Super powering education in Moreton Bay
Caboolture Montessori School is the only Montessori primary school in Moreton Bay and provides a real academic alternative to traditional educational methods. Turning the ‘factory’ view of education on its head, this is a school that provides customized pathways for the academic and personal fulfilment of every single student. As seen in the most recent NAPLAN results, the Montessori Method of education is capable of producing high academic outcomes.
The big difference is that Montessori children end up with an innate love of learning and are happy.
Caboolture Montessori School is very different to what most people understand as a school experience. There is a careful balance between student, teacher, family and community – a balance which in turn has an incalculable impact on the child. At CMS, you will discover an inclusive and engaging culture that drives sustainable thinking on a personal and environmental plane; families are at the heart of this culture.
Caboolture Montessori School at a glance
Address: 200 Old Gympie Road, Caboolture QLD 4510
Enrolment capacity: 300
Enrolment range: Toddler group (15months) to Year 6
Type of education: Co-educational
Class sizes: 22-25 with a teacher and assistant in each class
Annual tuition costs: $1446.25 per term (Prep – Year 6)
Extracurricular activities: sport, music, dance, incursions, excursions, camp (cost included in term fees)
Caboolture Montessori School Philosophy and Values
Caboolture Montessori School embraces the values of respect for self, respect for each other and respect for communities, teaching students to be kind, respectful and peaceful. Education is delivered in a purposeful, caring and astute way, as it should be. CMS prepares students not just for learning in school, but for learning about life in our ever-changing global world. But that does not mean that academics outcomes are compromised. On the contrary, each student is expected to achieve to the best of their ability; in depth observations and reporting ensure they do so, and thereby constitute the Montessori method as ‘scientific’.
The Structure at Caboolture Montessori School
Students attend multi-aged classes starting from the Toddler group which accepts children 15months to 3 years (parents attending). Cycle 1 is for children age 3-6 (Pre-kindy, Kindy and Prep), Cycle 2 caters for the 6-9 age group (grades 1, 2, 3) and our senior Cycle 3 includes the 9-12 age group (grades 4, 5, 6). Plans for our Adolescent school or Cycle 4 (age 12-15) are underway. In a multi-age classroom your child experiences numerous benefits. A familial social structure supports strong and positive relationships between the students who teach each other as much as the teacher and the materials. Each child has an opportunity to be the youngest, the middle and the oldest child, which quite often doesn’t happen in the modern family. Lessons are not age-driven and having a mixed age environment encourages acceptance of different needs within the class or community; an important life lesson.
Students and families are supported within the framework of the Australian National Curriculum, and also within the framework of the more rigorous Montessori curriculum. The Montessori philosophy enables students the freedom to make choices within their learning environment, however all students are held accountable to their choices by highly qualified educators. This power of choice alleviates many discipline issues and is a strong reason why our students are engaged and motivated. An integral part of the Montessori curriculum is the guided use of unique Montessori manipulatives (or materials), engineered specifically to teach abstract concepts, such as found in Maths, Science, Language and more, in a hands-on manner.
Students benefit from educators that are supported by two extra years of training after their teaching degree, and act as ‘guides’ rather than teachers. Montessori students are active and engaged learners and the Montessori philosophy strongly advocates that the environment is the principal stimulus for the child’s motivation to learn, and not the adult alone.
Why choose Caboolture Montessori School?
The environment of education is changing and what families expect from schools regarding their children’s education is not as it was. The Montessori system of education, which has been around for more than one hundred years, has adapted in a sustainable manner and enables students to discover their own innate ability to think logically, to solve problems and learn, to become fascinated with the world and compelled to understand it. Caboolture Montessori School facilitates this educational opportunity. Your child will learn to love learning and discover their true potential as a human being.
Enrolment at Caboolture Montessori School
Enrolments enquiries can be completed online and are then followed up by an enrolment team member. Open Days occur each term, so check the Caboolture Montessori School Home Page to find out when the next one is.
Caboolture Montessori School is a private school, but not elitist. As a non-religious affiliated school, our fees are competitive so that the school is accessible to all.
Fees for 2023:
- Prep – Year 6: $1446.25 per term
- Kindergarten – $1,571.25 per term (Kindergarten government funding changes apply)
- Pre-Kindy: $1946.25 per term
- Toddler group: $200 per child per day per term.
‘One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child itself’ (Maria Montessori)
Find out more on the Caboolture Montessori School website.