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The 2018 School Satisfaction Surveys are now open

Posted on 14 Aug 2018

Parents and carers, school staff and students are asked to participate in these important surveys. The survey results will contribute to school research and improvement processes. Although the survey is voluntary, we hope you will want to participate. It won’t take much of your time and will help us improve our school for your child and future students. The key ACT results from the 2017 School Satisfaction Surveys have been published on the Education Directorate website ( and a summary of our school results is provided in our 2017 School Board Report.

Please ensure you select the correct link:

Parent survey:

Student survey:

Staff survey:

Best Female in Mathematics Award - Brianna H and Shanaea H

Posted on 01 May 2018

Shanaea H and Brianna H

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.

Shanaea H

Shanaea HBrianna H


Posted on 27 Apr 2018

Lanyon High School

The Principal and staff of Lanyon High School invite all parents and students to our open evening.

Starting in the Learning Space

Thursday 3rd May 2018

5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

An opportunity for prospective parents and students to tour the school, view activities in curriculum areas, and meet staff and current students.

Leadership Excursion to the National Press Club

Posted on 14 Dec 2017

Students meeting Magda at the Press Club

On the 28th of November four students were lucky enough to be able to attend The National Press Club where Magda Szubanski, internationally acclaimed actor, comedian and activist was giving a talk.  She was speaking on what it’s like to be a guinea pig in a social experiment, referring to the national plebiscite on same -sex marriage.  She outlined the severe effects, consequences and also the joys and the challenges faced by the LGBT+ community during this time. Throughout the duration of her talk there was lots of laughter, tears and a few irish jigs.

Several moments which stood out to me where when she begged the audience, the government and anyone listening to not go through this process ever again, so terrifying and damaging the experience had been for her. Lastly, her mention of Anna Karenina of how the two lovers only wanted some help to achieve their love, she teared up as she asked and thanked everyone for their help, for their support.

Ky Jones and I, both in year 10 and Tobie Atherden and Charley Reed from year 9 all enjoyed this experience immensely. It was a profound and engaging experience. Only made better by the promise of an Irish jig from Magda if the same-sex marriage bill passed through the senate that very day. The timing could not have been better, Magda Szubanski speaking on LGBT+ rights the day same-sex marriage was making its first steps to being legal. After a lot of anxious waiting and listening. Finally the results were released in the positive and the crowd erupted into joyful cheers. Magda herself was crying at this momentous occasion. Thus an actual Irish jig, prior to the her last one was performed to a cheering audience. It is an experience I will never forget and I am extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity.

Claire Henry - yr 10


Posted on 16 Nov 2017

Lanfest was a huge success. We had a large crowd of parents, friends, students and community members here to see the fantastic work our have done throughout the year. We would like to thank all of the staff, stallholders, cluster primary schools and our fantastic P&C for the contributions.

We raised just over $2000 which will go towards a school based project. Keep an eye out in the next newsletter for more specifics on what this project will be.

The big LanFest Raffle and the auction of the signed Socceroos shirt were a huge success, raising $391 for our P&C who directly support our students’ learning. All prize winners have been notified by phone.

We would like to thank the following businesses and people for their generous donations of prizes:

Super Toyworld
Lanyon HS P&C
Microsoft Canberra & Brian Farnhill
Active Leisure Centre
Ames Arnott Cakes
Vikings Group
Limelight Cinemas – Tuggeranong
Kelly-Anne Guy
Tony Franken, the Socceroos & Tim Davies

Year 9 Giving Projects

Posted on 21 Sep 2017

Giving Project 1

This week our Year 9 students exhibited their work from their community giving projects which has been the culmination of a term of work on giving and the benefits of giving back to the community – particularly for the person giving. The students set up stalls and presented their group and individual projects to their families, members of the community and local primary school students. Ms Gai Brodtman Member for Canberra also came to see the Giving Projects and all students had the opportunity to explain their projects to her personally and have a photo taken. It has been wonderful to see the students and their work towards their projects and their efforts in our local community. A big thankyou to Cameron Steer, Emma Menzies and Luke Foran for their work throughout the term to prepare for this. Another thanks goes to Jennifer Nott who helped oversee the projects.

Leadership invitation to the National Press Club address by Tara Moss

Posted on 24 Aug 2017

Leadership invitation to the National Press Club address by Tara Moss On Wednesday 9th of August, four of the Leadership girls were lucky enough to attend the National Press Club to listen to Tara Moss present about Cyber Bullying. It was really good to listen to, as Tara addressed many issues that women everywhere face being online. Her speech was truly great and it was inspirational to listen to such a powerful woman. We ate lunch when we first got there (which was extremely flash and it blew everyone away). Tara then started to give her speech and it was very interesting to listen to, even though it was a bit distracting with the television cameras in our faces. After she was finished, it was time for questions to be asked and listening to the questions and responses was enlightening. Most of the questions that were asked were things that we couldn't think of on the spot. Unfortunately we didn't get to ask any questions, but we luckily did get a photo with Tara Moss. Overall we will never forget this wonderful experience.

bStreetSmart Road Trauma Forum

Posted on 24 Aug 2017

On Wednesday the 16th August, 41 year 10 students and 3 teachers attended the bStreetsmart Road Trauma forum at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. The forum provides students who are most at risk, a realistic look at the trauma caused by road crashes and gives them information and strategies in an attempt to reduce serious injuries and deaths.

It was a fantastic day and all students positively engaged in the presentation. It was quite confronting for a lot of the students, and I hope they all learned something new.

Year 10 Camp

Posted on 24 Aug 2017

Year 10 Camp is quickly approaching and all permission notes, medical notes and payments must be finalised by Friday 8th of September. A final itinerary as well as information regarding dietary requirements will be sent out in the coming weeks. If your child has not paid in full can we please ask that this is done as soon as possible. If there are any issues please don’t hesitate to contact me. Information regarding accommodation groups and activity groups will be finalised shortly.
Year 10 Camp is quickly approaching and all permission notes, medical notes and payments must be finalised by Friday 8th of September. A final itinerary as well as information regarding dietary requirements will be sent out in the coming weeks. If your child has not paid in full can we please ask that this is done as soon as possible. If there are any issues please don’t hesitate to contact me. Information regarding accommodation groups and activity groups will be finalised shortly.

Lanyon Students receive a special mention in Tanya Plibersek's 2016 National Press Club Address

Posted on 15 Feb 2016

Deputy Principal Julie Collins attended last week's National Press Club address with our leadership students Jen Bradberry, Connor Easton, Belinda Keevers and Grant Kolsky.  The students received a special welcome in the opening of Tanya Plibersek's speech.   Her address was broadcast Australia wide and our students represented us with pride. 

To view Tanya Plibersek's speech click here.

A Thousand Cranes Performance

Posted on 24 Nov 2015

On Friday 27th November at 6pm students will be performing the play "A Thousand Cranes".   The performance will be in the learning space and tickets will be available at the door.  



Tim Cahill visits Lanyon High School

Posted on 13 Nov 2015

Tim Cahill, David Gurney On Tuesday star Socceros player Tim Cahill visited Lanyon High School.   
The whole school watched on as he judged a juggling competition and then awarded the winning student, David Gurney with the honour of bringing out the match ball for last night's world cup qualifier at Bruce Stadium.  David was overcome by emotion at the event and Tim Cahill took the opportunity to speak to all of our students about following their dreams and working hard towards achieving their best in life. 

Minister Joy Burch Launches ANZAC spirit prize at Lanyon High School

Posted on 16 Oct 2015

ACT Education Minister Joy Burch launched the Spirit of ANZAC prize in front of the Lanyon High School sea of poppies this week.  
During 2015 students from the Lanyon Cluster of schools have commemorated the centenary of Gallipoli by creating and placing a poppy on our remembrance wall.  On Wednesday Minister Burch used this space to launch the 2016 ANZAC Spirit Competition.  The competition is open to all ACT year 9 & 10 students and requires them to submit a creative response to a quote from  World War 1 war corespondent and historian Charles Bean.  Click here for more information about the ANZAC spirit prize.    

Teachers from America Visit Lanyon High School

Posted on 02 Jul 2015

American Teachers Visiting Lanyon High School Pre-service Teachers from the University of Illinois visiting Lanyon High School 

For the past 2 days 25 pre-service teachers from the Univesity of Illinois have been visiting a range of classes in the the Lanyon Cluster of Schools. Our students have really enjoyed working with these teachers. Their visit culminated with a joint afternoon tea which was attended by Lanyon teachers, the American Pre-Service teachers and the University of Illinois Dean of Education, Mary Kalantzis and Professor Bill Cope.  

Their visit allowed us to share the high quality teaching that happens at Lanyon High School.   

Wheelies Road Show comes to Lanyon High School

Posted on 25 Jun 2015

Leadership students trying out wheelchair basketaball Last week Wheelchair Sports NSW came to the school with their Wheelies Roadshow.   This forum aimed to teach our Year 10 students about the impacts of road safety. The students had an excellent day playing wheelchair basketball as part of the program and our leadership students ran a fun session with junior students at recess. 

Congratulations to the 7/8 Rugby League team!

Posted on 16 Mar 2015

Lanyon High 7/8 Rugby League team

The boys finished in 2nd place at the Southside competition today. They will play in the ACT finals next week. Good luck!