From 1 to 6 years of age.
What are MCHW’s operating hours and is there a minimum number of sessions that I have to enrol my child for?
Our centre’s session times are 9 am – 12 noon and 12 noon – 3 pm. Parents can also arrange early 8.30 am drop-off if required. Minimum attendance in the Bambini classroom is two sessions per week. Minimum attendance in [...]
Montessori welcomes all prospective parents to make an appointment with the centre to view our facilities and meet the staff. At this meeting, you will be provided with an enquiry booklet, waitpool form and our fee schedule. If after visiting [...]
Our curriculum encourages children’s natural talents and their freedom to think and choose how they learn; it is well-structured and supervised by trained (and friendly!) teaching staff.
There are no religious connotations to a Montessori education. Respect for other people and the environment as well as engagement with the natural world is at the heart of our curriculum – a perfect fit for life in Wanaka!
Experience and research both indicate that children attending Montessori schools tend to be competent, self-disciplined, socially well-adjusted and happy. They choose to work hard and concentrate well. They treat materials with respect and display patience towards others. They are friendly [...]
The centre keeps a list of each child's allergies or medical condition and emergency procedures and these are discussed with the teachers at the time of your child's induction. A list of each child's food allergies is kept in each [...]
Parents receive Parent Notices via email, plus a more comprehensive newsletter is published 6 times a year. We also use Facebook and Google + to keep parents updated on day to day happenings at Montessori.
Yes, in addition to learning stories within your child’s profile book, you will recieve an individual report twice a year. These reports form the basis for our discussion with you at the parent interviews.