Our Montessori School on Your Doorstep
We are a Montessori school for the community that welcomes 2-6 year olds. Nestled conveniently in the heart of residential Rongotai, close to Kilbirnie shops and community, the centre is perfectly situated for easy access to the local library, parks, recreational facilities and public transport.
Our Multicultural centre Montessori Rongotai is a member school of MANZ . Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide a fully equipped Montessori environment that brings to life the philosophy and principles of the Montessori Method for today’s child in today’s world.
Montessori for All – our vision
“We are a Montessori for the community uniting teachers, family, whanau and friends, from many cultures, to develop in children the confidence to become independent learners, motivated to discover and develop life–skills for the joy of future success”.
What does Montessori look like?
Children learn in carefully prepared environment where they can calmly select our Montessori curriculum materials. The materials developed by Maria Montessori for preschool children are designed to challenge and encourage a child’s natural curiosity to learn in five curriculum areas.
Practical –life where your child learns skills such as pouring, spooning, threading and preparing food by peeling, chopping, grating and baking. A practical fun way to perfect and control their body and develop their independence and ability to take care of themselves.
Sensorial – children have the opportunity to develop and refine the use of their five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Our unique sensorial materials provide the foundations for music, song, dance and art.
Maths – your child will have the opportunity to learn about number, what they are called, look like and the magic of how numbers work when you add, subtract, divide and multiply them. When out in the community children connect this learning by identifying what numbers, shapes, measurement and size looks like in our world.
Language – Our language rich community supports children to recognise letters, learn their phonic sounds, and how letters and sounds can be put together to make words and sentences ready for reading and writing. In our centre you will hear the many and varied languages of our families being recognised and valued.
Science– Children discover the wider world through Geography, Botany and Zoology and look for the answers to their important” why?” Questions.
Be School Ready
By using our Montessori materials children are naturally developing the skills, understanding and knowledge that will prepare them for the next step in their learning journey, attending school. We work to ensure that transitions to school are positive and supported through our strong connections with local schools.
Give us a call and pop in to find out more about how we can support you and your family.
Read about our centres latest stories and news
We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to the secure platform wherever you are in the world to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information.
“Through my husband’s work my family were lucky enough to get the chance to visit Wellington for a few months this Summer. Our twin daughters attended Montessori Rongotai and I was blown away by the level of support we received and the quality and commitment of the staff. I saw my girls develop and thrive in the calm, interesting and fun environment. Having experienced other preschool classes both in New Zealand and here in Scotland, I really would rate Rongotai as exceptional and say that any child that is fortunate enough to spend time there is exceptionally lucky.”