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Keeping Children Safe from Bullying

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Garden Schools vision is to establish an understanding of the child’s interests, fears and then encourage a memorable & hands on experience to the teachings based on this understanding . An effort to encourage a trusting relationship by developing their interests & confidence. Our alternate School aims to make the children understand that our teachers… continue reading »

Tuesdays Creative & Functional Craft

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Tuesday’s Child Body Awareness with Health, Creative Maths & Functional craft. Many Children find a more Creative & Real life approach to Maths principles easier to understand as it is very visual & hands on.

Thursdays Garden School

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Thursday’s Garden School. Learning Music & all about The Worlds Oceans, what they are called, their locations, how & why they  are important to eco systems & our lives.

Our Storey Our Vision

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Garden School started out as just Learning through Art & blossomed into more by teaching Maths, Geography, Science, Fitness, Theatre & Music. Our little family has become bigger. I am so happy to help teach alongside our 3 other passionate teachers, Jas, Catherine & Caeli. To see the children feel included, understood, safe & enjoy… continue reading »

Surrounded in Love

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If you were to ask what is the most important thing to a child it would to be to feel loved. A child thrives when nurtured, safe, loved & cared for. There fore a support network that radiates any of these is beneficial to a child s growth & development.

Natural Learning.

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Learning about their World is as fascinating as this yellow flower to a child,  how did it grow & what keeps it alive. This is the beauty of natural learning.

Homeschooling Harmony

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Its nice to start the morning or term with thoughts of what our children teach us about love, understanding, patience & joy. Why we love our children. Schedule the fun things together more often. Rest together, sip tea together. Give some steps apart at times in silence to observe & be in your own space… continue reading »

A bit about me

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A trip down memory Lane. This is a little bit about me, pregnant belly kissed, things I ve learnt along the way, my dear family when we just road tripped all the way from S.A., carving a small harp for Tahlia. Then fundraising for disabled children newspaper clip. The words on that post 2 years… continue reading »

Balance of family, friendships & freedom.

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Grow & learn with family, siblings & friends by their side as a Community. Garden School supports families, working lives, business owners & a child s social & educational needs. With small classes & 2 teachers a better quality of learning is achieved in shorter periods of time to leave the rest of the day… continue reading »

Starting Home Schooling Inspiration

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I get asked that question a lot & teach my girls & other children too so Its something I review all the time & love to help other families. To help guide & find a spark, inspiration & natural flow to their learning experience that takes into consideration your life style, siblings, work balance, curriculum,your… continue reading »

My Love of Teaching

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SKETCHING IS A BEAUTIFUL FORM OF ART THAT INVITES A PEACEFUL HEALING. ART has a natural ability to silence the mind and engage the hand.

From Practical learning Brings Inspiration.

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Classes begin with group discussions on the topic to invite the children s thought s & views. Focus on their  creative hands  involve s a child’s entire body in the learning experience. Then further facts & theory follows. In all our Garden Schooling Teachings we aim to start with the child s Hands & Senses. … continue reading »

Learning through Creativity & Projects

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A beautiful sense of  understanding grows when a child can express it through Art. It becomes much more then written word.  In fact written words, stories & facts  follow more freely when understood firstly with the hand.

Creative & Capable.

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In today’s fast paced life minimalism, simplicity & self sufficiency is needed more then ever. When a child learns to Knit a scarf for his sister, independence, skill & compassion are taught. When a child learns how to hammer a broken chair, confidence, mending & capability  are taught. And when creating, mending & finishing projects… continue reading »

Barefoot Child

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Barefoot Child 🌱💚   A child is a part of Earth & Earth is a part of a child. The closer they get to Earth the more balanced & more enriched they will be.

Positive Friendships

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Positive Friendships to a child will help guide & motivate their home schooling journey & shape perspectives. A positive influence and role model can mean the difference between effective & mindful learning.

Helping children express their emotions through Music

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SPIRITED CHILDREN   Emotions & sensations are more prominent in high spirited children. Music is a good outlet & tool to understanding sounds that relate to the way they feel & communicate. Music is very helpful to express a child’s emotions when words can not.

Starting the day with focus on a child’s Body

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Children flourish when encouraged to be expressive, joyful, playful, imaginative & use their senses to guide them through life.💚 Mel has recently joined the Thursday’s Mind, Body & Hand morning with her peaceful Acro-yoga. Mel, Jas & I have been involved with children’s well being for along time & have guided many children through anxiety… continue reading »