When did the school open?
Our school registration was completed in 2016 and we opened our doors at the start of February 2016.
Where is the school located?
The school is located at 483 Berry's Beach Road in Ventnor, just one kilometre from the beach.
What are the fees?
$3540 per child per year (which includes all snacks throughout the day, lunch, excursions, camps, learning materials).
How big does the school intend to be?
Sixty-five is the maximum number of students that Phillip Island Village School will enrol.
How is the school funded?
We receive government funding, like other independent schools, in addition to tuition fees from parents.
Is there a uniform?
No, the children choose what they wear to school each day.
Are there morning and afternoon school buses?
No, children will need to be transported by parents to and from school each day.
How do I know if Phillip Island Village School will be a good match for my child?
The style of teaching and learning at Phillip Island Village School suits children who have a spark for learning, well developed (age appropriate) executive skills, and a growth mindset. This school is a good match for most, but not all children. See the links below for more information.
You can also arrange to visit our school to see the model in action – it does look quite different to other schools. The visit will give you a good idea of whether your child(ren) will thrive in the Phillip Island Village School environment. Families with pre-school aged children are encouraged to attend our weekly playgroup during school cycles. Please see the 2018 School Calendar for Cycle dates.
Will my child be prepared for high school?
Our sister school, Koonwarra Village School, has students regularly at, or above, the expected academic level. They also have well developed personal awareness and executive skills which provide the basis for a successful transition to high school. Our new sibling school, Village High School (VHS) will be opening in 2019 (subject to VRQA registration). VHS will be based on the same philosophical principles as Phillip Island Village School and Koonwarra Village School. You can find out more about Village High School on their website.
How can I find out more information?
Contact the School Coordinator – Fiona McKenzie, firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and details.