Finding Joy.

Building Connections.

Creating Tomorrow's Kaitiaki.

Why send your child to us?

At Bush Farm School, we are committed to educating for sustainability. We create experiences that immerse our children in the New Zealand Bush and on the Farm, through a mixture of free-play and structured learning cycles. We believe that education, as we know it, has to change. Research indicates children who experience outdoor play have higher pro-environmental attitudes,  are more resilient and resourceful. We believe that children do better when out of the four walls and into the fresh air. 


To give our students meaningful, real-life experiences that build lasting connections to the natural world. In doing so, our aim is that we can support well-being, creativity, and problem-solving that benefits our ecosystem for a fast and changing future. We use community integrated and holistic approaches that aspire possibilities with head, heart and hand.


"Katie and Naomi are amazing guides and have such an extensive wealth of knowledge about nature! My son loved every minute at bush school and was so sad it ended for the winter. I noticed that he gained a lot of confidence and physical strength as well as factual knowledge about native NZ flora and fauna.


Every time we're outside he identifies something that he learned about at bush school. He especially loved the karakia and nature journaling. We are anxious to participate in any future programs and I highly recommend it!"


Abigail, Parent of One Day School, 2018

Knowledge is experience. Anything else is just information.

Albert Einstein

Te Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour,
Te Pataka o Rakaihautū  The Banks Peninsula,
Aotearoa New Zealand
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