Saturday, August 15, 2009

Module 1 completed!

Dear Maria Montessori Education Foundation Supporters
With the first module completed we are looking ahead to welcoming MMEF students back for Module 2 in September!

A.M.I. Diploma holders you can join us too!
Would you like to refresh yourselves with either the Practical life, Language,
Mathematics, Sensorial or Language extension materials?
If you hold an A.M.I. 3-6 Diploma, come and join us for a day's refresher.
For just $50 you can join our students from 8.30 - 4.30. We're just a stone's throw
from Mt. Eden train station and a short walk to cafe and eateries.
Email and tell us which materials you'd like to refresh yourselves with and we'll tell you which day you can book in for. And do remember that part of the modules fall within the term breaks. See you soon!

MMEF looks ahead to next course for 2011
Plans are already underway for the next course to commence in 2011, and we would love to hear from you!
Please take a moment to answer these 4 questions and email the answers to

1. If the next training course is in Wellington, I will seriously consider enrolling in the next modular format3-6 course Yes / No

2. If the training course is in Auckland, I will seriously consider enrolling in the next modular format3-6 course Yes / No

3. If the training course is in Dunedin, I will seriously consider enrolling in the next modular format3-6 course Yes / No

4. If the training course is in Christchurch, I will seriously consider enrolling in the next modular format 3-6 course Yes / No
MMEF is now considering locations for the next 3-6 training course. Give us your feedback to be considered when deciding on the location for the next course.
Visit to see the module dates for the current course, which permits you to work and study.
Consider your future Montessori training options now and email with your answers!

MMEF is delighted to offer the following in October

Speaker: Cheryl Ferreira A.M.I. 3-6 Director of Training

Saturday October 10th @ 9.00 - 4.00p.m
WORKSHOP: 'Planning Your Day in the Montessori Environment'
to include
The Prepared Environment
The Three Hour Work Cycle

Adult Roles in The Children's House
Flow Between Indoors and Outdoors

PUBLIC ADDRESS Saturday October 10th @ 7.00 - 9.00p.m
'The Child - A Social Being'
'The first step, is then to help the child develop all his functions as a
free individual and to foster that development of personality that actuates
social organisation'
Venue for both - Historic Village on 17th, Seventeenth Avenue, Tauranga


Saturday October 17th @ 9.00a.m - 4.00p.m
WORKSHOP: 'Exploring Language - Towards Total Reading'
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, and puzzle words) but also exploring the function of different types of words.

PUBLIC ADDRESS Saturday October 17th @ 7.00 - 9.00p.m
Children Create and Develop Language from Birth Onwards'
'Join us to discuss the factors that impact on the development of spoken language from 0-6 and how this impacts on writing and reading'
Venue for both - Wa Ora Montessori School, 278 Waddington Road, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Wellington
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Email for a registration form or more information about any of the above events.

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Best wishes to you all,

Carol, Tia, Anna, Shirley, Lynne