Midrand Montessori Pre-School and Primary is an intimate home-away-from-home that provides children aged 3 months to 12 years with a stimulating and enticing environment. They are given freedom to discover themselves and develop their individual personalities and talents within a controlled, calm atmosphere.
Our school is led by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic teachers that strive to prepare each individual child for a successful future. We believe in guiding our children to become confident and independent, instilling in them a sense of high self worth and esteem, with our motto being:
The children come first!
The Montessori Triad of learning
The Montessori Directress, the child, and the Montessori environment form the Montessori Triad of Learning.
The environment is meticulously prepared by the Montessori Directress to support the child's developmental and learning needs.
Within the structured environment, the child is afforded the freedom to work with materials that are developmentally appealing and carefully designed to meet the inner needs of the child.
The montessori environment
The montessori directress
"The training of the teacher is something far more than learning ideas. It includes the training of character. It is a preparation of the spirit."
The Montessori Directress is spiritually prepared to serve as a guide to the child's development. She is trained in meticulous observation and is able to identify the sensitive periods as they present themselves in each individual child in her care.
"...the teacher's task is to first nourish and assist, to watch, encourage, guide, induce, rather than to interfere, prescribe or restrict."
The Montessori Directress identifies when the child is ready to receive a particular lesson, then to present it to the child with scientific precision, thereafter, to allow the child the freedom to process the lesson through repetition until the child is satisfied with the outcomes.
She is also the custodian of the environment. She maintains order and nourishes the environment on a daily basis to ensure that it remains an attractive and enticing learning environment.
"The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist'."