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Inspiring the Next Generation

Principal’s Welcome

At Northside Montessori School we partner with families to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can be supported as life long learners. While we guide using Montessori approaches and engage your child’s natural desire to learn, our school delivers the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) K-10Curriculum as well as the outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework.

Opportunities and educational provision at Northside go well beyond the mainstream curriculum and parents can expect extraordinary things from their child as a result of their experience at our school. The Montessori approach to education has been implemented in schools and pre-schools across the world for over 100 years.

Adam Scotney
School Principal

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The Montessori Advantage

“It is the spirit of the child that can determine the course of human progress and lead it perhaps even to a higher form of civilization.”Dr Maria Montessori

Northside Montessori School students are inspired to learn, to share, to create, to help, to try new things and to know more.

About Maria Montessori

Born in August 1870, Dr Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that is built upon the way that children learn.

Dr Maria Montessori was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and in 1946 addressed UNESCO on the topic of Education and Peace.

Dr. Maria Montessori

Our Approach at Northside Montessori School

Dr Maria Montessori’s wonderful educational method has timeless benefits for the education of children around the world, and how it can transform the way that your child learns.

The Montessori Method is nothing like what you have or might experience in a traditional school. It is a revolutionary method of education that captivates and entices children to be engaged in their learning. It inspires them to delve deeper into concepts and encourages them to be the best learner that they can be. It is the hidden gem of educational practice that other schools only dream of replicating.

Our History

Northside Montessori School began in 1978 when the founding parents, unable to find a local Montessori school for their own children, were encouraged to ‘start their own’. Their determination to have a progressive and powerful education for children based on the proven scientific research of Dr Maria Montessori was to become a reality. With the formation of the Northside Montessori Society, the purchase of premises at 196 Bobbin Head Road and the hiring of a teacher, two Pre-Primary classes commenced at ‘Stepping Stones”. The first Primary classes were started in 1980 with the full Primary program offered in 1985.

Vision and Values

  • Respect
  • Independence
  • Courage
  • Compassion
  • Connectedness

Governance and Policies

Northside Montessori Society is a non-profit company, limited by guarantee. It is governed by a Board of non-paid directors who are accountable to the members and to all stakeholders. Their actions are governed by the Society’s Constitution and the Corporations Act.

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