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2019 enrolments are open!

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SoCE… future now

The School of Creative Education enables children who prefer a creative education to learn creatively and academically, in light of who they are.

Our community experiences the best of creative education on farming environments in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.

We are a not-for-profit, for-purpose social enterprise, and a registered charity.

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Creative Education

  • learning through the creative process
  • democratic… everyone governs and designs our school

  • self-directed learning

  • inquiry-based through projects, collaborative, and studio work

  • individual education programs

  • multi-age classes and projects

  • student-lead social and ecological enterprises

  • the Australian curriculum in primary, and likely the International Baccalaureate in secondary

  • union of high-tech, high-eco environments

  • local, national, and international community engagement
  • best global creative education principles and practices
  • a creative, contemporary and visionary learning community

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Did you know, we aim to be Australia’s first metro off-grid school?

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Enrolments are now open for primary school children, 2019

We are aiming to open the primary school, prep to year 6, at the beginning of term 1, 2019!  The school’s board and committee have discussed this at great length with the insights gained over the last month.

So, currently our application for school registration is being submitted to the Victorian Registrations and Qualifications Authority.

The registration will be available as soon as we have 20 equivalent full-time children enrolled. We’ll keep you up-to-date every step along the way.

Being a brand new school, and with a move to our permanent property ahead of us, parents have many questions. Please call or email us with questions… 1300116654, jane@schoolofcreativeeducation.org.au, and / or come to our information sessions.

Term 3 enrolments are open!

School of Creative Education Farm Preschool
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Term 3 enrolments are open!

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School of Creative Education information sessions

Information sessions for parents looking for an alternative school.

Are you considering schooling for 2019? Friday 20th July or Friday 17th August, may help…

At our sessions, we will:

  1. ask what you are looking for in your child’s education
  2. present the purpose of a creative school with its principles and practices and learning outcomes, and look at other creative schools from around the world
  3. talk school fees, structure and governance, environmental impact, reporting, facility development, growth projections, accessibility, inclusion, vaccinations, class structures, curriculum, the transition program, and secondary education, and
  4. compare creative education with academic education

You are more than welcome to come to both sessions, however if enrolling, other information sessions tailored to you will be held later term 3. We hope to see you there, and we hope this session will give you clarity about your educational options.

So, if you would like to come along, please book here! love, Jane

Creative Education professional development

“Tomorrow’s citizens must be effective problem-solvers. That is precisely what intelligence is all about”

(Isaksen and Parnes, 2013). 

Creative Education… why is it transforming childrens’ lives? 

Some American educators refer to creative education as a childrens’ rights issue. In Australia, we haven’t really spoken of such a thing.

However, experts across the fields of education, industry, environment, economy, and society are calling loudly for more creativity. Why are they doing that? Many children are yearning to be a part of the experts’ problem-solving, collaborative, well-being picture. They are tenacious, idealistic, frustrated, hands-on…

Our seminar and workshop will expore these, and many other questions:

  • what is creative education?
  • how do creative education and academic education differ?
  • why the need for creative education?… a literature review
  • what is creativity?… it’s purpose, functions and gifts
  • what are the principles and practices of creative education?
  • who is offering creative education?
  • what are the learning outcomes of creative education?
  • how is creative education integrated with academic education?

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Details: Suitable for primary, secondary and early childhood educators, coordinators and principals, and parents. Receive a certificate of completion for 5 hours of professional development. Registered teachers can reference the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Dates: Thursday 16th August, 9.30am – 2.30pm, or Tuesday 11th September, 9.30am – 2.30pm, or Thursday 18th October, 9.30am – 2.30pm.

Cost: $189 for educators, or $59 for parents, with vegetarian lunch included with gluten-free and dairy-free options.

Take a look inside… 

Both the Farm Preschool and The Tribe have their meeting lounges, dining and work tables, kitchens, art areas, and both share the maker-space. We’ve a really eclectic style… and almost everything is recycled, up-cycled, hand-made, and / or local, including our art supplies!


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