Margaret River Montessori School offers educational opportunities to children from 0-12 years.
Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that the needs and characteristics of children at different stages of development are the keys to establishing the environment within which the child can best learn at his or her own pace.
Unlike the way many of us have been educated, in same age or year group classes, Margaret River Montessori School has a 3 year age range within each Program: 0 to 3; 3 to 6, 6 to 9, and 9 to 12 year old children. The Montessori Directress or Teacher remains with the same group for the entire 3 year period, allowing them to truly get to know each and every child. This approach is now being advocated as ‘Best Educational Practice’ in traditional schooling.
Margaret River Montessori School also fosters social awareness and responsibility in children, allowing each child to interact with children of different ages forming mentor-style relationships. It is important to note that a commitment from Junior Primary level through to Upper Primary level gives the best outcome for your child.
The Montessori environment supports spontaneous learning and discovery. It centres on the individual needs of children, and within this environment new information is presented when the child is determined to be ready.
There is a very comprehensive Montessori Curriculum, mainly focused on subject disciplines and their content. A Montessori syllabus Scope and Sequence (K-7) is available upon request.
In Australia, and in particular Western Australia, all schools, including Montessori Schools, are under an obligation by law to conform to the requirements of the Western Australian ‘Curriculum Framework’ under the governance of the W.A. Curriculum Council. The new Montessori National Curriculum is aligned to the Australian National Curriculum..
Margaret River Montessori School demonstrates that its curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment practices and outcomes comply. Our results have consistently been above benchmarks and above state averages.
As part of the compliance guidelines these results are available on our website, in the Principal’s Report for the Annual General Meeting, and via the School’s newsletter.