Village School Incorporated
ABN 96 724 007 864
9 Holloway Road, Croydon North VIC 3136 AUSTRALIA
Postal: PO Box 5101, Wonga Park VIC 3115
Phone: 03 9726 4766
Fax: +61 3 9727 1752
Melways Map: 37 B6
The Village School moved to its present site in 1985. It sits on 8 acres near Brushy Creek in Croydon North (a North Eastern suburb of Melbourne, Australia). Between 55 and 80 children attend the school each year, guided by 5 permanent teachers, a part-time language teacher, an equestrian instructor and various coaches, mentors and parents sharing their specialist skills with the students.
The grounds include buildings for the four class groups as well as a drama room, library, kitchen and offices; enclosing a central courtyard area. Outdoor performances can utilise the paved amphitheatre as well as our new gazebo. Several shaded outdoor play areas allow for a diversity of play experiences. The farm enclosure and paddocks provide a home for the school's animals.
New buildings were built in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Improvements on the grounds are continuing throughout 2011.
Village School Wetlands Project
The Village School Wetlands Project consists of two ponds created by the school and one billabong created as a result of a Yarra Water creek diversion. The wetlands spans the school and Yarra Water land and includes a walking path for community use. It was developed by the school with community involvement in the early to mid 1990's to encourage wildlife back into the urban fringe area and is used for regular student activities.
Village School Committee of Management
The Village School Committee of Management (CoM) is an elected representative group of parents and teachers. The CoM's main function is to advise on school policies about whole school matters and to be involved in the management of school finances, facilities andfuture directions for the school. It is an advisory body for the school community.
The Principal is responsible to the CoM and together with the teaching staff is responsible for setting and implementing the curriculum, writing educational policies, implementing the policies set by Village School COM and managing the school on a daily basis. The council meets monthly and all parents are most welcome to attend and participate. If you have an item you wish to present or have discussed at the CoM meeting, please send an email to Village School Office seven days prior to the meeting for inclusion in the agenda.
The school's Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in the middle of the year. This is the time when elections are held to fill vacancies on the CoM and the previous year's activities are reviewed. All parents are encouraged to attend the AGM, to understand the school's future plans and vote on their preferred representative group. Parents are also encouraged to consider whether they have the skills to participate as a Member of the CoM and to nominate to be part of the CoM.
Please contact the office if you are interested in further information.