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.

2023 Applications for Band, LEAP and SEAL

Information Sessions for the school’s special programs here held on 3 and 4 May. The presentations delivered at these sessions are:

Students who receive a letter of offer from Lyneham High School in late July will be invited, at that time, to apply for the special programs.

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

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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:  Tim Bowyer (timothy.bowyer@ed.act.edu.au)

Band Handbook

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:  Matthew Bright (Matthew.Bright@ed.act.edu.au)

LEAP Handbook

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:  LHSSEAL@ed.act.edu.au

SEAL Handbook