We have a wonderful Montessori environment at Jenz. Both our Indoor and Outdoor environments are governed by the same philosophy, which enable the children to move seamlessly between the two.

We are on the Montessori Journey to Excellence Te ara ki huhuatanga, which supports teachers, management, families and whänau in Montessori centres and schools to engage in a journey of continuous improvement through reflection and review using Montessori indicators for quality practice.

Indoor Programme

Our Montessori classroom caters for children from the age of 2 years to 6 years. It focuses on six areas of learning: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Maths, Cultural Activities, and Creative Activities. thesa areas of learning provide children with a broad platform of skills and knowledge which will support their future leartning. This carefully prepared environment aids self-discovery, enabling the child to develop a joy of learning.

Here's what our parents say:

"I like the way kids get developed here not only with education, but with their personal development and manners."

"Wonderful philosophy and environment for children to learn and grow in. Nothing else compares."

"I believe in the Montessori philosophy, and I love the family feeling of the environment."

"The staff are excellent! They genuinely love my child, and really want the best for him."

 

Outdoor Programme

We are fortunate to have a wonderful, rich, outdoor environment that enables effective teaching and learning for all. We strive to acknowledge and develop an understanding of our New Zealand identity through our outdoor programme, and we are very proud to have had our efforts recognised by receiving an environmental award.

Planting

We have native trees which encourages participation in planting, caring for the living world and an understanding of our roles as caretakers of the Earth.

Waste

We actively manage our waste and promote by example the care of our environment through our compost, landfill, recycling and worm farm.

Care of Animals

We foster care and respect of animals. We have a purpose-built animal enclosure for guinea pigs, free range bantam hens, and we enjoy regular visits from Pedro our Donkey. Inside the classroom we have a budgie and some fish.

Outdoor Activities

Our daily programme involves working with the children to maintain and sustain the outdoor programme through a number of activities that the children enjoy, such as weeding the garden, tidying an area, labeling the plants, feeding the worms, chickens and guinea pigs, and watering the garden.