Cycle 3 Arts Gala
Following weeks of creative collaboration, finally on September 12th the Cycle three students and teachers presented their 2022 Arts Gala. The library became the school’s dedicated art gallery where the students’ art work was put on display and parents were invited to browse through the creative masterpieces, discussing the curated works and observing the research and depth of detail involved. Outside, a delighted crowd was treated to performances of drama and song, dance and acrobatics, monologues and mimes. To end the show, some lucky parents were able to take home the beautiful flower arrangements and a cake.
Well done Cycle 3.
CMS Staff Day Out
There are many CMS events held throughout the year, however a special CMS event was held on September 2nd, 2022. It was that long awaited day of the year when our staff are treated to a day of fun outside of the classrooms and office.
Each year it’s a surprise, but this year our Principal had something extra special planned!
After a yummy quick breakfast in the office, staff were scurried away southbound on the Bruce Highway by the beloved Julie from Coast and Country Busses who parked the bus at the Corso, North Lakes. Our group of curious CMS staff was led inside and following a moment of confusion, the surprise was revealed. After weeks of covert planning, CMS pulled-off an amazing collab – bringing together a group of almost 100 Montessorians right here in Moreton Bay. For the first time, staff from both Caboolture Montessori School and from Brisbane Montessori School came together in a social setting to get to know each other. This group with a shared vision and passion for education made for a powerful and memorable experience for all involved, while behind the scenes these two schools are mindful of ever increasing concern over the state of education in Australia. Following morning tea, the participants shared a relaxing meditation session together, facilitated by Emma and Amit from The Australian School of Meditation and Yoga, then a short walk where lunch was served at North Lakes Hotel. Here, staff from these two schools took the time to network and get to know their counterpart in the opposite school, chat about their different but similar situations and listen to each other’s stories. The collaboration rekindled old friendships and created new bonds giving hope and inspiration for the future of education in our region and state.
Montessori needs more of this!
See you soon again Brisbane Montessori School!
On 31st August 2022, we remembered Dr. Maria Montessori on her birthday. The students received a special surprise of pikelets, grapes and strawberries – yummy treats in the colour of the Italian flag, delivered to their classrooms.
The Italian celebration was continued the following day, 1st September. The students brought their special performance clothes to school and changed just before the assembly. There was lots of excitement and lots of Italiano!
A bumper crowd of enthusiastic parents came to the school to see the performance and hear the children sing their Italian songs.
All students from Cy 1 (Kindy/Prep); Cycle 2 (Yr 1, 2, 3) and Cycle 3 (Yr 4, 5, 6) learnt songs in Italian. The lyrics to each song told a story which students were able to convey through, dance and movement. Many songs were chosen to represent everyday concepts and suit diverse ages groups. Some of the topics included, animals, music and dance genres, food, folklore tales and birthday celebrations. Students practiced their showcases over a number of weeks leading up to the assembly. The students’ dedication and excitement was second to none and as always delivered a spectacular performance.
The songs included the names of fruit ‘Magiare la Frutta’; they sang about playing in the forest ‘Giochiamo dentro il Bosco’ wondering if a wolf was hiding there! They had fun singing a song called ‘Ill Pulcino Cha Cha Cha’ – where a chick does the Cha Cha dance. Other songs included the names of animals in the jungle, and a special performance called La Banda – about a gang of children in a Boot Camp, and finally the Happy Birthday song, in honour of Dr. Montessori ‘ Tangi Auguri’.
Well done all involved.
Senior Student's Mystery Trip
The CMS seniors had a blast at Seaworld! They had the opportunity to see several sea creatures from stingrays to sharks, dolphins to dance-breaks, jellyfish to jet coasters, polar bears to penguins…so much fun & excitement was had!