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Final Bush Place for 2015

The start of Term 4 saw the weather warm up significantly and the UV readings reach Extreme.  We were however able to get a few days Bush Place at Monteagle in before we began Centre Bush Place. After a holiday break the children were eager to see if the fox we have been observing had [...]

December 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Final Bush Place for 2015

Bush Place is Flooded!

      This is just a quick post to share the photos of Bush Place under water..... I visited the site today and was amazed at the amount of water covering our Bush Place site.  There are two dams in the neighbouring paddock that were overflowing and the empty dam that the children run [...]

August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bush Place is Flooded!

The Circle of Life.

It has been a very cold and wet start to the term for our Bush Place groups this term,  It has also been unfortunate that we have had to cancel some days for many reasons.  If this happens and your child attends on another day and you would like them to go, please email me [...]

August 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Circle of Life.

Fire and Rain

The previous two weeks of Bush Place have been wet and cold and I am very proud of the number of children who continued to come to Bush Place during this time. Last week we stowed our gear in the shelter each day and went for a walk. We often find that the children are happier to [...]

June 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fire and Rain

We’re going on a fox hunt!

Bush Place this week has been all about bonfires, cubbies, foxes, bones and holes. On the bus, the Tuesday group were all chatter about the bonfires they had over the June Long Weekend.  On arrival at the site, four of the children ran off to collect wood to build their own bonfire in the fire square.  This play evolved from bonfires to include  camping [...]

June 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We’re going on a fox hunt!

A Tour of Bush Place

Welcome to the first Bush Blog of 2015.  I envisage this blog as a weekly round up of the learning and exploration that have taken place at Bush Place each week. While I am waiting for families to give permission for photographs of their child to be included in the blog, I thought I would [...]

June 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Tour of Bush Place

Muddy Faces

When doing Centre Based Bush Place I try to follow the children's lead and wait until I am asked before I set up an experience.  This usually results in lots of days of the Fantasy Basket, tools and ropes.  I try to mix this up by introducing some teacher initiated experiences as well. Muddy Faces [...]

December 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Muddy Faces

Bush Place

Wow, what an amazing year of Bush Place we have had at the Monteagle wild space this year.  A huge thank you goes out to Monteagle Public School for allowing us to use their amenities and grounds.  Bush Place couldn't happen without an adventurous but safe site for us to use.  A huge thank you [...]

December 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bush Place

The Fantasy Basket

The Fantasy Basket is the most requested experience the children ask me to get out for them.  It was originally the Fairy Basket but with the addition of handmade wooden dragons, it became the Fantasy Basket. The Fantasy Basket that goes to Bush Place has only natural materials that are not found on site, pine [...]

December 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Fantasy Basket