What is Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand (MANZ)?

MANZ is an Incorporated Society members consisting of early learning services (privately owned and community based), schools, organisations and individual members who work together to provide and promote Montessori education in New Zealand. MANZ was established in 1998 and is governed by a voluntary Council and managed by a Chief Executive and Account and Administration Officer, in consultation with members.

Our Mission, Vision & Principles /

Te Pae Tata, Te Pae Tāwhiti, Ngā Arataki Whakapono

MANZ Mission – Te Pae Tata

Montessori makes the difference

Our mission is to support and influence our community to deliver excellent Montessori programmes that enable the holistic development of infants, children/tamariki and adolescents/rangatahi.

Vision for MANZ – Te Pae Tāwhiti

Making Montessori Matter in Aotearoa New Zealand / He Ahakoa Tonu, Ko Montessori Ki Aotearoa

We envision Montessori education becoming a well-known, highly respected and informed choice in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Kia tutuki te mātauranga a Montessori mō tana rongonui, te ngākau whakaute, me te kōwhiritanga ki roto i Aotearoa.

MANZ Guiding Principles –  Ngā Arataki Whakapono

  • 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.