Extended-Education Program

Blue Gum Montessori School is a forerunner in recognising the critical importance of the early years in the development of a child’s spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, creative and physical wellbeing. Utilising the Montessori Method of Education, the School is recognised for delivering a high quality early childhood education.

In order to provide working and busy parents with a Montessori option for high quality early childhood experiences for three year olds, the School offers a highly specialised Junior Primary class program and with an Extended-Education program option (Extend-Ed).

Extend-Ed Program (three year olds)

Children staying for the Extend-Ed program are collected from their Junior Primary classroom at approximately 11.50am and are escorted to the Extend-Ed classroom. The children go out for lunch on the verandah and some outdoor play time (weather permitting). At the end of lunch, the Extend-Ed children will have a quiet time before engaging in supervised activities until they are collected at 3pm.

The School offers places on availability. Once a child turns four by June 30th, they can attend four full days attendance if they are developmentally ready.

Extend-Ed places are limited and offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and are held from Monday to Thursday inclusive. Generally, bookings are made prior to the beginning of each term via the School Registrar. Families will be invoiced at the start of each term.

Application for the Extend-Ed Program may be made by:
completing and sending the information listed under, or by
completing and returning this form Extend-Ed Application Form to the  Registrar.