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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...
Play at Treetops

Play at Treetops

HOW DO WE PLAY AT TREETOPS? Much media attention has been given recently to what is perceived to be the increasing structure of the curriculum and lack of time for children to be children and to play. However, understanding what play is will confirm that in many...