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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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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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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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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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 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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                                                                  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 education of children does not aim at preparing them for school but for life” - Maria Montessori Do you want your child to reach their full potential? Come along to our Open Day to discover the true Montessori difference. You will have the chance to chat directly with the Directresses...
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We have booked in the school photos for Tuesday, 18th & Wednesday, 19th October. Please note that the date has changed from changed from 13th September.
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Perhaps there is nothing more challenging to an educated adult than to find out your son’s high school mathematics homework problem is so complex you cannot even begin to help him. What happened to all those skills I was supposed to have learned in high school? Unfortunately those years studying,...
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Keep up to date with the latest Montessori Australia Foundation news and events. IN THIS ISSUE: Congratulations to Galina Zenin AISNSW Governance Workshop for Montessori Schools Education Nation Surprise! The future of education looks a lot like Montessori Sara Brady Workshops Mentoring Workshops Montessori in the News Montessori Australia Office  ...
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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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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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In the classroom it is very hands-on and children need to touch the ‘concrete materials’ before they understand many concepts in our world. One of the initial presentations in the cultural area of the classroom is the sandpaper globe. The purpose of this is to introduce the idea that the...
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Freedom of Movement is one of the key factors in the Montessori Approach. This desire and need begins from birth; parents observe their newborn with deep fascination while watching their child figure out leg and arm movements, control of the head and use of the mouth. Movements such as suckling...
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WE ARE NOW MONTESSORI QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAMME (MQAP) REGISTERED  We have been officially recognised as a centre that provides the highest possible quality of true Montessori education. Australia does not yet have a national programme for accrediting Montessori schools, however, if a school s part of the Montessori Quality Assurance...
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The children are enjoying a balance between working alone and in small groups. When a child has chosen a task to work on alone, they require time to concentrate, process information and practice.  The other children are reminded to respect each other’s right to work uninterrupted. The children also enjoy...
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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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A huge thank you to Poppy's dad Perry who sanded back and lacquered some of the Brolga tables during the school holidays. The children remarked on 'our brand new tables' and admired how shiny they were.
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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....
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Welcome Back to Term Three Welcome back I hope you all had a nice relaxing holiday break. I managed a day at the zoo, a trip to the city on the bus and many park trips. The weather was definitely on our side during the break. This term we have...
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A huge thank you to Poppy's dad Perry who sanded back and lacquered some of the Brolga tables during the school holidays. The children remarked on 'our brand new tables' and admired how shiny they were.
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Do you want your child to reach their full potential? Discover how a Montesssori approach to early childhood education can enrich your child's learning. Come along to our Open Day to discover the true Montessori difference. You will have the chance to chat directly with the Directresses as well as...
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