Nature School Dunedin is a one-day programme based on 1.25 hectares of native bush at Doctors Point. Our programme runs during term time each Thursday.
At 8.30am our shuttle will collect your child from a designated spot at their foundation school and return them at approx. 3pm in time for the end of the school day. Our ratio at NSD is 1 adult for every 6 children. This ensures that we can foster relationships with learners in order to encourage and nurture individuals strengths.
There is no typical day at NSD. We are led as much as possible by the children and their interests, play, the weather and seasons.
Our flow may look something like this:
Pick up from foundation school and drive to our site at Doctor’s Point.
Arrive on site and orientate.
Connect with friends, explore and settle into the environment.
Follow curiosities and discover new skills.
Take a breath, have lunch and share ideas and aspirations.
Learn skill-based activities such as whittling, propagating and bee-keeping. An opportunity for the children to work on their own projects.
Share magic moments, talk about hopes and ideas for next time.