Dr Maria Montessori developed her programme over 100 years ago based on her observation of children. The Montessori method is one of the few teaching methods that has truly withstood the test of time.
Dr. Montessori discovered that children have a genuine thirst for knowledge. When we follow the child and treat each child as an individual, the child becomes absorbed and motivated to learn. A cornerstone of our Montessori classroom is much like a family where older and younger children learn from each other.
Knowledge, patience, understanding and community are only a few of the valuable lessons children learn in our Montessori.
The materials in our Montessori classrooms are very much hands on. Everything abstract becomes concrete. Our Montessori work appeals to all the senses to make learning more alive for the child. This approach aids children with all types of learning styles.
In addition, each child in our Montessori classrooms is allowed to grow at their own pace. In this way, each individual child can develop their own interests within the classroom, and discover their own love of learning.
Our approach accommodates both the child who grasps concepts quickly and the child who learns better through repetition. Our Montessori offers a rich curriculum including language, geography, arts, maths, science and music, but Montessori House of Children is much more than academics.
Grace, courtesy, and kindness are a big part of our Montessori classrooms. The children learn a healthy respect for themselves, others, and the world around them.
All our Montessori tamariki learn to work independently and in groups. They are encouraged to make decisions from an early age. These children are problem solvers who can make right choices and manage their time well. Our Montessori tamariki are encouraged to exchange ideas and discuss their work freely with others. Good communication is a fundamental skill to a successful future.
Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a sense of self esteem. Our Montessori programmes, based on self-directed, non-competitive activities, help children develop good self-images and the confidence to face challenges and change with optimism.