WELCOME TO GISBORNE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Gisborne Montessori School is a small, coeducational school with an enrolment of approximately 150 students, Gisborne Montessori School is nestled at the foot of Mt. Macedon on 10 acres. The school offers facilitated Playgroup sessions from 6 months, an Early Learning Centre, Kindergarten Programs, Primary Education to Year 6 and secondary school, starting with year 7 in 2022.
BIRTH TO 5 YEAR OLDS
Children from birth to age six possess an 'absorbent mind'. The Montessori environment is designed to support the child's optimal development through undergoing a process of self-construction.
6 TO 12 YEAR OLDS
Children from age 6 onwards enter the 'age of reason'. Children develop their critical thinking and questioning. They develop their moral and social capacities and widen their horizons.
“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.”
Dr. Maria Montessori
OUR STRATEGIC PLAN 2020-2024
1. Our School Environment
Enhance our Natural Surrounds
Develop an EcoPod which fosters environmental sustainable practice
Enhance imaginative and inclusive play spaces
Design a sensory and tactile native immersion garden
Expand our School Facilities
Schedule a Master Plan
Grow Cycles 2, 3 & 4
Build a VisionPod for Science, Health & Physical Education and Visual & Performing Arts
Develop a contemporary Resource Centre
Next - Our Leadership and Governance
WHAT'S THE STORY
Maria Montessori was born in 1870 in Italy. A remarkable woman with a life-long pursuit of educational reform, she was the first woman to be granted a medical degree from an Italian University.
After graduation, Dr Montessori became a director of a school for intellectually disabled children. Due to the outstanding results, Dr Montessori used similar methodologies to work with young people.