Tarwin Lower Primary is a small rural school which embraces difference and caters for a wide range and types of abilities. Tarwin Lower’s philosophy is firmly based on the belief that every student has the ability to learn and that this best occurs in a flexible, happy and positive environment. The school encourages students to become active, independent learners who are able to participate in a
co-operative classroom environment. It encourages students to grow in self-confidence and esteem and to take pride in everything they set out to achieve. A notable aspect of the school is the welcoming atmosphere, the open and approachable nature of staff members and the positive attitude to student welfare.
school has excellent facilities with the completion in 2011 of three
new learning spaces and a project space, used for Music, Art and MARC.
This year a new administration block was completed. A separate building
houses a kitchen used to prepare lunches and supports our Kitchen
Garden Program and Art program. We have laptops computers for the
students to use. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard.
Outdoor areas include: a large grassed oval, a smaller playing field, cricket pitch, a full size tennis/netball/basketball court, bat tennis court,
a rotunda, undercover outdoor seating, a covered sandpit and a large exciting adventure playground. The play area is situated in an attractive setting of many native and deciduous trees and garden beds, which have been planted by our parents and community members. We believe this environment supports the development of a positive attitude to learning. Our school believes in a sustainable future and has an environmentally innovative history being the first school in the state to install a worm waste system.