Welcome to Blue Gum Montessori School

Making a difference in the lives of children!

Congratulations to the BGMS community for receiving the top score for school Re Registration!

Inspired to a life-long love of learning

At Blue Gum Montessori School we offer:

- Before and after school clubs

- School hobby clubs

- Infant Toddler program (0-3 years)

- Vacation Care Program

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Mission and Vision


To provide an excellent Montessori Education that enables the development of every child to reach their full potential.


To be a leading Independent School that develops confident, independent, community-minded children, inspired to life-long love of learning.

Meet out Team!

My name is Louise Blaxell and I am proud to have started my teaching journey at Blue Gum back in 2008 as a Prac Teacher in the Jarrah Class. As a new teacher I had never heard about the Montessori style of education before. However, once I had experienced this way for children to learn, it never left me, and I’ve been forever drawn to this style of teaching and learning.

During the next few years, I worked at BGMS in many Education

Assistant roles across the school in Junior and Upper Primary while finishing my Education Degree.In 2012 I commenced a full time education assistant role in the Wattle Class. During this time, I also started my Montessori Diploma (3-6) with the Montessori Institute. I stayed in this role for two years until I went on maternity leave after giving birth to my son, Lachlan, in early 2015. In 2016 I returned to Blue Gum part time in the Melaleuca class as a Education Assistant. After completing my Montessori Diploma, I accepted the Visual Arts teaching role on a Friday in late 2016, as I also hold a degree in Fine Art.

In 2018, I took on the role of Mallee Directress and stayed in this role until 2019, when I went on maternity leave again and gave birth to my daughter Evelyn. Once back from maternity leave, I worked part time in Learning Support, before starting a position as teacher in the Rivergum class and working as an Education Assistant in Wattle. Today, I am the Visual Arts teacher working with children across all three cycles.

Blue Gum is such a beautiful community of teachers, students and parents. I am honoured to still be teaching alongside many of the same people who I have worked with since my very first day, and I feel so privileged to be able to continue to expand my professional knowledge and work at such an amazing school with such an amazing team. The icing on the cake is to be ale to send my children to BGMS to experience firsthand the same support and amazing opportunities I have been offered and see them flourish.

How to Enrol

We invite you to discover more about Blue Gum Montessori School and hope we can help you in making a decision about the right school for your child.

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