Lyneham High School

An ACT Public School
Care Quality Creativity


Goodwin Street
Lyneham 2602 ACT
Canberra Australia

Phone:(02) 6205 6399
Fax: (02) 6205 6411


September_25_Newsletter_2015.pdf PDF (3.7 MB)
Newsletter Archives


Term 3 2015 Calendar PDF (108.1 KB)
Term 4 2015 Calendar PDF (106.8 KB)

12th Oct 2015
Term 4 Begins

15th Oct 2015
ASC Athletics

19th Oct 2015
SSA 12Y&U Tennis: Hobart

19th Oct 2015
Yr 10 Band Tour

Calendar events

Orientation Day for Year 7 2016

Thursday 15th October, 2015

Orientation Day is for students who have been accepted into the school for Year 7 in 2016. If you are unable to attend please contact the school so that any important information is forwarded to you. Any prospective parents/carers who have not enrolled their child should contact the Front Office as soon as possible to begin the enrolment process.  
The day will begin at 9am in the Lyneham Performing Art Centre (LPAC) with a short opening assembly. Parents/Carers are welcome to attend this assembly. After this, students will go through a mini timetable to give them a chance to become familiar with Lyneham High School. Students will also receive information about Year 7 Camp, stationery packs, voluntary contributions payments, uniform, camp deposit etc. Students need to bring something to eat for recess and a sausage sizzle lunch will be provided. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when you rsvp. The day will conclude at 2.45pm and parents/carers who are collecting their children should pick them up from the Lyneham Performing Arts Centre (LPAC).

A note about parking: Please do not park in the staff car park when dropping off or collecting your child as this causes congestion and puts members of the community at risk. It is advised that families park elsewhere and walk to the school.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Front Office on 6205 6399 or


Preliminary Elective Selection Process 2016

In order to streamline the elective selection process we are moving to an online selection system called Subject Selection Online (SSO).

To offer a timetable which best meets the needs of the students and the school we are requesting that parents/carers select the 3 elective subjects that most interest their child. At this stage this information is only used to create the timetable. Early next term SSO will again be used to make final electives selections for each line and effectively enrol in classes.

Elective information booklets have been provided to your student in hard copy and can also be accessed here to provide details of the elective subject options and prerequisites.

A login and PIN will be provided to parents via the SSO login screen.

You will need to enter your home email address and the PIN will be sent to that email address. The home email address is the one to which the mid semester report was sent.

Please ensure that you have completed and returned your Parent Teacher Online/Subject Selection Online permission note in order to use this system.

If you do not have access or have further questions please contact the Front Office on 6205 6399.


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

– Some background reading.

Horizon Report:
The Horizon Report is a global research consortium that identifies and describes key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education around the globe. This report is a key document for the technology and learning roadmap of all education jurisdictions worldwide.

The most recent 2014 report identifies both BYOD and Cloud Computing (Google Apps in our case) as being within 12 months of adoption in K-12 education across the globe. See particularly, pp34-38

NSW Literature Review:
This is quite a balanced report from NSW

Our ACT DET page:
This establishes the key messages about how our Directorate intends to meet the needs of learners in today's world. This is really our Directorate's ICT vision statement.

Frequently Asked Questions about BYOD at Lyneham High School

At the P and C meeting on 16th June a FAQ documents was presented to parents. Those parents were then given an opportunity to pose other questions and raise concerns. Click here for a document that shows the original questions and answers, along with the school's response to those questions that were raised at the 16th June meeting. Parents are encouraged to read this document and if you have any further questions or feedback, please email the school

Prospective Year 7 2016 Parent Information Session on BYOD

A parent information session was held on 15th September about the implementation of BYOD for Year 7s in 2016. Click here to view the presentation. If you have any further questions feel free to contact Simon Spinetti, Executive Teacher of Technology, on 6205 6399 or



Homework Group

Homework sessions in term time - 2015.

In 2015 Homework Group sessions are held in the library on Wednesdays and Thursdays in term time from 3.15pm until 4.15pm.

Students are encouraged to use the facilities of the library, including the computers and printer, to work on their homework tasks.  There will be a supervising teacher at each session.

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