Lilydale Common School on Lot 6 Anderson Street was opened on 1st July 1866. In 1872 a number of small schools in the Lilydale area were joined together to become Lilydale State School Number 876. The main building was built in 1876 with a second storey added in 1927 and a new wing added in time for the 1966 centenary. Fire destroyed the annex in 1980 and the wing that was added was destroyed by fire in 1991. The new section of the building was opened in 1995. In 2011 the new Grade 5/6 BER building was opened.
In 2016 we celebrated our 150th Anniversary when former students, staff and parents returned to the school to celebrate Lilydale Primary School’s contribution to the education of the students in the area. Our School is an example of combining the old and the new. This has led to us developing our School motto, Pride in our Past and Educating for the Future. Our buildings and facilities are excellent and provide a very pleasant environment for students and staff.
On behalf of the staff, parents and students, I would like to welcome you to Lilydale Primary School. This website has been put together to provide you with an understanding of the programs we offer at our school and how our core beliefs and values underpin all the work we do with our students.
Each of our students is unique and we believe that it is important to focus on an individual’s learning needs. We seek to celebrate their successes and identify their areas for development. As a School community we work hard to ensure that your child receives the best education that we can provide. Our focus at Lilydale Primary School is about developing the whole child and providing them with diverse learning opportunities in a wide range of subject areas.
Every student is encouraged to be 'a leader' at Lilydale. We have a very enthusiastic Junior School Council who represent their peers at regular meetings and promote special projects that benefit our school, our local community and our country. Our School Captains facilitate our weekly assembly and we encourage all of our students to develop their public speaking skills through a range of class, level and whole school events where the achievements of students are recognised and celebrated. Our assembly promotes student leadership at all levels and we regularly restate our school PRIDE values of Perseverance, Respect, Inclusion, Determination and Encouragement.
Specialist programs in Visual Arts, Performing Arts/Music and Language (Japanese) enrich our school curriculum. Our extra-curricular programs also provide extension and enrichment opportunities. These extra curricular activities include Judo, Library, Choir and Chess clubs. As part of catering for individual needs we also run extension programs in Japanese and Art as well as support programs for Numeracy and Literacy.
2020 will be an exciting year for Lilydale Primary School as we welcome our new Preps for their first year of learning at our school. I feel very fortunate to be part of such a wonderful learning community, leading such a supportive team of staff and parents. We will be doing our utmost to ensure each and every child from Foundation to Grade 6 has the opportunity to succeed in all areas of the curriculum. I look forward to welcoming you and your family into our community and to working with you to ensure the best educational outcomes for your child.
Andrew Weaver, Principal
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