Lilydale Heights College is situated at the gateway to the Yarra Valley in Melbourne’s outer east. It is co-educational and has approximately 800 students. Its population is drawn from urban and rural schools located in the Shire of the Yarra Ranges. The college community encourages personal achievement and the pursuit of excellence. Students are given the opportunity to achieve success through a comprehensive and challenging curriculum in a caring, supportive environment. Student leadership is valued and encouraged. Uniform is compulsory.

Facilities: Attractive and spacious buildings and grounds, computerised library and computer facilities in every learning area. An extensive technology studies wing, food and hospitality complex including an industrial kitchen, cafe and restaurant, Performing Arts Centre with sound recording studios, specific music classrooms and practice areas, science laboratories, VCE study centre, art and graphics complex (including photography darkroom), gymnasium, oval, sports pavilion and canteen.

Curriculum: The college offers a comprehensive curriculum that is engaging and challenging to all students’ needs. The Year 7 curriculum consists of core subjects including Mathematics, English, SOSE, Science and LOTE (Indonesian or Japanese) with an integrated curriculum component and participation in the peer support program. An extensive range of VCE subjects is offered to cater for students’ diverse range of pathways. Students can also study the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning or tailor a course towards further study for a professional vocation through the VCE/VET program. Some subjects offered are Chemistry, Psychology, Environmental Science, Physics, Biology, Languages, Fine Arts, Drama, Music, Visual Communication and Design, Studio Arts, Media Studies, Outdoor Education, Business and Technology Studies, including Foods and Hospitality, Information Technology, History, Accounting, Legal Studies, Health and Human Development.

Sport: Students participate in athletics and swimming college carnivals and various Yarra Valley Secondary Schools competitions.

Extra-curricular activities: Central Australia tour, Sydney and Tasmania Tours, Adventure camps for Year 7 and 8 and Study Camp for Year 12, annual overseas study tours to Japan, music competitions music instrumental tuition, junior and senior stage bands, jazz ensemble, choir, college drama production, and a school magazine. Lunchtime activities include art, drama, book, chess, robotics and darts clubs.

Student welfare programs: Student wellbeing is based on a code of respect and facilitating learning. The pastoral program aims to give individual support to each student. There is a student council, a program of social and educational transition for Year 7 students, a camp and a successful peer support program.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 800 stuudents
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:Nelson Road, Lilydale 3140
  • Phone:03 9735 1133
  • Fax:03 9739 5463

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