CONGRATULATIONS

CONGRATULATIONS

As part of the Independent Schools Victoria – Student Poetry Competition, Derek has won the Years 11-12 section for his poem, Summer Longings.

The competition, part of the Arts Learning Festival, was open to students from all school sectors, and attracted more than 300 entries.

This is what the judges said about Derek’s poem:

‘well-built lines with smooth transitions capture and contrast the colourful carefree days of childhood with the sombre consciousness of ageing’.

The Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino also recorded a message of congratulations:

Summer Longings, by Derek Villaceran

Those rubies falling from the sky
Glistening deep scarlet all around
Bright orange, vibrant like topaz
And yellows as bright as pure gold
Fall once again taking its place
Trees breaking down in the coming cold
Becoming stripped to the bare bones,
Yet they wait for their soon rebirth.

Those wintry days full of loneliness.
An endless sense of incompletion
An endless sense of listlessness.
All around us are clear diamonds
Tear dropped diamonds that pitter patter
in an endless soft rhythm.
With my coloured world so far away.
Peering into the grey void sky.
My adventures, but a distant dream,
as I await the first call of life.

The murmurings of creatures.
The birdsong all around us.
The frozen scenery awakens.
With ice in my heart thawed out.
Let the warmth of sunlight take me.
Let the gentle light rest on my face,
As I dream of those mirages
A dream of a long gone past.

That summer of my childhood.
The endless echoes of joy.
And the beckoning of companions.
All are but fragments of my memory.
Must I age ever so quickly?
This never-ending cycle of seasons.
Forever I am lost in the past.
Seeking a way to go back
A way back to that Summer.
But I continue walking.
Step by step.
Seeking that childhood in the sunset,
No matter the piling changes in life.
No matter the stinging pain,
no matter the longing in my heart.
Forever looking behind my shoulder
Picking up those pieces of me.
Piece by piece.
“Towards a new future”, I say.
But I can still hear the cicadas from that day.

School Production Update

School Production Update

NEW SHOW DATES:

✅ Thursday 26th August – 7pm

✅ Friday 27th August – 7pm

✅ Saturday 28th August – 2pm Matinee

✅ Saturday 28th August – 7pm

Please note, if you had tickets booked for our July shows, you have been moved to the corresponding day (eg Thursday 22nd July, tickets now booked for Thursday 26th August).

If you would like to change your booking or request a refund, please contact the Main Office.

Amy Cumming and Jonathan Bleakley

Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics

Congratulations again to former Lilydale High students, Kell O’Brien and Harry Garside for being selected in the Australian Olympic Team 🇦🇺

We look forward to watching Kell and Harry compete in Track Cycling and Boxing.

Year 10 Futures Day

Year 10 Futures Day

Friday 25 June (last day Term 2), all Year 10 students will participate in a Futures Day that will enable them to consider their options in the lead up to course selection for VCE/VCAL 2022.

The day will be divided into 3 sessions;

Session One
Discussing Pathways – University, TAFE, Apprenticeships, Employment
Pathways from VCE and VCAL
VET in VCE or VCAL
Completing Career Action Plan
University prerequisites and subject selection advice

Please bring a device to the session.

Session Two
Introduction to Respectful Relationships
The power of positive thinking and understanding the impact of negative self-talk
The importance of problem-solving skills 

Please bring a device to this session and join the Year 10 Google Classroom beforehand: hdda544

Session Three
Changes to the senior education in 2023
Course selection 2022
LHS VCAL applications

We will be providing a pizza lunch for everyone. School will finish at 2.30pm for the end of term.

The Futures Day is a very important day for all Year 10 students, we look forward to seeing everyone present and ready to consider their options.

Please ensure masks are worn, as most of the day will take place in the Theatre. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Wendy Powson
Principal

Student Wellbeing Website

Student Wellbeing Website

Students and staff can now use our student wellbeing website to book an appointment, contact a member of our team, access information about mental health and wellbeing issues and find links for support services such as, Beyond Blue and Kids Helpline.

You can also find the link to the website in the ‘School Favourites’ menu on Compass and the ‘Student Wellbeing’ page on the school website.

The website is available to students and staff with a LHS email address.

Robert Webb and Jane Robbins

Year 11 Presentation Ball

Year 11 Presentation Ball

2021 YEAR 11 PRESENTATION BALL

 Sunday 12 September

“Palladium at Crown”

Level 1, Crown Towers, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whitman Street, Southbank

5.00 pm until 9.00 pm

Dress: Formal or Lounge

Meal and Presentations

Cost is $120.00 per person

Children under 12 years $75.00

BOOK TICKETS HERE

Full details regarding the evening are available on COMPASS for Parents/Guardians and students.