We love having our beautiful garden as an extension of our classrooms! Here, the children learn about our world by being in close contact with nature.
They also have the opportunity to form different social relationships outside of the classroom.
Both physical and intellectual development are fostered when the child is using his or her whole body in nature.
Children are very passionate observers. They love discovering small and large things outside. Just taking the time to 'be' and enjoy nature is important for children and adults alike.
When we give our children time to be outside, we are giving them the keys of a wider world to explore. Being in nature will help the child to develop a sense of belonging to the whole world and the ability to appreciate natural beauty throughout life.
"There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all the life to be found around them, in a real forest. Something emanates from those trees which speaks to the soul, something no book, no museum is capable of giving" - Maria Montessori, From Childhood to Adolescence
Thank you Meg Porter Photography for capturing these images!
We have been raising Painted Lady Butterflies in Primary during the past few weeks, and have learned so much fun information! Meg Porter was so kind to bring some in for us to watch grow and change. They were released in the front of the church and all flew off happily. The kids were proud for raising them and clapped and cheered as they took off.
We are an AMI accredited Montessori school growing daily in spirit & intellect!