Join Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand

Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand (MANZ) is a collective of schools, organisations and individual members who work together to provide and promote Montessori education in New Zealand.

Find out how you can become a member of Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand.

Join as a MANZ Member School

Any licensed Montessori ECE centres, independent and integrated Montessori primary and/or high schools and Montessori primary and/or high school classes running in traditional state schools can belong to Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand as a school member.

The annual school membership is based on the number of whānau (families) attending the centre or school at $11.70/family/quarter or $46.80 /family/year (incl GST).

The school member collects this membership on behalf of the national association.

The annual subscription can be paid in quarterly installments – March, June, September, November.

If a centre/school is new, membership for the first year of operation, may be offered at the discounted rate of $250 + GST to assist with opening low enrollments and to give time to build numbers. However, this is on the agreement that the centre/school will renew at full MANZ membership rates for a minimum of 12 months following the first year of operation.

MANZ member schools receive a range of benefits and support:

  • Montessori Voices – a quarterly, parent-focused magazine for all whānau/families attending the service/school.
  • InTouch – a monthly e-zine from MANZ detailing the Executive Officer’s work with the government and government agencies advocating for MANZ members and tamariki.
  • e-zine Informed – a quarterly e-zine for kaiako with articles of interest for each level of teaching, information on upcoming professional development, reviews of professional development which has been and job advertisements.
  • MANZ Conference and Professional Development – receive a generous discount for MANZ conference and professional development for all staff, parents, whānau, service/school owners and primary Trust members.
  • One-On-One Support for Employers – members have access to the Executive Officer during business hours for management and HR advice between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. Phone 0274485525 or email eo@montessori.org.nz.
  • Executive Officer Support – able to have support from the Executive Officer for Education Review Office (ERO) preparation and reviews. (An additional fee applies).
  • Executive Officer Workshops – able to have a workshop tailored for your service eg: internal evaluations, appraisals, job descriptions,  developing a Strategic Plan, etc. (An additional fee applies).
  • MANZ representation on Government Advisory Groups.
  • Free School Listing – free school listing on MANZ website and in Montessori Voices.
  • Web Profile – opportunity to have a web profile for a service/kura on the MANZ website. (currently $100 + GST per year).
  • MANZ Membership Certificate – this is issued in March each year.
  • Discounted Classified – discounted classified advertising on MANZ website and in Montessori Voices for up to three months from the placement of the advertisement.
  • Referrals – referrals from parents/whānau requesting information via website on your service/school.
  • Binda Goldsbrough Research Fund – eligible to apply for this fund yearly.
  • MANZ-Every Educaid Study Grant – eligible to apply for this grant yearly.
  • Dr Nicola Chisnall Memorial Award – eligible to apply for this award yearly.
  • Voting Rights – voting rights at MANZ Annual General Meeting.
  • Nienhuis Montessori materials permanent 20% discount through Every Educaid.

Member schools are frequently consulted by MANZ and help determine the future of Montessori in Aotearoa.

PLEASE NOTE:
MANZ school membership is annual and is paid in four quarterly installments in March, June, September and November. If, for example, a service/school joins at the beginning of the 2017 school year, the whole year payment is due.

If a service/school decides to withdraw from membership during the calendar year; then the whole year payment is still required.  Members cannot join for the year and only pay one or two quarterly installments.

Email: eo@montessori.org.nz for an application form.


Join as a MANZ Individual or Student Member

If you are a Montessori professional at a Montessori centre or school, a parent at a centre or school, that does not belong to MANZ, or if you simply have an interest in Montessori education you can join MANZ as an individual member.

Annual subscriptions are $NZ65 per year for members in New Zealand and $NZ105 per year for international members.

New Zealand students  undertaking their first pre-service qualification can join MANZ for $40 per year.

The subscription year is from January 1 – December 31.

As a MANZ individual member you’ll receive these member benefits:

  • Montessori Voices – a quarterly, parent-focused magazine sent to your address.
  • e-zine Informed – a quarterly e-zine for kaiako with articles of interest for each level of teaching, information on upcoming professional development, reviews of professional development which has been and job advertisements.
  • MANZ Conference and Professional Development – receive a generous discount for MANZ conference and professional development.
  • Voting Rights – voting rights at MANZ Annual General Meeting.
  • MANZ representation on Government Advisory Groups.
  • Binda Goldsbrough Research Fund – eligible to apply for this yearly.
  • MANZ-Every Educaid Study Grant – eligible to apply for this grant yearly.

MANZ student members receive the additional benefit of being able to register for the MANZ Conference and professional development events at the special rate offered to teachers at MANZ member schools. Proof of current student identification will be required.

After June 30, only half the subscription rate is charged to the end of the financial year.

Interested in reading an issue of e-zine Informed for Montessori professionals?
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To join, simply send an email to eo@montessori.org.nz requesting an application for membership form.


Join MANZ as an Organisation Member

Organisations with an interest in Montessori education, or an education provider who do not operate as a school or a parent trust, can join MANZ.

The annual organisation subscription is $250 + GST per year. As a MANZ Organisation member you’ll receive these member benefits:

  • One copy of Montessori Voices a quarterly, parent-focused magazine.
  • One discounted registration fee for MANZ conferences and professional development workshops.
  • Voting rights at MANZ Annual General Meeting.

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