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 tamariki 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 tamariki do better when out of the four walls and into the fresh air. 


To give our learners opportunities to participate and reflect on real-world situations through authentic hands-on, meaningful learning.  We use community integrated and holistic approaches that inspire possibilities with head, heart and hand.


We’ve chosen Bush Farm School for our son as we feel it offers him such unique and valuable experiences. It provides a great balance to the rest of his week spent in school and mainly indoors. Katie’s passion and belief for BFS shines through, her expertise (and that of the other facilitators) is a real strength of the programme and is evident in the quality of the content offered. I love the cultural connections that are continually referenced and learnt as well. The experiences our son gets at BFS are ones he simply wouldn't otherwise get without the programme. 

(Gemma, Parent of 8-year-old, 2020)


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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