Discover Montessori 2013

5 March 2017 • Parenting

The second Discover Montessori was held in Wellington, New Zealand in April, 2013. We hope you enjoy the videos from this event. Montessori – remarkable and life-long (approx 30min) Pam Shand Montessori education has a reputation for providing young children with a calm, peaceful environment in which to learn, with respectful teachers willing to coach…

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MANZ Conference 2016

4 March 2017 • MANZ

It’s incredible to comprehend that MANZ Conference 2016 is finished. By all accounts, it was amazing. We had fantastic speakers in Wendy Calise, Sarah Werner Andrews and Peta Gibson as well as Cathy Wilson, Krista Kerr, Rene Novak, Rukshat Singh and Layla Barker. Record attendees helped create an amazing atmosphere. Thank-you to all who attended and…

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Dr Nicola Chisnall Memorial Award 2015

4 March 2017 • Awards

The winner of the 2015 award was Meraki Montessori in Silverdale, Auckland. A school that community built. Meraki Montessori paid tribute to the community that enabled the establishment of New Zealand’s newest Montessori primary school. “We would like to nominate for this award ALL of the amazing community that gave up their time and Christmas break to…

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MANZ Conference 2015

3 March 2017 • MANZ

A pathway to creative expression. He ara hei whakaputa i te wairua auaha The conference is over … many thanks to Polli Soholt and Marcia Perez who made the long trip from the United States to join our community in New Zealand. Thanks also to the New Zealand speakers who shared their work on the…

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Montessori Students Speak – MANZ 2013 Conference

3 March 2017 • Parenting

What do Montessori students say when they reflect on their experience in Montessori learning communities ? MANZ 2013 Conference, April 2013 Wellington, New Zealand Address by two Montessori high school students at conference opening Two Montessori high school students from Wa Ora Montessori School in New Zealand address the delegates at the opening of  the…

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MANZ Conference 2014

2 March 2017 • MANZ

The Reflective Montessori Practitioner Te Pouaaki Huritao o Montessori The conference is over for another year. Thanks to our international speakers Uma Ramani and Jamie Rue, to Nicki Dowling and Karen MacKay from Massey University and to all the New Zealand teachers who presented at the Montessori Journey to Excellence BusStop. Feedback has been amazing…

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2014 Winner of the inaugural Dr Nicola Chisnall Memorial Award

2 March 2017 • Awards

Over 650 votes were cast in the inaugural Dr Nicola Chisnall Memorial Award. The overall winner of for 2014 was Wā Ora Montessori School from Lower Hutt. Wā Ora Montessori School won the online vote and Kowhai Montessori Preschool won the conference vote. The award was made by Dave Stott at the MANZ Conference dinner…

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MANZ Conference 2013

1 March 2017 • MANZ

Reflecting on Community Me Whakaaro Hāpori Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street, Wellington Saturday April 20, 12.30pm – Monday April 22, 4pm Our 2013 conference reflected on the importance of community and explored how to nurture a sense of community with children and students of all ages and their families. Thanks to the 230 delegates from around New Zealand, our…

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Montessori Students Speak – MANZ 2012 Conference

1 March 2017 • Parenting

What do Montessori students say when they reflect on their experience in Montessori learning communities ? MANZ 2012 Conference, April 2012 Auckland, New Zealand Address by Montessori graduate at conference opening A university student in New Zealand  reflects on his experience of Montessori education through to 12 years.

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