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Welcome to Tarwin Valley Primary School

Welcome to Tarwin Valley Primary School.  Our school is located in the township of Meeniyan in South Gippsland and educates students from the local areas of Meeniyan, Dumbalk, Stony Creek, Buffalo and Middle Tarwin. 

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At Tarwin Valley PS we believe that staff, parents and children should work together as a team.  Therefore we encourage your involvement with the school, your interest and participation in your children's education.

Students are given the opportunity to learn to the best of their ability and to develop and extend their skills and knowledge.  They are encouraged to operate effectively as individuals and as part of a group, developing tolerance and respect for others and our school environment, while growing in independence, resilience, confidence and self-esteem.

Our school is part of the Waratah Cluster along with Fish Creek and Tarwin Lower schools.  As a cluster we come together for activities such as swimming, athletics and cultural programs. We are also members of the broader Corner Inlet District with whom we engage in sporting and professional learning activities.

The contribution of a positive, interested and supportive community which includes children, staff, parents and all who interact with the school, is recognised and valued.

We explicitly develop our school values of Respect, Responsibility, Care and Compassion, Doing Your Best  and Tolerance, Understanding and Inclusion.

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the school.

Brett Smith

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At TVPS students, staff and parents are part of a learning community which values academic, physical, emotional and social learning. Our students are encouraged and supported to be learners who continue to learn and transfer their knowledge and skills to different situations throughout their life on a local and global level.

The school endeavours to provide contemporary and effective approaches to teaching and learning in a purposeful learning environment by ongoing and collaborative staff learning.

Our community is integral to the wellbeing and growth of T.V.P.S. as a place of learning.  All members of the school community work in a partnership to foster the growth of each other.

    Students are enthused and responsible learners who achieve their individual best by valuing         challenge, effort and achievement.

    We are responsible for how we affect our learning, achievements and interactions with others.
     We care for each other through understanding, acceptance and support.

    We think of others and treat them with respect.

     We actively engage in learning to develop and achieve.

School Council

School Council members represent the school community and meet at 7:00pm on the 3rd  Tuesday of each month. School Council consists of 14 members – the Principal, 8 parent representatives, 3 DET representatives, and 2 co-opted members. 


TVPS Voice

A group of interested parents/carers who provide  feedback and input on proposals that affect the school  and give 'voice' to the parent/carer community

TVC! (Tarwin Valley, Connect!)

Parents, carers and friends provide invaluable assistance to the school in many ways.  The Tarwin Valley Connect team is a group of parents, carers and staff who coordinate social activities and support school programs..   

School Buses

The school is serviced by two bus routes:

Buffalo loop and Stony Creek loop
Tarwin Valley - Meeniyan loop and Liptrap – Meeniyan loop


Contact Us

Tarwin Valley Primary School
6 Geale Street,
Meeniyan, VIC 3956



School Hours & Bell Times

Before School Yard Supervision 8.15am - 9.00am
Classes Start 9.00am
Morning Recess 10.30am
Classes Resume11:00am
Lunch Eating Time 1.00pm
Lunch Recess 1.10pm - 1.50pm
Classes Dismissed 3.20pm
After School Yard Supervision 3.20pm - until last bus departs



Term Dates 2018

Term 1 Wednesday 31st January -Thursday 29th March
Term 2 16th April - 29th June [8th June-Pupil free Day]
Term 3 16th July - 21st September
Term 4 8th October - 21st December  (5th Nov- Pupil free Day)