MANZ Professional Events
Professional events for teachers in Montessori centres and schools in New Zealand.
Montessori Mystery Bus Tour
Saturday June 15, 10am - 4pm.
The inaugural Montessori Mystery Bus Tour will start at 10am at Eastern Suburbs Montessori Primary School in Glendowie and end in the same location … a few hours later.
We will be visiting one Montessori primary class and four Montessori centres in ‘central’ Auckland.
MANZ School, Organisation and Student Member Special Rate $25pp
If your early childhood centre or school is a member of MANZ, all your staff and parents will pay the special school member rate of $25pp. Student members of MANZ can also register for this rate.
MANZ Individual Member Special Rate $35 pp
If you are an individual member of MANZ in 2013 you will pay the special individual member rate of $35pp.
Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand in collaboration with the Maria Montessori Education Foundation
Observation: Recognising and Supporting Spontaneous Activity
Howick Primary School, Howick, Auckland
November 2-3, 2013, 9.30am-4pm
Our role as the Montessori guide includes; skillful observer, guardian and protector of the environment and ‘dynamic link’ between the child and the environment. Observation is the key to reflection and review and is an essential tool for linking Montessori philosophy and daily practice.
Saturday November 2
The importance of observation in the Montessori early childhood environment – what are you really looking for and how can you preserve what you see? This workshop will review and build on the ideas about observation presented by Connie Black at the MANZ 2013 Conference.
Sunday November 3
What does spontaneous activity look like and how do you prepare the environment to support this? How can you achieve the fine balance as a ‘dynamic link’ between the child and the environment? What do you need to prepare an environment with observation as an integral element of your practice? The second day of the workshop builds on the first day, giving you more ideas and skills using observation to connect you, the child and the learning environment.
Full registration Sat-Sun $520 Sat only $420
MANZ member schools and student members special rate Sat-Sun $260 Sat only $160
MANZ individual members special rate Sat-Sun $390 Sat only $290
Australian Centre for Montessori Studies, Melbourne, Australia
This is Amy’s sixth trip to New Zealand and her first workshop here since 2010. She is the Director of Training for the Australian Centre for Montessori Studies and is based in Melbourne. She has been involved in training and examining Montessori teachers in Australia and in China for Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) in recent years. Amy has ‘squeezed’ this workshop into her busy schedule and she may not be able to come to New Zealand again for several years.
Maria Montessori Education Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand
Carol is currently training to become an AMI trainer and is one of the trust members of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation (MMEF). Carol was involved in examining students in Thailand in 2012, in addition to teaching ‘almost’ full time at Glendowie Montessori Preschool in Auckland. She recently led a workshop at the MANZ 2013 Conference on Grace and Courtesy.