Principal’s Welcome

Lisa Fenton

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome community members, current and prospective families to this, the Margaret River Montessori School website.

My name is Lisa Fenton and I am delighted to be the Principal here at MRMS.  Throughout my teaching career I have taught students ranging from Kindergarten through to Year 12, from Methodist Ladies’ College (Claremont, Perth WA) to the remote Western Desert (Pilbara, northern WA). I am a Literacy specialist teacher with considerable experience teaching English Literature to upper secondary students and English as a Second Language to foreign and indigenous students, as well as doing Literacy intervention work with students with learning difficulties.

Situated close to town and surrounded by bush on Clarke Road, Margaret River, the school’s picturesque outlook is a delightful setting for the outstanding Montessori educational programme it delivers. As an Independent school offering quality education we are part of the global Montessori system and have close ties to other Australian Montessori schools and particularly those in Western Australia.  In addition we hold membership through the Montessori Australia Foundation and to the Association of Independent Schools of WA (AISWA).  We are outward looking with strong environmental and peace outcomes and work in partnership with local community groups. We have an after school sports and cultural activities programme and invited guests provide a wide range of interesting topics to motivate and challenge our students.

Margaret River Montessori School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Above all, we are committed to providing an education for life that combines and supports all intelligences and integrates academic learning with social/emotional learning as well as connecting with the environment and the wider world.

We look forward to meeting you and being part of the learning journey of your child.

Please use this website to take a virtual tour of our school, or come in and visit us any time for a real tour. You won’t be disappointed.

Lisa Fenton


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