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 full, once per year, or in quarterly installments.

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 direct benefits:

  • Montessori Voices – a quarterly, parent-focused magazine for all whānau/families attending the centre/school.
  • InTouch – a monthly ezine from MANZ detailing the Executive Officer’s work with the Government.
  • e-zine Informed – a quarterly teacher-focused e-zine from MANZ.
  • Full MANZ conference and professional development discounts for all staff, parents, owners and board members.
  • Able to have support from the Executive Officer for Education Review Office (ERO) reviews, internal evaluations, appraisals,  professional development tailored for a centre or school. (An additional fee applies).
  • Free school listing in Montessori Voices and on MANZ website.
  • Opportunity to have a web profile for a centre/kura on the MANZ website. (currently $100 + GST per year).
  • MANZ membership certificate each year.
  • Discounted classified advertising on MANZ website and Montessori Voices.
  • Referrals from parents requesting information via website.
  • Eligible to apply for Binda Goldsbrough Research Fund yearly.
  • Eligible to apply for MANZ-Every Educaid Study Grant yearly.
  • Eligible to apply for the Dr Nicola Chisnall Memorial Award yearly.
  • Voting rights at MANZ Annual General Meeting.
  • Discount on Neinhaus materials through Every Educaid twice per year prior to conference and at conference.

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

MANZ school membership is annual and can be paid either in one full-year payment in March or in four quarterly installments in March, June, September and November. If, for example, a centre/school joins at the beginning of the 2017 school year, the whole year payment is due.

If a centre/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: 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-magazine for Montessori professionals.
  • Individual discounts at MANZ conferences and professional development workshops.
  • Voting rights at MANZ Annual General Meeting.
  • Eligible to apply for Binda Goldsbrough Research Fund yearly.
  • Eligible to apply for MANZ-Every Educaid Study 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.

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To join, simply send an email to 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.