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“ Excellence in Education”
You are warmly invited
to tour the college,
inspect our facilities
and learn about the
for students at LSC.
parents and prospective
enrolments are all
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Tarwin Lower Primary School is built on the values of kindness, co-operation, resilience and respect.
Students are the centre of the school. Teachers know all the students as individuals. There is a strong
emphasis on individualised instruction. Prep transition days begin Term 4. School tours welcome.
Please contact the school principal, Jenni Cox, School Road, Tarwin Lower, 3956
Phone: 5663 5263 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Small School, Big Opportunities.
Tarwin Lower Primary School
STUDENTS are leaving their mark on
Leongatha Secondary College in more
ways than one.
Year 9 art students will soon transform a wall on
the technology wing into a street art masterpiece.
They are working with professional graffiti artist
Samantha Jones (SEARious Jones) from Footscray
to create a design featuring hybrid creatures on a
wall facing the new recreation area.
The area was created late in second term and
includes an undercover seating area that will soon
be accompanied by table tennis tables, giant chess,
basketball rings and a half soccer pitch.
Student Grace Allen said, “The wall looks a bit
Classmate Lizzie Harms added, “The mural will
make the old wall look more young and vibey.”
Arts is a major part of the curriculum at the
school, with a variety of VCE subjects available
to prepare students for possible further study and
courses in design, and visual and performing arts.
Students can choose from Year 12 visual com-
munications, art, studio art – photography, media,
dance, drama and music.
The college offers a dedicated photography labo-
ratory and other purpose-built rooms.
Work from past students was selected in the
state-wide VCE art exhibition Top Arts in 2014 and
shortlisted for the same prestigious event in 2015.
Teacher Tarryn Boden, who taught at the Royal
Melbourne Institute of Technology and holds an ar-
chitecture degree, prides herself in teaching students
how to use computer programs to create art such as
logos and three dimensional elevations.
“The students are developing these skills before
they enter uni,” she said.
“With all VCE arts subjects, students get to work
on their own idea for a semester and we just teach
students the skills to be able to do that.”
TARWIN Lower Primary
School offers all the ben-
efits of a small country
school, plus more.
Grades 3 to 6 students last
week joined with their counter-
parts from Welshpool Primary
School to attend a three day ad-
venture at Malmsbury Camp.
Staff and students at Tarwin
Lower regularly interact with
other schools in the Corner Inlet
Learning Alliance, undertaking
excursions, activities and profes-
Arts and exposure to city life
in Melbourne are a part of life at
Tarwin Lower. Last Friday, stu-
dents in grades Prep, 1 and 2 vis-
ited the Arts Centre Melbourne
to watch the stage show Pete the
The arts centre sponsors the
school, and so covers transport
and show entry fees.
“Just seeing the traffic and the
trams, and pressing a button to
cross the road encourages confi-
dence in the students and they see
that the arts encompass a large
band of activities,” acting princi-
pal Jenni Cox said.
“Our students get so many
opportunities and experiences be-
cause we have lots of flexibility
in our curriculum. We try to make
sure the kids don’t miss out. We
go on lots of excursions.
“The grades three to six class-
es have been to Melbourne three
times already this year.”
Students will soon raise their
own chickens in an incubator and
continue to enjoy the school’s
breakfast club on Mondays and
Wednesdays, free of charge, and
prepared by community volun-
Teacher Ian Chambers in-
spires students with creative
music lessons, and the children
are enjoying art classes this se-
mester as well as mobile library
This term, boys and girls are
learning hockey, discovered Aus-
tralian Rules Football in term two
and enjoyed swimming lessons
during term one.
The school now has three
classes: Prep, 1 and 2; 3 and 4;
and 5 and 6, creating a family like
“The school’s values are kind-
ness, co-operation, resilience and
respect,” Ms Cox said.
“Everyone is welcoming and
knows each other’s names, so we
all feel and respected. It’s a fan-
tastic school and everyone who
comes here comments about
how lovely the school and the
Teens embrace arts
Artistic bunch: Leongatha Secondary College Year 9 art students are looking forward to
creating a street art piece on an old wall. Front, from left, Grace Allen and Lizzie Harms, and
back, from left, Ryan Hayward, Emily Bayer and Aiden Masterson.
Country school with many advantages
Making magic: music teacher Ian Chambers and acting
principal Jenni Cox lead students, from left, Island, Ryan and
Georgie through a song at Tarwin Lower Primary School.
The children are in grades 1 and 2.
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