our curriculum & programs

Student achievements are included in the uEducateUs Communication application which parents are able to access throughout the year.

core curriculum

A broad and balanced educational program is provided throughout the school and is based on the Victorian Essential Learnings Standards (VELS) introduced in 2006 which is now called AusVELS.

AusVELS is based on the VELS triple-helix structure of three interconnected areas of learning called strands. See table below:

Physical, Personal and Social Learning
Students learn about themselves and their place in society. They learn how to stay healthy and active. Students develop skills in building social relationships and working with others. They take responsibility for their learning, and learn about their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
Discipline Based Learning
Students learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the arts, English, humanities, mathematics, science and other languages.
Interdisciplinary Learning
Students explore different ways of thinking, solving problems and communicating. They learn to use a range of technologies to plan, analyse, evaluate and present their work. Students learn about creativity, design principles and processes.


More information about the AusVELS structure can be obtained by clicking here.

reporting to parents

School reports are distributed at the end of Semester 1 and 2. 

Parent teacher interviews are conducted at the start of the school year, mid-year and the end of year.  Additional parent teacher interviews are available throughout the year upon request.

In addition, Student achievements are included in the uEducateUs Communication application which parents are able to access throughout the year.



Open Water Learning Program

Tyers Primary School conducts an Open Water Learning Program that provides students the opportunity to participate in water safety learning at venues such as the beach, closed waterways and rivers so as to learn how to be safe whilst swimming in these locations.  These programs are supported by trained lifesavers and instructors.



School Farm

The school has a small school farm that includes sheep and chickens.  Students are involved in the care and feeding of the animals.  Students are able to witness shearing and collect eggs from the chicken which are then used in student cooking lessons.
The school has a number of fruit trees and vegetable gardens which provide produce for use in the student cooking programs


Cooking Program

The school cooking program provides students the opportunity to use produce grown at the school and learn how to cook simple snacks and meals.  This program is linked in with the literacy and numeracy curriculum to provide real life learning situations.



Camps & Excursions

Students in Grade 5 & 6 participate in a four day ski camp to Mt Baw Baw in August each year where they participate in both downhill and cross-country skiing, environmental studies and snow play including tobogganing.

Grade 3 and 4 students participate in a three day camp to Coonawarra. This camp is held in conjunction with other local rural schools to allow students the opportunity to connect with students from other schools. Students in Grade P- 2 participate in a school activities evening.

The school participates in a range of incursions and excursions, including; visits to the Traralgon Library, visiting artists and cartoonists and in-school performances.


Arts Program

The Arts Program includes specialist sessions in art, participation in a school performances and productions and the opportunity to view art through the Tyers Art Festival.



Science Program

The school has a dedicated Science and Technology room where students are able to explore scientific concepts and processes.  They are encouraged to experiment and take risks with their learning in a safe environment.



Tyers Primary School provides a comprehensive sports program that includes health and physical education lessons, involvement in the local school’s district athletics, crosscountry and sports competitions.  Students from Tyers have successfully moved through to zone, regional and state competitions in a range of sports.



after school care 

This After School Care Program is conducted at Tyers Primary School each night of the school week up until 5pm. There is a minimal cost to parents who use the program of $10.00 per student per night.  Bookings are essential.

Download Booking Form for Tyers Primary School After School Care