Bush Kinder was developed in response to research that shows outdoor activities in a natural environment are extremely beneficial to children's health, wellbeing and development. Bush kinder is an education program that is set outdoors so children can connect with nature through play and exploration.
The Nunawading Christian College bush kinder program deepens our children's understanding of community and where they fit in.
The program offers better opportunities for children to be authentically engaged in real life. The Nunawading program encourages a well-connected, cohesive community of children who are more environmentally aware. The Nunawading Biralee Bundaleer program takes special care to embed Indigenous culture perspectives into the program by promoting three community and environmental aspects:
Staff and students intentionally use Indigenous language first for flora, fauna and insect life, recognising that English is the second language NOT the first language of Australia.
Did you know, mud, sand water, leaves, sticks etc. can stimulate children's immune systems making them more resilient to illness?