Banksia Montessori School was incorporated in 1984 and has since developed a reputation as a quality pre-school for 3-6 year olds following the Montessori method.
The school caters for up to 28 students, an ideal size for children embarking on their first experience of school and education.
The classroom at Banksia Montessori School has a special atmosphere of cheerful orderliness, calm, and purposeful work, providing the children with a caring and enriching environment.
At Banksia Montessori, children are constantly stimulated through their own natural desires for knowledge. We strive to encourage all children to develop a healthy, positive attitude towards learning and education.
All our teachers are Montessori qualified and possess the experience and knowledge to guide your children towards independence in all spheres of development, including physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual and social aspects.
Our classrooms are distinguished by our special approach to learning. Some of the qualities of a Montessori classroom include:
•A Prepared Environment:
A positive and natural place for children to develop individually and gradually, with neither failure nor competition.
Active learning that encourages children to explore the world around them and focus their learning on their interests.
•Freedom with Limits:
Children are encouraged to explore and focus on areas that interest them with careful guidance and control by the Montessori teachers. Their work is "purposeful,” and activities are self-chosen.
•Own Individual Personality:
There are no set grades or external rewards at Montessori school. We encourage children to construct a strong sense of their own individual personality.
•Co-operation and Encouragement:
Our teaching is about understanding and respect for each other.
•Diversity and Unity:
We represent and celebrate our diversity in ethnic backgrounds, religion, age and individuality.
The Banksia Montessori school program provides your child with the fundamentals for efficient learning in all important curriculum areas.
Life skills are practiced through activities such as pouring, sweeping, and polishing. Your child engages in tasks he or she naturally enjoys doing while at the same time increasing muscular co-ordination, concentration, order and confidence.
Our sensorial equipment helps your child to classify countless impressions and to develop and refine sense perception.
Students at Banksia also participate in language development, mathematics, cultural understanding, art, music and creativity, and field trips.