Maria Montessori 'All ECO' Birthday Science Fair
Sep
1
12:00pm12:00pm

Maria Montessori 'All ECO' Birthday Science Fair

Maria Montessori was born on 31 August, 1870. To mark this occasion, Montessori schools all over the world celebrate with a class or community event. This year, to honour Maria’s passion for science (and by popular demand!) we will repeat our much loved Capital Montessori School Science Fair. This year, the theme for our experiments is renewed energy, all green and eco ideas.
 

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Parent Academy: Development of the Will — Three Stages of Obedience
Sep
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Parent Academy: Development of the Will — Three Stages of Obedience

Will is usually defined as an act that is committed intentionally, with power over oneself. Are we born with will or does it develop over time and we have to learn how to use it to make choices?

A continuation from our Passion for Montessori workshop, we'll look at how obedience forms and what makes a child happily follow guidance from others. In our society, the ‘will’ in a child is surrounded by all kinds of myths. A ‘strong-willed' child is often regarded negatively as one who is independent and obstinate in wanting to do things by him or herself. In Montessori we value those children as independent choice makers with clear ideas. However, parenting them is another thing altogether!

All welcome. Come and join us.

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Workshop: 'Garden with your Child the Montessori Way' with Pam Shand.
Oct
28
9:00am 9:00am

Workshop: 'Garden with your Child the Montessori Way' with Pam Shand.

Passionate and experienced Montessorian Pam Shand will star in this unique workshop for our Capital Montessori families and guests. The workshop will be all about how you plan, organize and execute your family garden, the Montessori way.

So, book your Saturday for this very special event that promises to rejuvenate your gardening skills and give you a host of Montessori gardening ideas and activities to share with your children! This half day workshop ends with a BBQ.

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Parent Academy: Montessori for Dads
Nov
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

Parent Academy: Montessori for Dads

Many key proponents of a Montessori education have been men — Mario Montessori, Jean Piaget, Prince William, Larry Page and Sergey Bryn, George Clooney and...Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison even founded Montessori schools. The King of Thailand made it Thailand’s official educational method! There must be a method in this madness.

Come share a cuppa with other blokes and chat. This workshop will be hosted by a AMI Montessori teacher and enthusiast, but most of all a frazzled dad of two primary Montessori girls — Tom Zajac

How do we get our head around Montessori and fit the philosophy in our busy life? How do we trust it, since it is so different from what we have experienced ourselves? And, as the parent of a Montessori child who is independent, opinionated and strong willed…what then?

 

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Parent Academy: Montessori Moments — THE MOVIE
Aug
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Parent Academy: Montessori Moments — THE MOVIE

This is a unique opportunity to have a peek in a working Montessori classroom. This year, as a part of our 'Teacher as Inquirer' research project, teachers have been concentrating on observing Independence in children. They have been following the class with a camera and capturing snippets of true Montessori moments. We'll compile some of them in a Montessori movie to show you. Mark the date for this 'not to be missed' very special screening!

All welcome. Come along and join us.

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Matariki Celebration
Jun
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Matariki Celebration

We are happy to invite Capital Montessori families to attend our evening Matariki celebration. The programme for the evening is:
5pm - Arrival
5.10pm - Welcome
5.15pm - Concert by the children

After which everyone is free to eat and mingle.

Please bring a plate of food to share.
 

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Parent Academy: Montessori Reading Programme
Jun
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Parent Academy: Montessori Reading Programme

In this workshop we'll discuss how children learn to read in a Montessori environment, how they can be supported at home and what we can realistically expect a five year old to be able to do. We will also discuss the differences in what is offered in a new entrant class in a traditional school in contrast to the Montessori 5+ reading program.

All welcome. Come along and join us.

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Capital Montessori Open Day - All welcome!
Jun
17
10:00am10:00am

Capital Montessori Open Day - All welcome!

Our preschool programme for children 2.5 years+ will open your child up to life - nurturing and inspiring their independence, confidence, curiosity and creativity. We also have a Montessori playgroup for children under 3 years and their parents. 

Curious or interested in a Montessori education for your child? Come along, look around and meet our teachers. Find out what makes our preschool special and how Montessori explodes children into learning. Everyone welcome.

MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:

Call 389 2395 or email office@montessori.school.nz

 

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Family Fish 'n Chips Playdate
Apr
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

Family Fish 'n Chips Playdate

All Capital Montessori preschool and playgroup families welcome.

4pm - 6.30pm at Brooklyn Community Centre, 18 Harrison Street.

A great opportunity to meet other families, catch up and have one giant school playdate! BYO dinner for your family - fish 'n' chips or anything you like. If the weather's good, we can all hang out in the lovely late summer sun and Community Centre playground.

 

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Parent Academy: Time Travel to Little Kid Time
Mar
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Parent Academy: Time Travel to Little Kid Time

Time Travel to Little Kid Time — Experience what it is like to be a toddler.

Capital Montessori teacher Phyllis Somers leads our Rata infant and toddler playgroup community for 0-3 year olds. Phyllis will share with you the preciousness of this "blink of an eye" period in the life of a toddler. One of only four AMI trained 0-3 teachers in New Zealand, Phyllis will explore the developmental stages from cradle to classroom.

Our extended Capital community - preschool and playgroup parents and their friends and family - are very welcome to come along to our Parent Academy sessions. This event will be of interest to all parents of babies and toddlers so come and join us.

 

 

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The Children's Bookshop Christmas Fundraiser
Dec
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Children's Bookshop Christmas Fundraiser

Once again we've arranged this fabulous evening at The Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie. John, Ruth and the lovely staff are on hand to give advice, and ideas and talk to parents about what books different age kids are reading. It's a great opportunity to get all those Christmas presents sorted and wrapped in one evening and support our two schools.

The event is a fundraiser for both Capital Montessori School and Berhampore Primary Literacy Programme. Please RSVP and feel free to invite any friends and family who might like to come along.

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Parent Academy: Mathematical Mind—Fun with the Stamp Game!
Dec
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Parent Academy: Mathematical Mind—Fun with the Stamp Game!

Subtraction with a snake, anyone? Montessori materials are famous for their interesting and catching concepts, correctness, involving and meaningful colours and texture...all this to capture the interest of the child and present an abstract concept that has been carefully turned into its concrete form.


In this session we will trace how Montessori children learn to put together, take away, multiply and share equally using a set of carefully designed materials. We will also investigate the concept of working with less than a whole— an easy and engaging concept of fractions.

Join us for the last workshop of 2016.

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Parent Academy: Lemon Juice & Vanilla - Montessori and the Senses
Oct
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Parent Academy: Lemon Juice & Vanilla - Montessori and the Senses

A child starts gathering sensorial impressions long before birth and bases their knowledge about life on these invaluable pieces of information. Our brain stores them safely through our life...only to bring us back to our grandma’s house at the smell of those vanilla buns...twenty years later. 

Sensorial materials develop perceptions acquired by sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste and by stereognostic sense. In this session we'll work with texture, dimension, smells and flavours. Come and join us.

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