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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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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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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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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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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Extended Day Christmas Stall Last week the Extended Day children sold the wonderful handmade Christmas goods that all of the Hills children had participated in making. The Extended Days all had a turn of 'selling' and in the end made $250!! Thank you to all of the families that supported in...
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K Mart Wishing Tree Shopping On Wednesday 4th December the Extended Day children hopped on a bus and went shopping at K Mart to put presents under the wishing tree. We managed to purchase 18 gifts for boys and girls of different ages. We then wrote on the card and...
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Home Environment Bakes and Creates We were very pleased to support the Extended Day's Christmas Stall. Home Environment was a hive of activity leading up to the stall. The children helped to bake and decorate Reindeer Cupcakes, they constructed and decorated the boxes for the Reindeer Cupcakes, they had a...
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End of year activities As the school year draws to a close the children in Home Environment have been decorating the hall for Christmas. Each of the decorations on our Christmas Tree have been created by the Home Environment children. The tree looks fantastic with paper chains, baubles, beads, lanterns and...
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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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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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Wrapping Paper and Cards The Kookaburra and Extended Day classes have been hard at work making the wrapping paper and cards to sell at next weeks Christmas Stall. The whole experience provides an opportunity for children to see the process of production, selling and then using the profits to buy...
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Melbourne Cup in Home Environment             It was a busy afternoon in Home Environment on Melbourne Cup Day. We began the festivities by baking horseshoe cookies. The children measured and mixed the ingredients then formed the dough into horseshoe shaped cookies and decorated them with sultanas. While the...
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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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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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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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Making Sorbet At the beginning of the year Zach Ngyuen's family kindly donated a new ice creamer maker to the school. Last Friday the Rosella class made orange sorbet for an afternoon treat. The children enjoyed the whole process of juicing, measuring and mixing all of the ingredients together.    
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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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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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Making Christmas cards The Rosellas enjoyed an afternoon putting the finishing touches to their hand-made Christmas cards. Each card is indiviually crafted by the children and have individual touches on all of them. Please support the extended day children by purchasing these cards next week. Don't forget that all money...
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Home Environment Science Experiments In weeks 2 and 3 of Term 4, the children in Home Environment observed and participated in a range of science experiments. The experiments included tea bag rockets, blowing up balloons with carbon dioxide and creating 'Elephant Toothpaste.' The tea bag rocket demonstrated that hot air...
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Welcome Back I can't believe we are already in week 4 next week. The term is certainly flying past us. The new extended day in the Brolgas are settling into their new roles very well being the leaders of the classroom. They have all been eager to be good role...
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Welcome Back I can't believe we are already in week 4 next week. The term is certainly flying past us. The new extended day in the Brolgas are settling into their new roles very well being the leaders of the classroom. They have all been eager to be good role...
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Extended Day Term 1 Week 2 The children have settled in really well and are finding their feet within the classroom. This week we are talking about 2D and 3D shapes and are concentrating hard on writing our names with only a capital letter at the beginning and the rest...
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Welcome Back A very warm welcome back to all our families from last year. We hope you all had a nice relaxing holiday break and are recharged and ready to start the new school year. The children have settled back into work like they were just away for a weekend...
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Thank You We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the parents at Hills Montessori school for the kind words and generous gifts that were given at the end of the year. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year....
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Goodbye and Goodluck Our final school days of 2013 are upon us and it is a time of reflecting all of the wonderful times we have had at the school...from the disco, movie night, our many cooking and tasting experiences and all of the learning that has taken part both inside...
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Farewell As we come to the end of yet another year, it is time for us to bid a sad farewell to the children who will be leaving  us and heading off to big school next year. We have had a wonderful time teaching your children over the years and...
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                                                                  Welcome  to our new children that have started this term. A warm welcome to Michael and his family, Lauren and family and Helia and family. Your beautiful children are sttling well into the routines of the classroom. All of the children have assisted in helping the children settle in quickly....
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Extended Day Term 1 Week 3 This week we have enjoyed our shared reading with the book "We're going on a bear hunt". We talked about predicting a story by looking at the cover and discussing what the story might be about. We then followed this theme into our creative...
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  The Tasting Jars: The tasting jars is part of the sensorial work of the classroom and focusing on the gustatory sense which is also known as the sense of taste. The children have 3 jars filled with sweet, sour and salty liquid that they need to match to a control. Through...
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The Rosella class joined Home Environment recently for a visit from Trevor the policeman. Trevor engaged the children, talking in simple terms about keeping safe. This including talking about stranger danger, the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike or scooter and choosing safe places to ride. Trevor...
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The hall was a hive of activity during Week 5 as the children became engineers, architects, town planners and builders as they designed and created amazing objects using a huge variety of Lego.  We choose to host Lego Week as several children had mentioned they love to create and play with Lego. While...
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What's Happening This Term in Extended Day? Well I am so glad you asked. We have such a fun filled busy term ahead of us. I hope you have all noticed our new scarecrow in the garden that was built by our extended days. He is still yet to be...
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Welcome Back to Term Two in the Kookaburra Class Well we have been truly blessed with the amazing weather we have been having over the past weeks, and the children really enjoy doing outside work. I'm sure it will hit all to soon and we will be wrapped up in...
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Photos from Home Environment Term 1 2014
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Extended Day News It has been a while since my last blog about what has been happening in Extended Day, so get ready because so much has happened. On Wednesday 26th February we held our Extended Day High Tea for our mums. We made orange muffins and got to serve...
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This week the Brolga children were involved in making a deliciously refreshing drink using the mint that we have been growing in the garden. A group of children harvested the mint, washed it and then chopped it up before placing into ice trays to make "mint ice blocks." Another group of...
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All week the children have been buzzing about the annual school disco. During group time we have dusted off our dance shoes and practised our dance moves in preparation for the disco.                            As part of the  preparations many of the children helped clean the playground and the 'disco'...
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It's lovely to see our returning children again. They look so much bigger and older after the break. A special welcome is extended to our new children in Home Environment. We look forward to sharing lots of fun times together. The biggest news in Home Environment since moving to the...
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Kookaburra News As we begin week 4 and I look around at the children working in the classroom it is so nice to see how independent they are. When they offer help to others or say the words "I can do it myself", I can't help but smile. This needs...
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We would like to invite you and your child(ren) to another social event at HMS! We will be having a school movie night on Friday 2nd September in the school hall at 6:00 pm The details are on the attached flyer (a copy is in your pocket) but we do...
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We welcome back our families from last year and trust you had a relaxed holiday. Our new 3 year old students are settling into the 3-6 programmes. We welcome Kayla Khoo (parents Suzanne & Alex), Joseph Mezher (parents Amanda & Anthony), Jacob Brownlee (parents Laura & Troy), Elio Haigh (parents...
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Hello Everyone! It is lovely to be back and sharing group time stories and songs. Please find below some of the songs that I will be sharing this term for you to enjoy at home with your child. Remember that music is developed like language and we have an unique...
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Extended Day and their Culinary Skills Boy have we been doing some cooking in Extended Day over the past few weeks. For our topic on "food from different countries" we made pizzas and sushi in class. We made the pizza dough from scratch and then rolled out the dough and...
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Kookaburra Class News Term 3 Week 8 The weather has sure been keeping us on our toes lately. The first day of spring teased us with beautiful weather and then we were thrown back to cold, rainy, windy days. Lets hope there is more sunshine on the horizon. We have...
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Please join us for an Education Evening, Chih Chi Lee - “The Importance of Vision for Learning” on Monday, 5th September 7.30pm Monday, 5 th September 2016 From 7.30pm until 9.00pm (approx.) Chih Chi Lee is a reputable Behavioural Optometrist specialising in the development of children’s vision.  Vision therapy provides the stimulation and...
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