Are you a child, teacher or corporate, business? We’ve got something for everyone. Programmes to make your mind, heart and body sing!
Take a look at the goodness below. Tamariki Playshops
The classroom innnovated
We’ve been observing what makes children’s imaginations & hearts sing, for years. Our playshops let kids and the planet grow. We call it ‘natureal education’. We challenge children to be them. To ‘sit in their element’…creating, innovating, moving, laughing and loving. It’s the work of kids ! Here’s what we do:
Talking Tree Hill Day School
Nature goodness plus plus! This is our rainbow day. When TTHILLs Bush/Forest and farm school come alive. We do music, Te Ao Maori, yoga, drama, art, food, story, eco-passion projects, everything ‘natureal’! This day fills everyone’s buckets with laughter, kindness, adventures away & a sense of giving back to papatuanuku. We follow a ‘reasons for the seasons’ curriculum, and deal in a currency of kindness. Kaiako bring their passions for nature play and arts on a day of ‘natureal’ indulgence. Remember to get permission from your school before attending.
$60 + GST 20 children only. Scholarships available: contact firstname.lastname@example.org Mixed Age group. Tuesdays and Wednesdays . 8:15-2:15 pick up and drop off from Waiheke Primary School.
Talking Tree Tots on the Hill
AGES 3+ | PICKUP & DROP OFF FROM TOTS ON THE ROCK / 9 - 12:30 $22.50 a session – Enroll with Danielle and Hayley, then pay online. Is your child 3+ and goes to ToTs on the Rock? Fridays at TTHill are yours! The Tots crew are smart, they booked a day here when we first opened! Much kudos to them. So much outdoor goodness to be soaked up in our animal farm, natural playground, Bush/forest School. Think mucky play, adventuring & creating. A day spent imagining in nature, and rolling with children’s curiosities and urges. Enroll with Danielle and Hayley, then pay online. $22.50 a session – subsidised by ToTs.
Term Time - Week 1 of each holiday period. In January: last 2 weeks ! 8:30-4:30. Pick up / Drop off Waiheke Primary School carpark.
Everyday will be an assortment of the above awesomeness and more with expert educators creating arts & innovations with the children to get their imaginations moving! Please provide snacks, lunch and a water bottle. 5-11years. Drop off at Talking Tree Hill by 8.30am. Jackets, gumboots and a change of clothing are ESSENTIAL in wintery/spring. In summer make sure they have sunblock and a hat! Please ask about scholarships. email@example.com It’s TTHill time... 2-3 weeks of outdoor goodness to celebrate the holidays. If your at work or need a day for you, no problemo! We have the goods to keep your child/ren happy and adventurous. Each day we will try a different TTHill outdoor skill.... We will be whittling, mining, growing, cooking, creating music, art, yoga, Te Ao Maori, sports, DIYing, crafting, nature games, makerspace, tinkering, and connecting with nature for mind and body health! Everyday will be an assortment of the above awesomeness and more with expert educators creating arts & innovations with the children to get their imaginations moving! Please provide snacks, lunch and a water bottle. 5-11years. Drop off at Talking Tree Hill by 8.30am. Jackets, gumboots and a change of clothing are ESSENTIAL in wintery/spring. In summer make sure they have sunblock and a hat! Please ask about scholarships. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is where we began our journey...Are you a homeschooler? Does your child needs a day away with someone who embodies your ethos for learning? have a group but just need the space?
Here we are! or hire the space and bring your own teacher! A day for your child to flourish in creative nature education- learn our yoga flows, care for the animals, grow food, create DIY passion projects, make bread and polish eggs, create music and laugh on the farm, in the forest, bush and beach. We learn the non-negotiable skills of our 10 zero waste principles. Because we give back to papatuanuku. We also are very keen on 'drop of the hat excursions' because sometimes our curiosities lead us to another space on the island. Children create the flow we support their innovativeness. 10 children minimum. Pick up and drop off from Waiheke Primary School carpark. Age Range 5-12 years Contact Kirsten 0277339904 for more information. Kaiako Professional Development
Programmes full of inspiration, creativity and wellbeing
We run innovative:
- 1-day Kaiako wellness programmes - Nature2Classroom Professional Development in school, online or at TTHill. - Bespoke programmes to fit the kaupapa of your kura. We focus on bringing more creativity, innovation and wellbeing into their own lives, their classrooms and respect for the planet. What does your school need to thrive?
Nature2Classroom Professional Development
N2C Term Time Professional Development Facilitators: Susan Arrowsmith and Kirsten Simmons.Integrated creativity and nature education for your classroom. One day in school or on site at TTHill professional development workshops. Focusing on project based learning.
Kaiako Wellness Programmes
Bespoke Programmes Want your own personalised professional development day at Talking Tree Hill? Book your day! Our on-going research in nature education, creativity and innovation drives our kaiako professional development days. Giving you a range of skills to develop in the classroom, and a sense of well being and personal nourishment to boost you! Book in for a 1/2 or full day of adventures. We discuss what you and your team need and we create sessions to suit. Includes ferry pick up/drop off, or from your school or early childhood centre on the Island. We will work with you to produce your perfect day! 20 people only. Lunch and snacks provided & recommended!
We create days aligned to the needs of your group!
We create days aligned to the needs of your group! What do you need and what does the planet need? Experiences include digital free detox days, environmental giving back sessions, team building, wellness days.What does your team need to thrive? We will create it.
Need to refresh? Need to reinvigorate your team by connecting back to nature and creativity ? Then come for a day. Every team needs a day together soaking up vitamin D, being creative and taking time to just be. We offer the space to do that, and to explore. We will send you a survey to tap into ‘why’ you need a day at Talking Tree Hill. Then we create a session designed to nourish and extend your team. Based outdoors, on wellbeing, or risk taking, collaboration and building you as a high functioning and agile team...with heart! Sounds like you? get in contact!