What is Global Village School?
Our vision is to create an equitable educational model for all students, one where student background or postcode do not determine their success at school. Our school will bring young people out of the classroom and engage them authentically with the global world in which we live. Our students will be held responsible for their relationships with each other and the community more broadly. They will learn in an interdisciplinary setting that engages them in current local and global issues requiring deep thinking, creative collaborations and service to others. Our key strategies of therapeutic nature-based learning combined with risk-taking pedagogy are backed by partnerships with leading organisations in these fields. Who better to start a school than teachers, researchers and the community that will benefit from that school?
– Eric Woodward, Chair of Global Village School Committee
Greg Davies (Victims of Crime Commissioner)
Global Village School appears to offer a realistic and viable alternative that is, in my view, worthy of investment. If we can steer some of our young people in the right direction we could reduce many of the problems afflicting our community
Dr John Carnegie (Reach Foundation, Principal Jon Carnegie School)
Global Village School is exactly the type of school our education system has been waiting for
James Button (Learning First)
There is a growing sense that schools are not doing a good job of preparing young people for the world they will enter. Educators of all kinds need to be adventurous, try different approaches, and rigorously examine what works and what doesn’t. I believe that Global Village School could be one of those ventures that help to frame a new way of thinking about education
Dr. Janice Deans (Director of Melbourne University Early Learning Centre)
Global Village School is a concept that outlines a truly visionary educational program