Friday, April 24, 2009

Nine weeks to go: Aprons, Dusters & Classified Cards

Dear Supporters of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation,
With just 9 weeks to go before the inaugural AMI 3-6 course commences, here at MMEF HQ we are busily putting the final touches to the material ensemble: making aprons, polishing cloths, and classified cards, not to mention scouting out the perfect trays, baskets and jugs - these are exciting days indeed!

Late Enrolments - Don't Miss Out!
As enrolment enquiries continue to arrive daily, we would urge anyone still considering applying for this year's course to send in their applications ASAP. There are just a few spaces available for late enrolments. Don't miss out!

Accommodation for our Trainer
- Can you Assist?
We are now seeking accommodation for our Director of Training. Schools in the area will have already received a flier to display on your staff & parent notice boards about this. If you or anyone you know -- maybe a parent or a friend -- lives within walking distance to Mt. Eden village who may consider renting a room in their home for approximately six weeks at time during the course modules, we would love to hear from you! Email if you can help.
(And also let us know if you may be able to accommodate one of our overseas students)

Study the theory-only component of the AMI 3-6 Course . . .
MMEF recently invited Montessori school owners, administrators and trustees to study the theory–only component of the AMI 3-6 Course as an underpinning to their centre’s philosophy, policies and practice. This is essentially the first 4 week module between June 29th and 24th July plus the occasional day throughout the course.
If you know of anyone within your school that this may be particularly relevant for, please email for more details.

Calling all AMI Diploma holders
Would you like to refresh yourselves with either the Practical life, Language, Mathematics, Sensorial or Language extension materials? MMEF cordially invites all AMI Diploma holders to join the course for a day during any of the modules. The cost
is just $115 per day inc. GST. And do remember that part of the modules fall within
the term breaks.

And download an application pack go to To view the on-line MMEF newsletter visit, or email to subscribe.

Best wishes to you all, and onwards to June!

Carol, Tia, Anna, Shirley, Lynne

Here's some food for the soul: