I would like to thank Shanita, Cohen, Emily and Georgia for presenting at last Saturday’s parent information session all about the Adolescent Program. We had great feedback from this event, particularly how passionate you all are about your experiences in the high school.  Thank you to Barry Down, our School Board’s Vice Chair for clearly outlining the tertiary sectors move from ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) scores to alternative entry and how our Adolescent Program aligns to this.  Our audience appreciated the Karnup progress report from Shea O’Neil, our School Board Chair, thank you Shea.  If you were unable to attend this session I welcome you to join us on a tour of the Adolescent Program, please book online at https://www.rms.wa.edu.au/ for these upcoming events.

A key change for our adolescent students is the introduction of the Montessori Senior School Curriculum that will be delivered from 2021 onwards.  This allows our 15 – 18-year-old students to continue with a comprehensive and individually tailored senior school program that will incorporate Vocational Education opportunities along with internship opportunities utilising the Montessori pedagogical approach.  Whilst in Senior School, our students will seamlessly establish three possible tertiary entry opportunities being Portfolio entry, Special Tertiary admissions Test and/or TLC 110, through Murdoch University.  Please contact me for further information.

We shared the exciting news of our Primary School playground renovations that will take place during the Summer holidays.  We require lots of helpers for the groundwork Busy Bee’s and will advise closer to the time, the dates this work is scheduled for.

Did you know that Maria Montessori was born on 31 August 1870 in the town of Chiaravalle, Italy? Our students across the school will be celebrating the 150 years of Dr Montessori’s life and her contributions to education and society over the coming week.

“Supposing I said there was a planet without schools or teachers, study was unknown, and yet the inhabitants—doing nothing but living and walking about—came to know all things, to carry in their minds the whole of learning: would you not think I was romancing? Well, just this, which seems so fanciful as to be nothing but the invention of a fertile imagination, is a reality. It is the child’s way of learning. This is the path he follows. He learns everything without knowing he is learning it, and in doing so passes little by little from the unconscious to the conscious, treading always in the paths of joy and love.”—Maria Montessori

 Vanessa Aikins – Principal