Our Special Programs
Tarwin Valley Primary School offers a Visual Arts program that develops students’ skills, techniques, understandings and provides opportunities to express their thoughts and feelings.
The school also participates in many artistic events in South Gippsland.
Each year the school works together to present a school production to the school community at the Meeniyan Town Hall.
In 2018, we welcomed Marina Gardner as our School Chaplain. Marina will be working with staff and students to support and extend our Student Wellbeing program, develop student leadership, expand community connections and provide family support. This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National School Chaplaincy Program.
Our school has a kitchen garden that promotes healthy eating attitudes, exposure to new tastes and a sense of community and sharing. The planting, care, harvesting and cooking are overseen by staff members.
We are currently endeavouring to connect the garden to the community through interested volunteers. Students look forward each year to the apple harvest, the corn fiesta and other culinary delights that celebrate their efforts in the garden.
The school camping program is as follows:
- Year 1 School Dinner
- Year 2 Sleepover
- Years 3/4 Wilson’s Promontory and Camp Rumbug camps alternately
- Years 5/6 Ballarat/Sovereign Hill and Melbourne Urban camps alternately
- School Sports Houses
Our school sports houses are Blue Gum (Blue), Waratah (Red) and Wattle (Yellow).
- TVPS Athletics Sports
Each year, Tarwin Valley Primary School holds a house competition sports day known as Stuart’s Cup. All children in Prep to Year 6 compete in their age groups in a variety of track and field events. A trophy is awarded to the winning house.
- Corner Inlet Athletics
Our school is part of the Corner Inlet District along with Fish Creek, Foster, Welshpool, Toora and Tarwin Lower Primary schools. Each year children compete in their age groups in the Corner Inlet District Sports Day held at the Foster Secondary College, Foster.
- Division Athletics
Children 9 years and over who perform well at the Corner Inlet 3-6 Athletics are invited to compete at the Inter-School Athletics Carnival at Leongatha Velodrome.
- Corner Inlet Swimming
Children in age groups 9 and above attend trials at the Korumburra pool. Those successful at these trials will be part of the Corner Inlet District Swim Team for the Division Swimming Carnival held at Korumburra Pool in Term 1.
- Swimming Lessons
Years P-6 students are involved in a swimming program each year at the SPLASH centre in Leongatha.
- Winter Sport
During Term 3, together with Fish Creek & Tarwin Lower, we run a winter sport program. Combined teams play a variety of team sports which may include football, soccer, volleyball and netball.
Kindergarten to Prep
The school has a comprehensive Kinder to Prep program that starts in Term to remain consistent and supports students in the transition into primary school. The details are posted at the Meeniyan Preschool and sent to surrounding kindergartens and day care centres. Parents are welcome to contact the school for the information or meet with the Principal to discuss any aspects of the school.
Year 6-7 Transition
The school works closely with the Leongatha Secondary College to provide a transition program throughout the year and prepare students for secondary college.