Works alert – Vegetation removal, and temporary lane closure and parking removal

This works alert provides an overview of the construction activities that you may notice from Monday 25 May, 2020.

The alert includes tree removal on William Street East (near to the Lilydale High School) and continuation of the test pile works in the Lilydale Station commuter car park.

William Street East

To allow construction work on the Maroondah Highway level crossing removal to continue safely, there will be changes to the on-street parking on William Street East near the Lilydale High School entrance.

Parking will be intermittently removed from June and parents are asked not to use this location from Term 3 onwards, as parking will be permanently removed from the school side of the road. Pedestrian access will remain open.

Parents of students attending the school are advised to use the stadium car park to drop off students from Term 3 onwards.

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Dear Parents/Carers and Students

Children in Victorian government schools have been undertaking remote and flexible learning and care since the start of Term 2.

The Victorian government has announced that students, teachers and support staff can return to face-to-face teaching. This follows advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer.

The return to school will take place in two stages:

Tuesday 26 May – VCE & VCAL students
Tuesday 9 June – Year 7 to 10 students

To support all school staff to prepare for the transition, Monday 25 May will be a pupil-free day. This is important to enable the planning necessary to ensure the successful transition back to school can be completed.

Year 10 students studying a VCE OR VET SUBJECT

Those students who are in a ‘stand alone’ Year 10 VCE class (meaning there are only Year 10 students in the class), remote learning will continue until JUNE 9.

For those who are in a mixed VCE class (Year 10 and 11 students), where practicable, Year 10 students can attend the VCE class on site.  If it is not possible to find transport, the teachers will provide work on Compass until June 9 when all students return.

VET students

An email was sent to students on Friday 15 May from Mr Kogelman:

With the announcement from the Department of Education on the return to face-to-face teaching there may be some changes to the way that your VET course is delivered. Some courses will remain online for the duration of this term, while others will return to face-to-face teaching. 

More information about your course will be provided next week from your VET provider.

If you haven’t yet heard from the VET provider, please call them to clarify.

Those VET courses that take place at Lilydale High School (Animal Studies and VET Acting) will remain as remote classes at this stage. Mr Whitby and Ms Louis will advise you regarding any changes to this arrangement.

Wendy Powson


The Department’s latest advice on Coronavirus can be found at:



Lilydale High School welcomes prospective families to take the VIRTUAL TOUR of our school to see what Lilydale High School has to offer your son or daughter.

Parents and carers are also invited to phone the school on 9735 5644 for further information.

Wendy Powson





Our Open Night scheduled for Tuesday April 21, has been cancelled due to COVID -19.

We invite prospective parents to phone the school on 9735 5644 to find out more about what Lilydale High School has to offer your son or daughter.

Year 7 enrolment applications for 2021 have now been extended to Friday 29 May.

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For the Lilydale High School Community

In a time of social isolation, Lilydale High students, ex-students and teachers have combined to present this video.

We may be caught in a ‘Riptide of Remote Learning’ – but as a community, we can all join together and continue to achieve excellence in learning, resilience in life and thriving as a community.

Featuring students, ex-students and staff performing on their instruments, all of the sound is produced by those featured. Mixed, mastered and produced by Ms Cumming and Miss Wells (Music Department staff).

Thanks to all who participated and for their time to perform and record this little isolation band project.

Stay healthy, stay home, play music, be active and stay safe.


Amy Cumming
Music/Drama Teacher
Co-School Production Coordinator

To WATCH this amazing video, visit the school YouTube link above.





‘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.



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



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.