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Food Glorious Food – Home Edition

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Food preparation as a skill is an integral element of any Montessori classroom. While specific lessons feature most prominently during the Toddler and Pre-School  years, our lower and upper primary educators  find ways to teach children these important skills throughout the year as well.  Learning one’s way around the kitchen is a skill that couldn’t be easier to translate at home. Parents - you can support this important learning as often as you like;...
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Meet our FMS Alumni – Idette Warburton

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Idette Warburton, an FMS Alumni, share her thoughts on the importance of a child’s early education and some memories from her time as a student at FMS. She believes that “a child’s primary years are the truly academic years and getting this foundation right is critical in a child’s development and performance beyond primary school.  Montessori truly is an education for life.” 
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Helping Your Child Speak Up

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A big part of becoming a successful, independent member of society is being able to advocate for oneself.  We all need to know our own worth, and we need to feel confident enough to speak up for what we require in life.   This is hard for lots of people - adults included - so it makes sense that we teach our children the skills from an early age and continue...
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Meet our FMS Alumni – Dan Allen

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Dan Allen, an FMS Alumni, shares how his time at Forestville Montessori School gave him a strong foundation to build his future on, enabling him to pursue his passions in life: "Montessori enabled me to pursue my passions and think of challenges and obstacles in a different way. When I faced challenges in school or now at work, my time at Montessori gave me the ability to take them on...
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How to Raise a Resilient Child

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Resiliency, or the ability to recover after periods of hardship or difficulty, is a critical skill for us all to have. There are so many factors that contribute to a person’s levels of resilience, and it can be nurtured and strengthened at any age. In this post we take a closer look at how parents can help their children develop this important ability. (The good news is, you’re already doing...
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Meet our FMS Alumni – Jemima Barnes

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Jemima Barnes, an FMS Alumni, shares how her current role as a Speech Pathologist reflects and incorporates the Montessori principles she learnt whilst at FMS – including learning through materials and being a self-motivated learner. "School really was fun. I was self-directed, learning what I wanted to learn. Being in a classroom with 3 different age groups taught me to learn from older children and to become a mentor and...
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Thriving Together for 40 Years!

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Thriving together is our theme for 2021 and how fitting it is after a year of thriving as a community beyond a global pandemic to be here today to celebrate 40 years of world-renowned Montessori education. Continuing today on its original site, the land for FMS was purchased in 1980 so the school could open in 1981.  Forestville Montessori School is going from strength to strength.  We gathered on Friday...
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Who Was Mario Montessori?

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This article is part of a series that we will share throughout the 2021 school year to celebrate our 40th anniversary as we reflect on the past, present, and future of Montessori education here at FMS.  Did you know that the first teacher in 1981 at Forestville Montessori School for the primary years was Paul Seibel?  Paul trained at the International Centre for Montessori Studies in Bergamo Italy.  The Centre was established for primary training...
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Meet our FMS Alumni – Lucy Allen

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Lucy Allen, an FMS Alumni, shares how her time at Forestville Montessori School helped develop her love of learning as well as a sense of who she is, her strengths and interests. Hear more about Lucy's experiences following her primary education at FMS. “As a student, you’re not asked to leave your thoughts, experiences and who you truly are at the door.  Each and every child is celebrated in all...
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What Kind of Learning Do We Value?

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Human beings are creatures of habit. Habits are comfortable, and it is generally easier to continue doing things the way they have always been done. Change is messy, confusing, and often pretty challenging.   Here at FMS, we believe in the importance of examining our habits periodically. We think it’s critical to ask ourselves: “Why are things done this way?” “What is our motivation for taking this particular path?”  We think it’s vital...
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