The days of riding bikes into the late afternoon and not returning home until dinner was ready, is a fond past time many of us can reminisce on. Today, our primary age children live in different times, where strict schedules filled with co-curricular activities offer less time for children to be children. In today’s world, there is no denying parents and children both crave a sense of the simpler times.
At The King’s School, Tudor House everything old is new again. Through the School’s outdoor education program, known as Kahiba, students have 169 acres of bushland to ride their bikes and explore. In addition to their regular classroom activities, students benefit from rich learning experiences that promote investigation and exploration. Each Friday, students from Kindergarten to Year 6 build resilience and resourcefulness through a range of activities varying from archery, canoeing, camping, cooking, first aid, fishing, low ropes, orienteering and more. Students are also exposed to real life farming through the Paddock to Plate program, where they learn to grow and nurture vegetables, fruit and animals – with the grown produce used in the Dining Hall.
With a ‘try new things’ mentality, daily life at Tudor House is truly an adventure. Here, boys and girls come together, side-by-side, engaging in a cohesive community, breaking boundaries and developing fundamental life skills.