The Lyndhurst Academy is a special elective program where students will develop skills which will be important for successful living in the 21st Century. Skills of creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking will be developed as students select an area of passion. Students will work in mixed year level groups and work on projects to connect them to both the School and wider Community. A community event will be organised each Semester to involve our feeder primary schools.

Students will be assessed against 3 of the 4 Victorian Curriculum Capabilities to track the development of Personal and Social skills, Ethical understanding as well as Critical and Creative Thinking. Academies are semester based with students able to choose a different academy each semester or continue with the same academy for the full year. The options available include several different sports, food, creative and performance arts as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) or related disciplines. Academies will only run if enough students choose each option. The below list of options is an example of Academies. The preference sheet will contain exact choices available for the current semester.

  • AFL – improve how you kick, handball and tackle 
  • Art – be part of art projects at school and in the Community
  • Bake-off – Cook, eat and sell what you make in the kitchen
  • Basketball – From drills to game play – shoot some hoops
  • Code Club – Write code for games and apps
  • Fashion and Textiles – learn basics to make items and up-style clothing
  • Landscaping
  • Mad Scientist
  • Netball
  • Performing Arts – take part in the School Production. Dance, sing and play 
  • 4C’s Performance Group
  • Rugby – Develop your rugby skills, whatever your ability
  • Soccer – Shoot, pass and head the ball better
  • Strength and Conditioning – learn how to be healthy and strong in body and mind
  • Volleyball – develop skills and practise match play
  • Woodcraft – design and build something interesting with wood
  • Writer’s & Readers Workshop – Read, discuss and improve your creative skills