The Village Farm is an essential part of the school's social development program. The children are responsible for the care and well-being of the farm animals and their enclosure. This encourages organisational skills, time management, team effort and observational skills.
Handling animals also means confronting fears and learning strategies for success; this leads to the development of self-reliance and self-respect.
Our farm animals currently include goats, sheep, ducks and chickens as well as guinea pigs, a lizard and turtle that are housed in the class rooms. Horse riding is also part of the school activities and the ponies are sometimes agisted in the school paddocks.
V.I.P.P. - "Very Important Poo and Products"
This is a small business venture run by the children at Village School.
- HORSE MANURE -- $2.00/BAG
- FRESH EGGS -- $5.00/doz
- OCCASIONAL FARM PRODUCE -- AS ADVERTISED (any excess produce from family gardens for selling will be gratefully received).
V.I.P.P. connects academic skills to real life. It provides opportunities in numeracy (coin identification, making change and keeping books), and literacy skills (advertising). It is also an opportunity to practice organizational skills, communication skills and social skills.
Please see Tracy's room if you wish to purchase any of these products and keep an eye out for the occasional farmer's stall.