Montessori education is unique because...
The holistic Montessori programme promotes the development of self-esteem, social skills, emotional growth and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation. The Montessori method recognises that children learn best by doing what they have been shown how to do. This hands-on approach helps children develop both their cognitive skills and physical dexterity. It also teaches them to respect each other and cultivate positive relationships with children of different ages and cultural backgrounds.
Haere Mai, Welcome...
Parents are introduced to our Montessori classroom and a simple version of Montessori theory is explained to them. The purpose of this visit is to give prospective parents an understanding about our Montessori programme and also to obtain information about their child’s personality and suggestions to facilitate a smooth transition to reduce the separation anxiety for the child and parent alike.
A new school
The new purpose built school...
Little Star Montessori …
Was established in 1993 and offers parents the opportunity to give their children the head start in life. In the middle of November 2011 Little Star Montessori was rebuilt and extended, creating more space and improved facilities to cater for children aged 2 to 6 years old. The new building provides an optimal learning environment was opened on the 31st of January 2012.
A love of learning!
Montessori education is often described as an ‘education for life.’ The focus is on the child, and a carefully prepared environment designed to facilitate the development of children’s independence and a sense of empowerment. The Montessori environment enables the children to learn a vast array of skills but the greatest achievement is the love of learning that equips them to become independent, capable and successful learners.
All children are intrinsically motivated to learn and they absorb knowledge without effort when provided with the right kind of activities at the right time in their development ”