The Nature School Primary

Ph: (02) 6581 5392

The Nature School Primary (TNS Primary) strives to be a leading progressive independent school with a focus on nature. TNS Primary opened its doors in January 2018 with two amazing educators and an eager group of children and families. Located in the Innes Lake Community Centre, the Primary School was founded in a beautiful mud brick building at 166 The Ruins Way, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444.

In 2021 we are fully registered for Kindergarten to Year 5, and will continue adding grade levels and additional staff year-on-year until we reach a K-6 Primary School in 2022. Come and join the adventure as we grow a school.

Term Dates 2021

Term 1

Students commence: Wednesday 27 January - Kindy and Year 5 only

                                         Thursday 28 January - Years 1-5 (Kindy rest day) 

                                         Friday 29 January - All students attend

Term ends: Thursday 1 April

Term 2

Staff commence: Monday 19 April (pupil free)

Students commence: Tuesday 20 April 

Term ends: Friday 18 June

Term 3

Staff commence: Monday 12 July (pupil free)

Students commence: Tuesday 13 July 

Term ends: Friday 17 September

Term 4

Staff commence: Monday 4 October

Students commence: Tuesday 5 October 

Term ends: Wednesday 8 December (TO BE CONFIRMED)

(Staff finish: Friday 10 December) (TO BE CONFIRMED)

Application for Enrolment Process 2022

Interested families with children in Kindergarten to Year 6 in 2022 are invited to complete a Waitlist Application. In keeping with our focus on sustainability, we encourage you to complete, sign and submit electronically. Please read the following documents before submitting your Waitlist Application form.

Interviews with our Head of Primary will be held with shortlisted families. Please note that we have already received many more Applications than the limited places available. Priority for interviews and offers of enrolment will be given as outlined our enrolment policy. Offers of enrolment at TNS Primary are entirely at the discretion of the School.


Essential dates:

  • Waitlist Application for 2022 enrolments open - Term 1 and 2 2021

  • Waitlist CLOSES - 18 June 2021

  • Enrolment interviews - Term 3 2021

  • Outcome of interviews - Term 4 2021

  • Orientation for 2022 students - Term 4 (TBC)


If you have any further questions about enrolling your child at TNS Primary, please contact us via our website or email us directly at

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