Educational Context

Due to our location, only 10 minutes from larger communities such as Woodend, Kyneton, Romsey and Lancefield we are able to offer an alternative educational choice in a small rural setting.

The school culture nurtures originality, creativity and imagination, in particular through the Arts and Literacy. A comprehensive curriculum places emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy providing intervention programs at all levels. Other subjects provide a broad offering and include Integrated Studies using the Inquiry Approach, Music/Drama and Visual Art, French, Physical Education, Sport and Science. There is a strong Music program including Instrumental Tutor sessions where students have the opportunity to learn keyboard, guitar and drums. Our Kitchen Garden Program offers fortnightly cooking and gardening sessions to students in Years 5 and 6. The school interacts with other local schools in sport, performing arts and fun shared days.

All students partake in a comprehensive curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum which is comprised of three interconnected areas of learning called strands:

  • Discipline-based Learning – students learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours in The Arts, English, Humanities, Mathematics , Science and other languages.
  • Physical, Personal and Social Learning where students learn about themselves and their place in society. They learn how to stay healthy and active and develop skills in building social relationships and working with others. Students learn to take responsibility for their learning and learn about their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
  • Interdiscipline based Learning where students explore different ways of thinking, solving problems and communication. Students learn to use a range of technologies to plan, analyse, evaluate and present their work as well as learning about creativity, design principles and processes.

The school has specialist teachers in Science, French, Physical Education and Music.

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