Montessori Primary @ Huapai District School was established in 2005 through the collaboration of a dedicated group of parents and the management and Board at Huapai District School. These parents were passionate about enabling continued Montessori education for all children and their legacy lives on to this day with the wonderful education provided by the class.

Room 17 001-2

Also called ‘Room 17’, it enables the Montessori Primary pedagogy to be delivered with the support and structure of the main school environment and the New Zealand National Curriculum. The class is well integrated with the wider school community. We participate in the “Learning Community” shares, athletics, music and band, shared teas and cultural activities weekly and throughout the year.

The class now has a vibrant and growing 6-9 cohort (Years 1-4) and is building its ability to support a 9-12 group (currently cover Years 5 & 6).


Our programme involves:

Values and character development


Hands on experience, investigations and research


High standards for all students


Development of self discipline and internal sense of motivation


Love for nature and outdoor education


Collaboration and community service


A structured and integrated curriculum to demonstrate connections among different subjects (language, math, geography, culture geometry, art and practical life skills).

13880238_10153628123416097_4351616216735358581_n-2It integrates the key aspects of Montessori education some of which are:

  • Everything is interrelated. One lesson leads to many others.
  • The child moves from concrete toward abstract understanding
  • We always work from the big picture to increasing details.
  • Every three years major themes in the curriculum are studied again in increasing levels of abstractness.


We would love to have your child join our class. If you have any questions please contact us.