Our School

We offer the unique Montessori approach to learning.  It is based on a carefully designed balance between freedom and structure.  It provides an attractive environment with carefully designed materials that meet the child’s innate needs and guides them step by step through the acquisition of increasingly complex skills.

Montessori recognises the sensitive periods in children’s lives when they pick up certain skills readily.  The acquistion of new skills and concepts come easily – when the learning environment is right and specialised equipment is provided.

Montessori respects children and encourages their natural desire to learn.

Montessori children are supported on a one-to-one basis with the overall guidance of caring, well trained and skilled teachers.

Montessori focuses on the unique needs of each child, not adult expectations.

Montessori classrooms allow children the freedom to choose their own activities and work on them for as long as they are interested.  Children develop concentration, self-discipline and respect for themselves, others and the environment and learning materials, and above everything else, their love of learning is fostered.

Children at Mana Montessori are free to choose what activities they would like to engage in, whether they do so by themselves or with other children, and for how long.   Children are encouraged to be independent, to make decisions for themselves, to develop important fundamental skills that will assist them in their life-long education and to set their own goals.   Most importantly, learning is satisfying and fun. 

Our motto is "There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing".  As long as the children are wearing clothing suitable for the day such as a coat and gumboots or a sunhat, they can choose to be outside whenever they wish throughout the day.