The Village School Gold Coast Current Year Profile
The Village School Gold Coast is the newest and smallest independent primary school on the Gold Coast. It is located in the middle of the bustling streets of Coolangatta and purposely has no dedicated green area.
As a result, the whole school heads out for daily adventures into the surrounding community as part of its place-based learning. Here students and teachers play and learn on the beach, park and river, climb trees, go bouldering and rock-hopping.
Pavement etiquette is practised, along with learning how to safely engage with the community, picking up rubbish and courageous risky play opportunities. The Village School’s daily goal is to educate beyond the classroom walls, changing the face of learning.
The independent primary school's approach to education is "child-focused" and "play and skills based".
Maintaining our commitment of full-time equivalent teaching staff to student ratios
Language background other than English
Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA)
The Village School ICSEA value  compared to Average ICSEA value  equating to School ICSEA percentile ranking of 85%
Curiosity – Why am I learning this?
Children are naturally inquisitive and learn through their independent exploration, with guidance to consolidate and extend their learning. Our mission is to deliver planned and organic learning experiences which considers the individual needs and interests of the child.
Awareness – How will I learn this?
The brain learns naturally. By laying down necessary neural pathways, children investigate their strengths and identify their weaknesses to overcome challenges to make a difference in the world. Children learn that they are valued and have the capacity to contribute to a prosperous and harmonious society, now and in the future. Our intention is that children come to understand themselves first as learners and ultimately develop a love for life-long learning.
Nurture – What can I do with this?
Developing stronger partnerships through community participation and parent involvement is an essential element for authentic connections between the curriculum and real-world environments. Knowledge is power. The way a child perceives, reacts and interacts with their environment is crucial to being a joyful, respectful and an engaged learner. Children are led to respond from their thinking brain and not respond from their emotional brain to optimise learning.