Welcome to the Lanyon High School website. Our school is a community that fosters excellence in learning, inclusivity and active citizenship. At Lanyon High School we value student empowerment, respectful relationships, pride in our community and resilience.
Our high expectations of all members of our school community ensure that Lanyon High School has a strong culture of learning and respectful relationships that focus on giving. Our commitment to the care, wellbeing and growth of every student ensures that the school has an excellent record of achievement in academic, cultural and sporting endeavours.
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Athletics Carnival – RETRO RUNNING
Posted on 19 Aug 2019
What a day! There was spandex, fluro and leg warmers galore at our annual athletics carnival. The weather was beautiful and our students got into their retro groove. Students had a great day entering track and field events, participating in fun novelty events and hanging out in the crowd with their friends.
Some highlights for the day include, Jay H breaking the long standing school record in the boys high jump, Mufrad’s achievements in each of the field events and our first ever fashion parade where Owusu house showed their true colours. The final events of the day are often the most exciting. The Lanyon Gift, a 100m handicapped race between the fastest students in each age group, was run for the first time with boys and girls running against each other. As always, this race was really close and we almost needed the photo finish to determine the winner. This year, Ryan A in year 7 just managed to hold on to his head start to take the win. For the first time in a long time, each of our houses fielded at least one team in each of the relays, which was fantastic to see. All of the teams ran really well but the teachers managed to take away the bragging rights….until next year.
The final scores for the day were:
A big thank you to our HPE team of teachers for organising a fantastic day and also to ACT Athletics for their assistance and guidance throughout the day. We are so proud of our school community for their outstanding participation on the day and loved the costumes. We are looking forward to next year’s carnival and making it bigger and better again.
Lanyon Library Official Launch
Posted on 19 Jun 2019
We have officially launched our new Lanyon Library! Our launch was attended by Minister Yvette Berry, Natalie Howson (Director General, ACT Education Directorate), Sue Norton (Director of School Improvement, Tuggeranong), Principals from our local schools, members of our school board, and our fabulous students. Our Keynote speaker was Jack Heath, local Canberra author who inspired us with his stories of his school library and its role in his writing career.
The Lanyon Library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday Lunchtimes – Find us near the Zone.
Enrolments now open for 2020
Posted on 19 Jun 2019
Enrolments for all ACT Public Schools have opened. Online enrolments can be completed (Link to enrolment form). Please refer to the ACT Education website for Enrolment Policy and information.
If you require any assistance in enrolling your child into year 7 or year 11, please contact the front office on 61421800 and we can make a booking for you to come in and complete the enrolment form.
The first round offers will be sent out between 29th July and 2nd August for applications that are received by 7th June
Best Female in Mathematics Award - Brianna H and Shanaea H
Posted on 19 Jun 2019
On Thursday March 8th, UNSW Canberra presented the Best Female Student in Mathematics Award to years 8 and 9 brightest. The award was to recognise the outstanding work completed by those in 2017. 54 girls representing 27 schools across Canberra came first and received $250, while those placing second and third received double pass movie vouchers. Winners also received a $5000 undergraduate scholarship if they choose to enrol in a Bachelor of Engineering degree. By awarding young female students, UNSW Canberra hopes to encourage more women in continuing their studies in STEM fields and ultimately, pursue a career. The event was also held on International Women's Day. The young ladies were welcomed by guest speaker Ms Narelle Devine who spoke about the future of women in IT, Digital Security, Cyber-safety and Anti-Terrorism. Brianna and I enjoyed a morning tea after and an array of STEM activities were also available for the guests to explore. It was extremely kind for UNSW to acknowledge young females in male dominated fields, it certainly would encourage young women to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields in the future.