Special Programs

Lyneham High School has three well-established flagship programs. These are the award winning band and music program, the Lyneham Enriched Academic Program (LEAP) for gifted and talented students and the Sporting Excellence at Lyneham (SEAL) program for talented sports students. These highly successful programs help to create a culture where achievement is celebrated and where students can work together with a strong sense of pride in their school.

2020 Application for Band, LEAP and SEAL

An application for placement in any Lyneham High Special Program is considered in accordance with the ACT Education Directorate Enrolment Policy. A prospective student must therefore be offered enrolment at Lyneham High School before being considered for Special Programs such as Band, LEAP or SEAL.

Applications for a 2020 place in LEAP and SEAL closed on 20 May 2019. Applications for Band remain open by completing the Band Program application form.

Existing students at the school wishing to be considered for one or more of the programs should contact the relevant program coordinator.


Band Program

There is a very strong culture of music at Lyneham High School, with over 500 students enrolled in the Band Program, 120 students in the Musical Theatre Program and a total of 750 students participating in music activities and classes. The Lyneham High School bands are very active in the community, with performances at numerous workshops, festivals and Eisteddfods, as well as school, community and charity events.

Contact:  Debbie Masling - 6142 1194

Band Handbook 2020

Band Evaluation Report

LEAP Program

The Lyneham Enriched Academic Program for gifted and talented students, known as LEAP, helps students to develop and realise their potential through enriched programs in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS). They are placed in mixed ability groups to study the same program as other students in Technology, the Arts, Health and PE and Languages other than English.

Contact: Trevor Horrell - trevor.horrell@ed.act.edu.au (Please note that email is preferred due to teaching commitments. If required, a return phone call can be organised).

LEAP Booklet 2020

LEAP Evaluation Report

SEAL Program

The Sporting Excellence at Lyneham program for talented sports students, known as SEAL, provides the opportunity for students to achieve academically while continuing their commitment to their chosen team and/or individual sport. The SEAL program utilises specialist outside agencies, in cooperation with Physical Education staff, to maximise the development of students in their specialist areas of sport and training.

Contact:  Tiahna Junakovic - 6142 1184; Tiahna.Junakovic@ed.act.edu.au

SEAL Handbook 2020

SEAL Evaluation Report

SEAL Newsletter Term 2 2019