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Life long
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Welcome to Rockingham
Montessori School  

 

A leading alternative & independent school in Perth,
providing Montessori Education and Training since 1985

Welcome to our beautiful Montessori school in Rockingham!  I would like the chance to talk with you about Montessori Education and so I invite you to come on a tour of our website and our school.

-Vanessa Aikins, Principal.

Encouraging independence, respect and self-discipline
with a nurturing and caring Montessori learning environment.

Encouraging independence, respect and self-discipline
with a nurturing and caring Montessori learning environment.

See Why Rockingham Is a Beautiful Place to Live

See Why Rockingham Is a Beautiful Place to Live

Words From Our Montessori Community

Amazing teachers,
Amazing students.
 

An Alternative Perth School Specialising In Montessori Education

Situated minutes from the beach, Rockingham Montessori School is one of the leading alternative and independent schools in Perth dedicated to Montessori philosophy and practice. We currently deliver a high-quality Montessori education experience to around 250 children and young people through our Infant Toddler Program (playgroup), Children’s House, Primary School and Adolescent Programs.

The Big Picture Program
 

Rockingham Montessori School Incorporates The Big Picture Program Into Our Adolescent Program. 

The ‘Big Picture’ program was created to modernise the way in which children are being educated, steering away from traditional learning techniques to create a personalised, passion-based schooling experience. The ‘Big Picture’ program complements Montessori philosophy in that it nurtures independent, curious and creative children.

Montessori Community News

Principal’s News July 2022

Principal’s News July 2022

Our recent Parent Ed on Freedom Within Limits was a fabulous event.  We had a great mix of families – new and old, and our fantastic presenters represented each campus of RMS across each Plane of Development.  Deb Dwyer started with Infancy, who then flowed into Di...

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NAIDOC WEEK – 2022

NAIDOC WEEK – 2022

The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week was Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! NAIDOC is a national event held in the first week of July each year to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands peoples. It is an...

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Adolescent Program News Week 3 T3

Adolescent Program News Week 3 T3

Term 2 2022 Student representatives from Middle School AP were able to attend the GRIP Leadership experience held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in the Perth CBD. We look forward to taking more students to this fantastic experience. One of our students...

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Port Kennedy Classes News Week 3 T3

Port Kennedy Classes News Week 3 T3

This term all Port Kennedy primary students will be working with Jodie Davidson, a Perth textile artist, to design and create some banners to decorate our classrooms. The banners will have unique designs of the native flowers that the classes are named after. Each...

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Montessori Community News

Principal’s News July 2022

Principal’s News July 2022

Our recent Parent Ed on Freedom Within Limits was a fabulous event.  We had a great mix of families – new and old, and our fantastic presenters represented each campus of RMS across each Plane of Development.  Deb Dwyer started with Infancy, who then flowed into Di...

read more
NAIDOC WEEK – 2022

NAIDOC WEEK – 2022

The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week was Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! NAIDOC is a national event held in the first week of July each year to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands peoples. It is an...

read more
Adolescent Program News Week 3 T3

Adolescent Program News Week 3 T3

Term 2 2022 Student representatives from Middle School AP were able to attend the GRIP Leadership experience held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in the Perth CBD. We look forward to taking more students to this fantastic experience. One of our students...

read more
Port Kennedy Classes News Week 3 T3

Port Kennedy Classes News Week 3 T3

This term all Port Kennedy primary students will be working with Jodie Davidson, a Perth textile artist, to design and create some banners to decorate our classrooms. The banners will have unique designs of the native flowers that the classes are named after. Each...

read more

Infant & Toddler Program
(1-3 years)

Our Infant Toddler Program (Playgroup) is the ideal way for your family to experience the Montessori philosophy and practice, while providing toddlers with a gentle transition to the Children’s House.

Children’s House
(3-6 years)

Rockingham Montessori School has three Children’s House classrooms, named Dolphins, Penguins & Seahorse, reflecting our seaside location. Each is led by a dedicated and highly-trained Montessori teacher.

Primary Program
(6-12 years)

RMS has three Lower-Primary classrooms: Jelly Fish, Starfish & Sealions, continuing our ocean theme. Teachers are Montessori-trained and work with the help of an education assistant.

Adolescent Program
(12-18 years)

In Montessori’s third plane of development, from twelve to eighteen years old, the adolescent has a ‘humanistic mind’ eager to understand humanity and the contribution they can make to society.

Why Rockingham Montessori School?

Learn more about our Perth Montessori school.
What are the benefits of Montessori Schools Perth?

As a Montessori School in Perth, RMS acknowledges the individual needs of each student. The curriculum is tailored towards each child’s academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development rather than tackling every student with the same curriculum. Montessori Education supports the full development of an individual, inspiring children to a lifelong love of learning and continuous development of cognitive, emotional, social, & physical well-being.

Why might a Montessori School education be best for my child?

Our Perth Montessori programs foster independent, respectful children who excel at working in teams and showing respect for their community. Montessori Education teaches an individual cognitive, emotional, social, and physical skills necessary for continuous self-growth. If you’d like to learn more about the Montessori approach, read our ‘Why Montessori’ page here

Do you offer a Montessori High School Program?

Yes, our Perth Montessori school offers an adolescent program for children between the ages of 12 – 18. Our High School program is developed in conjunction with Big Picture Education Australia and Murdoch University, allowing our students to pursue a plethora of pathways after graduating from Rockingham Montessori School.

What age ranges do you cater for?

Our Perth Montessori School has a program to cater for all children between the age of 12 months and 18 years. To learn about each program, you can find more information here. 

What other programs do you offer?

As a multi-disciplinary school catering to all ages, we have various programs such as Children’s House and the Infant & Toddler program which gives toddlers. a gentle transition into schooling. We also offer music education for our primary and adolescent programs.