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Edinburgh College

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Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College Lilydale is a Christian school (Seventh-day Adventist) offering a unique blend of faith-based learning and a comprehensive curriculum from Early Learning to Year 12. Located in Lilydale's scenic surrounds, the school emphasises service to others and fosters well-rounded individuals.

Type of School

Edinburgh College is an Early Learning to Year 12 private Christian School in the picturesque and semi-rural setting of Lilydale in Melbourne's outer east There are about 200 full and part-time professionals who work as staff. It is a medium sized school with opportunities for involvement in camps, music, sports and spiritual growth.

What's in the area?

Lilydale is situated within the Yarra Valley, at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges, the school is easily accessible via the Lilydale train to Melbourne CBD. Lilydale itself offers a charming small-town vibe and beautiful surrounds. Here are some of the highlights to experience:

  • Lilydale Lake: This 28-hectare lake is a lovely spot for relaxation or outdoor activities. There are walking tracks, picnic areas with BBQs, playgrounds for the kids, and even a lookout point offering scenic views. You can also go fishing or launch a non-powered boat for a cruise on the lake.
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  • Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail: History buffs and cycling enthusiasts will enjoy this scenic 38-km rail trail. The trail follows the former railway line from Lilydale to Warburton, offering stunning views of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges along the way. You can cycle, hike, or even horseback ride on this trail. Image of Lilydale to Warburton Rail TrailOpens in a new windowl

For venturing beyond Lilydale, here are some options depending on your interests:

  • Dandenong Ranges: Escape the heat and explore the cool, lush rainforests of the Dandenong Ranges. Take a scenic drive, visit charming villages like Olinda and Sassafras, or go bushwalking for a chance to spot some native wildlife. Image of Dandenong RangesOpens in a new window
  • Healesville Sanctuary: See iconic Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos, and wombats at the Healesville Sanctuary. This zoo is a great place to learn about Australian wildlife conservation efforts. Image of Healesville SanctuaryOpens in a new window
  • Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery: Indulge your sweet tooth at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. Watch the chocolates being made, sample the delicious treats, or enjoy a decadent ice cream on a hot day.
Will I fit in here?

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If you would like to join a church community, we partner with Lilydale Adventist Church is filled with people from just about every walk of life. No matter where you’re at in your spiritual journey, there’s a place for you. Saturday’s at Lilydale are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.

At Lilydale Adventist Church we believe in sharing God’s message with everyone. We understand that with busy lives and other commitments it may not always be possible to physically attend our services. It’s because of this that we live stream our first service (Saturday at 9am) using high definition cameras and state of the art digital streaming and audio visual equipment to ensure you can enjoy the service from anywhere.

Even if you can’t watch the live stream, we record the service and upload it so you can watch it anytime from anywhere.

Points of Difference - Why this school?
  • Christian Ethos: It's a private Christian school operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Every course is centered around Christian beliefs and aims to develop students' characters in a faith-based environment.
  • Early Learning to Year 12: The college offers a continuous education program from early learning (2 years old) all the way to Year 12, providing students with a stable and familiar learning environment throughout their schooling journey.
  • Focus on Service: The school instills the importance of serving others and giving back to the community.
  • Location: The college is situated in a picturesque and semi-rural setting of Lilydale, surrounded by the Yarra Ranges.
  • Range of Extra-Curricular: EC Basketball Academy - Elite basketball coaching for students. Extensive camps and outdoor education opportunities.

If you're considering Edinburgh College Lilydale, it might be a good fit if you prioritise a Christian education, a stable learning environment from early years to secondary school, and a focus on service and community involvement.

This is a beautiful school. I had so many positive happy experiences here. I attended high school here and later as a Uni student I completed my final 5 week teaching round here and saw the school from the 'inside'. It was all excellent, if I lived closer I would definitely consider working here.

- Rebecca Fletcher - Edinburgh College

I was a placement teacher at Edinburgh secondary school, and found the students very respectful and demonstrate very good values to support one another. The teacher are very dedicated to the learning and wellbeing of the students. The online learning program and community support is exemplary! Beautiful campus, and good science labs. Outdoor Education is very popular amongst students there. School leaders are very dedicated and caring to the staff and the families under their care.

- Tiana Song - Edinburgh College

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