Set your child up for a lifetime of joyful learning, success and happiness.

Welcome to Cameragal Montessori School. We are the only NESA registered Montessori school on the lower north shore offering education for children from 0-12 years. We have been established for over 40 years and are proud of our heritage in supporting children reach their full potential – in learning and life.

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How Cameragal Montessori
Gives Your Child A Unique Advantage

No other education captures the passion and sheer joy for learning the way a Montessori education does. We believe that the first twelve years of life are the most important for learning. It’s where children absorb, develop and explore and it’s where attitudes and patterns of learning are formed that last a lifetime.

Cameragal Montessori is a pre-school, kindergarten and primary school, accredited under NSW Education Standards Authority and the Early Childhood Education and Care Framework.

We adhere to the ideals of Dr Maria Montessori, with thoughtful updates that reflect the needs of modern children, and the requirements of the Australian and New South Wales Governments.

The essential purpose of a Montessori education is to offer each child an environment where they feel empowered to develop the skills and habits they need for a lifetime of learning and happiness.

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Playgroup (0-3)

Help your little one positively explore their movement, speech, focus, independence and confidence so they develop a love of learning and grow to their full potential.

Preschool and Kindergarten (3-6)

Ensure your child’s first experiences with education build their confidence, expand their sense of self and form the building blocks for a rich and rewarding life.

Primary (6-12)

Support your child to become more aware of the world around them, and develop the skills, beliefs and personality traits that will define the adult they become.

A Day In The Life
At Cameragal Montessori

Everybody’s Talking About Cameragal Montessori

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Jacqueline Mowbray

We ‘fell into’ Montessori almost by accident, but it has turned out to be the most wonderful educational experience for our three children. I know that they will leave Cameragal as confident, self-motivated individuals ready for high school and, more importantly, to take on the world.

Jacqueline Mowbray
Jacqui, mum of 3 Cameragal children, aged 11, 9 and 3
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Jacqueline Mowbray

We ‘fell into’ Montessori almost by accident, but it has turned out to be the most wonderful educational experience for our three children. I know that they will leave Cameragal as confident, self-motivated individuals ready for high school and, more importantly, to take on the world.

Jacqueline Mowbray
Jacqui, mum of 3 Cameragal children, aged 11, 9 and 3
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Jacqueline Mowbray

We ‘fell into’ Montessori almost by accident, but it has turned out to be the most wonderful educational experience for our three children. I know that they will leave Cameragal as confident, self-motivated individuals ready for high school and, more importantly, to take on the world.

Jacqueline Mowbray
Jacqui, mum of 3 Cameragal children, aged 11, 9 and 3
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Some Frequently Asked Questions
Other Parents Are Asking

Will Cameragal Montessori prepare my child for mainstream high school?

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Yes, most definitely. In fact, our students graduate to mainstream high school with less ‘cultural shock’ than most other students, giving them a significant advantage. Not only are they equipped academically (often at very high standards), they’ve had years developing skills, and forming positive habits:

  • Socially (confidently making friends, working in teams, leading peers)
  • Motivation and responsibility (setting plans and achieving goals, completing daily tasks including homework),
  • Critical and creative thinking (solving problems, thinking outside the box, comparing options)
  • Independence and resilience (self-directed and focused, able to manage change and approach obstacles with a ‘can do’ attitude)

And above all, they have developed a lifelong love of learning that fills them with the confidence to achieve anything they want.

Is Cameragal Montessori a real school?

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Yes, Cameragal Montessori is a pre-school, kindergarten and primary school, accredited under NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the Department of Education’s Early Childhood Education Directorate (ECED) . We were established in 1976 and hundreds of students have experienced the Cameragal Montessori difference.

Is Montessori an experimental approach?

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No – the Montessori approach is founded on intense scientific observation of thousands of children over 100 years, perfected in over 22,000 schools worldwide, and thoughtfully updated to reflect the needs of Australian children and NSW education standards.

Does Cameragal Montessori follow the NSW State Government academic program?

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Yes, we teach the exact same curriculum taught in state public and private schools, however we individualise the content for your child based on their academic level and learning styles.

How Does Cameragal Montessori Compare to Other Education Options?

Regular
Classroom

Cameragal
Montessori Classroom

Academic Achivement

Variable depending on different teachers, peer groups, and the individual student
One-on-one and small group guidance empowering children to reach their full potential, often exceeding their grade level.

Curriculum

NSW State Curriculum (taught from the textbook)
NSW State Curriculum, individualised to meet the needs of each student

Teaching / Leaning Style

Predominately passive learning via a teacher-led, lecture-style method
Active learning via one-on-one, small group, and peer-to-peer instruction

Teacher Transitions

Inconsistency with teachers changing classes every year (sometimes more frequently), and job sharing with a teaching partner
Consistency and optimum learning with the same teacher guiding your child for 3 years (1-3) and then 2 years (4-5)

School Community (size)

Often overwhelming and impersonal with average NSW schools exceeding 900 students (a face in a crowd)
Fosters strong relationships with students and parents with a small school community of no more than 140 students (a valuable member of the school family)

Focus

Teach curriculum so students pass exams
Empower students to love learning, so they master the curriculum, achieve academically, and develop critical life skills including emotional intelligence, initiative, confidence, independence, resilience, creative thinking, problem solving, citizenship, and social and communication skills

Preparation for Future Opportunities

Prepares children to pass exams at high school and university
Prepares children to excel at high school, university, and in their career, relationships, leadership in the community, and personal satisfaction in life
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Never let a child risk failure until he has a reasonable chance of success. Dr. Maria Montessori
Never let a child risk failure until he has a reasonable chance of success. Dr. Maria Montessori
Never let a child risk failure until he has a reasonable chance of success. Dr. Maria Montessori
Never let a child risk failure until he has a reasonable chance of success. Dr. Maria Montessori
Never let a child risk failure until he has a reasonable chance of success. Dr. Maria Montessori
Never let a child risk failure until he has a reasonable chance of success. Dr. Maria Montessori
Never let a child risk failure until he has a reasonable chance of success. Dr. Maria Montessori
Not a method but an attitude. Dr. Maria Montessori
Never let a child risk failure . Dr. Maria Montessori
Never let a child risk failure until he has a reasonable chance of success. Dr. Maria Montessori

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From The School And Our Community

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2022 Cameragal Term Dates

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School Tour Dates

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Community & Fundraising Events 2022

Here is our School Community Events Schedule for 2022 – for families and parents!

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Learn More About Our Programs

Playgroup (0-3)

Help your little one positively explore their movement, speech, focus, independence and confidence so they develop a love of learning and grow to their full potential.

Preschool and Kindergarten (3-6)

Ensure your child’s first experiences with education build their confidence, expand their sense of self and form the building blocks for a rich and rewarding life.

Primary (6-12)

Support your child to become more aware of the world around them, and develop the skills, beliefs and personality traits that will define the adult they become.

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Still Accepting Bookings for 0-3 Program – Infants & Toddler

We are excited to announce that we are still accepting bookings for Term 3 2022! Term 3 classes for 2022 have already begun but we still accept ad-hoc bookings until Friday 16 September 2022.