Department program

Lilydale District and Yarra Valley Education Plan

The Victorian Government is transforming local education through the Lilydale District and Yarra Valley Education Plan. Development of the plan began in 2017, with three secondary schools in the Lilydale District and Yarra Valley network working together to:

  • revitalise secondary education across their communities
  • equip teachers with high quality training and resources
  • improve student outcomes.

In 2020 the plan expanded, building on the current and future needs of a growing community. Three more schools have been included. All six schools are working together with the shared goal of supporting greater student outcomes.

The schools involved in this plan are:

Teaching and learning components being delivered in this plan include:

  • a Collaborative Indigenous Strategy - improving outcomes for indigenous students across the area
  • a strengthened Year 6 to Year 7 transition program
  • literacy and numeracy professional development support
  • clear career pathways support through partnering with Yarra Tech School.

The full Lilydale District and the Yarra Valley Education Plan (docx - 1.19mb) can be read in detail.

The Department is working with key local stakeholders to identify and meet community needs. Stakeholders include schools, local government, local business and other education providers.

What the plan means for you

Whether a student, parent, family member, carer, staff member, educator and/or member of the local community, the plan will benefit you. The six schools have been working hard to deliver the objectives of the plan. There is more work to be done, and it is an exciting space to be in for the school and wider communities.

We encourage all community members to be an active voice in the plan. It is a long-term commitment and we need the local community to be involved in the journey to ensure our goals are being met.