Bruce Russell has 30 years experience as an educator in both leadership and teaching roles across three continents. He lived and worked in London for 21 years, spending the first 12 teaching year 5 and 6 students. He moved on to become Deputy Principal at St Stephen's Church of England Primary School. Bruce spent the last four years in London as Principal of St Paul's Church of England Primary School before returning home to Australia, where his teaching career began in inner-city schools such as Redfern Primary and Eskinvile Primary. Bruce got his teaching degree at Sydney Kuring-gai College Advanced Education now Lindfield Learning Village, he went on to get his Masters in Education.
From the Principal.
"Above all else we respect the innate, individual capability of each child to learn."
Bruce Russell, Principal, Montessori East
Montessori East has recently celebrated its 40th year offering quality education to a diverse Eastern Suburbs community. We pride ourselves in being one of Sydney's most well-established Montessori schools, ready to embrace further development through our Future Proof Project.
You'll find Montessori East is a happy place where students are living the ways of a functioning society – following the principles of social cohesion, creative problem solving, collaboration, strong personal values and a deep sense of purpose in the world.
Children thrive within a nurturing environment made up of inclusive multi-age classroom communities rich in learning. We are blessed with a team of highly skilled educators dedicated to the full development of the children under their care.
Years of experience have shown us that parents are the first educators and are an integral part of the school's united approach – to nurture a community environment that properly supports children from an early age to adulthood.
I invite you to visit Montessori East, question us, and find out for yourself. I look forward to meeting you and your family.