Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Public Address - The Path to Independence

Dear Maria Montessori Education Foundation supporters,

We are now in the final stage of planning for Cheryl Ferreira's visit to New Zealand.
The Language and Mathematics workshop has received much interest from Montessorians across the North Island. All bodes well for a truly inspiring day!

We are delighted to announce the finer details of two unique events which Cheryl will also be speaking at in July. The first - a Public Address - which I would encourage all Auckland schools to urge your parents to attend, why this could be your Term 3 Parent Evening!

Over the next few days Auckland schools will receive a flier about this event for your noticeboards. Encourage your parents to book a babysitter early so both parents can attend. And bring along everyone who has ever asked you what Montessori is!

'Path to Independence'

Guest Speaker – Cheryl Ferreira – London
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)

PUBLIC ADDRESS July 18th @ 7.00 – 9.00p.m

The problems of adolescence litter the headlines. Many of these issues stem from early childhood.

What can we do now to help our children reach their fullest potential to be self-motivated, independent, to have inner-discipline and a love for learning?
These are the questions and topics Cheryl Ferreira will be asking and answering in this public address.

Venue: Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Silver Street, Epsom, Auckland

Tickets $20 – call 09 623 8111 to book by Mon.16th July essential!
$25 door sale

Complimentary glass of wine, tea or coffee

The Montessori philosophy of education - now celebrating it's centenary year - offers much more than a philosophy of education: It is an essential aid to life.

This public address is for all those who genuinely believe in the enormous potential of the young child.

And for all of you who were unable to get to Wellington for the MANZ Centenary Celebration in April come along to:

‘Celebrate The Montessori Centenary With A Taste Of Italy’

Friday 20th July 2007 @ 7pm
Venue: Taste - 45 Normanby Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland.

Cheryl Ferreira – Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
With a menu created and coordinated by chef and author Raffaela Delmonte

An evening of sensory delight celebrating Montessori education and Italian cuisine.

Featuring a visual presentation by our Guest Speaker: Cheryl Ferreira ‘Celebrating the Montessori Centenary’ followed by a mouth-watering experience of culinary delights from selected regions of Italy
by Raffaela Delmonte.


Your taste buds will be teased by:

Served with Cracroft Chase Vineyard Pinot Grigio

From Napoli: Il Casatiello

From Parma: Prosciutto di Parma with grissini

From Tuscany: Bruschetta and Fettunta with award winning Kapiti Extra Virgin Olive Oil

From the Northern Alps: Bresaola – beef prosciutto – with Goat Ricotta and rocket salad

From Piedmont: Winter vegetables in Bagna Caoda

Main Course
Served with Il Rosso Heron's Flight Vineyard

From Milano: Risotto al Gorgonzola


Served with Marsala Carlo Pellegrino

From Verona: Pandoro, mascarpone and mostarda di mele

Raffle prizes courtesy of Bel Mondo Italian Mediterranean Food and Zarbos

Buffet style dinner - Cost: $70 Limited to 60 places so book early!
Booking and enquiries: montessori@aldente.co.nz

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And finally a reminder....we are taking enrolments now and for anyone considering the training; complete your application form ASAP as interviews with Cheryl can be scheduled for July.

Applications now being accepted. Visit www.mmef.org.nz for up to date news about the course or email mmef@ihug.co.nz. To subscribe to MMEF News – a complimentary MMEF
newsletter- please email us at mmef@ihug.co.nz.

Best wishes,

Carol, Tia, Anna, Shirley, Lynne