On Thursday afternoon the student community celebrated Chinese New Year. Much was achieved in such a short time. The specialist program has only been operating for 2 weeks. Our younger students made red envelopes known as Hong bao. The red envelopes are gifts presented at family gatherings such as Chinese New Year. Traditionally they contain
Small School with a Big Heart
in Croydon North, Melbourne, Australia
Village School is an independent, democratic primary school
Our primary school is located on 8 acres of private bush land in Croydon North in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, and provides a varied educational experience for children aged from 5 to 13.
We aim to delight and inspire young children to be resourceful, independent learners, and to explore and learn in a supportive, caring environment.
Village School celebrates individual differences while at the same time encouraging children to develop an awareness of their place in Australian society and the global community.
Contact us to organise a personalised tour of Village School to see how our cooperative and compassionate learning environment can help your child to thrive.
Why Village School?
We understand that each child is unique, with their own individual skills, interests and learning styles.
Children are empowered to plan, structure, self-manage and self-evaluate their own learning.
Our teachers and students address each other on a first-name basis as a reflection of mutual respect.
Children learn to work as part of a team, to respect others and be sensitive to their needs.
A caring community
We aim to create an environment that is warm and friendly - where children can feel happy and secure.
We aim to nurture a lifelong love of learning, by keeping education relevant, meaningful and engaging.
The Village School Experience
Our approach to primary school education is something that our students remember for the rest of their lives. Here’s a taste of the kinds of experiences that our children take away with them.
“I went to Village School from Prep to Grade 5. It was an amazing experience for me. Every day was an adventure. The teachers were lovely and always there to help out. And all the students learned at their own pace. Learning was always made fun and engaging. Village School is an amazing school. And I have so many fond memories from it.”
“We selected Village School for our son and we are incredibly pleased that we did. The dedication of the teachers under the exemplary direction of the principal continues to surpass our expectations. The five R’s: responsibility, reliability, resilience, respect and resourcefulness are embedded into every corner of village life. The variability of experiences and learning opportunities mean that our son can learn and grow in his own time, at his own pace. The school community is tight-knit, welcoming and inclusive. They say it takes a village to raise a child, you’ll most definitely find that community here!”
A Past Student
"Performing in the school performance each year was one of the highlights of my time at Village School. Each year, the stories were creative, educational and inclusive, and I love learning to enjoy the spotlight.”
A Current Student
This piece of writing was done by a Year 1 student, who initiated it for themselves as a writing task:
"Croydon North Village School is a safe place to learn and adapt. There are very kind teachers and good safe rules and still fun.
Why should you come? Because it is safe and there is no detention. If you make a mistake you don't get into trouble. You don't get into trouble if you get dirty."
Village School News
Here’s what’s been happening at our school recently, along with articles and information to guide your school journey.
Welcome to my first official community news article. I am so excited to be permanently in the driving seat. I have had contact with Tanya during the break and, to date, she is enjoying her retirement from the principal’s role. I am very pleased that she will continue working with us as the performing arts
This week some of the older students will have the unique experience of recording their voices for the soundtrack to this year’s performance. Some of our ex-parents came to put down the violin tracks, plus drums and guitars.
Discover Village School
If you’d like to experience the Village School difference for yourself, please book in for a tour using the form below or give the office a call on 03 9726 4766.
In line with current government regulations around school visitors all tour participants over 18 are required to show proof of COVID19 vaccinations upon arrival at the school. If you are not vaccinated and would like to take a look at our school please contact the school to arrange a private tour, this tour will be limited to outside areas of the school as the education department does not allow schools to have unvaccinated adults inside school buildings. Members of all tour groups are required to wear a mask unless you hold a current and valid exemption certificate.