The school offers a comprehensive curriculum for Years 7 to 12 in the following eight Key Learning Areas: English, Languages, Technology, Science, Mathematics, Humanities, Physical and Sport Education and the Arts.
All Year 7 and 8 students study units from these core areas. Year 9/10 students select from a wide range of units offered by all areas of study within set requirements. VCE subject choice is determined by vocational or further study ambitions and is made from a comprehensive range of courses. Special features of the curriculum include the provision of an accelerated program for academically gifted and talented students and the study by Year 10 students of VCE units.
The school also offers VET and VCAL courses. The current Charter Priorities are: Improved Student Outcomes including improved NAPLAN and VCE results; Improved Connectedness and Improved Transitions from Year 8 to 9 to 10.
Our Vision Statement underpins all the school’s decisions and actions: Lilydale High School is dedicated to providing an environment that values academic excellence and maximises opportunities and pathways to enable all students to become resilient and contributing members of the community.
Year 7 to 12 Year Level Co-ordinators
Year Level Co-ordinators have responsibility for the organisation and conduct of students. The duties of the Co-ordinators include enrolling students, placing them in form groups and organising courses and student reports. Co-ordinators meet with parents via organised parent/ teacher nights and through interviews arranged for specific purposes. Co-ordinators also have a welfare role which is concerned with the education of the student, as well as with discipline and school rules such as uniform and attendance. Co-ordinators are the liaison person between the Principal, Student Wellbeing Co-ordinators, Student Services and the teachers. Should you have a concern about any matter related to the school, Co-ordinators are the first person to contact.
Sub School Adminstrative Assistants
In order to better assist students and parents, our Sub School offices have an Administrative Assistant who is able to assist with queries (other than those of a financial nature) relating to their particular sub school, or transfer you to a Coordinator. The types of queries that are answered by the assistants relate to attendance, early leavers and late passes, phone messages for students, excursion/camp enquiries, and all general enquiries relating to the particular year levels.
Home Group Teachers / Home Group
Home Group teachers have the first contact with the students each morning. Home Group teachers work in conjunction with the Year Level Co-ordinators to ensure that each student is happy, safe and progressing academically. Home Group teachers may also be your first point of contact with any concerns regarding your child.
Attendance at Home Group assembly is compulsory. Students receive many important messages and copious amounts of information, making their presence essential.
Compass ‘News Items’ are read out during Home Group each morning. Students are encouraged to view News Items daily, as important notices about day to day organisation for students are entered on a regular basis.