Learning for the future
When does learning start? When does an educational environment start?
Learning for the future starts from before birth, initially subconsciously then consciously. Our children absorb information through their senses and internalise this knowledge. The powerful machine that is our brain, distributes all information to be retrieved later and to be applied in the correct context.
The CMS Environment
The Caboolture Montessori School (CMS) provides an environment that addresses children’s needs from 15 months to 13 years of age and sets up positive learning for the future. Our objective is to prepare spaces as early as possible for children to grow and flourish. Our toddlers soon learn that they are the masters of their own learning and if the space provided is appropriate their development happens easily. Families attending our toddler sessions are supported through the process by collaborative sharing of parenting strategies and experiences in order to extend the toddler’s learning.
Toddlers and Early Learners at CMS continue this empowered way of personalised learning in the next stages of their schooling through Cycle 1 (age 3-6), Cycle 2 (age 6-9) and Cycle 3 (age 9-12). Each space provides continuity from the previous and at each stage children reinforce their understanding of agency through choices, responsibilities and accountability.
The cohesiveness in the methodology that we know as Montessori, and the in-depth knowledge that our staff has of each student, allows for seamless continuity and whole-person growth, academic, social and emotional. Our academic results talk for themselves, but more importantly the measure of maturity, respectful behaviour, creative thinking and continuous curiosity is evidenced daily on campus by staff and visitors and evolves to a life long love of learning.
Our Plans for the Future
We currently have a pathway in our Master Plan for the school to extend our Montessori teaching and learning into an Adolescent Program. The main reason for this decision is to continue our journey and prepare a space for young people to learn without obstruction and become the unique person they are meant to be. Ultimately, we need to support young people to find their identity and develop skills required and help them learn for the future, and in doing so we learn so much ourselves.