Whereby your children are supported and facilitated in leading the design and management of their own permaculture garden and space, through solution-focused, project-based learning.
A NATURAL LEARNING APPROACH
We believe children have the greatest capacity to learn when they are directly involved in decision-making, planning and applying their own unique ideas and solutions to real life contexts.
THE PERMACULTURE PHILOSOPHY
Permaculture incorporates care for self, care for others and care for the environment. The rhythm of our day will be designed around these ideals. Our day will also be Rudolf Steiner inspired, ensuring it revolves around our heads, hearts and hands.
CARE FOR SELF
May look like journaling, meditation, movement, fresh air, sunshine, healthy eating, positive social interactions...
CARE FOR OTHERS
May look like group work, stories, positive discussion, random acts of kindness, teaching others skills, caring for animals and designing habitats...
CARE FOR THE EARTH
May look like gardening, building healthy soil, growing organic foods, creating biodiversity and eco-systems...
WHAT OUR DAY LOOKS LIKE
Purple Pear Farm Kids is a K-6 multi-aged Permaculture immersion. It is project-based learning, whereby the children are supported and mentored in leading the design and management of their own Permaculture garden and space. Children will be guided in designing and developing an edible garden, managing and caring for animals, and having creative autonomy in designing projects that will improve their natural learning space.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Home-schooling families looking for one or more of the following for their child(ren):
A full day permaculture immersion they'll enjoy.
An opportunity to interact and socialise with other like-minded children.
A program that teaches practical life skills in a natural learning environment.
Project-based learning, where children solve problems and develop critical thinking skills.
Opportunities that foster their unique intelligences and learning styles.
Experiences that nurture and develop a keen interest in the natural world.
MEETS A WIDE RANGE OF OUTCOMES
This program will meet outcomes within the NSW curriculum including many of the Science and Technology, Creative Art (Visual Art and Visual Design), and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) outcomes.
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BE PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL
We desire Purple Pear Farm Kids to be a community of learners who learn and grow alongside each other, whilst our garden also grows and develops over time. We will encourage students to take ownership of the space and collectively work to develop an ever-changing and evolving garden they will be proud of.
Nigel is an extremely passionate and knowledgeable educator, who has a deep love for both teaching and enacting permaculture principles and holistic living practises.
Professional, passionate and down to earth educators with a very holistic approach to childhood development. Highly recommend!
Both excellent and innovative educators always putting their students first, encouraging and challenging their students to be the very best they can be.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
As educators with experience working with a wide range of children of many ages and across many different contexts, we are confident that we can accommodate each child's individual needs. Should problems arise that need to be addressed, we will prioritise meeting the physical and emotional needs of all children and ensure that their families are appropriately informed and involved in this process. In light of this, we will not be offering refunds once each term commences.