What is MANZ ?
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.
Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand is governed by a voluntary council and managed by an executive and administration officer, in consultation with members.
Montessori makes the Difference
Our mission is to support our community to deliver excellent Montessori programmes that enable the holistic development of infants, children and adolescents.
Vision for MANZ
Making Montessori Matter in Aotearoa New Zealand
We envision Montessori education becoming a well-known, highly respected, and popular choice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Montessori values are, widely reflected in the community.
MANZ Guiding Principles
• CREATING an environment to foster a love of learning by enhancing freedom with responsibility, valuing creativity and appreciating individuality.
• NURTURING the human spirit by respecting self, others and the environment through connection, communication and collaboration.
• EDUCATING for peace by embracing diversity, celebrating the joy of discovery and practicing honesty and humility
MANZ Strategic Aims 2011-14
The vision and mission of the Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand will be achieved through the following strategic aims.
Strategic Aim 1: All MANZ members are actively engaged in realising the vision of making Montessori matter in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Strategic Aim 2: MANZ member schools are empowered to deliver excellent Montessori programmes.
Strategic Aim 3: Advocate for children and adolescents by increasing awareness of Montessori values.