Imagine a world where each person is guided to realise their own true potential, where work and life purpose align as one.
Imagine a place where collaboration is more important than competition.
Imagine a school that nurtures the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, creatively, physically and spiritually.
Imagine a school where each child’s eyes are alight with curiosity and joy as they passionately explore their constant questions of ‘how’ and ‘why’.
This was the vision of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Maria Montessori.
It is being lived in over 22,000 schools in 127 countries worldwide.
And in 2017, we will open the doors to the very first Montessori primary
school on the NSW Central Coast, joining over 300 Montessori schools
Montessori schools offer an all-embracing curriculum that encompasses mathematics, language, history, science, the arts, story and study.
It is a curriculum that demonstrates the interconnection of all things.
We provide multi-age learning environments with uninterrupted work-time that encourage independence and joyful self-direction.
We use carefully designed hands-on learning materials that stimulate logical thought, clarify difficult concepts and allow the child to follow their own interests.
Montessori schools develop well-educated and empowered children.
The Central Coast Montessori Primary School will pioneer the way in
child-centred Montessori education for 6-9 year olds (K-3) on the Coast.
And this is just the beginning.
Together, if we raise enough money for a complete Montessori environment, in the next 3 years we will open our Stage 3 classroom for 9-12 year olds.
THE TIME IS NOW
Our biggest challenge is time, we have just been registered by the Board of Studies and have only 30 days to get our orders in for materials to create an enriched learning environment before we open next year.
We have a space. We have the students. We need the materials.
With your support and about $20,000 we can guide a new generation of empowered lifelong learners who know who they are and why they are here.
It takes a village to raise a child, a community to help them find their way in the world.
You can help us share Montessori with the 330,000 plus Central Coast community.
You can help us share the joy of learning in a community that is characterised by low school retention rates, low participation in higher education and low employment rates.
HELP CREATE A NEW STORY FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE CENTRAL COAST
The question is, how much do you want to invest to change the lives of the children and the future of our region?
Help us give the Coast’s children a vision of the whole universe, and their place in it, so they can become tomorrow’s empowered peacemakers and leaders.
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