Lilydale High School

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Lilydale High School
Melbourne, VIC
Coordinates 37°45′38″S 145°20′39″E / 37.7605°S 145.3442°E / -37.7605; 145.3442Coordinates: 37°45′38″S 145°20′39″E / 37.7605°S 145.3442°E / -37.7605; 145.3442
Type co-educational Public Government School
Motto Latin: sic semper tyrannis
Established 1919
Years offered 7 - 12
Enrolment approx. 1700
Campus Melba Avenue, Lilydale
Colour(s) Maroon, White (And Navy Blue for VCE students)
Slogan "Jobs and Growth"

Lilydale High School is a co-educational government secondary school located in Lilydale, Victoria. As of 2009, the school includes science, media, technology and multi-purpose learning areas. It also has three outdoor reptile enclosures which houses a collection of snakes, lizards and other reptiles.[citation needed]


Lilydale High School was founded in 1919, at which stage it was housed in a single building not located on the current school grounds. In the May 2006 Victoria state budget, A$5.65 million had been allocated to the school for the completion of construction at the school, consisting of 15 new buildings and facilities to be completed between 2006 and 2007.[1]

Leon Bishop commenced as the school's Principal in 2006 after the retirement in 2005 of the previous school's Principal of 18 years, John Benison.[2]

Sporting Achievement[edit]

In 2006 the school was awarded the Eastern Metropolitan Region's Most Outstanding School Achievement in Physical and Sport Education, after participating in every competition held by the Victorian Secondary Schools Sports Association, and offering its facilities to students in years 5 and 6 from local primary schools.[citation needed]

In 2015, the school were the Victorian junior boys netball champions.[3]


  1. ^ "Budget benefits for police and schools" by Dion Teasdale, Star News 6 June 2006
  2. ^ "`Privilege' over for high school head". Lilydale & Yarra Valley Leader. 24 Oct 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
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