Enrolment at ISMS constitutes a family commitment to the School and pedagogy. Although the approach supports the growing independence of the children, the family members are integral to the community and have frequent relevant interactions.
Working Hand-in-Hand with our Parents
A fundamental component of the School’s delivery is to support parents and carers in understanding the application of Montessori at School and complementing the delivery outside of School. The social and emotional development of the children is given equal attention. This emphasis on the ‘whole’ child and his or her uniqueness is the essence of the Montessori education offered at ISMS and the support of this approach needs to extend to all aspects of the child’s life.
“We must let the child walk and notice how he walks. His legs are short in comparison to ours and therefore he walks more slowly. Not only this, but the child explores the environment. ”
The school holds regular information evenings for parents – at least one each term. These focus on specific age groups and cover either an area of the curriculum or broader topics which are pertinent to School and home life, such as freedom and responsibility. This is a great way to learn about the Montessori approach to education and get to know the teachers better, while providing a forum for questions and discussion. Details, handouts and recommended reading associated with recent information nights are available.
Most events are hosted by the School free of charge. On occasion the School may host a distinguished guest or expert at small charge.
31st August – Stage 2 & 3 ‘Curriculum Q&A’
STAGE: Whole School
We all like to know where we stand in a relationship and children are no
If you would like to know more about what your child is learning at school then this Parent Education evening is for you! At this event, Stage 2 and 3 Directors will be available to answer any and all of your questions about any curriculum area that is of interest to you. For example:
- How do the children learn spelling?
- How do we correct mistakes in the classroom?
- What happens if a child has difficulty with maths materials?
Please join us for our very first ‘Curriculum Q and A’! Bring your questions along and if you have them ready ahead of time, please email them to [email protected].
We look forward sharing in this exciting discussion.
Wednesday 31, August 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Facilitators: Rebecca Khoury (Curriculum Coordinator) and Stage 2 & 3 Directors
7th September – “The Benefits of Consistency and Boundaries”
STAGE: Infant Community
We all like to know where we stand in a relationship and children are no different. The under three year old is trying to make sense of the world around them and their response / behaviour to it is their way of communicating how they are managing.
What can we as carers do to best support the child to adaptate to the world around them allowing for exploration whilst keeping them safe? Come and learn how being consistent and having boundaries can help you to guide your child through infancy and beyond.
Wednesday, 7 September · 18:30 – 19:30
This meeting will be held virtually via Google Meet. Details will be provided upon registration.
Facilitator: Sarah Breckenridge