Lilydale High School provides a high quality comprehensive curriculum across eight Learning
Areas. Exposure to each of these Learning Areas is ensured at Years 7 – 10.  At Year 11-12, VCE and
VCAL studies operate within the requirements of the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority.

The school week is based on 30 x 48 minute periods.

Year 7 – 8 consists of core studies.

Year 9: Core English and Maths five periods per week (ppw); all other units are semester length of
two or three ppw. Selection of units must meet set requirements.

Year 10 all subjects five periods per week (ppw) and students may elect one VCE unit each semester
(five ppw).

VCE operates on five ppw for each unit.

The eight Key Learning Areas:


  • English
  • Literature
  • English Language
  • Creative Writing
  • Bridging English
  • Public Speaking and Debating
  • Literacy & learning support


  • Language French
  • Language Indonesian


  • Politics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Management
  • Learning to Lead
  • Philosophy
  • Classical Studies

Heath & Physical Education

  • Health Education
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education
  • Sport Education
  • Athletic Development Program
  • EIS Program
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award


  • Core Mathematics
  • Bridging Mathematics
  • Pathways Mathematics
  • Foundations Mathematics
  • General/Further Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics


  • Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Science


  • Woodwork
  • Materials Design
  • Home Economics
  • Systems – Electronics
  • Information Technology
  • Textiles

The Arts

  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Graphic Art
  • Media

Curriculum Support and Enrichment Programs

Cultural and artistic

Music and Drama facilities are housed in a separate facility known as the Performing Arts Centre.  A wide variety of musical groups meet.  They include – Bands: concert, junior, rock.  Ensembles: flute, saxophone and brass.  These groups perform to a variety of audiences.

  • Annual drama production as well as multiple small year level productions
  • Regular student art exhibitions
  • Regular film and theatre excursions
  • Visiting theatre and musical groups

Sporting and Leisure

  • Interschool and in school sports: basketball, soccer, netball, softball, golf, football, cricket, tennis,  badminton, swimming, diving, athletics, volleyball, lawn bowls, clay pigeon shooting, equestrian, dirtbike riding
  • Lunchtime sport competitions
  • Weight training room and program
  • Martial arts
  • Cross Country
  • The school has a four court competition size basketball stadium
  • Two sport ovals

Educational Enhancement

  • Select Entry Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program Years 7 – 10
  • Literacy Programs
  • Academic competitions: including Mathematics, Science, English Writing competitions, Arts,
    Language and Humanities
  • Debating and public speaking
  • School magazine
  • Ceramic area with kiln and pottery wheels
  • Graphics: Air brushing facility
  • Photography room and dark room
  • Library: Year 7 library skills program, eBook collection, online databases, services and support
  • Awards at all levels for academic, sport and general achievement
  • VCE Presentation Evening, Valedictory Dinner
  • End of Year Program Years 7 and 8
  • Vocational Education and Training programs
  • Arts performances

Leadership and Decision Making

  •  Student Representative Council
  •  School Council Representation
  •  General committee representation
  •  Student guides for visiting groups
  •  Daily Duty Student (Junior and Middle Sub Schools) – Years 8 and 9
  •  Peer Support Leadership Program
  •  Library Support Group
  •  Year Level Captains
  •  Leadership camps
  •  Reptile Room Keepers

Careers and Work Experience

  •  Individual careers counselling
  •  Year 9 Career Action Day
  •  Year 10 Work Experience
  •  Course selection evenings (Years 9 -12)
  •  Managed Individual Pathways Program (Years 9 – 12)
  •  Vocational Educational & Training

Social Service

  • Fundraising for specific causes such as; State Schools’ Relief Fund, Red Nose Day, 40 Hour Famine,
    Red Cross etc.

Pastoral Care and Counselling

  • Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Year Level Co-ordinators, Home Group Teachers
  • Study and organisational skills programs Years 7 – 12
  • Information evenings
  • Parent/Teacher/Student Three Way Conferences
  • Parent morning teas
  • Grade 6 Orientation visits
  • Peer Support Program
  • Heath and Wellbeing Days Years 7 to 12

Camps and Excursions

  • Year 7 Orientation Camp
  • Year 8 Camp
  • Year 7 Leadership Development Camp
  • Year 9 Tasmania Camp
  • Year 9 Duke Of Edinburgh Award Excursions/Day Trips/Camps
  • Year 10 Central Australia Camp
  • Year 10 Peer Support Camp
  • Outdoor Education Camps – Years 10 – 12
  • Australian Schools Basketball Championships Camp – Years 9 to 11
  • VCE Ski Camp
  • VCE Arts Camp
  • Year 12 Study Retreat
  • Planned excursions for all Learning Areas

Learning Goals and Three Way Conferences

Twice a year – Three Way conferences for parents of Years 7-10 students.

The Three Way Conference is an opportunity for parents/students/teachers to discuss concerns and implement strategies as well as celebrate progress.  It will be the students’ role to guide both parents/guardians and the Learning Goals Teacher through their learning goal as well as their strategies by which the goal was strived towards and indeed the evidence which demonstrates the exciting progress made towards the goal.