In order to be considered for enrolment, parents complete an Expression of Interest form for each child. Parents may make an appointment to observe in the classroom after the Expression of Interest Form has been completed.
From time to time during the year we offer parent information evening. This is an opportunity for parents to have a tour of the school, meet other parents and have dialogue with the teachers.
The Montessori Approach was developed after years of careful observation of children in a “prepared environment”. As a medical doctor, Dr. Maria Montessori was steeped in the tradition of scientific observation. This enabled her to “see” what others had not seen in the development of children. It was through her keen sense of observation that she deduced the need for didactic material to form a bridge between experience and knowledge.
Through her observations of children she was also aware of the intangibles of the learning “atmosphere” which included a special preparation of the teacher to allow liberty and social life to emerge in the learning community or the Montessori classroom.
After fifty years of observing children, she wrote “Education for a New World” in which she declares that her method has the potential for developing the basis for a new and more peaceful civilisation … even a new, more conscious human being.
It is within this framework that we invite you to observe our school. In the spirit of the learning community we ask that you plan to come on your own and spend up to an hour at the school without your child or his/her siblings. Upon arrival you will be given an observation chair and some guidelines of what to look for during your observations.
Expression of Interest Follow Up
After we receive your Expression of Interest Form, we will organise an appointment for the parent(s) or caregiver(s) to visit the school for observation and meeting with administration.
Enrolment Fees For Children’s House and Primary Classes
Please contact Nova Montessori School Enrolments Facilitator and Co-Head of School, Pauline Matsis.