Friday, April 20, 2007

Cheryl Ferreira - Language and Mathematics Workshop

Language - Towards Total Reading

Mathematics - From Concrete to Abstract

We are delighted to announce the details of Cheryl's 1 day workshop on:

Saturday, 21st July 2007, Auckland
9.00am - 5.00p.m
Titoki Montessori School

70a Stredwick Drive


Language - in the children's house we are always working 'towards total reading'. We pursue this path mastering not only the mechanics of word reading (phonetic reading, phonograms, puzzle words) but also exploring the function of different types of words. Cheryl Ferreira will give an overview of total reading and revisit some of the key materials that lead the child along that path.

Mathematics - the Montessori Method of education in which a child is constantly manipulating objects with their hands and activley exercising their senses, takes into account the child's special aptitude for mathematics. From the golden beads onwards Cheryl will review some of the key materials which assist the child to explore the four mathematical operations tracing the child's progress 'from concrete to abstract'.

Early Bird Registration Fee : $100

After 15th June: $150

Includes morning & afternoon tea, lunch and workshop papers.
Enquiries: 09 422 9981 or

The workshop is designed for Montessori staff. It is however open to all and would be ideal for anyone considering undertaking teacher training in the future.

Cheryl Ferreira was born in Mumbai, India. She has worked with children from the age of 17, becoming interested in the Montessori approach while assisting in a Montessori school. Cheryl graduated with a BA Hons. and then received an MA in history from the University of Bombay. She undertook her Montessori training at the AMI Montessori training centre in Hyderabad, India. She then worked in Montessori schools and on AMI courses in different parts of India. In 1998, she came to the Maria Montessori Training Organisation in London (MMTO) as part of AMI’s Training of Trainers programme, and in 2000 she became an authorised AMI Trainer. Cheryl is currently a senior member of staff at MMTO and will be Director of Training for the Auckland 2008 AMI 3-6 Diploma Course.


Tax invoice - GST registered No. 93-103-831. The fee is inclusive of GST, this registration form is your official tax invoice/statement.




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Early Bird Registration $100
To be eligible for Early Bird Registration, registration and payments must be received by Friday 15th June.

Late Registration $150

Please make all cheques payable to - MMEF
Please return your completed form with cheque payment to: MMEF, PO Box 108054, Symonds Street, Auckland.
Enquiries to 09 422 9981 or

Accommodation suggestions for you to arrange if required:

Near to the venue: Channel View studios and apartments at Tel: 09 478 1336 or close to Auckland CBD is Lantana Lodge - International Backpackers, Parnell.
Contact tel: 09 373 4546.