| PLAYGROUP | KINDERGARTEN | PRIMARY SCHOOL | SECONDARY SCHOOL |
Our school offers a care place starting already this school year 2020/21 for all age groups. A playgroup offer is available on request (spots limited). Our core team covers kindergarten, primary and secondary school.
| BILINGUAL |
Tany Fitiavana is also a bilingual private school and playfully integrates the English language into the everyday life by living in a diverse community where english is automatically part of normality.
| COMMUNITY-ORIENTED |
― The School Tany Fitiavana cherishes and incorporates the positive changes from the 'curriculum 21' and enriches it by creating a powerful and sustainable community of parents, family members and friends into the learning process. Their help and collaboration build a very important structure in our school's concept. ―
We want to offer an alternative school option for families coming from all areas of life and economic status seeking a sustainable and more organic learning concept which includes them in their child’s education.
Through our eyes we can only benefit from a collaborative learning environment. Not only can we offer lower school fees based on the parent’s income but we also give the family the opportunity to share their knowledge and thrive side by side with their children.
For the family contribution per child and for further details regarding the timetable, you can always contact us via our contact information or find them in step by step.
To make this beautiful collaboration with the family possible we incorporate different internal trainings for all the members that participate in any form in our day by day school life. For example even if not mandatory to us it is of highest importance that all participants attend a children emergency aid course and a yearly update training. There will also be meetings held periodically with the presence of different specialized professionals who provide information and a practical understanding of the purpose and significance of a free learning, democratic and holistic education.
The main goal is to collectively thrive with purpose and offer the children a solid united foundation to grow from.
| Wolfhagstrasse 2, 8194 Hüntwangen | ONLY UNTIL END OF SCHOOL YEAR 21/22
― Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young;
it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart.
If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment,
we must also save an endangered indicator species:
the child in nature. ―
The Last Child in the Woods
We envisioned a property in the canton of Zürich with bright and light-flooded rooms, surrounded by nature or with the possibility for the children to find nearby forests, rivers and streams in walking distance. A place where children could truly roam free and such a location has been made available to us. We are very thankful for the lucky strike the generous school property amongst the green hills of Hüntwangen represents to us.
When we recently held a team meeting in which we had to decide on a school property, we discussed for a long time the various points that would normally be of interest to the parents. Like access route, central location, proximity to businesses etc. However, this method did not allow us to make any decision, because we received feedback from families from all over the canton of Zurich, as well as from neighbouring cantons. So which families should we prioritize and can such a decision be made fairly?
After much consideration we changed our approach and now hope with all our hearts that the families will understand and support our motives. Because we than started to look at the properties from the child's point of view and in connection with our free learning concept.
It is important that the children have the opportunity to walk to nearby forests, rivers and streams. To us 'the child in nature' is one of the most important windows to the world of wonders. It is through the natural world that a child finds amongst many wonders also the wonder of self-confidence and resilience. Furthermore, to us it is not only Tany’s free learning concept but also the physical freedom relevant. The possibility to let off steam and feel the magic when you connect with the natural environment and actively explore it.
― When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength. ―
Children want space to develop and be able to pursue their projects independently, and this is exactly why Hüntwangen is perfect. In addition, the property can be reached within half an hour by most of the families that reached out to us so far and with a drive of 20-30 minutes to Zürich mainstation, it is still close to the centre of Zurich.
We would also like to encourage and support carpools among the families and with the teachers.
Another possibility in the future could be a school bus.
The Tany School school property awaits you in a green and beautiful environment, with its own sports hall and outside field. Convince yourself personally during a scheduled admission interview.
― Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love. ―
Wolfhagstrasse 2 in 8194 Hüntwangen
Join The Journey
― The New Earth Schools association was designed to create sustainable schools for
the world and its green vanguards of the future but at the same time our learning
concept only works if that same world participates and supports our exciting endeavour. ―
We are grateful to be able to invite you, your family and friends to become an important member of our community. Together we will be the pioneers of a new learning movement and establish the first New Earth School in our beautiful and culture rich Switzerland.
There are many different ways to assist and support our school.
To us the most important task at the moment is to set up and build Tany's indoor and outdoor learning environment.
By becoming a partner, sponsor or contributor you also become a very relevant active part of the school’s whole creative development. It is truly one of a life time opportunity and we are grateful to be able to invite you and your family to join us on this journey.
Below we have put up a list of ways you can help us and join the creative work. If any of these options speak to you, please feel free to contact us at any time with suggestions, offers or if you want to receive our list of missing items for the school start.
As small as it may seem, we are happy about every support!
―I think true success is intrinsic... It's love. It's kindness. It's community.―
the creative work
― Children reinvent our world for us; let’s now reinvent their learning world for them. ―
The following is a short list of ways you can be a part of the school's preparation. We are always open for more innovative ideas and feedbacks from our amazing network of helpers and we would like to thank you already beforehand for reaching out to us.
Volunteers who tackle the work with us
Donations for the school start (list of possible items here)
We would also like to collaborate with and support local, cruelty-free and sustainable businesses that want to grow their organic stream of customers. Do not hesitate to get in contact if our values aligns with yours and if you are interested in working with us.
― When we begin to believe that there is greater joy in working with and for others, rather than just for ourselves, then our society will truly become a place of celebration. ―