THE FOREST SCHOOL

Free Range Learning.

Empowering children through experiential learning in nature, so that transformation happens in self, place and culture.

 
 
 

The Forest School is a not-for-profit social enterprise providing experiential learning in a 100% natural environment. 

Our One Day School during the school term; provides alternative education for children 5-12 years. We provide an experiential learning space which supports children to develop socio-emotional skills, self confidence and self worth by the provision of closely facilitated and differentiated opportunities.

Our Into the Wild Holiday Club; provides an opportunity for exciting and engaging free play in nature where children can be physically active all day, explore, create and let their imaginations run wild ...

 

What is a One Day School?

We are fortunate in New Zealand that under the Education Act 1989, school principals may give permission for students to attend alternative education outside the regular school premises, one day per week. This is known as a One Day School.  

One day per week at The Forest School, complements your child’s academic curriculum by providing them with a full day of nature immersion and experiential learning; where physical, socio-emotional and holistic wellbeing is supported by highly qualified NZ Registered Teachers and Psychologists.

Please enquire further for details.

 
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Explore our environment.

 
 
 

Perhaps play would be more respected if we called it something like "self-motivated practice of life skills", but that would remove the lightheartedness from it and thereby reduce its effectiveness. So we are stuck with the paradox. We must accept play’s triviality in order to realize its profundity

– Peter Gray

 

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Get Involved.

 
 

Sign Up For THE ONE DAY SCHOOL

$80 per session
One session per week to compliment
four days of regular schooling

Must book a full term (10–12 sessions)

Tue / Wed / Thur / Fri
9am – 3pm

SIGN UP FOR THE HOLIDAY CLUB

$60 per session
Available within the NZ School Holidays
10% discount for booking a full week

Get in quick as places are limited

Mon / Tue / Wed / Thur / Fri
9am – 3pm

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TEAM

Send us a note and CV

Interested in become a qualified Forest School Educator?