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    Freshwater Christian College Year 2 Bush Kindergarten
    Why Bush Kindy?

    What is Bush Kindy?

    Bush Kindy is located in our natural environments within our College away from the education and care service and provides valuable opportunities for children to explore the natural environment and to extend the educational program.

    Why implement Bush Kindy?

    This approach comes out of significant international research, initially in European countries and now spreading throughout the world, highlighting the importance and value of nature play for children’s health, well-being and development (Faber-Taylor & Kuo, 2008; Lester & Maudsley, 2006; Munoz, 2009).

    A key element of this initiative is that children engage in regular, extended periods of unstructured play in natural environments. The research has discovered that children experiencing weather fluctuations, creating their own play with the … Read the rest

    Freshwater Christian College Kindy Garden
    Kindergarten to promote a positive approach to food education

    Freshwater Christian Kindergarten is now partnering with the “Stephanie Alexander” Kitchen Garden Program, whose vision is to enable children to form positive food habits for life, through fun pleasurable and educational food experiences and hands-on learning.

    According to the Queensland  Government, “The aim of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program is to introduce pleasurable food education which emphasises the flavours as well as the health benefits of fresh, seasonal food into as many Australian primary schools as possible”

    This program equips our staff with the tools to set up productive gardens, grow plants to use this home-grown food in our cooking experiences; enabling us to sit and eat together, sharing our experiences and knowledge.

    We would like to encourage any … Read the rest