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


New families for 2017 are invited to attend Village School as part of our school’s orientation program.  The orientation program is designed for the whole family and is a great opportunity for everyone to gain a greater understanding of our school’s philosophy and curriculum.  You will meet our staff as well as become acquainted with other new families.


The children will participate in planned activities while all parents will meet for a series of talks.

 Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at 9:00-9:45am


 Wednesday  20th July 2016 at 9:00-9.45am


 Wednesday 24th August 2016 at 9:00-9.45am


 Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 9:00-9.45am


 Wednesday 19th October 2016 9:00-9.45am 



PARENT INFORMATION EVENING   Thursday the 20th of October 2016 6:30pm The purpose of this evening is to provide information on Preparing Your Child for School’ and ‘School Programs’ and to answer any questions you may have.  Please join us for the family BBQ at 6.00pm followed by the information session at 6.30pm and meet some of our graduates from previous years at 7pm.

Wednesday 23rd November 2016 9:00-9.45am 


Wednesday 14th December 9:00-12.30pm 2016  

This session introduces children to their ‘Big Friend’.  They will also receive their school t-shirt and hat.  Please provide morning tea including water in a drink bottle.  


"The 5R's make common sense. Other schools have this in their publicity blurb, but make empty promises. We have found that Village School actually follows through on their philosophy."

Quality Assurance Survey (School Parent Body)