Tuntable Falls Community School was established in 1981 by families living on the Tuntable Cooperative Community, who wanted an alternative education for their children which was consistent with their values.
integration between family, community and school
valuing each child's gifts and learning style
By establishing and maintaining an independent parent-run school, these values continue to be at the core of our philosophy.
Tuntable Falls Community School is tucked away in the lush rainforest of the Tuntable Falls Valley, bordering the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park, and close to the vibrant diversity of Nimbin village in Northern NSW.
The school's natural surroundings and the children's freedom to interact with it is fundamental to the school’s culture. Our children swim, build dam walls, and skim stones in the creek. They climb trees, build cubbies and play hide and seek in the rainforest.
Up We Grow
Over the last forty years the Tuntable Falls Community School has steadily grown from a small one classroom school to acquire several additional buildings and invaluable resources.
With a flourishing vegetable garden, large and well utilised kitchen, well-stocked cosy library, music and dance facilities, makerspace and a new nature playscape, our children can immerse themselves in learning through play while teachers can creatively facilitate opportunities to inspire their curiosity.
We completed our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden in 2013. This beautiful garden and kitchen are fully integrated into our learning programme as well as our daily school routines.
The children all contribute to what is grown, and they take great pride in gathering and helping to prepare the produce for the scrumptious vegetarian school lunches.
Through a 2019 NSW Government’s My Community Project grant we have been privileged to imagine and construct a new nature playscape with a wide and wonderful range of equipment and spaces for sensory exploration and physical discovery.
The children’s rainforest playground is beautifully complimented by a giant pendulum rope swing, timber tepees, obstacle logs, and a newly refurbished waterplay sandpit area and dingy-sailboat.
Watch this space for updates as the playground takes shape.