Cycle 2: Wendy and Joanna

This program is conducted by Wendy Humphries and Joanna (Jo) Buick. Parents are usually able to quickly catch up with teachers at drop off or pick up time. However, if you require a more formal appointment, please arrange a mutually convenient time.  Teachers can be contacted by phoning the school or alternatively you may wish to email them.

Their email address is wendy@southernmontessori.sa.edu.au or joanna@southernmontessori.sa.edu.au. Our teachers will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible during classroom breaks. Thank you.

Wendy & Jo teach a Cycle 2 class with Desiree as a classroom assistant. Our Cycle 2 classes are multi-age, allowing each child the opportunity to learn from others and the flexibility to develop, both socially and intellectually, at their own pace. While Wendy and Jo will often work with children individually or in small groups, Desiree is able to offer additional support in the classroom where it is most needed.

While children in our Cycle 2 classes will often participate in different learning experiences, the Cycle 2 teachers work closely together to ensure children experience a consistent approach to their Montessori education and shared expectations in terms of quality of work and behaviour. Children usually stay with the same teacher for three years, developing strong teacher-student relationships and a deep understanding by the teacher of individual student needs and abilities. Children also have the opportunity to work towards leadership roles and responsibilities within the classroom as they move through the cycle.

Kind regards, Wendy & Jo.