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Lilydale District and Yarra Valley Education Plan

The Victorian Government is transforming secondary education in Lilydale District and the Yarra Valley with an education plan for the area (docx - 1.19mb).

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 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 plan is a shared vision for the future of:

What the plan is delivering

The plan includes modernising school buildings and sharing new educational facilities. These improvements are well underway at Lilydale Heights College, Lilydale High School and Upper Yarra Secondary College.

These infrastructure projects are planned so that all six schools can share the new resources and educational opportunities they create.

The six schools have also committed to develop a Collaborative Indigenous Strategy to be delivered with the support of the plan. The strategy seeks to improve outcomes for indigenous students across the area. The schools will share more information about this with their school and wider local communities as they develop the strategy.

Together the schools will work to ensure every student has access to high quality secondary education, improved wellbeing and engagement services, and future focused pathway and learning opportunities.

Student voice is key to the success of the plan and in delivering transformational change by providing students the opportunity to develop their own school identity.

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. Your involvement in shaping the plan helps ensure it is focussed on delivering the highest quality secondary education for local students.

Schools have been working hard to deliver the objectives of the plan. There is more work to be done, and it’s an exciting space to be in for the six schools and the wider community.

We encourage all community members to be an active voice of the Lilydale District and Yarra Valley Education Plan.  It’s a long-term commitment and that means we need the local community to be involved in the journey to ensure our goals are being met.

More information

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