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Principal's Report - Dec '20

by Rosina Fotia, Principal

What a year it has been! I couldn’t be prouder of what the College community has achieved in challenging circumstances. We have shown our strength and resilience by choosing to move forward and face challenges rather than stand frozen and question why. Congratulations and thanks on a job well done to all members of our College community!

Learning Focus

The final few weeks of the school year have been a time for assessment and reflection on student growth in each subject area. Senior students have competed their final exams, Year 10 and 11 students have transitioned into their 2021 classes and students from Years 7-9 have undergone diagnostic testing in preparation for the 2021 school year. Student reports have been completed and awards presented to high achieving students across the College.

End of Year Awards

Congratulations to all award winners this year. Your achievements are outstanding and should instil a sense of pride for you and your supportive families.


Year 7 Honours Student: Milo Noy

Year 8 Honours Student: James Hoogenboom

Year 9 Honours Student: Laura Dangaard

Year 10 Honours Student: Bella Theophanous-Maddison

Year 11 Honours Student: Jonah Go


Year 7: Alana Brincat Year 8: Athena Rose Marana Year 9: Milayna de Graaw, Gemma Giambalkaris Year 10: Bella Theophanous-Maddison Year11: Maisie Hennessy


Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Award: Satinee Phetchana ADF Long Tan Leadership Award: Sarah Rice ADF Future Innovators Award: Bailey Griffiths

Valedictory Ceremony

Congratulations to the class of 2020 on the completion of their final year of secondary education. Celebrations were held on site this month and provided an opportunity to formally farewell and acknowledge the contributions of this unique set of individuals. We wish them every success as they leave the College and take their next steps towards adulthood and independence.

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VCAL Reading and Writing: Thomas Mathers VCAL Oracy: Kailum Martin VCAL Numeracy: Tom Mathers VCAL Personal Development: Kailum Martin VCAL Work Related Skills: Tom Mathers Outdoor and Enviromental Studies: Sophia Clune Physical Education: Polly Duff-Rankine Health & Human Development: Jonah Go Business Management: Abbey Rice Product Design & Technology: Leilani Zainor Food Technology: Natasha Elliott Biology: Lachlan Cottier Chemistry: Jonah Go Physics: Imilia Popa-Jeske English – Mr Chapman: Jacinta Richards English – Ms Steeper: Sophia Clune Further Maths: Jacinta Richards Legal Studies: Sinead Townsley Maths Methods: Sean Baeko Psychology: Abbey Rice Studio Arts: Megan Lees Theatre Studies: Jacinta Richards Visual Communication: Hannah Ray Media: Bianca Molloy

Student Leadership Awards

Music Captain: Will Hudson Sustainability Captains: Lachlan Cottier and Imy Popa-Jeske College Prefect: Samuel Dahmen College Vice Captains: Jonah Go and Maisie Hennessy College Captains: Lachlan Cottier, Eden Magee and Sinead Townsley Sports Award: Hannah Ray 10 Year Music Contribution Award: Will Hudson VCAL atEast Senior Award: Jemma Wright Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership & Teamwork Award: Eden Magee Future Innovators: Imilia Popa-Jeske Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award: Eden Magee Josh Matthews Award: Kiera Harvey

Orientation Day

On December 8, we welcomed the incoming Year 7 cohort for their first day as Lilydale Heights College students. The students took the opportunity to meet their peers, familiarise themselves with the College environment and begin to make connections with staff. Welcome!

In closing, I would like to wish all our students, staff and their families a very restful and safe holiday period. Stay well!

Return to School Dates:

A reminder that school resumes for students on Friday January 29.

The College office will be open from 10 a.m. on Wednesday January 27.

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