Newsletter 22 of December 2015

Farewell and bon voyage School Leaders!

It was very satisfying to farewell our school leaders at our final assembly. Hearing each child articulate their learning journey at Blue Gum Montessori was a genuine testament to a Montessori education. I am sure you will join us in congratulating all students and wish them a smooth transition to secondary school.

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Newsletter 23rd of November

Happy Diwali and Perahera to all families!

The school continues to celebrate a number of world festivals as part of our world Montessori curriculum. These experiences embrace our core values of cultural diversity.
“This value is demonstrated when we: celebrate the festivals of our society, are exposed to the belief and festivals of other religions and cultures, study political geography, and study a Language other than English”.

I am sure your children have much to share with you as they learn to recognise and respect difference in culture and diversity.

Our Montessori curriculum provides unique opportunities for children to develop executive functioning skills.

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Newsletter 23rd October 2015

Dear Families,

On behalf of the Board, I am excited to announce that we will be adding a new Middle Primary class for Term 1 2016. This year has seen demand for places at our school continue to grow thanks to our solid Montessori curriculum, excellent teachers, fantastic leadership from our Principal, the newly added before and after school clubs and our out-standing NAPLAN results.

Term 4 was off to a great start with many learning opportunities for our beautiful children. As you know Blue Gum Montessori School aims to provide a wide variety of life learning skills to our students. This was evident recently when the school recognised ‘Be kind to animals week’. The school recognised the amaz-ing work of Native Arc. All students have been work-ing on this project and share their ideas and discov-ery about this project in this edition.

Thank you to all the parents for their support.

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Newsletter 15 September 2015

Dear Parents
Our community of learners has been busy recently participating in a number of school events.

We celebrated Dr Maria Montessori’s birthday with a special visit from the ‘philosopher’. She talked about the values of Montessori education that has been built on peace for social change.
“Montessori saw that children held within them something wonder-ful, something so special that it could be the key to changing the world. She saw that they were inherently good and that, if allowed to develop freely, they felt connected to everything and were natu-rally caring to each other and the world around them”. (Montessori Media Center)
Special thanks to Crispin Rapsey for her wise words!

Thank you to all the parents for sharing in our picnic lunch, the Gelato and the coffees!

Silent Walk
Thank you to the parents who participated in the ‘Silent Walk’ last Wednesday. The ‘Silent Walk’ is about walking through a Montessori environment in silence without touching or engaging with the children. The silence aspect created a feeling among the group of something important happening. It was so nice to see everybody really having a look at the children learning. We then sat outside for debrief and discuss what we saw and what it meant to us. It provided an opportunity to clarify and share.
From what they shared, parents noticed the size of things, the order, how attractive the materials are, checked for understanding, some discovering rooms in the school they’d never been in before (the Curriculum Resource Office). Their curiosity had been awakened!

Please be reminded that Term 3 concludes for students at 3pm on Friday, 25 September 2015.

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Newsletter 20th August 2015

Book Week Parade

Come and join us for the Blue Gum Montessori Book Parade. It commences promptly at 9am in Kambarra.
The children will parade in their favourite childrens book character’s costume and share their tale if they wish.
Please ensure your child has read the book, comic, poem or listened to the story associated with their character.
Parents are very welcome to watch the parade…

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