Dear Parents/Carers and students

A more detailed email will be sent later today, however, please be advised that with Remote Learning beginning next Monday for students in Years 7 – 10, students will need a chance to collect their books and belongings from their lockers.

The times have been sent out to everyone this morning via text.

Tuesday – 10 am to 12 pm
Wednesday – 1 pm to 3 pm
Thursday – 2 pm to 4 pm
Friday – 9 am to 11 am

To reduce the number of people on site, can I ask that only students attend their lockers during these times.

If there are any concerns regarding these times, please call the School Office, 9735 5644.

Wendy Powson



Dear Parents and Carers

As announced by the Premier yesterday, due to the lock down, there will be five student free days from Monday July 13 to Friday July 17 for Year 7 to 10 students.

VCE, VCAL and students in Year 10 studying a VCE subject will return to school on Monday July 13.

An email to provide details will be sent.

It is very important that everyone follows the advice of the Chief Health Officer over the coming weeks to ensure we can get on top of the current situation.

Stay well, stay safe and please email via the school email address if needed.

Wendy Powson




Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you once again for the way in which you have worked with us over the past 7 weeks, everyone at LHS has appreciated your understanding, assistance and support during this time.

We welcomed the VCE students back on Tuesday 26 May; it was great to see them reconnecting with teachers and peers once again.

I have written to the Year 7 – 10 students, who will begin onsite learning on Tuesday 9 June, to explain some of the new protocols/processes that we have in place to ensure we are doing everything recommended by the Chief Health Officer in relation to COVID 19.

Attached is a policy developed in response to the current situation, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

The teachers will be spending the rest of Term 2 assisting students to settle back into onsite learning, if you have any concerns contact the Sub Schools or Student Wellbeing Coordinators.

Kind regards

Wendy Powson



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:



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 performance, visit the school YouTube link.





Following advice from the Department of Education and Training, Lilydale High School will be moving to remote and flexible learning from Term 2, to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

This means that all students who can learn at home must learn from home. This is a very clear directive from the Victorian Government based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

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

It is important that we work together and support each other during this challenging time. An email has been sent to all parents/carers this evening (Thursday 9 April, 2020) with further details of how we will proceed.

In the meantime, you might find it useful to look at the Department’s Learning from Home website. It provides resources and guidance for teachers, parents and carers.…/Pa…/learningfromhome.aspx

Please continue to stay safe and healthy.

Wendy Powson

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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.