'Education should not teach you that monetary prosperity is the greatest metric of success. It's not whether you GOT there, it's HOW you get there'
-Website facilitators: Daniel Vittachi & Sabeehah Thanzil Ramieze.
Between the onset of walking and 36 months of age the child has particular sensitive periods that contribute significantly to the child's development, to adaptation to his world, and to becoming independent within it. The Montessori trained guide, or Assistant to
The child between the ages of 3 and 6 1/2 years has specific human tendencies, characteristics and developmental needs which are found universally. This child is driven to absorb and practice skills that provide greater independence, which allow the child to interact and manage personal needs and thus master the environment. This child sees how adults care for their environment.
This is a period of intense intellectual capacity. The children have boundless imaginations and a desire to go beyond their homes and classrooms to explore their culture and every aspect of the universe. They are drawn to social interactions and have a strong desire to understand social order, moral action and how they fit within a community. These children are motivated by big challenges.
The Montessori approach to adolescent development addresses the most fundamental needs of the 12 to15 year-old child: community and identity. The adolescents can develop a sense of who they are while they live, study and work in a place where their strengths are recognized. In this diverse community where adults and students collaborate, passions are uncovered.
These learners tend to work on longer term projects focusing on the outside world, putting into practice all they have learned.
These learners require more careful attention that is levied based on their specific learning capabilities. Our programme successfully integrates these learners into various aspects of our curriculum and school life such as participation in our school's very own Friendship Games and other engaging activities.