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ABOUT

Finding the right education for your children can be one of the most challenging things we face as parents.  We support you to find the balance you seek in giving your children a meaningful and authentic education that fits into your lifestyle.
The ability to thrive being a tortoise or hare.

In the fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, Greek fabulist and storyteller, Aesop, tells a story of a race between a slow-moving tortoise and a high-speed hare. We hope our learners are free to be both. All too often we push our children to run a race they are not ready to run or we assume those who travel the fasted through a set path of learning end up winning. Whether the tortoise or the hare wins the race is of less importance as a question to be answered, than 'how' can your child develop strategies for learning and apply perseverance, fortitude, and determination throughout their lives.  

We slow down the curriculum and learning journey to get the best outcome. 

Defining growth and movement

How can every learner finish the race in a satisfactory way? By applying some of the principles below we believe your child has a really good chance of winning.
 

  • Believe your child has a natural potential for learning.

  • Significant learning takes place when the subject matter is perceived by your child as having relevance for his or her own purposes. 

  • Your child will resist learning when it overrides the perception of self.

  • Learning which is threatening to your child is more easily faced when external threats are at a minimum.

  • When threats to your child are low, the experience can be perceived in the context of your child's world and learning can proceed.

  • Your child learns more by doing not following.

  • Learning is easier when your child participates responsibly in the learning process.

  • Self-initiated learning which involves the whole person-feelings as well as intellect - is the most lasting and pervasive.

  • Independence, creativity, and self-reliance build confidence in self and provides a buffer of external criticism. 

  • Your child should move at his/her own pace according to that which is relevant to them.

We provide for 7 to 14 years of age