Barrenjoey Montessori School is a non-denominational, non-profit school operated by the Avalon Montessori Association. The members of the association are parents of children enrolled or attending the school. The school upholds the Montessori philosphy and methods under the direction of the highly qualified and experienced teaching staff.
Choosing Barrenjoey Montessori School is a strong commitment to your child's development and education, and a personal commitment to contributing to the operation of the school. In order to maintain affordable fees, and a quality of education, we depend on the contribution of families in the areas of management, fundraising and physical maintenance and improvement to the school. Without the parent involvement the school would not exist.
Your involvement in the school sends an important message to your children that you value and care about their education.
Parent information evenings play an important role in educating parents about the philosophy and practice of Montessori. Attendance at these, held 3–4 times a year, is recommended. Check out the calendar for upcoming dates.
There are many ways in which families can contribute to the school and each year families are asked to allocate their preferred options. The choice is very diverse matching the skills of the parents with the needs of the school.
The school relies on the fundraising efforts of all families to provide the necessary funds for improvements to the school. The admirable efforts of current and previous parents have made the school what it is today. The school's major fundraising events are the annual Festival of Small Hands and the cinema by the Sea which are held outside the school on the Des Creagh Reserve.
Is it worth all the effort?
It certainly is!
If you are choosing a Montessori education for your child, you are joining a community of like-minded families with similar core values to your own when it comes to raising a child. This results in a great sense of camaraderie, support and friendship amongst parents, which successfully carries over to the children.