Montessori philosophy embraces the whole child, their natural curiosity and love of learning. Based on mutual respect and cooperation, Montessori education encourages independence by providing environments that meet the developmental needs of children. This builds self-confidence, inner discipline, a sense of self-worth and promotes positive social behaviour.
Dr Maria Montessori’s insights and understanding of child development have been enormously influential all over the world, both through the Montessori movement and in mainstream education, which has incorporated many of her practices.
Interestingly, Montessori education parallels what is now know about brain development and actively fosters cognitive functions, social cognition, and such higher-order competencies as empathy and leadership thus providing a strong foundation for life-long learning.
Montessori Education Develops:
- Concentration and persistence
- A sense of order
- A positive attitude towards learning
- Initiative and intrinsic motivation
- Sensory motor skills
- Natural curiosity
- Cooperation and a sense of community
- Respect for the rights and needs of others
- Respect for the natural world
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We provide a challenging and diverse education that fosters independence, respect, collaboration and a love of learning, and supports children to be valuable members of the community and care for the environment.
A Montessori learning environment that involves families, educators and the broader community in empowering children to reach their potential.
A summary of our Strategic Plan is presented in our Strategic Directions document: Strategic Directions