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Win R1500 Voucher Facebook

Stand a chance to win a R1500 voucher by reviewing our Facebook page. Anyone can enter just follow these 2 steps: Visit our Facebook page Leave Feedback under the reviews tab. Competition ends 20th of September. Visit our Facebook page Leave Feedback under the reviews tab.

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The Maria Montessori Tulip

Tulips from Amsterdam

Mrs J.J. Werker, set up the first small Montessori ‘Casa dei Bambini’ in the Netherlands, in 1914.  It was soon apparent, that with other schools opening their doors in the Netherlands, it was necessary to coordinate how schools were run and managed, and to pool resources.  In 1917 the official Dutch Montessori Society was formed to liaise with Maria Montessori.  In 1922, this Dutch Society established a Leermiddelenhuis (didactic apparatus centre), to produce materials to

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Little Stars Montessori

Little Stars Montessori in Sun Valley is for sale! We are looking for a Montessori educator to continue their passion with owning and running our school. Our 32-child preschool (ages 2 to 6 years), is well supported by the local community. Fully registered and with zone approval. The premises comprises of: a fully equipped Montessori preschool with a wonderful outdoor learning space and a separate entrance, freestanding building a heated indoor swim school, showers, and

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Montessori Early Learning Foundation

“Like a sponge these children absorb. It is marvellous, this mental power of the child. Only we cannot teach directly. It is necessary that the child teach himself, and then the success is great.”  Maria Montessori, Citizen of the World, Pg 45

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The College of Modern Montessori

“The first step an intending Montessori teacher must take is to prepare herself. For one thing, she must keep her imagination alive; for while, in the traditional schools, the teacher sees the immediate behaviour of her pupils, knowing that she must look after them and what she has to teach.  The Montessori teacher is constantly looking for a child who is not yet there”  Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, pg 252. 

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Schooling in our Time

Schooling in our Time

2020 is now officially the Year of Upheaval for Everyone!  Gone are all the traditional holidays, classes, and experiences – we are all adjusting to the frustrations of the new “Future Normal”.  Parents the world over are re-thinking education for their children.  In the “old world”, all we wanted for

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Working with the Pincer Grip

Handwriting is a vital basic cognitive skill.  When developed, The Child will feel greater self-esteem and become truly independent in their communication skills. The starting point is the pincer grip.  The infant starts to develop this grip between 9 to 12 months.  By providing the correct environment e.g. small items

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Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori - the Child at Work with Red Rods

Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori

Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori, the vision of Dawn Brochenin, opened it’s doors 15 February 2010 in a 5m rented rondawel. 15 Children (2½ – 5 years), were introduced to the Montessori method of teaching in a stimulating and safe learning environment. Dawn’s sterling efforts at fund-raising extended the school’s reach to

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International Day of Peace

International Peace and Heritage Days

24th September, Heritage Day is a day for celebration!  It is also a day for remembrance and reflection on how we got to this point in our lives.   History, a study of the past, gives us our Heritage the achievements and accomplishments of our ancestors.  One cannot live without the other. 

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Mandela Day and a Challenge

Mandela Day, our challenge to reduce plastics

Have a look at one of the latest ranges of books we are offering – “Wetlands, not Wastelands”  This is a delightful book suitable for all children from 3 to 12, providing a great platform to instil an understanding of the human impact upon the environment and how to counter it.  This book is also available in Afrikaans.

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