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Beyond Accomplished | Expanding Horizons – Upper Primary Program

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As term two draws to an end the children have made great progress in all areas, despite the COVID-19 interruptions to normal school attendance at the end of term one and the beginning of term 2. An ever-increasing amount of lessons have been given in all curriculum areas; though at times it has felt like we were beginning the year all over again.  We all know that learning is important,...
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Beyond Imagined | Growing Pathways – NIDO / Parent Toddler Program

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Our NIDO and Parent Toddler classes are back on site and we’ve all enjoyed being together. For obvious social distancing reasons we now have the NIDO session on Monday morning from 10.30am till 12pm and the Parent Toddler sessions are on Tuesday morning, 9:15am-11:30am. This allows for smaller numbers at any one time in the same space. We really appreciate your cooperation in observing the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines....
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Beyond Imagined | Growing Pathways – Toddler 2-3 Program

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This term, the toddler program has been focusing on getting into a routine, increasing our independence and learning our grace and courtesy. The children had a new teacher and a few new classmates as well this term. The children had to get to know the new children as well and develop a lot of new relationships. We had a rocky start, but sooner rather than later, the children have all...
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Beyond Engaged | Capturing Enthusiasm – Lower Primary 6-9

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The children came back to the classroom eager to learn and slipped back to the normal routine. The classroom was filled with children continuing work that they had done at home, sharing inspiration, curiosity, and excitement for other children. The amount of variation, creativity and inspiration allowed the children to see, learn and explore a variety of concepts using many mediums. This term, older children worked on ‘spelling rules’ exploring...
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Beyond Inspired | Harnessing Curiosity – Bonnie’s Pre-Primary Program

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The Montessori Pre-Primary 3-6 Program is designed as a three-year cycle. The knowledge the children acquire in the first two years take form and now they are challenged to extend on their learning and be open to new possibilities and concepts. The teachers and children form a bond within this three-year cycle and the teachers know what materials to provide to support each individual child. The third year (kindergarten year)...
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Beyond Inspired | Harnessing Curiosity – Christine’s Pre-Primary Program

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Firstly, thank you to Estelle (Antoine’s mum) and her family for volunteering their time to be our class parents. Thank you to all our families that are continuously contributing to the smooth functioning of our classroom. The Prepared Environment in a 3-6 classroom encourages children to consider both objects and others. Because the environment is adapted to their inner needs, it is attractive and stimulating to them. Everything in the...
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Beyond Inspired | Harnessing Curiosity – Natasha’s Pre-Primary Program

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Hear from one of our Pre-Primary (3-6 Years) Directors - Natasha Williams and Classroom Assistant Mag O'Hearn, as they share the exciting learning that has happened in their class so far this year. The 3-6 environment is absolutely built, prepared and arranged with the 3-6 child in mind. It took Dr Maria Montessori many years of observation to understand what the child of this age was telling her that they...
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Beyond Accomplished – Expanding Horizons

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“I’ve been at FMS for a very long time because I started in 0-3.” Marlin’s early memories of FMS are peppered with practical life activities like scrubbing clothes on a wooden board, planting strawberries in the garden with his mum and great learning using the Montessori materials.  Along with other FMS families,  the Olsen family planted the beautiful banana tree that we all love today that stands proudly outside the...
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Beyond Accomplished – Expanding Horizons

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Students graduating from our Upper Primary 9-12 Program share their experiences from their time at FMS. Read on to hear from Jade Mantica about her experiences. It all started 11 years ago when Jade Mantica started FMS in the NIDO Program. “I can still remember planting peas .  I planted so many pea plants that my mum had to throw some away.  It was my favourite thing to do.  I...
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