Our Bush Preschool program had its beginnings by using the open natural spaces in Thomas Park and from there extending to full day sessions in beautiful bushland at Mt Riverview.
Bush Preschool is now part of our philosophy with our younger pre-schoolers being introduced to the program with regular excursions to Thomas Park. For our older pre-schoolers, regular offsite Bush Preschool days are scheduled throughout Terms 2 and 3.
Opportunities to learn across many curriculum areas are incorporated into our Bush Preschool play experiences like environmental education, science, literacy, numeracy, music, drama and creative arts.
The aims of Bush Preschool are to give our children…
Opportunities to connect with nature
Quality time outdoors
Opportunities for spontaneous and undirected time playing in a natural environment
To navigate and balance along different terrains like fallen logs and rocks, run and climb on many surfaces
To be involved in dramatic and imaginative play
To construct and create with natural, found materials
To find insects, observe what happens in the bushland around us and the changes in the seasons
To draw with sticks in the dirt
To learn about sustainability and caring for the bushland that surrounds us