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:
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.
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.
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.
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.