School Mission Statement
Based on the philosophy and methodology of Maria Montessori, Modderfontein Montessori School is committed to provide high quality authentic Montessori to all out children. To cultivate a life-long love of learning in our children and inspire them to realise their full potential while enjoying life’s journey and positively contributing to the world around. Our responsibility is to nature, guide, educate and prepare the child in becoming a happy and independent adult. To nourish the child’s spirit, imagination, creativity and intellect by providing a safe, nurturing environment where every child’s emotions, physical and social needs are respected and fulfilled.
Modderfontein Montessori School exists to serve the unique academic needs of children who are in a special and critical period of their lives as they change from childhood to adolescence.
Modderfontein Montessori School Vision Statement
Striving for the excellence today to prepare children to succeed in a challenging world.
Providing a safe, supportive environment with opportunities for every child to develop the skills and knowledge through well trained and responsible Montessori guides.
To ensure that Modderfontein Montessori School upholds the authenticity of Montessori’s philosophy and methodology throughout the school and our staff.
To accommodate individual learning styles so that all may experience success.
MODMoms is a group of parents who works in conjunction with the school’s term calendars to organise family events and functions which are aimed at building our sense of community and fundraising for our school. Any parent is welcome to join, please contact the school office for more information.
We also have parent’s educational evenings which introduce the Montessori principles and philosophy and discuss on how to bring Montessori into the home, making the decision to go onto Primary and various topics. Notice will be given of the nights when these talks will be held.
DAILY PROGRAM OUTLINE
(This programme is flexible and can be altered according to the requirements of the day and weather conditions).
TODDLER GROUP – 18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS OF AGE
08:00 – 08:30 Ring time
08:30 – 10:00 Work cycle
10:00 – 10:20 Bathroom & snack time
10:20 – 11:00 Supervised free play
11:00 – 12:00 Wash, bathroom & sleep time
12:00 – 12:15 Wake up time, bathroom and story time
12:30 – 13:00 Half-day children prepare to leave
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch time for full day children
13:15 – 14:30 Outside play / art activities
14:30 – 15:15 Quiet time/ story time/ music/ bathroom
15:15 – 15:45 Wash up / snack time/ bathroom
15:45 – 16:45 Free play
16:45 – 17:00 Tidy up time/bathroom
17:00 – 17:30 Wash time, prepare to go home
(Sun hat, nappies, wet wipes, creams and formula must be provided from home, clearly marked with your child’s name).
PRE-SCHOOL GROUP – 3 TO 6 YEARS OF AGE
08:00 – 08:30 Ring time
08:30 – 11:00 Work cycle
11:00 – 11:20 Snack time
11:20 – 12:00 Supervised free play and extra mural activities
12:00 – 12:45 Group work, theme of the week, music, art etc
12:45 – 13:00 Wash hands, half day children prepare to leave
13:00 – 13-30 Lunch time for full day children
13:30 – 17:30 The same programme as above for toddlers