Our teachers are fully qualified Montessori teachers, with additional teaching qualifications from mainstream university systems.
Our rich and comprehensive curriculum is based on the highest standard Montessori programme recognised internationally; it is also linked to all outcomes from the NSW Board of Studies syllabus. Besides the core curriculum offered through individualised programmes, students are treated to a variety of other activities such as swimming, surfing, Playball, dance, drama, yoga, camping experiences, and foreign language.
The unique Montessori classrooms are divided into multi-age environments of 3 to 6 year olds, 6 to 9 years and 9 to 12 years. The design fosters positive role modelling and supports all children in their journey to independence.
The classroom environment and specific Montessori learning materials support each child to meet their individual developmental needs for academic growth, self confidence and independent thinking and learning. The Montessori approach develops independent study habits, leadership skills, creative thinking, and a lifelong love of learning.
Mixed age classrooms : “Three Year Cycles”
The three-year developmental cycle is at the very heart of the Montessori educational experience. The curriculum, teaching, classroom design, student mix, progress and assessment all revolve around it. In our terminology we call each three year age grouping a ‘Cycle’
The three year age grouping of the Montessori environment allows the older children to act as role models for the younger children. They instruct younger children, reviewing concepts themselves in the process. Leadership, patience and confidence are reinforced. Younger children learn to seek the help and assistance those more experienced than themselves. Through observation of the older children, the students learn and model behaviour.