I am an experienced primary school teacher (19 years) and have a deep love of children and working with them. I have also noticed that some children have amazing talents and skills that are not nurtured or recognised in a traditional school program. After teaching in a Play-Based environment for many years I could see the benefits of children of all ages being allowed to learn in their own way without adult direction. My passion for children playing outside and connecting with nature has stemmed from a few wonderful years being a stay at home (and Playcentre) mum living in a rural environment and seeing how much fun learning outside can be.
The Gully Nature School aims to give children aged 5 - 12 years the chance to explore, connect, take risks, and shine in a natural environment.
.Whether you want to focus on a specific aspect of learning, or let our kids lead the way - the experience can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your learners.
“My kids loved having the freedom to explore and initiate their own learning. It was a fantastic opportunity to build on whanaungatanga within my class and watching the smiles on their faces was priceless as they tried something new or something out of their comfort zone. We are hoping to visit at least once every term ”
Regan - Selwyn School (year 3 / 4)