Helen Lindsay, Professional Leader

Meet Our Teachers

Our philosophy. Why to choose Montessori?

Montessori promotes hands-on, self-paced, collaborative, joyful learning. Children in Montessori follow their interests, wherever that passion leads; giving them strong foundations for transitioning to primary school.

Children are naturally interested in learning about the world. It is this natural curiosity that leads to development. By providing the right environment, Montessori education assists children to cultivate the fundamental capabilities to become happy and fulfilled adults.

City Heights encompasses Montessori philosophy through mixed age groups, which not only offer a wide range of activities to trigger children’s interest, but also by giving the opportunity to learn by tuakana/teina (older children supporting the younger).

Children have the freedom to work at their own pace throughout the 3 hour uninterrupted work cycle. Each child is given the respect through encouragement to explore their own learning, they are given the opportunity to work things out themselves, make mistakes and correct them independently using their unique traits and talents.

Helen Lindsay, Professional Leader