New Montessori Kindergarten
BRISBANE: Families working or living in and around Burbank in Brisbane will finally have a local option of a real Montessori education for their children in 2017 with the launch of Sinai Montessori in Burbank in January.
The inclusive kindergarten located in the beautiful grounds and using the extensive facilities of Sinai College, will initially welcome 20 children from ages three to 5 years old for its foundation year.
The spacious preschool classrooms and garden are being completely renovated over summer to provide an incredibly rich and nurturing early learning environment.
“We all understand that the world is changing rapidly and in ways that we probably cannot imagine today. So our role as educators is to prepare our children to be great problem solvers and be able to handle all of life’s future challenges with confidence and joy. A Montessori Kindergarten that transitions to an inquiry-based primary-age model provides a balance of structure, security and flexibility for every student.
Sinai Montessori will offer an authentic Montessori curriculum approved by Education Queensland and incorporating: Practical Life (everyday living skills), Sensorial (learning through the senses), Language and Mathematics. The fifth curriculum area is Culture. Students will also have specialist sports and music education and swimming lessons and tennis on-site.
Sinai parent and Board chair, Ms Monica Rabotnicoff, said the School Board had spent some time researching the best curriculum and teaching methods for the kindergarten. Sinai College is the only Jewish day school in Queensland and she said that since both Montessori and Judaism focus on respect, responsibility, self-sufficiency and allowing each child to learn in their own way, the values and ethos fit perfectly together.
The Jewish Cultural and Hebrew Language program is optional for non-Jewish students and all cultures and traditions will be embraced and honoured as part of Sinai Montessori. All children will be prepared to confidently transition to prep.
Montessori is growing in popularity in Brisbane and Australia, as well as internationally with many kindergartens and schools in USA, India, South East Asia, China and Europe.
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