – 12.30 pm, so students may be collected from the School Office at that time.

As the test will take about two and a half hours to administer, the student should bring a snack and a drink, as well as grey lead pencils and an eraser.  Students should also bring a book to read if they finish a test early.  Electronic devices are not permitted.


Invitations for an interview will be sent out.  A personal interview with the student is one of the selection criteria and is required for final acceptance into the program.  Those students invited for an interview may also bring further documentation on the day, such as portfolios of work (stories, assignments etc) and certificates of achievement (academic competitions, sporting competitions etc).

Further Information

For further information about the Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program, please contact Melissa McMillan, Assistant Principal, on 9735 5644.



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
  • 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



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.


2019 Gallery of Achievement

2019 Gallery of Achievement

The Lilydale High School Gallery of Achievement, acknowledges those alumni who have demonstrated outstanding contribution, success, achievement and/or service in one or more of the following fields of endeavour:  professional life, sporting pursuits or working in the community.

The selection panel is made up of past and current staff and community members.

On Friday 6 December, during the Gallery of Achievement induction ceremony, the following alumni were nominated for our Gallery of Achievement.

During the induction, each inductee received a certificate from Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, The Hon. James Merlino and a LHS Centenary bag from our School Captains.

Greater detail about each inductee can be found in the alumni section of the school book, ‘Look to the Light’.

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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.