Thank you for enrolling your child at Casa Mia Montessori School. Placing your child under another’s guidance and care is a major milestone in the life of your child and yourselves.
It is the aim of Casa Mia Montessori School that each parent will feel very much a part of their child’s life at the school and will take an active role during their time here.
The parents’ presence, commitment and communication will enhance their child’s education and continue to uphold the strength of the Casa Mia Montessori School spirit.
The purpose of this handbook is to outline the organisation of Casa Mia Montessori School. With this information, parents will be able to determine how they can best play an active part in their child’s education and the school.
- The first aspect of your involvement is Support. Supporting the educational experience and the Montessori philosophy at home will be the best way for your child to truly benefit from the effort extended by the staff. Suggestions are below each heading.
- The second aspect of your involvement is Commitment. Peruse the handbook to find the activity that best fits your talents, time and energies and then make yourself available either as a School Board member or team member. As part of the school community your attendance and involvement in the school is invaluable as an example to your child and to the culture of the school.
- The third aspect of your involvement, Communication, cannot be emphasised enough. If ever a question or concern arises, do not hesitate to ask a teacher, the office staff or the Principal no matter how trivial you think the matter may be. A molehill in the mind of an adult can be a mountain in the mind of a child. The ability of a child to sense concerns or frustration however subtly portrayed by an adult is truly amazing. In addition, whatever communication you can give to the teacher about the nature of your child’s day to day experience (i.e. grandparents visiting, Daddy/Mummy away on business, a sick pet or nightmares – anything you perceive as affecting the child’s behaviour) can only help them to better understand your child.
To foster the development of the whole child.
To encourage the development of independent and confident students equipped with the skills that will enable them to reach their potential.
We believe in the education of the whole child to enable them to reach their full potential physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.
Our School Values:
We strive to uphold our principles, so that our actions reflect our words and thoughts.
We aspire to make a positive impact on our community, by each bringing our best selves and working together towards shared goals.
We believe we are accountable for our words, actions and choice
Every moment matters, ever effort counts. We endeavour to be present and mindful, to create intentional experiences for ourselves and those around us.
UNITY WITHIN DIVERSITY
Differences enrich us! We promote social inclusion by celebrating individual differences.
Download the rest of the handbook: School Handbook 2018