BEYOND INSPIRED: HARNESSING CURIOSITY

Pre-Primary

3-6 years

Seeking adventures to ignite your child’s natural curiosity, energy and joy for lifelong learning.
 

Welcome to the Children's House. Between the ages of 3-6 years, your child has extraordinary powers of mind, Dr Maria Montessori called this stage in your child’s life the ‘Absorbent Mind’. You have probably noticed that your child loves to explore and discover new things each day and is extremely curious about everything! Our purposefully designed rooms are set up to support your child’s love of learning, allowing them to move, touch, manipulate and explore through five distinct areas:

 
 

Practical Life

Our rooms are set up to provide your child with a connection between their home life and school, giving them the chance to practice activities they have likely seen you do many times before – such as sweeping a floor or watering plants. These activities help the child learn to care for themselves and others leading to responsibility, self-respect, respect for others and for the environment.

 

Language

The gift of language is so important, we encourage your child’s joy of learning language to grow and develop as they explore their surroundings each day. Your child will develop pre-reading, reading, writing, literacy and verbal skills through their daily discoveries and experiences.

 

Sensorial

The sensorial area of the classroom appeals to the child’s five senses, stimulating them to explore the environment using their senses to develop discrimination, order, refinement of movement and concentration. Tracing a sandpaper letter m with a finger, a child not only sounds out the symbol m but also feels it! Later, their muscles will remember the tracing motion as they write the letter. These and other materials allow for repetition and control of error. Sensorial materials form the basis for mathematics, language, and the arts.

 

Mathematics

Is your child intensely aware of numbers? Do you find that they are constantly counting their steps or little items that they play with during their day? Our traditional Montessori materials will help your child discover and understand mathematical and geometrical concepts. They will be encouraged and supported in further understanding higher mathematical skills, problem solving and reasoning.

 

Cultural Subjects

During their day, your child will enjoy activities in biology, history, geography, science, art, music and drama, broadening their understanding of the world around them. Our school is very culturally diverse across all programs helping to develop the appreciation and acceptance of all cultures within your child.

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Safety in Structure
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Connecting with Reality and Nature

Connecting With Reality and Nature
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Children are naturally connected with reality. It is their unconscious task to absorb their surroundings and become a person of their time and place within the first plane of life.

Order All Around Me

Order All Around Me
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The ‘Absorbent Mind’ is a Montessori term used to describe how the young child’s brain effortlessly soaks in every detail of their environment.

Practical Live is Daily Life

Practical Life is Daily Life
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A central theme of the Montessori method is the concept of Practical Life. Practical Life is a series of exercises aimed at assisting the child to gain independence through the mastery over the environment.

Tell Me A Story

Tell Me A Story
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Children are naturally connected with reality. It is their unconscious task to absorb their surroundings and become a person of their time and place within the first plane of life.

Exploding into Literacy

Exploding into Literacy
InFocus 3

The 3-6 Children’s House is a language rich environment.

The Mathematical Mind

The Mathematical Mind
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Maria Montessori described the process of the mind rather than the product.

Talking Math

Talking Math
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When talking to adults about their own experiences of mathematics you will often hear that they either loved it or they loathed it.

Now for the Decimal System

Now for the Decimal System
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In the preschool, once the child has a working understanding of 0-10, we move on the decimal system.

 

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Under 3

Birth – 3 years

 

Pre-Primary

3 – 6 years

 

Lower Primary

6 – 9 years

 

Upper Primary

9 – 12 years