Montessori Aoteaoroa New Zealand

Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand  is a collective of school, organisation and individual members who work together to provide and promote Montessori education in New Zealand.

Check 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 current annual school membership is based on the number of whanau (families) attending the centre or school at $11.55/family/term or $46.20 /family/year.

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 or school is new and opening in the calendar year, membership for the first year of operation may be offered at the discounted rate of $250 + GST to assist c with opening low enrollments and time to build numbers.

MANZ member schools receive a range of direct benefits:

  • Montessori Voices a quarterly, parent-focused magazine for all whaanau/families attending your centre or school.
  • InTouch - a monthly ezine from MANZ
  • e-zine Informed - a quarterly teacher-focused ezine from MANZ. TKaiako (teachers) at MANZ member schools can receive e-zine Informed directly by sending their emails to
  • MANZ membership certificate each year.
  • Full MANZ conference and professional development discounts for all staff, parents, owners and board members.
  • Free school listing in Montessori Voices and on MANZ website.
  • Opportunity to have a web profile for your centre or school on the MANZ website. (currently $100 + GST per year).
  • Discounted classified advertising in Montessori Voices and on MANZ website.
  • Referrals from parents requesting information via website.
  • Voting rights at MANZ Annual General Meeting.
  • Discount on Neinhaus materials through Every Educaid twice per year at lead up to conference and at conference.
  • Able to apply for Binda Goldsbrough Research Fund yearly. 
  • Able to apply for Every Educaid Study Grant yearly

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

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 school joins at the beginning of the 2017 school year, the whole year payment is due.
If a 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. 

Payments can be made by internet banking.

MANZ bank account: 02-0524-0171177-000

Note: Reference your centre/school name

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 $NZ40 per year.
The subscription year is from January 1 - Dec 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 AGM/SGM.
  • Able to apply for Binda Goldsbrough Research Fund yearly.
  • Able to apply for 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. MANZ will ask for proof of current student identification.

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

Interested in reading an issue of Informed e-zine for Montessori professionals ? Download here...

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, who do not operate as a school, can join MANZ.
Organisation members include Montessori training organisations or parent trusts working to establish schools.

The annual organisation subscription is $NZ 234.32 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 AGM/SGM.