Robotics success 2 years in a row!
For the second year in a row Melbourne Montessori School, surrounded by hundreds of students from other Melbourne schools, won another Lego League trophy – this time for teamwork. The focus in 2017 was on Hydro Dynamics. One of our Micro Economy groups had designed the t-shirts they all wore and students from other schools asked where they had purchased them! Congratulations to Harry, Zara, Tiago, Ethan, Alex and Dallas for working so hard over the weekends and for competing in such a collaborative manner!
Sports Days in the Sun
Last Friday MMS held two sports days – the annual Jarrod Hampton Sports Day was held at Princes’ Park for the Cycle 2 and 3 children where the Grads ran the six different stations comprising Hoop Ball, Euroball , Soccer, Tag Ball, Newcombe, Handball amongst others. The weather was surprisingly sunny and everyone worked hard at developing the different sports skills. It was wonderful to see how effective, caring and mature the Grads were when organising their teams.
The other Sports Day was held at Brighton for the afternoon children in Cycle 1. This was a first and again, the weather held and they were all able to enjoy the egg and spoon races, soccer goal shooting, sack races, beanbag throwing but my favourite was definitely the long jump into the sandpit! Great to see our sportsmen and women of the future! It was also wonderful to see the new basketball area being used for a complex obstacle race for the tricycles around the colourful cones. Thank you to all the teachers who helped organise both these events!
Thank you to all who attended the Working Bees
We would like to thank the large numbers of parents who have come to help Sean and Nick both at Brighton and Caulfield for our Term 4 Working Bees. The extra help has meant that a great many jobs have been completed around the school and the grounds are benefitting from this extra attention. Thank you for helping at MMS!
Our Transition Days have begun for 2018 and some very excited children helped transitioning, new Cycle 2 children from Brighton last week. We still have one morning session and one full day to go as the children will come to Caulfield again this coming Friday 24th November and Monday 27th November next week.
Today, the new Cycle 4 students for 2018 attended one full day of activities to welcome them into Cycle 4. Our new Cycle 5 students baked for the whole community and also attended a full afternoon’s subject briefing about their Year 10 work next year.
“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” Maria Montessori
– Gay Wales, Principal