Inner Sydney Montessori School during COVID-19

ISMS extends our thoughts and best wishes to the global community so greatly impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Maria Montessori expressed that “the child is both a hope and promise for mankind” and our role, every day, and in this time more than ever, is to nurture and support the development of the child within our own and our extended community. We continue to deliver to our current and prospective families, within the recommendations and regulations set out by government and relevant professional bodies. Our agile response is governed by a committee, who meet daily.

Our current families are supported onsite at our Balmain and Lilyfield campuses, as required, and remotely through a learning package that includes hands-on Montessori lessons, where practicable, and teaching and connections though Google Classroom. Subsequent to significant review of Government advice, and in consideration of the needs of our community, a staggered return to face to face learning on campus commences during Week 3 of this term. A number of measures are in place to support the health and safety of the children, staff and families, as we gradually return to, predominantly, face to face learning.

COVID-19 communication updates and resources are available through our Intranet for current Preschool and Primary families.

Prospective families of younger children and infants are invited to join our online Infant Community over the coming months. 

We are continuing to waitlist, interview via Skype, and offer for 2020 and 2021 placements now. Visit our School, virtually, by viewing A Montessori Day in Film. Contact our Registrar regarding enrolment enquiries and to waitlist or register for future tour dates.

We look forward to talking with you to see how we may support you over this time.