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




2020 Group Tours 

The best way to find out about Village School is to come and see us in action. The principal will greet you and give a short talk about the school as well as answer your questions. You will then visit all the homegroup rooms, the library, the STEAM centre and the school hall. You will meet our chooks as you look at the outdoor classroom and our community kitchen and also meet our ponies who are grazing around the playground.

You will also have an opportunity during the tour to meet the teachers for a chat about the school, its ethos and programs over a "cuppa".

Our tours commence at 9.15am on the dates below. 

The dates for 2020 are:

  • 18th February
  • 17th March
  • 12th  May
  • 16th June
  • 21st  July
  • 18th August
  • 20th October
  • 17th November
  • 1st December

Bookings are essential: 03 9726 4766.                                

Private tours are also available so please call the office to arrange a suitable time.

"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)