The Montessori Preschool is structured to facilitate children’s inquiring minds within a secure, family-like environment. Children are encouraged to construct their own understanding of concepts through their exploration and interaction with the Montessori learning materials.
The Centre aims to foster a love of learning that will stay with the children throughout their lives.
To this end, the program is organised to enable children to access a wide variety of learning experiences.
The Montessori materials are carefully designed and researched to match the developmental needs and characteristics of children.
Self-discipline is fostered by engaging children in decision making, by encouraging task completion, and by creating a classroom climate where the right to learn is respected at all times.
The program aims to nurture:
-the growth of independence
-a strong interest in learning alongside good work habits
-a willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions
The Preschool is also a preparatory step into the Early Entry and Primary programs.
A variety of program options are available at the Preschool.
Morning Programs – 9.00 – 11.45
2 morning sessions – Monday & Tuesday
2 morning sessions – Wednesday and Thursday
4 morning sessions – Monday to Thursday
Afternoon Programs – 12.30 – 3.15
2 afternoon sessions – Monday & Tuesday
2 afternoon sessions – Wednesday & Thursday
4 afternoon sessions – Monday to Thursday
Full Day Programs – 9.00 – 3.15
2 full day sessions – Monday & Tuesday
2 full day sessions – Wednesday & Thursday
4 full day sessions – Monday to Thursday
1 full day session – Fridays (available to children in the 12 months prior to starting in Reception in addition to participating in either of the 2 full day programs.)
This program is for children aged 3 – 5 years. Please note that children must be toilet trained to be considered for this program.
- A Montessori Moment
- Alison's Class
- Baby Steps / Toddlers
- Baby Steps Program
- Corey's Class
- Creative Arts
- Cycle 2: Judy & Amelia
- Cycle 2: Kristy & Tricia
- Cycle 3: Alison
- Cycle 3: Corey
- Cycle 3: Michelle & Lea
- Cycle 4/Middle School: James & Abby
- Health & Wellbeing
- Italian with Maria
- Judy and Amelia's Class
- Michelle and Lea's Class
- Parents & Friends
- Preschool Friday Program
- Preschool Programs
- Recent Events
- School Sports
- Student Leadership Groups
- Toddler Program
We send a warm welcome to our newest Montessorian, Simeon Mouralis. Congratulations to his family, Tusia (Preschool), Zahlia (Toddlers) and their parents, Aris & Gemma. Wishing you many sleep filled nights over the next few months! “The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t […]
In Cultural Studies lessons this term, preschoolers have been discovering lots of things about autumn. We have been using the inquiry method whereby preschoolers share what they already know and what they would like to learn. This then forms the basis for learning. Here is what they said. What we know about autumn What […]
We have had a very successful and productive Term 1 in the Preschool Friday Program. The children enjoyed participating in a number of events including ‘Dream Career Dress Up Day’ and Amanda Rishworth’s ‘Kindy Art Show’. Thank you to all the children and their families for your support throughout the term. It has been lovely […]
It’s hard to believe that we are already so close to the end of Term 1. We have had a great start to the year and the children are beginning to settle in well! Transitions can be really difficult for some children and this can be made easier by setting up a routine with your […]