The Village School farm animals play an important role in teaching. Lessons in respect for all living creatures, reliance and responsibility are taught in very real ways. Respect for and commitment to the environment is also encouraged through the wet lands project that is run on the school property. Adults and children address each other on a first name basis as a way of showing mutual respect and reinforcing that everyone is valued as a worthwhile individual. You’ll find our children are more forthright, expressive, honest and well spoken because we do give them a real voice in the Village School community.


Problem solving, creative thinking and initiative are commonly named as the tools for jobs of the future. Village School children are taught to look for answers and solutions rather than be given them. The school gives children time and ready access to computers, the library, telephone, other staff members and any other resources in their pursuit of answers and solutions.


An important aspect of our philosophy is growing responsibilities as the child grows. This includes: becoming more responsible for one’s own learning, becoming more responsible for one’s behaviours and actions. The aim is for children to develop internal discipline. Through this a real sense of self-respect is gained.


Interdependence is striking the right balance of co-operation and independence. It involves people relying on each other to do their individual parts. The whole school performance is just one important event at the Village School that fosters reliability and real community spirit.


Resilience is all about picking oneself up after a negative experience or a mistake and knowing that you can go on. Village School’s discipline statement recognises that mistakes are valuable learning experiences and encourages children to see their own and other’s in this light.

Village School values

Welcome to Village School

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to support your child in their education journey. We acknowledge that selecting a school that is right for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make.

Village School is committed to inspiring children to be life-long learners.  We therefore strive to ensure that we provide a learning environment that is supportive and encourages children to be resourceful independent learners’; and we also respect the fact that childhood is a journey not a race.

Our Mission is to ensure that your child is provided with an excellent education that will assist them in life. Teaching your child to respect themselves, others and the environment is a critical part of their learning and a foundation of our school culture.  Fostering your child’s sense of self-worth and self-interests is a key aspect of the school’s philosophy and part of the recipe for a contented future.

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"We begin with the hypothesis that any subject can be taught effectively in some intellectually honest form to any child at any stage of development. It is a bold hypothesis and an essential one in thinking about the nature of the curriculum. No evidence exists to contradict it; Considerable evidence is being amassed that supports it."

J.S.Bruner "The Process of Education" Harvard U.P. 1960