Community partnerships play an important role in teaching our students how they are linked to the community and their world. In Montessori, this concept is referred to as ‘cosmic education.’ The purpose of cosmic education is to teach children an awareness of their interdependence with all things.
At Montessori Academy, we understand that our early learning services are an important point of connection to the wider community. Through community partnerships, we empower our students, staff and families with greater access to invaluable information, resources, and support systems.
In effect, these partnerships lead children to develop a sense of belonging, personal identity, and connectedness to the world around them. Therefore, Montessori Academy views community partnerships as an important aspect of our education programs, and an essential part of how we contribute to the communities in which we live and work.
Latest Community News
Montessori Academy Donates $40,000 to Youth Charities Dunlea Centre and Montfort Boys’ Town
Earlier this year, Montessori Academy donated $40,000 to deserving charities, Dunlea Centre and Montfort’s Boys’ Town, to support their ongoing programs for youth in need. The funds were raised through event sponsorship, ticket sales, and an auction at Montessori Academy’s Excellence Ball, hosted in November 2016. Director of Montessori Academy, Colette Assaf, said: “We are incredibly proud to support these worthy causes as they have, and continue to change, the lives of so many young Australians and Fijians.Read more
Montessori Academy Visits the Greenacre Family Fun Day
On December 4th 2016, Montessori Academy participated in the Greenacre Community Centre Family Fun Day . The event featured entertainment for the whole community, including a jumping castle, story time, animal farm, and sausage sizzle. Especially relevant, was the event’s focus on celebrating different cultures through food, music, and dance. As a result, the event created a wonderful sense of community among guests. It was also a great opportunity to learn about local community services.Read more
Gymea Montessori Academy Celebrates It’s First Birthday
Gymea Montessori Academy celebrated its first birthday on Friday 25th November. To celebrate this important milestone, the children and families enjoyed an afternoon picnic. In addition, the children also had the chance to experience a visit with Kindifarm’s baby animals. As a result of the farm visit, children learnt to feed care for the animals. They also had the option to hold a rabbit or duck, and feed a baby lamb or piglet. Over a healthy afternoon tea, educators and parents shared stories, with many marveling at their children’s progress.Read more
Montessori Academy Excellence Awards Raise Funds for Charity
In November 2016, Montessori Academy hosted their third Annual Charity Gala. The purpose of the Gala was to raise funds for youth-based charities, Dunlea Centre, and Montfort Boys’ Town. With more than 400 guests in attendance, the Excellence Awards was a great night of fund and awareness raising. As a result of the Gala, Montessori Academy raised more than $40,000 for charity. The event was also a celebration for staff, to praise them for their efforts throughout the year.Read more