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

Special Lunches are provided to children and staff on a Thursday each week.

Parents and staff volunteer to cook the lunches making sure that they are nutritious and delicious.  Fresh fruit and juice is also available each week.

All special dietary requirements are taken into consideration so that no-one is left out. Students are welcome to eat their fill for the one price.

Special Lunch prices are $3.50 per week if paid for the whole term in advance, or $4.00 per week on the day. 

These are just a few of our delicious lunches:

     Homemade soup

     Pasta with bolognaise or napoi sauce

     Sausage rolls and salad

     Wraps with ham and salad

     Chicken and fried rice

     Noodles with chicken and vegetables

     Jacket potatoes with bacon, coleslaw and cheese.





"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)