Collaboratively develop a Wholistic Learning
Environment utilising the proven methodology
and pedagogue of Montessori at Horohoro
People who have used Montessori - a proven learning method that gives results
• Larry Page and Sergey Brin - founders of Google
Jeff Bezos - founder of
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis - former first lady (John F.
Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs - singer
Prince William and Prince Harry
• Julia Child - author, chef, TV cooking shows
Elizabeth Berridge - actress
Kami Cotler - actress
Melissa and Sarah Gilbert - actors
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Nobel Prize winner for Literature
Katherine Graham - ex-owner of the Washington Post
Anne Frank - author, diarist from World War II
Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) is talking education,
mentioning that Montessori schools are doing a better job than
most in teaching independent thinking
Famous people who chose Montessori schools for their own children:
Stephen J. Cannell, TV writer-producer-director (The Rockford Files and
many others)
Cher Bono, singer-actress
Yul Brynner (dec.), actor
Bill & Hillary Clinton, former president/senator, NY
Barrack and Michelle Obama
Michael Douglas, actor
Shari Lewis (dec.), puppeteer
Yo Yo Ma, cellist
Others with a Montessori Connection:
Alexander Graham Bell (dec.), noted inventor, and his wife Mabel founded
the Montessori Education Assocation in 1913. They also provided financial
support directly to Dr. Montessori and helped establish the first Montessori
class in Canada and one of the first in the United States.
Thomas Edison, noted scientist and inventor, helped found a Montessori
President Wilson's daughter trained as a Montessori teacher. There was a
Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House during Wilson's
Jean Piaget (dec.), noted Swiss psychologist, made his first observations of
children in a Montessori school. He was also head of the Swiss Montessori
Society for many years.
Bilingual Montessori will incompass:
Montessori methodology
(Clinton, Obama, Facebook, Google Boys, Swindells)
Accelerated Learning techniques
Specifically trained Montessori Teacher
Bi/ multi lingual (English, Maori, Spanish, Chinese)
Te Ao Maori – Marae kaupapa, kawa, …
ECC/ Kohanga, Yrs 1-7 (PS), Yr 8-13 (HS)
Enrichment education
Permaculture – sustainable living
Te Ao Maori & Montessori
History – Dissonance between beliefs and practice
Whakamana - Empowerment
Kotahitanga - Holistic Development.
Whānau Tangata - encompasses the wider world of family and community.
Ngā Hononga - the way children learn through responsive and reciprocal
relationships with people, places and things using the concept of Ako.
The Montessori Method
• The method discourages traditional competitive
measurements of achievement, such as grades and tests,
and instead focuses on the individual progress and
development of each child.
• Children of different ages share the same classes, and are
encouraged to collaborate and help each other. Specific
educational materials are used to keep children interested,
and there is an emphasis on "practical life skills".