The child is the builder of humanity, the creative transforming energy which can act on the hearts of all humans and can offer new elements for the solution of social problems. Future peace depends on building a new society in which the individualities are protected during that original period in which they are constructing themselves. And this is the sort of peace that only the child can provide.
Dr. Montessori's first course in India, 1940
Co-ed - 11-18 years old - NCEA - NZ Curriculum
What do you think a Montessori secondary school might look like? What would work for you?
Montessori education is a type of learning where there is not such a formal structure placed on the students and they are free to learn in a way that suits them. The students negotiate a curriculum with the staff, and individually create their own learning paths. The students’ interests lead the learning. When they are ready, with the guidance and support of the staff and community, students study toward NCEA qualifications, as per the NZ curriculum.
Montessori education is a highly regarded approach to education and is over 100 years old, it is widely spread around the globe.
Through education for peace, Montessori provides a conscious effort to create a more peaceful world.
Our experiment explores what education for peace looks like in our community and environment.
Learning happens as students spontaneously explore each and every opportunity available to them; their curiosity and interest encourages their growth.Education for Peace is the central theme in our community: so - we're a creative learning environment.
Principal, teacher, International Students - Steven Arnold (MEd, BSc, BA, Dip Tchng, Mont Dips 3 . - 18)
Teacher, NCEA - Mikesh Patel (Grad Dip Tchng, Grad Dip Arts, BA, Mont Dip Adol.,CELTA)
Mentor, pastoral care and environment - Marie Kaukura (BSW)