At Blue Gum Montessori School we implement the Australian National Curriculum, the Montessori National Curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework and the Western Australian educational standards.
The BGMS Montessori curriculum encompasses all aspects of a traditional curriculum, and more:
- Language / English
- Science, Geography and History
- Development and Education of the Senses
- Practical Life (includes Home Economics)
- Visual Arts
- Performing Arts
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
- Digital Technologies
- Positive Education
- Bush School
The Montessori curriculum is organised into a spiral of integrated studies. This holistic approach is in contrast to a traditional model in which the curriculum is compartmentalised into separate subjects, with topics only considered when a child is at a specific grade level.
At BGMS our students learn according to their readiness!
The emphasis is on a complete understanding of the skills or concepts underlying any task undertaken by the child. In the early years, lessons are introduced simply and concretely and are reintroduced several times over successive years in increasing degrees of abstraction and complexity.
Discovering the wider world, many incursions and excursions are organised to complement the areas of learning.
All the teachers are well trained to implement the Montessori progressive curriculum to extend talented children. All classes have access to a Learning Support Specialist to work with children with learning difficulties or who need extra support.
Education at Blue Gum Montessori School – where children are encouraged to learn and teachers love to inspire!