Into Nature School Curriculum
Below are our principles and strands that guide and develop our students into life long learners - strong, capable, resilient, thoughtful and respectful individuals.
The New Zealand trees and their flowers/seeds represent the learning strands at Into Nature School.
The learning strands appear in reinforcement work that children add to their ongoing record of learning and also in their individual learning portfolios.
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'One Day a Week' Schooling - Principals, Schools and the Ministry of Education. We are not required to register through the Ministry of Education as we are not a traditional primary school. We are a small business offering an educational programme for children (there are similar programmes like ours operating in Auckland, New Zealand). The New Zealand Education Act section 25B Release from school states:' The principal of a State school may, if satisfied that a student will receive outside the school tuition acceptable to the principal, release the student from attendance at the school, for a period or periods agreed with a parent of that student, to receive the tuition.'We do not have anything for the school and parents to sign, as this is a negotiation solely between parents and the school. We do suggest you use a letter we have that will inform your principal of who we are, what we believe in and what the benefits are to your child learning at Into Nature School. Our goal is to work in partnership with your child's school, and for your child's school to see us as a complementary programme that benefits their students' progress and learning.
There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather...
There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. Into Nature School will operate in all weather. With the changing of the seasons it is important to adjust the type and quantity of your child's clothing. A child that is consistently warm and dry throughout the day will be much happier and more likely to fully enjoy the benefits of learning in the outdoors, than a child that consistently comes unprepared for the day’s weather and is often cold and wet. Each child will have their own individual level of tolerance for wet/dry and cold/warm conditions and depending on their interests, and they may naturally engage in activities that challenge the limits of their clothing constantly (eg love interacting with water or mud) requiring multiple changes a day and there will be others that prefer to engage in less clothing-challenged activities where their clothing keeps them comfortable and dry throughout the day with no changes.