Comments from Parents & Children

Parent Comments

The school’s approach to education fits my child very well. She learns so much and has so much fun doing it!
Frances
Nova Montessori School parent

One of the stand out things I love about Nova is that the “whole” child is received each morning. Through this respect and honoring of the child an environment is created whereby the learning becomes a rich and joyous journey! How lucky are these children to be meet in this way….thank you.
Kate Anderson
Nova Montessori School parent

There is an on-going, profound and visible evolution my children experience being in Nova Montessori School. Their “essence” is honored and nourished through the stunning professional support and integrity of the Nova Montessori Teachers. A truly valuable holistic education.
– Nicole Greaves

Confidence in knowing that the needs of my children met and I’m included, appreciated, valued, respected and feel that I have a voice which is met with encouragement.
Close enough 🙂
Cheers
Mel Drumm
Nova Montessori School parent

I asked Hussain why he likes Nova? I think his response was better than what I could have articulated
‘I like Nova because I get to do lots of exciting things everyday – its great! I can do world maps, painting, reading, writing, gardening and lots of things.’

From our perspective as parents, I think it has been really interesting seeing our five year old learn great things at Nova. I can really see the difference ii making to him and shaping him as an individual who is respectful towards others while growing his skills in all aspects of life – from baking to reading to painting. Thank you to the amazing teachers at Nova.

Thanks
Hafsa
Nova Montessori School parent

We are very grateful our children are going to Nova Montessori School, with teaching directresses who are always ready to follow the needs of the child. Each and every one of them.
Zachary
Nova Montessori School parent

As a parent of two Nova Montessori School children I feel privileged that I discovered this wonderful place for my children to learn in.

This unique school offers many opportunities for my children to develop. I enjoy being part of my children’s learning journey, and to be able share in the many stories of their day at Nova.

At Nova the teachers have a passion for teaching the Montessori philosophy, which starts when the children are met everyday at the school gate by a teacher. The children then go into the classroom to begin their work, which is an uninterrupted three hour work cycle.

I have observed how the teachers work with the children in the classroom and how they manage the children, who are all working on different learning lessons. This seems a huge task but it is because the classroom is set up in such a way that the children have all the Montessori resources and other resources at their fingertips.

My children have learned valuable skills on taking ownership of their own learning.

I enjoy entering through the school gates to the immaculate school grounds and buildings. These have been designed and prepared so that the children can use them as an aid to education.

My children have gained a wide understanding and knowledge of their community as the school uses all the resources in the community to discover and explore new learning opportunities, which they use to their full advantage.

Toni Cowey
Nova Montessori School parent

Liam and Jemma have loved their time at Nova. We have too, as parents, because there are so many ways we have been able to share in the education of our children- through field trips, school camp, discussion groups and the PTA.

Nova has provided an environment to nurture an enthusiasm and love for learning. What more could we want from a school?

Natalie and Jonny Collins

As a parent of children who attend Nova Montessori I have noted down just some of the aspects of the children’s education that I value …….

Firstly the way the children are honoured each morning as they are welcomed into the schools warm embrace with a hand shake and a few words spoken.

The opportunity the children have to self direct their learning through making their own choices, this to me offers fantastic life skills.

Having an uninterrupted 3 hour work cycle which allows the child to fully engage and focus on the challenge at hand.

Learning both by receiving a lesson and then, when they are ready, having the opportunity to teach a lesson to others. In this way the learning experience is richly deepened to the benefit of others.

Watching the children’s learning move from the concrete experience of handling the Montessori equipment to then being able to work with challenges in the abstract form. From my observation, the Montessori equipment seems to support this process so effortlessly.

Seeing the children be presented with “stories” discussing the big questions in life like where did we come from and how was planet earth created.

Having the children participate in the joys and wonders of tending a garden and then hearing about the coming together of the children to share in soup made at harvest time.

Aside from the points made above, which hardly even scratch the surface, what draws me to this school has been the absolute love and commitment that these teachers pour into these lucky lucky souls day after day. The embrace of love that these children are held in and the respect that they are offered is inspiring. To have my children be consciously communicated with for these years in their life brings me such joy and peace……..thank you thank you thank you.

Kate and Glenn Anderson

As a parent of two Nova Montessori School children I feel privileged that I discovered this wonderful place for my children to learn in.

This unique school offers many opportunities for my children to develop. I enjoy being part of my children’s learning journey, and to be able share in the many stories of their day at Nova.

At Nova the teachers have a passion for teaching the Montessori philosophy, which starts when the children are met everyday at the school gate by a teacher. The children then go into the classroom to begin their work, which is an uninterrupted three hour work cycle.

I have observed how the teachers work with the children in the classroom and how they manage the children, who are all working on different learning lessons. This seems a huge task but it is because the classroom is set up in such a way that the children have all the Montessori resources and other resources at their fingertips.

My children have learned valuable skills on taking ownership of their own learning.

I enjoy entering through the school gates to the immaculate school grounds and buildings. These have been designed and prepared so that the children can use them as an aid to education.

My children have gained a wide understanding and knowledge of their community as the school uses all the resources in the community to discover and explore new learning opportunities, which they use to their full advantage.

Toni Cowey
Nova Montessori School parent

Children’s Comments

Super Nova

by Jemma (9)

Nova is my school, my home, my life. One of the best things that has ever happened to me.

Another of the best things that has happened to me is meting you, my mother, my sister ,my Friend.

I have made friends. Lots of friends. The Friends I have made are so special to me I could never bear to let them go.

Friends and family are the two things I love most about life. Nova is life to me, to everyone. It’s our past, our future, our present.

It’s our SUPER NOVA.

I LOVE YOU NOVA!!!!