Thank you Melbourne Montessori School for two marvelous years.
We can not begin to express how we feel about this school. What started as simply as ‘Olivia’s new school’ when we first arrived has developed into our family here in Australia. MMS will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We’ve always valued the philosophies of Montessori, but seeing it in practice with such a phenomenal group of teachers, caring staff, and wonderful parents has blown us away. It is difficult for us to think of a better environment for our children to thrive in.
We only hope that our next school is as extraordinary as MMS. We will miss the beautiful smiles of the children and the helpful gestures of all the parents. We hope that Olivia and Lucia are blessed with as wonderful of a teaching staff as they’ve experienced at MMS. Evie and Roshni have provided Lucia with such a wonderful environment at early learners while Patricia has become more than a teacher to Olivia over the last two years. Patricia, who regardless of the situation always took the time to talk, and, most importantly listen, has established a wonderful, trusting, foundation in Olivia’s education.
Thank you for making us feel at home and taking us in with open arms and for making us part of your family. We believe that it takes a village to raise a child, and this little village is raising some amazing little people who will grow up to be amazing adults.
The Dacal Family
I never felt that I accomplished my full potential at school. When I became a parent, I met a Montessori teacher and was inspired to learn more about this philosophy.
I began by reading her biography and then embarked on a 3-6 diploma. What struck me was how much sense it all made and how exciting it was to discover maths, language and life skills all over again.
The real magic began when I enrolled my daughter into Melbourne Montessori School. My daughter was a shy 3 year old who entered the classroom tentatively. After 6 years as part of this community I see my child reaching her full potential. Each day she runs into class and returns each day having loved her learning.
She has overcome many obstacles in her 8 years and it has not always been an easy path, but the support and nurturing of the teachers and community around her has been exceptional.
For the first time in my life, I feel like I belong in a community of people who come from diverse backgrounds and belief systems, who always seem to enter into debates and find a common ground for the benefit of our children.
My second daughter has entered this year and her transition has been loving and kind.
Perhaps it is being part of Maria Montessori’s vision of a peaceful, tolerant and understanding world that makes me feel so at peace when I enter the gates of MMS and see the smiles of children as they enter their classrooms.