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Tim’s Retirement Morning Tea

Tim’s Retirement Morning Tea

First of all, I would like to explain to the younger children, how long Tim has been at Treetops.  None of us who are teaching or learning at Treetops today have known Treetops without him here.  Tim has been here for all the time it has taken me to have my children...
What Happens at Treetops?

What Happens at Treetops?

There has been a school at 12 Beenong Road for 50 years now.  At the beginning of its history the school was very alternative – students determining how their day would be spent, with ‘ministers’ responsible for the various aspects of the education and decisions made...
Peace at Treetops

Peace at Treetops

Maria Montessori lived and worked during the time that the dropping of the first nuclear bomb forced the inhabitants of our world to collectively face, at the same time, their own mortality in becoming aware that we now have the technology that can be used to destroy...
Treetops’ 30th Anniversary

Treetops’ 30th Anniversary

Treetops’ 30th Anniversary In 1989, a group of highly motivated parents sought to create a new school in Darlington.  They were dedicated to what were then seen as the ‘alternative education’ concepts of meeting the needs of the child as an individual, play based...
MUD, MUD, GLORIOUS MUD!

MUD, MUD, GLORIOUS MUD!

MUD, MUD, GLORIOUS MUD! It is the season of rain, the Noongar season of Makaru.  In the Hills this is the season of warm fires, hot soup and long bush walks.  At Treetops it is the season of MUD; oozy, sticky, fun to play in, mud. As part of our multiple Nature Play...