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Welcome to Rockingham
Montessori School  

 

A leading alternative & independent school in Perth,
providing Montessori Education and Training since 1985

Welcome to our beautiful Montessori school in Rockingham!  I would like the chance to talk with you about Montessori Education and so I invite you to come on a tour of our website and our school.

-Vanessa Aikins, Principal.

Encouraging independence, respect and self-discipline
with a nurturing and caring Montessori learning environment.

Encouraging independence, respect and self-discipline
with a nurturing and caring Montessori learning environment.

Words From Our Montessori Community

Amazing teachers,
Amazing students.
 

An Alternative Perth School Specialising In Montessori Education

Situated minutes from the beach, Rockingham Montessori School is a leading alternative and independent school in Perth dedicated to Montessori philosophy and practice. We currently deliver a high-quality Montessori education experience to around 250 children and young people through our Infant Toddler Program (playgroup), Children’s House, Primary School and Adolescent Programs.

The Big Picture Program
 

Rockingham Montessori School Incorporates The Big Picture Program Into Our Adolescent Program. 

The ‘Big Picture’ program was created to modernise the way in which children are being educated, steering away from traditional learning techniques to create a personalised, passion-based schooling experience. The ‘Big Picture’ program complements Montessori philosophy in that it nurtures independent, curious and creative children.

Montessori Community News

Principal’s News: September 2021

Principal’s News: September 2021

Finally, we have received approval of our Development Applications for the Adolescent Program and Playground area at Port Kennedy and have now signed contracts with Shelford Quality Homes who were our successful tenderer for the Adolescent Program fit out.  There is...

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Children’s House News

Children’s House News

This Term we have had an incursion from Buzz Ed Australia. Luke the presenter shared his knowledge of bees and biodiversity.  The children were made aware of the importance of bees in our environment. Alice wore the child-sized beekeeping suit and Luke spoke about the...

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Bertram Infant Toddler Playgroup

Bertram Infant Toddler Playgroup

We have had a wonderful start to our Bertram Infant Toddler Playgroup. We have welcomed several new families, and the children have taken to our Montessori principles beautifully. We have also been joined by  some of our existing families from Rockingham who have...

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Sea Lion Class News

Sea Lion Class News

Sea Lion Class had a visit from Amanda Ferguson (Darci Nutt’s Mum). Amanda is the manager of the Bunnings Warehouse in Rockingham. Amanda manages 180 staff across six departments. Bunnings at Rockingham stocks 50,000 products stored in a space of 16,000 square metres....

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Montessori Community News

Principal’s News: September 2021

Principal’s News: September 2021

Finally, we have received approval of our Development Applications for the Adolescent Program and Playground area at Port Kennedy and have now signed contracts with Shelford Quality Homes who were our successful tenderer for the Adolescent Program fit out.  There is...

read more
Children’s House News

Children’s House News

This Term we have had an incursion from Buzz Ed Australia. Luke the presenter shared his knowledge of bees and biodiversity.  The children were made aware of the importance of bees in our environment. Alice wore the child-sized beekeeping suit and Luke spoke about the...

read more
Bertram Infant Toddler Playgroup

Bertram Infant Toddler Playgroup

We have had a wonderful start to our Bertram Infant Toddler Playgroup. We have welcomed several new families, and the children have taken to our Montessori principles beautifully. We have also been joined by  some of our existing families from Rockingham who have...

read more
Sea Lion Class News

Sea Lion Class News

Sea Lion Class had a visit from Amanda Ferguson (Darci Nutt’s Mum). Amanda is the manager of the Bunnings Warehouse in Rockingham. Amanda manages 180 staff across six departments. Bunnings at Rockingham stocks 50,000 products stored in a space of 16,000 square metres....

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Infant & Toddler Program
(1-3 years)

Our Infant Toddler Program (Playgroup) is the ideal way for your family to experience the Montessori philosophy and practice, while providing toddlers with a gentle transition to the Children’s House.

Children’s House
(3-6 years)

Rockingham Montessori School has three Children’s House classrooms, named Dolphins, Penguins & Seahorse, reflecting our seaside location. Each is led by a dedicated and highly-trained Montessori teacher.

Primary Program
(6-12 years)

RMS has three Lower-Primary classrooms: Jelly Fish, Starfish & Sealions, continuing our ocean theme. Teachers are Montessori-trained and work with the help of an education assistant.

Adolescent Program
(12-18 years)

In Montessori’s third plane of development, from twelve to eighteen years old, the adolescent has a ‘humanistic mind’ eager to understand humanity and the contribution they can make to society.

Why Rockingham Montessori School?

Learn more about our Perth Montessori school.
What are the benefits of a Montessori School?

As a Montessori School in Perth, RMS acknowledges the individual needs of each student. The curriculum is tailored towards each child’s academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development rather than tackling every student with the same curriculum. Montessori Education supports the full development of an individual, inspiring children to a lifelong love of learning and continuous development of cognitive, emotional, social, & physical well-being.

Why might a Montessori School education be best for my child?

Our Perth Montessori programs foster independent, respectful children who excel at working in teams and showing respect for their community. Montessori Education teaches an individual cognitive, emotional, social, and physical skills necessary for continuous self-growth. If you’d like to learn more about the Montessori approach, read our ‘Why Montessori’ page here

Do you offer a Montessori High School Program?

Yes, our Perth Montessori school offers an adolescent program for children between the ages of 12 – 18. Our High School program is developed in conjunction with Big Picture Education Australia and Murdoch University, allowing our students to pursue a plethora of pathways after graduating from Rockingham Montessori School.

What age ranges do you cater for?

Our Perth Montessori School has a program to cater for all children between the age of 12 months and 18 years. To learn about each program, you can find more information here. 

What other programs do you offer?

As a multi-disciplinary school catering to all ages, we have various programs such as Children’s House and the Infant & Toddler program which gives toddlers. a gentle transition into schooling. We also offer music education for our primary and adolescent programs.