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 2020 we are fully registered for Kindergarten to Year 4, and will continue adding grade levels and additional staff year-on-year until we reach a K-6 Primary School. The strategic plan is to one day move to a permanent home with ecological buildings situated in a bushland environment. Come and join the adventure as we grow a school.

Term Dates 2020

Term 1

Staff commence: Wednesday 22 January

Students commence: Tuesday 28 January - Kindy only

                                         Wednesday 29 January - Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Kindy rest day) 

                                         Thursday 30 January - All students attend

Term ends: Thursday 9 April

Term 2

Staff commence: Monday 27 April (pupil free)

Students commence: Tuesday 28 April 

Term ends: Friday 26 June

Term 3

Staff commence: Monday 20 July (pupil free)

Students commence: Tuesday 21 July 

Term ends: Friday 25 September

Term 4

Staff commence: Monday 12 October

Students commence: Monday 12 October 

Term ends: Friday 11 December 

(Staff finish: Wednesday 16 December)

Application for Enrolment Process 2021

Interested families with children in Kindergarten to Year 5 in 2021 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 2021 enrolments open - Term 1 and 2 2020

  • Register of Interest CLOSES - 15 August 2020

  • Enrolment interviews - Term 3 2020

  • Outcome of interviews - Term 4 2020

  • Orientation for 2021 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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