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Parent University

What is Parent University?

Parent University is the place to find articles, blogs, podcasts and videos that inspire you, to learn more about  the educational space that LLV inhabits and gives parents and community an insight into how and why our villages does things the way that we do.  Jump in and join the journey! 




Welcome to the LLV Blog, a place to share our thinking and experiences with a wider audience in alignment with our horizon vision to ‘create a school which changes the educational landscape and influences global educational thinking’.

​At Lindfield Learning Village every member of our community is embraced, valued, and known. We enable the voice of each member of the community and nurture imagination and creativity. We are not limited by boundaries, we will break stereotypes, forging new educational pathways to inspire and equip our community members to be a positive change in our world.



At Lindfield Learning Village every member of our community is embraced, valued, and known. We enable the voice of each member of the community and have been nurturing imagination and creativity since our schools opened its doors in 2019.

Join us for our fortnightly podcast Village Stories; Raising Education, and hear the voices and stories that build and support our village and set the stage for others to be inspired by Lindfield Learning Village. 

 E1 S1: Lindfield Learning Village Stephanie McConnell and her executive Team, Lou Diebe and Mark Burgess, reflect on how the pedagogy at LLV informs their day to day decision making, and inspires them to lead the team to imagine if we were brave enough to imagine a better way to school children.

E2 S1: In Episode 2, we speak with Stephanie McConnell, the Principal of Lindfield Learning Village. Stephanie has began her career as a High School English teacher back in 1991, and now has the extraordinary opportunity and privilege of leading a flagship school, that could become a prototype for the future of education in New South Wales. In this episode, Stephanie discusses why she believes education needs to be reimagined, how Lindfield Learning Village is doing that with it’s New Educational Model and the challenges and success stories she’s experienced along the way.



Find a selection of articles below that highlight  trends in educational philosophy, best practice and the future of education.


The LLV unofficial Book club, hosts a selection of books that are recommended by staff and teachers at LLV.  Take a deep dive into another world and find ideas, and narratives that support  ideas that resonate with Villagers.

Quick Start Guides for LLV

Octopus - reporting 

Learning Guides 

Village Pedagogy

Assessment & Reporting 

Quick start guide to the Learning Characteristics Wheel 

Quick start guide to the LLV Model of education