Principal’s Invitation

Blue Gum Montessori School is about to change your thinking about how children learn!

We invite you to come and visit our boutique Montessori School to see why it is the place for you and your family. Our main campus is located at 11 Hope Road Bibra Lake and an additional Early Learning site on Bibra Drive. We pride ourselves on our high quality Montessori school and personalised learning:

  • We treat each child as an individual in our prepared Montessori environment.
  • The prepared Montessori adult works within the values of our school.
  • All parents are invited to observe a Montessori classroom to build their understanding of how the Montessori curriculum makes a difference to student learning.
  • As a Montessori learner your child is respected for who they are.
  • We facilitate high level Montessori learning, centred around your child’s unique learning profile.
  • Each child’s learning is closely monitored and evaluated to inform our next steps.
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  • Our world curriculum is approved by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
  • The Montessori curriculum is based on world-breaking scientific research by Dr. Maria Montessori.
  • Learning in a Montessori school is sequential and part of a holistic way of learning.
  • What we teach is based on how the brain best works and its neurological pathways.
  • Children are encouraged to be independent and research their learning under the watchful eye of the teacher who nurtures and supports the child in their next steps.
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  • Each child’s personal learning journey is our priority.
  • Having passion is strongly encouraged.
  • BGMS provides a wonderful blend of children constructing their learning within the Montessori framework and learning through specific Montessori lessons commonly known as class jobs.
  • The flow of both indoor and outdoor learning is highly valued.
  • The Montessori curriculum is recognised by Harvard University as providing children with the opportunities to develop executive functioning skills.
  • View the Harvard University Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning Summary.
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  • We foster education for life… Montessori children have a tool kit for life! We value the literacies and the arts – English, Mathematics (including learning by feeling the material which is referred to as Sensorial), Digital Technologies, Practical Life, French, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Botany, Physical Education, Bush School, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Positive Education.
  • All children attend Positive Education classes that encapsulate learning social skills and how to make and maintain friends, learning to play and negotiate through restorative practices and nurturing their emotional development.
  • Children are taught to care for their mental health by meditating and being aware of their place in time and space. All children need to feel safe.
  • We value parent participation in their child’s learning and school life.
  • Parental involvement is also encouraged when their child is faced with challenges.
  • Every decision we make is focused around our students – your children.

Parental involvement is also encouraged. When your child is faced with challenges, we work in partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Through engagement with a Montessori prepared environment and the Montessori prepared adult, you and your family will discover what genuine learning is really about. Blue Gum Montessori School lays the foundation for life-long learning.

Engaged learners is our core business and the BGMS team feel privileged to share in your child’s learning.

We invite you to discover the wonders of a BGMS education and become part of the BGMS family.

Dr. Maree Matthews
Principal