Learning uniquely for 25 years
CMS is a unique learning institution responsible for transforming education for the last 25 years, Caboolture Montessori School was founded by two educators who wanted to provide a different way of learning to the Caboolture community. Starting with 18 students in an old farmhouse, the school has grown to more than 200 students and employs around 40 staff members. The only non-religious private school in Caboolture and one of three Montessori schools in Queensland, Caboolture Montessori School is a semi-rural, co-educational school operating within Queensland’s independent school sector. It offers a distinct and competitive academic and holistic alternative to traditional schooling.
Welcoming toddlers from 15 months and children up to the age of 12 years, the school boasts a diversity-rich environment and multi-cultural background with students and staff from Europe, America, Asia, and surrounding areas like North Lakes, Glass House Mountains, D’Aguilar, and Bribie Island.
Learning differently with a unique Philosophy
The Montessori Philosophy focuses on discipline, motivation, independence, and academic ambition. It aims to provide sustainable educational diversity that prepares students for a positive, happy future in the workforce. For 25 years, Caboolture Montessori School has been quietly confident that the Montessori education system meets educational and emotional needs. “Although we assess our students in multiple ways, the recent Year 5 Naplan results highlight to those unfamiliar with Montessori that you can have both happy, well-grounded children and high academic outcomes,” said Principal Yvonne Rinaldi.
The school’s success can be attributed to its commitment to providing an environment that fosters academic excellence, creativity, and emotional well-being. Students learn through hands-on, self-directed activities that encourage independence, self-discipline, and a love for learning. The curriculum which aligns with the Australian National Curriculum includes subjects such as language, mathematics, science, geography, history, art, and music but also follows the Montessori Curriculum which has two additional subjects – Practical Life and Sensorial Learning. Caboolture Montessori School believes in a whole-child approach to education that nurtures students’ intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development providing a supportive, caring, and respectful environment that encourages students to explore, discover and develop their full potential.
Plans for a secondary Montessori School in Moreton Bay
With plans to extend its program to a secondary level, Caboolture Montessori School has been built on the care many have shared through 25 years and will continue to grow with future generations. “Going through the educational system with my now 21-year-old and having hindsight, I believe without a doubt that Caboolture Montessori is by far the most proactive, supportive and dedicated school/community available,” said Shannon Hyde, whose children attend Caboolture Montessori School.
“My two younger children are flourishing, and I am holding myself to a higher standard as a parent and community member. Highly recommend investing your families’ time and energy here.” Caboolture Montessori School has been transforming the lives of students for 25 years is a testament to the vision and hard work of its founders and the dedication of its staff, students, and community.
For more information about Caboolture Montessori School, visit their website at www.cms.qld.edu.au.