New opportunities

As our school continues to grow and flourish, we have a need to expand our administrative team.  We are excited to be offering a position for an Administrative Assistant, available to start immediately.  We are looking for someone who has great communication and organisational skills, and thrives on working in a frontline position.  You will need to have experience in an administration role, ability to demonstrate initiative, creative thinking and be confident with IT and office administrative programs.  A Working with Children Check will be required.  In 2019, to facilitate training, the hours will be 14 hours per week and from 2020 this will be 21 hours per week.   The days and times of the week will be responsive around school hours and there is some flexibility about the days of the week and how that will be scheduled. This is a permanent, part-time role.  To apply, please take a look at the Position Description and Terms & Conditions and send a covering letter and CV to APPLICATIONS CLOSE THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER, 2019


Koonwarra Village School hosted the Australasian Democratic Education Community (ADEC) Conference in September 2016. We have included a selection of presentations and handouts below.  KVS contract examples and Pathways can be found here and Effective Learner Posters here.  ADEC president Cecelia Bradley shared her report about the conference.   For further information about ADEC, please see their website.


Resources: Executive Skills & Mindset Presentation, Kitchen Garden Curriculum, Herd & Pack Presentation


At the end of each cycle we update our community with the activities and key areas of focus for the previous cycle.  We hope you enjoy reading about life at KVS:

What Others Are Saying

We have been fortunate to host some guests from inter-state and overseas recently and we have included what they have written about KVS or our sister school Phillip Island Village School:


ALEXIS HOLZMAN received a grant from the Plastino Scholar Program at the University of Delaware, where she is studying, to travel to Australia and spend three weeks at KVS to look at our approach to education. Alexis shared her experience on her blog.


Education explorers TOM AND BEX spent an afternoon at PIVS in April 2016 and posted their reflections on their blog.  Their blog covers their journey visiting alternative schools around Australia and overseas to help them decide the type of school they would like to start.  The blog is a rare glimpse into how ‘alternative’ can have as many differences as it does similarities.


ALYS MENDUS is a PhD student studying at the University of Hull in the UK. She visited nine alternative education settings while in Australia to conduct research for her thesis into self-actualisation through schooling. She spent the day at KVS in March 2016 and shared her observations in the following article.




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