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



Village School Fees

School Fees

We accept enrolments throughout the year.


Part-Time Prep Year


Prep to Grade 6


Sibling discounts: Families with two or more children in the school at the same time will receive the following discounts:

25% discount off the tuition fees for the second child.

50% discount off the tuition fees for third and subsequent child/ren.


OTHER FEES (per annum)
Membership of the Village School Association $2.50 per parent
Working Bee Levy $100 per family (this is re-imbursed if 2 working bees are attended during the year)
Building Fund Donation $500 once off donation per student enrolled


International Students

For information relating to fees for International Students, please contact our office on 03 9726 4766


Village School Term Dates


School Days/Hours

School times are Monday to Friday 9am - 3.30pm

The year is divided into four terms, similar to other educational institutions.

 Term Dates


T1 2019 30/01/2019 - 04/04/2019
T2 2019 24/04/2019 - 27/06/2019
T3 2019 16/07/2019 - 19/09/2019
T4 2019 15/10/2019 - 13/12/2019



"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)