Dr Maria Montessori founded the first Montessori school in 1907 to offer children an environment where they feel empowered to develop the skills and habits they need for a lifetime of learning and happiness.
Since then, her scientifically developed teaching method has been used successfully in more than 22,000 schools worldwide and has been thoughtfully updated to reflect the needs of Australian children and NSW education standards.
The three most obvious difference between a Montessori approach and a ‘traditional’ one are:
The Montessori approach harnesses the innate passion children have for learning – the same natural curiosity and drive that compels them to learn to sit, crawl, walk, talk, and continue their development through childhood.
While traditional approaches may frustrate children through generalised programs and benchmarks – often resulting in a disdain for learning in later life – the Montessori approach invigorates children through tailored, purposeful activities that follow the natural trajectory of each individual child.
Children are encouraged to pursue learning goals that are right for each individual child, where they:
This supports children’s growth in all areas of development and feeds their desire to learn more. Our approach also engages and develops their social, emotional, creative and physical needs, leaving our students with skills and personal attributes that will help them grow in knowledge and wisdom through their entire life, including:
While most traditional schools take a passive, textbook-style approach to learning, we help your children take an active role in their own education. Children work together in applying the proven ‘see one, do one, teach one’ technique used in high-performing careers like Medicine:
When students teach other children, they not only solidify the skills they are learning and teaching, but they also grow in important life skills like listening, articulation, patience, empathy, leadership and more.
Our methods provide a proven successful path into secondary education and beyond. Far from being unprepared for the methods taught in traditional schools, our graduates are equipped with the soft skills that help them adapt academically and socially.
We are proud of our Cameragal Montessori graduates who are now actively involved in their communities.
You are invited to view our teaching methods in action and get a feel for our teachers’ passion and impact at a campus tour.