Dugongs Class

Wellcome to the Dugongs Class

Dugong

 TERM 3, 2017

Dear Dugong Families,

Our class has now been running for six weeks. It has not been an easy start; however it has most certainly been an exciting start. Our gorgeous children have brought many insights and new ways of looking at adaptation procedures. We have leaders and followers, we have engineers and philosophers, ballerinas and painters; all needing to find their space and role. We then have two adults that are loving their new role, but also finding ways to adapt to the new dynamics.

Ken and I would like to thank families for trusting we are looking after your children and finding strategies to bring about a ‘normalised’ environment. It is fun to identify new likes, interests and the odd objection to what is provided in the class. We ask for your patience a little longer as learning is happening and will continue to augment each day with our new found understanding of individual needs and your consistent help.

 Normalised = a child that can follow directions, is happy to be focussed, can choose appropriately, enjoys the new space.

What have we been doing during the first six weeks of term? Introducing many Grace and Courtesy lessons: How to walk in an indoor space, how to retrieve and replace activities, how to roll mats after use and walk around mats with work on them, how to ask for help, how to manage toileting, respecting others, how to wait patiently when others are using equipment we desperately want, how to talk with inside voices and how to express own thoughts. These are just a few of our lessons. Before starting to see ‘real work’ we need to address our community needs and this will still take a little while.

 How can you help at home? Remind your child to wait for their turn patiently, replace their toys/work once finished, to wait patiently while you are having a conversation (ensuring you let them know you will attend to their query). Once a respectful attitude is created, work can happen easily and happily.

 We have started lessons in literacy, mathematics, botany, geography and geometry. Identifying where children’s abilities and interests are at present, will be an ongoing quest; however we are beginning to find strong links to each child’s abilities to further their class work.

 Another critical element of our class development is relationships between the children themselves. Getting to know each other and communicate appropriately takes a little time. Strong bonds are formed at this time and adults must be patient to allow this slow process as this produces a great foundation for years to come.

 Next term we will provide parents a theme that they can support at home with visits to libraries, museums and other interesting spaces.

 Ken and I would like again to thank you for trusting us to care for your children and assure you we are already very fond of each individual as we are starting to really know them.

 

Gemma & Ken

 Caboolture Montessori School

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Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)

CMS operates an approved OSHC service for before and after school care.  This service is for school aged (Prep to Yr 6) students and runs on all school days at the following times:

  • Before School Care: 7:15am to 8:15am
  • After School Care: 3:15pm to 5:00pm

Staff

A very warm welcome to the following CMS Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) staff:

Chloe Thomson – OSHC Coordinator, Kristyn Anderson, Jade Bastian, Charlotte Webster, Dayna Gilmore and Skye Aitken.

It was a little emotional to know that yet again our school has hit another milestone. Opening the doors to a service, much needed by parents and welcoming yet again caring people into our family was great. We know this team will be nurturing and efficient in in providing children of CMS with a program that aligns beautifully to our Montessori principles and that will ensure meets developmental and interests of all students. Little Nathan (Chloe’s bub) is already an observer!

OSHC

From right: Kristyn, Jade, Dayna, Charlotte and Chloe. Skye is missing.

Welcome girls! The staff and community of the Caboolture Montessori School welcomes each one of you to our prepared environment.

Please visit our Staff page for info on our OSHC staff.

Fees & Procedures

Please see our Fee Schedule for OSHC fees.

 

Children of Montessori

We would like to present our new video, Children of Montessori - we hope that this provides helpful information on our education program, as well as some information from our community on what our school means for them.

Please feel free to contact us for further information on enrolment and our school.

Invitation

We would like to invite all current and prospective parents - or anyone interested how Montessori students transition into 'mainstream' education and beyond - to attend our Alumni Forum, on Thursday 31st August commencing at 4.00pm.

Students who have graduated from CMS and moved on to various secondary schools (and beyond) will be available to answer any of your questions. Some former parents will attend as well so you can get a perspective from both student and adult.

This event is truly worthwhile whether you are a prospective or current parent. ...Do not let this event slip by. It is one of the most important events held at our school. You will witness some of the most valued outcomes of Montessori education.

Some of the questions that may be answered are:

  • Will my child cope in a traditional system after CMS?
  • Will my child be missing something if I keep them in Montessori?
  • Will a different system prepare my children better for the next stage of their life?
  • Will the Montessori system develop my child’s abilities and potentialities as much as a traditional context?

Please RSVP to admin on 5495 5877.

Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools

CSIROLogoWe are very proud to be a Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools campus.  The SMiS is run by the CSIRO and is a great program that brings hands on STEM learning into our classrooms.  Visit the SMiS Website to find out more about this great resource, and keep an eye on the calendar (and classroom newsletters) for news on program delivery.

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Our Mission

The Caboolture Montessori School's mission is to educate individuals in our school and community by implementing the Montessori philosophy and methodology. Our aim is to prepare a developmentally appropriate environment to encourage our children to responsibly and respectfully engage in their learning journey.

Contact Details

  • Address: 200 Old Gympie Road, Caboolture, QLD, 4510, Australia.
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  • Fax: 07 5499 3927