Montessori Primary at  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.

Also called ‘Studio 1’, 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 Montessori class at Huapai aims to cater to the second plane of development which is 6-12 years of age, a typical year 1-8 as per our Ministry of Education, with a transition program aimed at 5 year old’s . 

Our programme involves:

  • Nurturing the Whole child
  • Mixed- age learning
  • Cooperation and collaboration
  • Child centered approach
  • Three-hour work cycles
  • Practical life activities
  • From sensorial to abstraction
  • Caring for the environment
  • Fostering independence and self motivation
  • Nurturing Curiosity

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

What we offer:

  • Prepared environment
  • Uninterrupted work cycles 
  • Cosmic Education 
  • Following the child 
  • Grace and Courtesy lessons
  • Integrated approach to curriculum

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