Vision/Mission & Values


Future leaders and problem solvers, contributing to a more peaceful and sustainable world.


Inspiring brave hearts and curious minds in an academically excellent Montessori environment.

Our Values

“The aim of Montessori education is to foster autonomous, competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are life-long learners and problem solvers.”
(Montessori Education: Key Concepts and Practices, American Montessori Society, 1990)

It is expected that staff, students, and families will model our school values. Our values will guide our thoughts, words, and actions to help us create the future we want.

Care and Compassion

Nurturing the development of children’s social and emotional intelligence in an environment of trust and mutual respect which values each child’s unique strengths and needs and encourages acceptance of self and others.

Students: Staff:

  • Actively demonstrate care for themselves, their peers, family members, others in the wider community, their environment, and all living things.
  • Understand and respect the diversity, perspectives, and individuality of their peers.
  • Show empathy, actively including others, and contributing to the wellbeing of everyone in their school community.
  • Explicitly model and teach skills that promote empathy, social cohesion, social responsibility, and teamwork.
  • Appreciate and value the uniqueness of each student and invest in genuine relationships.
  • Foster an inclusive, supportive, and engaging learning environment.



Teaching children to be brave when facing the unknown, to embrace challenges, to view failure as a learning opportunity, and to act with integrity.

Students: Staff:
  • Believe in their capacity to learn, have the confidence to embrace challenges, and are willing to take risks and learn from mistakes
  • Engage with social justice issues and build the self-confidence to stand up for what is right.



  • Foster an environment of acceptance where all students feel valued and have a sense of belonging
  • Create a safe space where all voices and perspectives are heard and students feel confident to express themselves
  • Provide opportunities for students to take risks, accept challenges, make choices and develop autonomy.


Driving student-led learning through developing the ability to ask questions, to challenge, to inquire and to investigate independently and in cooperation with others.

Students: Staff:

  • Develop the capacity to ask insightful questions that contribute to their learning and understanding of the world.
  • Learn hands-on skills that relate to real-world experiences.
  • Develop a positive and inquisitive mindset toward learning.
  • Provide differentiated experiences that seek to instil wonder, ignite passion and inspire genuine curiosity in the world.
  • Ask open-ended questions and set tasks that encourage deep thinking and inquiry.
  • Support students to action areas of curiosity.

Creative and Critical Thinking

Providing a stimulating learning environment that supports children to realise their full potential as intelligent, imaginative thinkers who see solutions rather than problems.

Students: Staff:

  • Explore complex problems that relate to the world, suggesting and evaluating possible solutions.
  • Draw on their disciplinary knowledge and apply this to solve interdisciplinary problems in innovative ways.
  • Have the capacity to ask pertinent questions to drive inquiry.
  • Draw on their strengths and have the confidence to adapt to new situations.
  • Exhibit development in the sophistication of their thinking skills and ability to articulate their thinking.


  • Encourage students to apply a critical lens to the world around them in order to find constructive solutions.
  • Model and explicitly teach metacognitive thinking strategies that help students to understand critical thought processes.
  • Use inquiry-based, interdisciplinary teaching modes that will guide students towards developing a deeper understanding of issues and perspectives affecting the world.




Enhancing wellbeing and personal growth by encouraging children to make productive choices and feel a sense of control over their learning and their lives.

Students: Staff:

  • Learn to make productive choices that support learning.
  • Exhibit age-appropriate skills in recognising what they know and what they need to learn next.
  • Learn to reflect on their choices and learn from mistakes.


  • Provide opportunities for students to take responsibility for their learning and behaviour.
  • Design engaging learning experiences that promote choice and autonomy.
  • Support students to become reflective learners.



Building the relationships and community now that will connect children to their world and teach them to care for and shape it for a brighter future.

Students: Staff:
  • See themselves as valued members of their classroom, school community, and the wider world.
  • Actively collaborate and contribute to their becoming responsible, engaged citizens of the world.
  • Recognize the beauty and fragility of the natural world, understand their custodial responsibilities, and develop an orientation for action.
  • Foster a harmonious community in which students learn to develop respectful, responsive relationships and work collaboratively.
  • Nurture responsible, independent and capable young people who are active citizens in their classroom and beyond.
  • Enable students to connect with people and organisations outside the school and make authentic contributions that benefit the wider community into the future.