Kellyville's new school is extra-healthy

Good learning: Educational leader Karen Barnes said it's important to teach children to care for their world. Kaitlin Farr, 4, and Nathan Barkas, 4. Picture: Gene Ramirez

Good learning: Educational leader Karen Barnes said it's important to teach children to care for their world. Kaitlin Farr, 4, and Nathan Barkas, 4. Picture: Gene Ramirez

THE Oasis Preparatory School, which opened in Kellyville on April 26 and started lessons yesterday with five children enrolled, is offering a healthy environment.

School director Katie Brown said she researched products to make the centre free of chemicals.

"I believe in a healthy child, healthy world philosophy.

"All toys are environmentally friendly; we use organic cotton, non-toxic paints, bamboo floors and recycled plastic with no [chemical] BPA," Ms Brown said.

She said the school was ideal for parents who didn't know where their children might attend primary school.

"We're the only stand-alone prep-school in The Hills."

Educational leader Karen Barnes said sustainability had a strong influence in children's learning.

"It's important to teach them to care for their world and other people in their world."

There will be a garden for the children to grow vegetables.

The Oasis Preparatory can accommodate 25 children aged four and five years and the owners have a 25-year lease on the building.

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