Tyers Primary School is nestled in the delightful township of Tyers, just a short drive from the CBD of Traralgon. The school is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and paddocks, offering a calm, tranquil, rural setting.
Our school grounds consist of natural gardens with engaging play spaces for all ages. Students enjoy a large, lush oval, two generous basketball and netball courts, a sand pit, three separate adventure playground spaces, a rotunda, Fairy Garden and several picnic tables to sit at. A favourite space for many students is the Veggie Garden and Chicken Coop where the students are welcome to pick fruit and vegetables at their own discretion and collect any eggs to distribute to the community or use as the need arises.
Currently, our school team consists of the Principal and experienced teachers who share the responsibilities of school management and curriculum delivery. This includes four caring classroom teachers and skilled part time specialist teachers for Art, Music, PE and AUSLAN. A Business Manager, three fantastic Education Support Staff and our fabulous before and after school care co-ordinator complete our staffing profile.
Our school has a successful and consistent history of providing high quality education and developing confident, happy and capable students. Students enjoy the benefits of skilled and passionate educators who are constantly involved in professional development, always learning about and implementing evidence-based educational research and initiatives. We are a strong team and together have developed a well-regarded school with excellent programs and a focus on developing the whole child. Positive relationships and a genuine focus on individual wellbeing play a crucial role in how we achieve our successful learning outcomes.
Tyers Primary School has high expectations of students with a strong focus on personal learning growth. Our school prioritises academic focus alongside student wellbeing, since the one is most definitely intertwined with the other. Both of these priorities are guided by the most effective teaching methods which align with evidence-based practise.
Staff are committed to building positive relationships with students and are dedicated to supporting those with learning differences, providing an inclusive environment for all. Our school uses the Berry Street Education Model and the Zones of Regulation which are proactive approaches to teaching emotional regulation. These approaches are being explicitly taught in all grade levels and are becoming embedded into all aspects of life at Tyers Primary School.
Our school uses an Explicit Direct Instruction approach to teaching. We explicitly plan and teach to the 5 core components of Literacy: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension, based on the soundest research guided by the science of reading.
Our school has an engaging specialist program with AUSLAN taught from Prep-6. Our students learn music, visual arts and PE, with opportunities to be involved in our kitchen garden and caring for the school’s chickens.
Extracurricular activities are important for students to pursue their interests. They also help to foster a sense of belonging, school connectedness and school pride. Students have the opportunity to compete in a wide range of sports including, athletics, basketball, swimming, AFL, soccer and cross-country running. We also annually enter student Art work in our local Tyers Art Show Festival.
Tyers Primary School values a strong partnership with our families and the local community providing many opportunities for parent involvement, such as regular working bees, parent teacher conversations, school council and Parents Association events.
We welcome all prospective families to tour our school and see all the wonderful things that Tyers Primary School has to offer.