Wednesday, April 13, 2016

AMI 6-12 Assistants’ Certificate Course–Jan. 2017

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Dear MMEF Friends and Supporters

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MMEF have been in discussion with much sought after AMI 6-12 Trainer, Alison Awes, Minnesota, USA, to offer the 10- day AMI Primary (Elementary) Assistants’ Course in New Zealand in January 2017!

We know that there is keen interest for a 6-12 Primary Course here in New Zealand, and see this ‘new’ course as the first step in determining levels of interest from Primary Trusts and interested parties and building momentum towards establishing 6-12 training here in New Zealand.

Who is the Course for?

This will interest anyone with a profound interest in the 6- to 12 age child…

  • parents of 6-12 year-old children, or will have
  • teachers working in a 6-12 environment who are not already Montessori trained
  • assistants working in a 6-12 environment who would like to gain an AMI Certificate
  • all parents, administrators and trustees who are interested in finding out more about the unique 6-12 Montessori programme.

When is it?

The proposed dates are Monday 10 January – Friday 20 January, 2017 (10 days)

Where?

Options are being looked at in both Auckland and Wellington. The final decision will be based on where the greatest interest is expressed … so make sure your voice heard!

Course Objectives:

  • To explore the Montessori philosophy with regard to child development
  • To observe the primary child (what Dr Montessori called the “second plane of development”)
  • To discover how best to interact with the primary-age child
  • To find out how to interact with the Montessori-trained teacher
  • To support the development of the child by assisting the teacher

Requirements

  • Course Readings
  • 2 x 500 word papers to be completed during the course.
  • 9 hours of observation after the course with notes submitted as part of the course work.
  • Cost: $1200

Next step:

Please register your expressions of interest by completing the red  section below. Simply cut, paste and complete the section below and send your responses to mmef@ihug.co.nz by 22nd April please.

Name:                                                             I live in:

Email address:

Venue: I would prefer Wellington    /       Auckland

I am happy to travel:  Yes      /       No

I would love to attend / but the dates don’t work for me

Tick or highlight your response and return by Friday 22nd April.

Noho ora mai,

Carol, Tia, Anna, Shirley – MMEF Trustees

Friday, March 4, 2016

AMI 0-3 Assistant Certificate–Book Orders

Tena Kotou Supporters of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation.

Excitement and anticipation are building for the forthcoming 9-day AMI 0-3 Assistant Certificate Course, commencing on April 18th, Auckland.

The interest has been heart warming which validates the  understanding of the importance of the first 3 years of life.

There are a few spaces still available and we would urge you to book ASAP to avoid disappointment!

To register for the course on-line click on the link here http://goo.gl/PWe5V4

Montessori Book Order

If you are still considering attending the 0-3 Certificate Course or you would simply like to expand your Montessori book repertoire MMEF will be placing a book order on March 11th for:

The Child in the Family – NZ35

Education for a New World – NZ35

The Absorbent Mind – NZ39

The Child in the Family is a great source for parent evenings and this version of The Absorbent Mind contains the develop of language and the development of movement as pull out charts! (these are pure joy for book geeks!)

We are also taking orders for Understanding the Human Being by Dr Silvana Montanaro.

If we place an order for 10 books or more the cost can be capped at no more than $70. Yep, it’s not cheap but will be an on-going source of support and inspiration for parents of 0-3 aged children.

If you would like to place an order for any of the above please email mmef@ihug.co.nz. no later than March 11th.

Books can paid for via internet banking. All prices include GST and freight.

Calling all 6-12 Teachers – a PD Opportunity in Sydney awaits you!

Image result for montessori united nations logoThere is an exciting professional development opportunity for Montessori Teachers in Australasia. On the 25th and 26th of March 2016

there will be a teacher workshop about the Montessori Model of the United Nations (MMUN). The two day energizing workshop will provide teachers with an overview of the MMUN and it's place in peace education. You will receive a manual with detailed guidelines on how to implement the MMUN Program in your classroom and resources for global education activities.

MMUN promotes students’ and teachers’ interest in the world around them and teaches vital skills in problem solving, conflict resolution, research and communication. This workshop is an event not to be missed, and a rare event on this side of the globe. To find out more about the MMUN you can check out their website: http://montessori-mun.org/.

To register please email jcunningham@montessori-mun.org .

Noho ora mai rā,

MMEF

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy 2016!

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We do hope the year has started well for you all.

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The new year is indeed off to a flying start for the AMI 3-6 students who are all safely back with us and traversing Language and Mathematics this module.

Yesterday they joined MMEF’s Material Making - Language workshop at AUT - attended by 42 keen and receptive participants.

Cheryl Ferreira started the day by reminding us of the importance of oral language experiences as young children construct their own unique language/languages from all that they find in their environment.

The richer their oral language experiences the more enriched the child’s vocabulary becomes and the more prepared they will be for later writing and reading. 

We also explored ways of introducing the classified cards to the children and challenged ourselves as we made sets of classified reading material & discussed ways to display them in the environment. One attendee said of the day,

“equally as much as the information graciously imparted was the opportunity to network with friends old and new. What a great start to my Montessori year!”

AMI 0-3 Assistant Certificate Course

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The Lotus Sanctuary at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany will be the venue for the 9 day AMI birth - 3 Assistant Certificate Course starting April 18th – 28th, 2016. Julia Hilson will be the AMI trainer for the course and we couldn’t be more thrilled!            

Register on-line and pay just 50% of the course fees before Friday February 12th, 2016 and you’ll still receive the early bird discount.  The remainder of the course fees are to be paid by Thursday March 31st,2016 (please tick the 50% deposit option on your registration form).

Alternatively, you can make 1 payment in full - though do take advantage of the early bird discount and register by Friday February 12th. Pass this news on!

For the course brochure, go to our website at mmef.org.nz or click on this link http://goo.gl/NhtCzR.

You can also register for the course on-line via the MMEF website too.

Accommodation for 0-3 Certificate Course

We have a number of potential attendees for the 0-3 Assistants Assistant Course who are seeking accommodation in the area.

Are you planning on attending the course in April and have a spare room or two? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please email mmef@ihug.co.nz.

Should you require accommodation at the venue – email accommodation@kawaipurapura.co.nz or call Angela on 09 415 9468.

Safeguarding Young Children Workshop (incl. the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014)

Spaces are still available for this workshop on Thursday 25th February at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany, Auckland facilitator – Desma Cornhill.

clip_image001_thumbHave all of your staff attended a Child Protection workshop? It’s best practice to do so!

Here’s the perfect opportunity to develop a team approach to those vulnerable in our communities.

The workshop will include:-

  • Protecting and safeguarding our children
  • Signs and symptoms of neglect and abuse
  • Reporting
  • How to develop a child protection policy
  • Advice concerning identification – who would this involve?
  • Three year reviews, Ministry of Education licensing and certification criteria & ERO

Cost - only $60.00. BYO food.

Book the dates in your diaries – booking forms will be available shortly. In the meantime, email mmef@ihug.co.nz for more information.

Ka kite ano, MMEF

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Be Inspired, Invigorated & Informed–MMEF Professional Development Opportunities, 2016

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Tena Kotou Friends

child play mat, mirror and gobbiMany of you have been inquiring about the 9-day AMI birth - 3 Assistant Certificate Course commencing on April 18th – 28th – the interest is building which is great news!

We truly believe that this course should be accessible to ballet bareveryone and anyone with an interest in the natural development of young children aged birth to three. With accessibility in mind we are delighted to inform you of a new payment option:-

Register on-line and pay just 50% of the course fees before Friday February 12th, 2016 and you’ll still receive the early bird discount.  The remainder of the course fees are to be paid by Thursday March 31st. (please tick the 50% deposit option on your registration form).

Alternatively, you can make 1 payment in full - though do take advantage of the early bird discount and register by Friday February 12th.

For the course brochure, go to our website at mmef.org.nz or click on this link http://goo.gl/NhtCzR.

You can also register for the course on-line via the MMEF website too.

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‘Language - Material Making‘ Workshop

Saturday January 16th, at AUT, Northcote, Auckland

9.00 - 4.30p.m

IMG_7901We’re delighted to invite you join AMI 3-6 Trainer, Cheryl Ferreira and the AMI students for a hands-on material making workshop.

Join us as we explore a vital part of the language area - the Classified Reading materials. The workshop will include:-

  • how to make your own Classified Reading materials,
  • how to introduce the Classified Cards in your environments ,
  • you’ll also make ‘one way’ of displaying the Classified Reading materials.

This workshop may just be the motivation your team need to make the many sets of classified cards that you’ve been meaning to make for ages!

Cost - only $80 (inc. card though excluding pictures. Details will be given closer to the date). AUT students $50. BYO food.

*** Numbers will be limited.

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‘Safeguarding Young Children’ Workshop

(inc. the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014)

Thursday February 25th, Kawai Pupupura Retreat Centre, Albany, Auckland 9.00-4.30p.m.

Facilitator – Desma Cornhill, AUT lecturer

Have all of your staff attended a Child Protection workshop? It’s best practice to do so! Here’s the perfect opportunity to develop a team approach to those vulnerable in our communities.

The workshop will include:-

  • Protecting and safeguarding our children
  • Signs and symptoms of neglect and abuse
  • Reporting
  • How to develop a child protection policy
  • Advice concerning identification – who would this involve?
  • Three year reviews, Ministry of Education licensing and certification criteria & ERO

Cost - only $60.00. BYO food.

Book the dates in your diaries – booking forms will be available shortly. In the meantime, email mmef@ihug.co.nz for more information.

Ka Kite Ano, MMEF

Friday, October 9, 2015

Is This on Your Term 4 to do list? Book Your Place on the AMI 0-3 Assistant Certificate Course, April, 2016 today!

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Dear Maria Montessori Education Foundation Supporters

IMG_0749Congratulations to the students of the 5th AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Certificate Course as they completed their 9-day course.

20 students from Queenstown to Matakana were ably guided by AMI trainer Philippa Romig from Switzerland and MMEF’s Carol Potts. The enthusiastic students traversed 60 hours of Montessori theory and practice with time in between for reflective and convivial conversations,walking on the line (picture), networking plus lots of singing!IMG_0707

We were extremely fortunate also to be joined by Kaiako Carol Smith, from the Peace Foundation, who’s knowledge and wisdom helped us to draw parallels between Maori kaupapa and the Montessori philosophy.

Our huge thanks to Steven Arnold and AUT for hosting the course.

Register for the 0-3 Assistant Certificate Course – Auckland, April 2016

clip_image0024_thumb1This week, schools and organisations will be receiving registration forms for MMEF’s forthcoming AMI Birth -3 Montessori Assistants Certificate Course to be held at the tranquil Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany, Auckland in April 2016. Please display the details of this amazing course on your parent noticeboards and inform anyone with an interest in the natural development of young children under 3.

The Montessori philosophy guides adults in respectful interactions with children, these serve as a basis for collaborative relationships that honour partnership between the adult and child.

Research continues to validate that the early years of life, particularly from birth to three, permanently impact a child’s future.

The AMI Birth -3 Assistants Course is the ideal foundation course for anyone interested in the Montessori’s respectful approach to child development. Equally beneficial for parents, grandparents, educators, school administrators and anyone involved with or passionate about the care and education of young children.

This 9 day course will explore Montessori principles and philosophy while emphasising the importance of free movement and language development for infants and toddlers. Practical elements including; the art of observation, how to support independence and establishing a framework for toilet learning and much more…

Accommodation is available at the venue for those who  book early via http://kawaipurapura.co.nz/retreats-accommodation/

clip_image001We are extremely fortunate to have Julia Hilson, AMI 0-3 trainer from Australia, leading the course.

For more information please download the course brochure from our website at mmef.org.nz or click on this link http://goo.gl/NhtCzR .

You can also register for the course on-line  via the MMEF website too!

For further information email mmef@ihug.co.nz.

More Professional Development Opportunities – Dates for Your Diary - 2016

On January 16th, 2016 MMEF will be offering a workshop on Material Making – Classified Reading Material with Cheryl Ferreira. Details will sent out shortly.

Towards the end of February (exact date tbc), MMEF will also be offering a workshop on Safeguarding Young Children including information on the Vulnerable Children’s Act.

It is essential that staff in centres attend a Child Protection workshop to refresh themselves on latest regulations, signs and symptoms and support agencies. Details will sent out soon.

All for Now.

Your thoughts, ideas and comments are always welcome.

MMEF

Saturday, August 22, 2015

AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course–Auckland–September 2015

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Dear Maria Montessori Education Foundation Supporters 

Well, flights are being booked, accommodation tweaked, text books excitedly ordered all in preparation for the forthcoming AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course being held at Auckland University of Technology for 9 days commencing on Sept. 28th – Oct. 8th.

There are a few spaces still available – click on the link to download the course details today. Don’t miss out!
http://mmef.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/MONTESSORI-ASSISTANTS-CERTIFICATE-COURSE-Auckland-SeptOct-2015.pdf

Date: Monday 28th September - Thursday 8th October 9 days (exc. 4th & 5th Oct.)

Venue: Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Northcote Campus, Auckland

Presented by: Philippa Romig, AMI 3-6 Trainer, Switzerland, London.
Carol Potts, AMI 3-6, MMEF, New Zealand

Click on the link to register on-line http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

Are you already attending, living in Auckland and would be willing to host someone? Please email mmef@ihug.co.nz.

Noho Ora Mai

MMEF

9 Day AMI 0-3 Assistant Certificate Course, April 18th–28th, 2016

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Dear Friends,

clip_image002[4]We are delighted to send you information about MMEF’s forthcoming AMI Birth -3 Montessori Assistants Certificate Course in April 2016.

The Montessori philosophy guides adults in respectful interactions with children, these serve as a basis for collaborative relationships that honour partnership between the adult and child.

Research continues to validate that the early years of life, particularly from birth to three, permanently impact a child’s future.

The AMI Birth -3 Assistants Course is the ideal foundation course for anyone interested in the Montessori’s respectful approach to child development. Equally beneficial for parents, grandparents, educators, school administrators and anyone involved with or passionate about the care and education of young children.

This 9 day course will explore Montessori principles and philosophy while emphasising the importance of free movement and language development for infants and toddlers. Practical elements including; the art of observation, how to support independence and establishing a framework for toilet learning and much more…

We are extremely fortunate that Julia Hilson, AMI 0-3 trainer from Australia will be leading the course.

For more information please download the course brochure from our website at mmef.org.nz or click on this link http://goo.gl/NhtCzR . You can also register for the course on-line too via the MMEF website!

We look forward to welcoming you on the course.

For further information about AMI Training in New Zealand contact  mmef@ihug.co.nz .

Warm regards,

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Carol Potts – MMEF Faculty

Maria Montessori Education Foundation

PO Box 108054, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150, New Zealand, web www.mmef.org.nz

Monday, June 29, 2015

STOP PRESS - AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course, 2015 now to be offered in Auckland!

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Dear Maria Montessori Education Foundation Supporters

Assistants to Infancy 15MMEF had to make the unenviable decision to change location for the forthcoming AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course due to be held in Christchurch in September.

Owing to insufficient registrations from the South Island, the course will now be offered at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Northcote. The dates will remain the same Monday 28th September – Thursday 8th October (omitting Sun. 4th & Mon. 5th October).

MMEF did not make this decision lightly, we’re extremely disappointed particularly for the South Island schools who have registered staff.

We are now appealing to the Auckland Montessori community for billets –even a house-sit – to make it possible for the South Island teachers to still attend. If you have a spare room and could accommodate someone travelling from outside of Auckland for the 9-day duration please email mmef@ihug.co.nz ASAP. We thank you in advance for your consideration.

Go to mmef.org.nz and click on the link for course details and register on-line here http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

Existing registrations will roll over to the new location, unless you notify us otherwise.

Is Your First Aid Certificate Due for Renewal in February 2016?

First-AidWe’re looking into the feasibility of arranging First Aid Training for our current AMI students.

If your first aid certificate is due for renewal in February 2016 why not join us for a half day re-certification course in Albany. Re-certification  must be completed within 3 months of your previous certificate expiring.

If this is of interest to you or your staff please email mmef@ihug.co.nz or call Carol on 021 111 4133 by July 21st.

All for now, stay warm, stay well!

Noho ora mai,

MMEF

Sunday, June 14, 2015

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course in Christchurch–Mon 28th Sep to Thur 8th Oct

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Dear Supporters of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation

You asked, and we delivered. On 28 September the first AMI 3-6 Assistant’s Certificate course is organised to kick off in Christchurch.

This Friday 19th June however, MMEF will make the call whether to go ahead in Christchurch.

Sadly, despite initial enthusiasm, at this time there are too few numbers to proceed with the course at this location.

But there is still time to register! So if you want to attend, and ensure Christchurch is on the map for future courses, then register now.

Rest assured this course will be going ahead somewhere in New Zealand starting 28 September. If you want it to go ahead in Christchurch, then register now.

Philippa Romig, AMI 3-6 auxiliary trainer, Switzerland is waiting to book her flights, the only decision is where, so please register on-line before Friday June 19th  to confirm. (Note that Early Bird Payment is not required until August 7th.) 

In short: you now have 5 days to let us know if you’d REALLY like the AMI 3-6 Certificate Course in the South Island!

Click on the link for the registration details http://mmef.org.nz/…/MONTESSORI-ASSISTANTS-CERTIFICATE-COURSE…

You can register online by clicking below http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

Julia Hilson AMI, Birth - 3 Assistant Certificate Course – April 2016, Auckland

We’re delighted to announce that the course details for the AMI birth – 3 Assistants Certificate Course are now on-line.  For the course brochure click on the link here http://mmef.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AMI-assistants-programme-0-3-final-for-emailing.pdf 

Register on-line :- http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/fZ5lEg7r8z0x9cwF69J1fG2aQ.

Here’s snippet of what the course includes:-

  • The importance of Order and Precision, with emphasis on the part Order plays in the development of the personality
  • The Development of Movement and its significance for the child 0-3
  • The Development of Language, also taking into account :
    • vocabulary—correct, precise, rich, scientifically exact
    • how to listen to and elicit language from children
  • The Development of Independence:
    • physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, as conditions for interdependence
  • Preparing the Environment:
    • home and Nido, Infant Community (the physical and the intangible)
  • Understanding Freedom and Discipline
  • Observation - technique and recording
  • Music and Art

Who’s this Course for?

    • Anyone working in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community, with children from birth – 3 years 
    • Professionals working with young children under the age  of 3
    • Parents of young children
    • All those in support roles with families and whanua

All for now, stay warm, stay well!

Noho Ora Mai, MMEF

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course–Christchurch - Mon. 28th September–Thurs. 8th October, 2015

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Dear Supporters of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation

On Friday 19th June MMEF will make the call whether to pursue with the South Island AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course in Christchurch, this September.

At present, sadly there are insufficient numbers to proceed with our planned location - though there’s still time to register!

Philippa Romig, AMI 3-6 auxiliary trainer, Switzerland is waiting to book her flights, therefore please register on-line before Friday June 19th – early bird payment is not required until August 7th. 

So you now have 5 days to let us know if you’d REALLY like this AMI 3-6 Certificate Course in the South Island!

Click on the link for the registration details http://mmef.org.nz/…/MONTESSORI-ASSISTANTS-CERTIFICATE-COURSE…

You can register online by clicking below or insert the following url in your  browser. http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

Julia Hilson AMI, Birth - 3 Assistant Certificate Course – April 2016, Auckland

clip_image001We’re delighted to announce that the course details for the AMI birth – 3 Assistants Certificate Course are on-line now.  Click on the link here http://mmef.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AMI-assistants-programme-0-3-final-for-emailing.pdf  for the course brochure.

And click on this link for the on-line registration form http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/fZ5lEg7r8z0x9cwF69J1fG2aQ.

Here’s snippet of what the course includes:-

  • The importance of Order and Precision, with emphasis on the part Order plays in the development of the personality
  • The Development of Movement and its significance for the child 0-3
  • The Development of Language, also taking into account :
    • vocabulary—correct, precise, rich, scientifically exact
    • how to listen to and elicit language from children
  • The Development of Independence:
    • physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, as conditions for interdependence
  • Preparing the Environment:
    • home and Nido, Infant Community (the physical and the intangible)
  • Understanding Freedom and Discipline
  • Observation - technique and recording
  • Music and Art

Who’s this Course for?

> Anyone working in a nido or infant community with children from birth – 3

> Professionals working with young children under the age of 3

> Parents of young children

> All those in support roles with families and whanua

All for now, stay warm, stay well!

Noho Ora Mai, MMEF

Monday, June 1, 2015

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course-South Island-Mon. 28th September-Thurs. 8th October, 2015

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Dear Supporters of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation 

Over the past few weeks we've received many enquiries asking when the next AMI 3-6 Certificate course will be held in Auckland.


Well in short, it's likely that the next one will not be for a couple of years - hence we would encourage you to support the Christchurch economy and join us at Nova Montessori School, New Brighton this September! 

Philippa Romig, AMI 3-6 auxiliary trainer and bi-lingual Montessori school owner, Switzerland is waiting to secure her flights, therefore please register on-line by Friday June 19th - early bird payment is not required until August 7th.

So folks you have 3 weeks to let us know if you'd REALLY like this AMI 3-6 Certificate Course in the South Island! 

Here's what graduates of a recent AMI 3-6 Certificate Course said...

The AMI Assistants Course was an intense nine days during the school holidays but I came away with ideas and resources that I could use as soon as I returned to school.
The course was packed full of information, I felt that I came away with a much better understanding of the Montessori philosophy, in particular how everything links together, for example; the physical and the psychological -
I feel like a have a much better understanding of what holistic actually means. I found the practical side very beneficial and now feel confident in pulling groups of different ages together.
One of the highlights of the course was the camaraderie of the group and being able to share ideas.
I recommend the course to anyone wanting to find out more about the Montessori philosophy, or who needs a refresher and rejuvenation!
Options to reduce costs:
  • share accommodation with others travelling from North Island. We can happily put you in contact with other attendees.
  • look for a grab a seat flights to Christchurch http://grabaseat.co.nz
 
The dates are Monday 28th September-Thursday 8th October (This is a nine-day course; note that Sunday 4th & Monday 5th will not be study days).

Click on this link for the registration details:
http://mmef.org.nz/.../MONTESSORI-ASSISTANTS-CERTIFICATE-COURSE... 

You can register online by clicking here or insert the following url in your internet browser. http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

Noho Ora Mai, 
MMEF

Thursday, April 23, 2015

MMEF receive glowing NZQA results!

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Dear Supporters of Maria Montessori Education Foundation

A HUGE thank you to the students, the schools, the MMEF trustees and faculty and all of our stakeholders who had any part in MMEF’s External Evaluation and Review (EER) by NZQA. MMEF have just received the highest category rating a training provider can receive. Highly Confident in both Educational Performance and Self-assessment and we are delighted!

This makes MMEF a Category 1 training provider and that’s impressive!

Go Well AMI Students

Now that the first module of the course is complete, many of our students are back in their environments plus studying in their spare time!  IMG_0463

It was great to see some of you at the recent Montessori Aotearoa N.Z. Conference in Tauranga.

Congratulations too to those of you who have secured positions in Montessori environments since the last module!

How privileged you are now to be immersed and engaging with Montessori in action. Keep reading and reflecting…

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course, Mon. 28th – Thurs. 8th Oct. (9 days) Christchurch

Philippa Romig, AMI 3-6 Auxiliary Trainer, Switzerland & Carol Potts, MMEF will be offering the next AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course in Christchurch next term. This course offers an introduction to Montessori pedagogy and preparation for the role of assistant in a Montessori early childhood centre. The course is also beneficial for parents, carers, and childcare professionals photofrom other fields to gain an understanding of the Montessori approach to education. This course format allows attendees to complete the required 8 hours of observation before the end of the course.

Don’t miss out – on-line registration is now available at http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

AMI 0-3 Certificate Course, Mon. 18th – Thurs. 28th April 2016, Auckland (9 days)

clip_image002Yes folks, the dates are confirmed, Julia Hilson, 0-3 AMI Trainer is booked and the venue secured for the forthcoming AMI 0-3 Assistant Certificate Course next April!

The course will be convivially held at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre in Albany.

Basic twin share accommodation is also available on-site for those seeking a vegetarian experience. We will also be appealing to attendees living in Auckland to consider offering a place to those traveling from areas outside of Auckland.

Registration details will be out soon! For further details in the meantime contact mmef@ihug.co.nz.

Noho Ora Mai, MMEF