Monday 19th February 2018
Last week, the inaugural group of Cycle 4 students headed off to Collingwood Children’s Farm on the first of many curriculum days there. Melbourne Montessori School have made a connection with The Farm which means that half of our Cycle 4 students will attend, with their teachers, every week on Wednesdays. Maria Montessori would be thrilled with this extension to our Cycle 4 program where so many life skills, leadership skills, indigenous connections, science and technology, Mathematics and English curriculum not to mention art and cooking skills will be taught in an authentic setting. We envisage that our Cycle 5 students will also be able to carry out some valuable curriculum work commencing with water testing in the immediate future.
This is an exciting development for our Senior School and it is fabulous to be associated with a farm which has been operating in Melbourne for over 175 years!
Child in Cycle 3? Want to know more about our Senior School?
Next week on Monday night please come along to hear an information session designed to explain how and why Montessori Cycle 4 is so very different from main stream schools. You will hear that we still deliver all the standard Australian curriculum, but we just treat our adolescents in a very different way to help them engage in practical, real-world, stimulating learning which gives them responsibility and shows them how to use their skills to connect with their community and the wider world.
Brighton Campus 7pm All Cycle 3 parents are welcome.
Information Sessions at both campuses
Last week every cycle in the school were treated to a tailor-made opportunity to meet the specialists and to hear in depth about the program which has been planned for their children. Classroom teachers explained to parents how to maximise the opportunities for each child and Room Representatives explained how to make the most of connecting with our community.
Please just ask your classroom teacher or Room Rep if you were unable to come or have any other questions.
Brighton Working Bee
Thank you to the wonderful parents who helped in the Brighton Working Bee on Saturday!
They helped load more sand into the sandpits, trimmed the big hedges, stained some fences and helped with cleaning windows and with the pressure hose around Cycle 1. They also prepared the vegetable gardens ready for the Cycle 1 children to plant now that we are approaching autumn.
If you want to help our community more and earn some hours for the PIL, there is a Working Bee at Caulfield this Saturday! See you there!
“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” Maria Montessori