The school offers a separate toddler environment for children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years; pre-school environment that caters for children from 2 ½ years up to 6 years and a primary environment that engages children from 6 - 12 years. Each environment also has their own age-appropriate jungle gyms, gross motor skill activities, playgrounds and a multi-purpose sports facility for the primary school. All the activities are within reach and freely available to your child. They are set out in a pattern that leads the young child from the simple short activities to those that are more challenging for the more mature child.

Toddler and Pre-School Environment

The young child, between the ages of birth and 6-years, is naturally gifted with much potential.  They have the ability to absorb, quite spontaneously and without effort, the many facets of the world around them. 

They have an intense interest in becoming as independent as possible by developing and perfecting all the physical, mental and social skills that will form their personality.

 At the start of the day your child will select work of his choice, that has already been presented to him, and that is suitable to his particular level of learning. Your child will take the work to a space - be it table or floor- use it and then return it to the exact same spot, ready for the next child to use. There is a wonderful peace and quietness throughout the classroom brought about through concentration on the task in hand.

 

 

Many of the early exercises use objects often found around the home, such as small jugs for the ever popular pouring activities; dusting and polishing exercises; folding and buttoning activities to name just a few. These are designed to teach the children life skills, increase their dexterity and concentration and, as the children are familiar with the objects used, will help to make a smooth transition from home to school.

Soon afterwards your child will be introduced to the Montessori materials specifically designed to help develop the sensory awareness and the ability to make fine discrimination in size, shape and colour for example. These are later followed by materials ingeniously designed to develop the child's concrete understanding of language, maths and all the other areas of the curriculum. When reintroduced to these concepts in primary school, this physical understanding will be invaluable to your child.

Each day your child will be involved in one or more small group activities. Group work is considered important especially in developing social skills and is used particularly when teaching the cultural subjects of art and craft, drama, music and games. At the end of a busy, fulfilling morning, your child is ready for collection and may tell you nothing, or very little, about the day! But in time you should notice differences; sometimes subtle, sometimes more obvious - but either way it will become evident that the magic of Montessori is working for yet another child.

Primary School

The primary environment is designed to support the specific aspects of development, and allows the children freedom of action to build themselves as an individual and as a social being. 

The Montessori Primary (Elementary) programme for children between the ages of six and twelve offers the child an opportunity to “Learn How to Think”. There is the ongoing development of your child who has been nurtured in the pre-primary program and is arriving at a whole new development period in his life; this imaginative, social, creative child needs a planned environment and expansive course of study to support his expanding independence and potential. The child’s experience in this rich environment will shape not only his knowledge and skills, but also his attitude about learning for the rest of his life.

The primary environment is built on the foundations of the pre-primary.

The primary “curriculum” is only limited by a child’s imagination.

Children work collaboratively and cooperatively.

The classroom is designed to nurture imagination and reason.

The children’s work is open-ended and creative.

Children are managers of their own education.

The children explore their own interests while meeting age-appropriate standards.

The children are empowered to seek knowledge beyond the classroom. 

 





 

Toddler Routine
7am – 8am Arrival at school, settling in and free play
8am – 8.30am Feeding Animals
8.30am – 9am Gross Motor Skills Development
9am – 11.30am Work Cycle
11.30am – 12pm Group Time (Theme of the Week)
12pm – 12.30pm Lunch
12.30 - 1pm Free Play and Extra Murals
1pm Home Time
1pm – 5pm After-Care for full-day children
Pre-School Routine
7am – 8am Arrival at school, settling in and free play
8am – 8.30am Gross Motor Skills Development and Brain Gym
8.30am – 11.30am Work Cycle
11.30am – 12pm Group Time (Theme of the Week)
12pm - 12.30pm Lunch
12.30pm – 1pm Extra Murals
1pm – 1.15pm Home Time
1.15pm – 5pm

After-care for full day children

 

Primary School Routine

7am - 8am

Arrival at school, settling in and free play

8am - 8.15am

Gross Motor Skills Development

8.15am - 8.30am

Brain Gym

8.30am - 11.30am

Work Cycle 

11.30am - 12.15pm

Lunch

12.15pm - 2pm

Work Cycle

2pm

Home

2pm - 5pm

After-care for full day children

Note: The work cycle includes a spontaneous snack time and incorporates all aspects of the curriculum i.e math, languages, culture (geography, botany, science, history, zoology, etc) art, computer literacy, music and sport.