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Beyond Accomplished – Expanding Horizons

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When asked where she would like to have her photograph take, graduating student Ria Aung-Thein thought for a moment then was very sure of her desired environment: “The Birth-3 cottage because that’s where I started at FMS.” Back where it all began, Ria joined the school when she was 3 months old in our NIDO Program and then moved to Parent Toddler.  She wasn’t able to join the Toddler Program...
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Moving Up – Transitioning ‘The Montessori Way’ from the Children’s House to the Lower Primary (6-9 Years)

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In a mainstream school setting, which most of us come from, we are used to children moving up to a new class at the start of each new year. While children have specific moments of development, Montessori saw that each and every human has their own unique path, and their own time of ‘readiness’ to learn something new or progress to something more challenging. This is why we plan a...
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Beyond Accomplished – Expanding Horizons

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As a graduating student from Forestville Montessori School at the end of Term 4 2020, Ella Williams has many happy memories and lots of insight about what makes her school special. “Friendly people, that’s one of the best things about FMS.  All the children and all the staff are really friendly.  It makes me feel so comfortable being here.’ Commented Ella. She had lots of praise for her teachers and...
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A Snapshot of the Third (Kindergarten )Year in the Children’s House

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When Maria Montessori developed her educational method, she created programs that encompass a three-year learning cycle. This three-year cycle corresponds with Montessori’s planes of development, each of which spans six years of the child’s life: First plane: 0–6 years (Absorbent Mind) Second plane: 6–12 years (Childhood) Third plane: 12–18 years (Adolescence) Fourth plane: 18–24 years (Young Adult) Within each plane of development, there is a natural separation and transformation that...
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Beyond Imagined | Growing Pathways – Term 3 in Birth-3 at FMS

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Matty van Drempt and Emma Elegado-Kotulic share the exciting learning in the Birth-3 Program during Term 3 so far. NIDO / Parent Toddler We’re all enjoying being together and being able to meet. Thank you to all our families  for following the COVID-19 procedures put in place to keep us all safe. In the NIDO class, 3 of the children are just pulling up and starting to walk. It’s great...
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Beyond Accomplished – Expanding Horizons

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“I always get excited preparing for Jump Rope for Heart.  It happens every year in springtime and I get an adrenalin rush counting down the days.  Because of COVID-19 our parents won’t be able to come and watch us this year but we’re thinking about organising a live stream so they can watch from home or work.” This will be Maree Barbara’s tenth year of raising money for the Heart...
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Beyond Engaged | Capturing Enthusiasm in Term 3 – Lower Primary 6-9

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In a Montessori classroom, there is a constant but organic flow of children transitioning between environments. The children move from the more home-like 3-6 to the exploratory 6-9 to the world-wide 9-12. Through these transitions, there are changes in dynamics that allow for more the growth of ideas and inspiration. We are proud of our older children who have stepped up as role models. They have been working with the...
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Beyond Accomplished | Expanding Horizons in Term 3 – Upper Primary Program

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The classroom continues to be a community of learning with the children actively exploring, discovering and sharing with the Montessori concepts and materials.  Great work continues with each day presenting something new and stimulating.  Within this community, the children are initiating, sharing, collaborating, researching and creating great work. With so much happening in the world, the past four weeks of Term 3 have felt like starting the year all over...
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Beyond Inspired | Harnessing Curiosity in Term 3 – Christine’s Pre-Primary Program

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Hear from one of our Pre-Primary (3-6 Years) Directors - Christine Wright and Classroom Assistants Dharini and Viviane, as they share the exciting learning that is taking place during Term 3, 2020! Welcome back everyone! Term three is well and truly underway, the children are steadily working across all subject areas and are having a lot of fun doing so. The five year olds are gaining knowledge on their cultural...
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