Welcome to St George Montessori Hammondville

Our Hammondville Centre has been in operation since 2006 and we are proud to promote and celebrate cultural diversity within our community, families and team. Our main objective is to help children to reach their maximum learning potential and learning outcomes, while belonging, being and becoming well-balanced individuals.

Our Hammondville Centre uses the Montessori approach to education founded by Dr Maria Montessori. Every area of the centre has been thought out to encompass this curriculum and to develop knowledge and skills that provides the foundation of a life long love for learning.

Our core Montessori curriculum covers areas such as practical life skills, sensory development, literacy and numeracy, science, geography and art. These areas provide the best foundation as students prepare for their transition to school. To support our Montessori learning, we also follow the EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework) to enhance and to provide a holistic learning experience for each child.

Children ages three-six are provided with an extensive school readiness program. The preschool room is fitted with an interactive whiteboard, school based activities and computers to assist with preparation for School.

As part of the Montessori philosophy, our centre is passionate about sustainability and this is embedded in our program. We encourage nature play, growing and caring for the vegetable garden, collecting eggs from the chickens, learning about recycling and caring for the world around us.

At St George Montessori we provide a home-like environment and encourage family participation. We hold numerous events throughout the year and we regularly communicate with parents through emails, apps and notice boards in the foyer. We believe parent involvement is important for our Centre’s success and we encourage regular feedback.

Centre Information

Address

13 Walder Road, Hammondville

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 6.30am to 6pm

Centre Features

  • Six weeks to six years
  • Three age specific rooms – Infants, Toddlers, Preschool
  • Two spacious outdoor areas (infants separate from toddlers and preschoolers)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • Passionate and highly qualified staff
  • Extended operating hours 6.30am – 6pm, 52 weeks each year
  • All meals provided, our onsite chef provides fresh, nutritious meals including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and evening snack
  • Extensive School readiness and transition to school curriculum. Connections with local Primary schools such as Hammondville Public School and Nuwarra Public School
  • Holistic educational program including EYLF
  • Excursions
  • Extra-curricular activities including programs such as Happy Feet, Munch and Move, Soccer Joeys and cooking classes
  • Connection with the local community including nursing home visits; Emergency services visits and other educational experiences to enhance children’s knowledge of the local community
  • Sustainability focus including veggie gardens, worm farm and chickens
  • On-site parent parking