Celebrating 25 Years of Unique Learning
For 25 years, Caboolture Montessori School has been committed to providing an environment that fosters academic excellence, creativity, and emotional well-being.
Caboolture Montessori School is celebrating their 25th year with an expansive line up of special events, planned throughout 2023.
“...the recent Year 5 Naplan results highlight, to those unfamiliar with Montessori, that you can have both happy, well-grounded children and high academic outcomes.”
The celebration will culminate on 31st August - Dr Maria Montessori Day - with the launch of Hive Mind 2.0; an art installation created by Brisbane artist Amelia Kalifa, and the opening of a newly constructed hard-court building to be used for assemblies, sports and events.
A unique learning institution responsible for transforming education for the last 25 years, Caboolture Montessori School was founded by two educators who wanted to provide a different way of learning to the Caboolture community. Starting with 18 students in an old farmhouse, the school has grown to more than 200 students and employs around 45 staff members.
The only non-religious private school in Caboolture and one of three Montessori schools in Queensland, Caboolture Montessori School is a semi-rural, co-educational school, operating within Queensland's independent school sector. It offers a distinct, competitive, academic and holistic alternative to traditional schooling.
Welcoming toddlers from 15 months and children up to the age of 12 years, the school boasts a diversity-rich environment. With students and staff from Europe, America, Asia, Africa and surrounding local areas like North Lakes, Glass House Mountains, D'Aguilar, and Bribie Island, the school has a genuinely multi-cultural background.
The ‘Montessori Philosophy’ focuses on discipline, motivation, independence, and academic ambition. It aims to provide sustainable, educational diversity that prepares students for a positive, happy future in the workforce.
For 25 years, Caboolture Montessori School has been quietly confident that the Montessori education system meets educational and emotional needs.
"Although we assess our students in multiple ways, the recent Year 5 Naplan results highlight, to those unfamiliar with Montessori, that you can have both happy, well-grounded children and high academic outcomes," said Principal Yvonne Rinaldi.
The school's success can be attributed to its commitment to providing an environment that fosters academic excellence, creativity, and emotional well-being. Students learn through hands-on, self-directed activities that encourage independence, self-discipline, and a love for learning.
The curriculum, which aligns with the Australian National Curriculum, includes subjects such as language, mathematics, science, geography, history, art, and music, but also follows the Montessori Curriculum, which has two additional subjects - Practical Life and Sensorial Learning.
Caboolture Montessori School believes in a whole-child approach to education that nurtures students' intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development providing a supportive, caring, and respectful environment that encourages students to explore, discover, and develop their full potential.
With plans to extend its program to a secondary level, Caboolture Montessori School has been built on the care many have shared through 25 years, and will continue to grow with future generations.
"Going through the educational system with my now 21-year-old and having hindsight, I believe without a doubt that Caboolture Montessori is by far the most proactive, supportive and dedicated school/community available," said Shannon Hyde, whose children attend Caboolture Montessori School.
"My two younger children are flourishing, and I am holding myself to a higher standard as a parent and community member. Highly recommend investing your family’s time and energy here."
Caboolture Montessori School has been transforming the lives of students for 25 years, and is a testament to the vision and hard work of its founders and the dedication of its staff, students, and community.
For more information about Caboolture Montessori School, visit their website at www.cms.qld.edu.au.
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