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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

Tarwin Lower Primary School is a member of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. With the support of our school gardener, students participate in weekly lessons in the garden, learning skills and building a sense of respect and appreciation for their local environment.


We also have a Playgroup on site where young children can play and learn. It is a fun and nurturing environment, which provides a place for children to have new experiences and opportunities to play, socialise and discover their world. Everybody is welcome at the Playgroup, which runs every Friday from 9-11am.

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Educating the whole child

The world our students will enter into as adults will require them to think both critically and creatively, evaluate massive amounts of information, solve complex problems and communicate well. A strong foundation in reading, writing, maths and other subjects is still needed; however, this alone is not sufficient for lifelong success.


What is needed to be a successful learner?

  • A student who enters school healthy and safe and is ready to learn

  • A student who feels connected to school is more likely to stay in school

  • A student who has access to challenging and engaging academic programs is better prepared for further education, work and civic life


We believe the five components of Educating the Whole Child should work together, not in isolation. At Tarwin Lower Primary School, we deliver a balanced approach to education, to better prepare our students for their future.

Educating the whole child pdf

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