starts at birth
Welcome to Rockingham
Welcome to our beautiful school! 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
Words from our community
"We love being a part of the RMS community where our family has been welcomed with open arms. Our daughter is learning in a way which promotes her independence and allows her true potential and personality to shine through. She is treated as an individual and taught to embrace her own unique thoughts and ideas. The kindness and nurturing she receives from RMS staff has had a direct effect on her capacity for compassion and empathy for others."
Marie and Mike Martin
"We are very fortunate to have our daughter now attending Upper Primary at Rockingham Montessori School. As a new family to the RMS community, we have been struck by how friendly, engaging and lovely the staff and other families are. Every day our daughter comes home with stories about the fun and learning she has experienced during the day and every morning she is excited at the prospect of returning to school. The children participate in programs and activities that encourage them to engage, question and analyse the world around them, enriching their lives and nurturing a love of learning. RMS has such a wonderful community spirit and we are so grateful to now be a part of this wonderful school."
Jason and Adua Varker
"Parenting is tough in today’s world but when you add some passionate teachers and a Montessori philosophy into the mix great things happen. Happy children grow. Our three children have only ever attended RMS and with their teacher student relationships allowed to strengthen over a three- year period my girls have flourished."
"Each classroom is so carefully prepared and so beautifully presented it makes for a wonderful learning environment for the children. I regularly find myself wishing I was the one going to school here! The teachers are second to none, with a passion for Montessori and their students. My boys have attended since they were three and my eldest is now ten and still just as happy as when he first started. When I ask him what he loves most about school it's hard for him to choose but he says, "Freedom". Freedom within limits is a large part of what Montessori is all about and delivers a curriculum that that is engaging as well as developing self-management skills that will last a lifetime."
"We deeply appreciate the individualised freestyle learning our children experience, and enjoy. Rockingham Montessori offers a caring and respectful approach to education, focusing on the individual needs and talents of the students. A real philosophy of nurturing children."
Kirran & Shaun Ahearn
"Graham and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff, for the wonderfully nurturing and enriched learning opportunities RMS has provided our boys. Both Thomas and Caleb have loved attending RMS and Graham and I have been thrilled with the love for learning that has been instilled in them."
Graham & Debbie Norman
It is with a sad heart that we say farewell to two of our staff members. Debbie Bird has been our amazing receptionist and administration officer in the Adolescent Program (AP). Deb has been a valuable member of the AP team where she has had a friendly smiling face...read more
This discussion followed on from the previous one which was about the development of the will and obedience. Once again, it was wonderful to have such a big group of people adding to the topic and making the chat so rich and helpful! Various articles and quotes were...read more
We are still enjoying the beautiful winter weather allowing us to extend our environment outdoors.The children are enjoying washing, rinsing and drying their dishes outside after they finish juicing, cracker spreading and eating morning tea. It is important to allow...read more
The term has flown by so fast! There has been a buzz in all the children’s House classes with some children experiencing “explosive moments” into learning. While some children have been learning new phonemes, others worked with more challenging maths jobs and...read more