Hurstbridge Learning Co-op, Hurstbridge, Melbourne

Apart from a few new buildings and some beautiful new landscaping, it felt as though The Hurstbridge Learning Co-op that we saw this morning, stood as it was back in 1973, when it was established. So far, the schools we’ve visited have all come from similar places, having started 30-40 years ago as radical learning…

The spirit of Tasmania

We are now 3 weeks into our journey. The nomadic blood that exists in both Tom and I is pumping and circulating and thriving. We are loving our tent home and drawing on each others body heat to stay warm. We’ve made it through the initial challenges of the uproot and are now mostly sailing…

The Cottage School, Bellerive, Tasmania

Situated on the eastern shore of Hobart, the Cottage School is a small community based school of about 80 students. The school was founded 41 years ago by Sally Sorell, a local home based kindergarten teacher and a group of parents. The lack of homestyle options beyond Sally’s kindergarten, being the primary motivator to build one….

Peregrine, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania

It had been a somewhat frantic morning gathering ourselves from our second night in Tasmania and our friend’s back garden camp spot. We finally hit the road with not much time to spare for our 9am appointment at Peregrine School about 45 minutes south of Hobart. The rolling hills and windy roads to the school’s…