Vision & Values


We acknowledge the Birpai people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we learn and work together at The Nature School. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and commit to build relationships, respect and opportunities for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Nature School Vision
A world in which all people learn from and within nature.
The Nature School Mission
A community in which children learn and shine through authentic experiences in nature, becoming active global citizens for a sustainable future. 
The Nature School Values
Connect: we value connected learning opportunities, connecting with our community, and connection with nature.
Protect: we value childhood, protect the rights of children, and advocate for protection of the environment.
Respect: we value self respect, respect for others, and respect for the natural world.

The Nature School Objectives


The objects of the Association are:

  • (a) To provide high quality education and care guided by pedagogies including nature-based, place-based and inquiry-led.

  • (b) To facilitate authentic learning experiences which engage children and their families. Learning may be:

    • i. Intentionally designed and/or learner-led;

    • ii. Creative, hands on, experiential or play/based.

  • (c) To lay the foundations for a socially cohesive and sustainable future.

  • (d) To cultivate environments in which children flourish.

  • (e) To promote a deeper, more regular connection with nature.

  • (f) To minimize the organisation’s environmental footprint through sustainable practices.

  • (g) To embed Aboriginal culture, languages and perspectives by connecting with the local Aboriginal community.

  • (h) To be a safe and inclusive community.

  • (i) To build a network which supports The Nature School to achieve its vision.