Inspired by the Kandinsky art exhibition which ran last summer holidays, the Cockatiels class explored the making of Abstract Art. Kandinsky felt that he could express feelings and music through colors and shapes in his paintings. (Below Vasily Kandinsky Composition 8). The children explored the tone of water paints with...
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Hills Montessori recently hosted our annual Open Day on Saturday 6th April 2024. Families were able to explore the classrooms, speak to the educators, admin staff as well as parents of current children. Thank you to all our amazing staff who helped out this year to make Open Day a...
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Hills Montessori celebrated Harmony Day at school this week on 19th & 22nd March. Harmony Day is a celebration of diversity, multiculturism, inclusion, belonging and respect for all members of our community. Children and staff were invited to wear clothing that represents their heritage or orange as this colour symbolises...
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We are excited to announce that following one from last years win Hills Montessori has once again been nominated as a finalist in the Sydney Hills Local Business Awards in the Early Childhood Centre category for 2024. The awards ceremony and announcement of winners will be held at Castle Hill...
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Hills Montessori celebrated its first social event of the 2024 year with a Dinos & Rainbows themed Disco. It was lovely to see so many children past and present attending along with their families and enjoying a wonderful evening together. Thank you so much to all our wonderful volunteers who...
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Each year towards the end of Term 4 our Kindergarten class hold a Kindy stall where each class contributes a variety of items they have created in their class for sale to raise money for the Kmart wishing tree. Items for sale this year included bees wax wraps, succulents, Christmas...
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Bees Wax Wraps - A New and Exciting Mission This interest and knowledge started from a parent of a past student in the Lorikeets class who came in to do a demonstration of how bees wax wraps can be made at home. This year we are hoping to make some...
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Families, staff and board members all came together and enjoyed a wonderful morning together at a local park for our first ever Teddy Bears Picnic. Special guest Teddy Bears visited and spent time with the children, along with other entertainment including bubbles, music and games and special 'teddy" inspired food...
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The past fortnight, Kindy have been focusing on pets. Mostly, how we care and look after them, the different pets people have, what pets the children have or wish to have. We also practised how to approach pets in a quiet and calm way so as not to startle them....
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The silkworm eggs were kept in a dark box in the store room for several months. These eggs were laid last year in November and December. At the beginning of term 3, we got them out and put them in the large glass container and added mulberry leaves. Everyday the...
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We celebrated Dr. Maria Montessori’s birthday by ‘lighting’ 153 paper candles as a tribute to her life. Everyday we are grateful to be following her philosophy which helps all the children in our school be themselves and value their own personalities as well as others. Maria Montessori always promoted peace...
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'Read, Grow, Inspire. This week, Hills Montessori celebrated book week! Dressed up as their favourite book characters, the children came in with all smiles. The outdoors was filled with so much fun and laughter as different stations were set up, such as 'The Little People Big Dreams' station, where children learned biographies...
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We had so much fun this week as we dressed up and did many green and gold related activities to get everyone pumped up with energy to cheer for the Matildas. Everyone got creative with green and gold cooking activities too like lime and mango jelly cups, cheese nachos and...
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Woo Hoo!!! Hills Montessori is now on Instagram. Don’t forget to follow us by clicking Here and share our page ❤️
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Using Adam Goodes’ book, Somebody’s Land, as a foundation for truth telling, together we had a yarn about whose land we are on. Through this, children understood the true meaning behind the acknowledgment of country they say each day. The colour yellow which we wore this week represents the sun,...
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Oh what a night! Thanks to the amazing Hills Montessori Team and to all our wonderful families who supported us and voted. Hills Montessori Preschool won the 2023 Sydney Hills Local Business Award - Outstanding Early Childhood Centre.
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The children and outdoor learning educators recycled voting booths from the recent election to create a beautiful Easter photo booth experience for the children and staff to enjoy in the final week of Term 1. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the final week of term and thankfully the...
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There has been an increasing demand and interest for tasting the summer harvest from our lovely outdoor area. So far, the children have tasted, peaches, apples, mint, salt bush and native currents from our edible garden and we were also able to harvest bananas in the last week of Term...
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We are excited to announce that Hills Montessori has been nominated as a finalist in the Sydney Hills Local Business Awards in the Early Childhood Centre category. A huge thank you to all our families and community that have supported the school and voted for us.
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Hills Montessori celebrated Harmony Day at school this week on 21st & 24th March, students, staff and families were all invited to get involved. Harmony Day is a celebration of diversity, multiculturism, inclusion, belonging and respect for all members of our community. Children and staff were invited to wear clothing...
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Please join us for our upcoming Parent/Toddler Open Classroom on Tuesday 23rd August 2022 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. On the day you can explore the classroom and speak to our staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have about our Parent/Toddler Program. You will need to...
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We are excited to announce that we are transitioning to Storypark Manage to help become a more sustainable school. Storypark Manage will be connected to our families existing Storypark for Families app. Throughout term 2 each classroom will move onto the Storypark Manage system and families will now be able...
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Hills Montessori featured in a recent article in the 29th April edition of the Hills Shire Times - "Best performing Hills Shire childcare centres and preschool". To read the article click here
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Hills Montessori celebrated Harmony Day at school this week on 22nd & 25th March, students, staff and families were all invited to get involved. Harmony Day is a celebration of diversity, multiculturism, inclusion, belonging and respect for all members of our community. Children and staff were invited to wear clothing...
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Please join us for our upcoming Open Day on Saturday 2nd April 2022 from 9am to 12pm. On the day you can explore the classrooms, speak to the educators and parents of current children. This year you will need to book into a session for Open Day and the link...
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Hills Montessori celebrated Book Week at school this week from 21st - 25th June, students and staff dressed up as characters from their favourite books. We had where’s Wally, the rainbow snake, thing 1 and thing 2, little Miss Whoops, and giraffes can’t dance. Thanks to everyone for your participation....
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The kindergarten class had a visit from Officers from the Castle Hill Fire Station on 3rd June. The class learnt about fire safety, and enjoyed the opportunity to use the firehose and take a look inside a fire engine.
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A HUGE thank you to Saumya for organising and the ladies from Bunnings Dural, Castle Hill and Rouse Hill for supplying and installing our new frog pond. I am sure the children will be waiting and watching everyday for some frogs to come and live in this beautiful pond.
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On Friday 5th March, Kindergarten held their annual High Tea for their parents. They were involved in the whole process from baking the scones and muffins to inviting their parent in and serving them. There is a great deal of social grace and courtesy lessons that they learn from inviting...
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In March this year the school enjoyed participating in the Hatching Chicks program. This program provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about the life cycle of chickens from a fertilised egg to a hatchling. The program also provides information about the stages of growth that a chick goes through to...
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Hills Montessori is pleased to be recognised as a Sun Smart Preschool
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Please join us for our upcoming Open Day on Saturday 13th March 2021 from 9am to 12pm. On the day you can explore the class rooms, speak to the educators and parents of current children. This year you will need to book into a session for Open Day and the...
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Our Wildlife Garden has really taken shape over the past few months, and after some much needed rain over the summer it is looking amazing and ready for a new school year. With thanks to Bunnings Dural for their donation of plants to put in our wildlife garden and to...
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Hills Montessori Pre-school invites you to join our Classroom Tours On Tuesday, 3rd November 2020 or Wednesday, 4th November 2020 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm For Further Details click Here
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Over the past few months the staff and children have worked on both building and decorating our new cubby house. The children have really loved being involved in the process and they are now enjoying spending time in this new addition to our school’s playground.
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Please join us for our upcoming Open Day on Saturday 14th March 2020 from 9am to 12pm. On the day you can explore the class rooms, speak to the educators and parents of current children. At Hills Montessori we create life-long learners by providing guidance and an environment that encourages...
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On Thursday 20th February, Kindergarten held their annual High Tea for their parents. They were involved in the whole process from baking the scones and muffins to inviting their parent in and serving them. There is a great deal of social grace and courtesy lessons that they learn from inviting...
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We hope all our families enjoyed their holiday breaks. Our theme for our first week in Home Environment this term was very popular with both the boys and the girls – dinosaurs. The children worked beautifully together creating a dinosaur diorama or ‘Dinosaur World’ as the children like to refer...
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Hello Everyone! The time has come to happily announce the arrival of our little bundle. Baby Oliver arrived 2 weeks early on 2 July, weighing 3.69 kg and 52 cms long. It was a very quick delivery (2.5 hrs!) and we are both doing really well.  My whole family would...
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To farewell the children who are moving onto 'big school' next year the Rosellas had a special afternoon get together after school the children had a treasure hunt. The children and parents had a fun time trying to find all of the sweets scattered around the grounds.  
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Last week, some of the Home Environment children told Narelle and I that painting is their favourite activity. So this week, we brought out the paints, paper, smocks, brushes and other painting mediums and watched as the children stretched their imaginations and creativity to produce some amazing artworks. We began...
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Programming of activities in Home Environment is based on the children’s interests. As last week’s dinosaurs were so popular, we continued the dinosaur theme for another week. Creating dinosaurs from play dough continued to extend the children’s imagination and the dinosaur jigsaw puzzles and books were as popular as ever....
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Group time: Our favourite song in the Kookaburra class at the moment is called “Chubby Little Snowman” here are the words so you can sing along with your children. “Chubby Little Snowman” Chubby little snowman, had a carrot nose Along came a bunny and what do you suppose That hungry...
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When Dr. Maria Montessori designed the children’s environment she wanted to offer the children the “keys to the world”… offering them a key to the greater world outside the walls of our classrooms as well as the ‘keys’ to the cultural world enabling the children to sensorially explore essential and...
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Blog Training A great big thank you to Linda who generously gave up her time this afternoon to help train the staff in IT. Hopefully we will be able to post our own blogs and do updates when needed. 
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Term 4 Welcome back everyone and especially to our new children and families starting this term. The new children- Elodyn, Alisha and Katrina have settled beautifully into the program and quickly learning the routines of the program.                      Simple Science: Several months ago the children had a challenge...
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World Teacher's Day A huge thank you to all of the parents who provided a wonderfully delicious lunch for all of the teachers last Friday. It was fabulous to try some new exotic dishes such as lamb and lentil rissoles, korean rolls as well as some favourites (sushi, samosas, cheese platters)....not to...
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News from Kookaburra Class Wow we are already half way through term 4 and this term we have welcomed Sarah Joung and her family back to Hills. Sarah has settled in very well to the program and has had some big extended day people willing to help her out.  ...
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Extended Day Christmas Stall Starting on Wednesday 27th November and until sold out the Extended Day children will be selling Christmas products that have been made by all of the children of Hills Montessori. There will be hand made paper and tags, cards and edible gifts for sale. The Extended...
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Making Christmas Cards The children in both the Brolgas and Rosella classroom excitedly made Christmas cards to sell. The children were involved in tracing the shapes, cutting them out, and folding the cards. Don't forget to bring your money on the 27th November to buy lots of the Christmas wares.  
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