Day to Day
Attendance and participation in class is the key to achievement of success. Teachers strive to ensure that every moment within the teaching day contains a learning experience. Teachers mark student attendance on an electronic roll, every period of the day.
All absences need to be accounted for. An automatic SMS message is sent to the designated parent mobile should a student be absent from school without notification. If a student is absent for any reason, the school must be notified.
All students attending Upper Yarra Secondary College are required to wear school uniform. There are a number of uniform options for winter and summer as well as a sports uniform. The official uniform supplier for UYSC is Lowes in Lilydale. Items of uniform are available for purchase from Lowes in Lilydale or online:
Lowes Uniform Shop
Shop 444 Lilydale Marketplace
33-45 Hutchinson Street, Lilydale VIC 3140
Phone:(03) 9738 7603
Charges and Contributions
School charges and costs are reviewed at the end of each year, and are payable yearly or on a payment plan. Payments can be made to the College in various ways:
- BPay, cash, cheque and EFTPOS
- Compass Pay
Please contact our Finance Office with any queries regarding finance or payments on 5967 1877.
The Victorian Government has unveiled a new initiative to ensure all Victorian students can take part in school trips and sporting activities. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) will run over four years and provide payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports and excursions. Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. Please see the below links for relevant information and application form.
Victorian School Term Dates
Term 1: 29 January (school teachers start) to 29 March (Thursday)
Term 2: 16 April to 29 June
Term 3: 16 July to 21 September
Term 4: 8 October to 21 December
* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school, so contact your school for details.
Term 1: 29 January (school teachers start) to 5 April
Term 2: 23 April to 28 June
Term 3: 15 July to 20 September
Term 4: 7 October to 20 December