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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.

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.

RMS Big Picture Program

Read the latest from our blog

Principal’s News May Wk6 T2

It has been wonderful for our Adolescent Program students to hear from our two exchange students in New Zealand during our Community Meeting times. The girls have written the following; “We've been having a fabulous time away and have so many ideas to bring back with...

Upper Primary – Dugongs News Wk6 T2

The Montessori philosophy emphasises the importance of both freedom and discipline in a child’s development. For this Newsletter, we are going to focus on two of those points; self-discipline and consistent routine. Self-discipline: Montessori believed that children...

Lower Primary – Starfish News Wk6 T2

Starfish children love Mother’s Day! They wanted to bake cookies for their mum and they did with Lizeth! The cookies looked yummy with the pink icing! They also created a beautiful fingerprint card for their lovely mothers. Emma, our Parent Liaison, helped to carry...

Lower Primary – Mooja News Wk6 T2

The children in Mooja's class have been busy with their learning and activities. They have made good progress in speaking and reading Indonesian with Pania, who has also been giving Technology lessons. Karen has been completing some lovely works of art with the...

Adolescent Program News Wk6 T2

AP Pedal Prix: RACE 1 The AP Pedal Prix team made a ‘cracking’ start to their trike racing season at Perth Airport on Sunday May 7. The team, made up of all ‘newbies’, were a cohesive unit full of team spirit. Racers included Cody, Ethan, Jack V, Jake, Charlie and...

Children’s House – Seahorse News Wk 6 T2

Montessori Sports Our Montessori Sports environment follows the Montessori principles and is set up as a prepared environment but just outdoors! Children develop skills in their physical, spiritual, emotional and cognitive development. The focus is on the development...

Infant Toddler Program News Wk6 T2

Welcome back to all our Montessori families for an exciting Term 2 at playgroup. As usual, our Rockingham playgroup runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and our Lakelands group runs on Tuesdays and Fridays. Both centres are available to everyone enrolled in our...

Principal’s News April Wk3 T2

I am so excited for our two Senior School students Lilee and Amelia, who on Friday headed to Wellington in New Zealand to join the WA Ora Montessori School for a student exchange.  The girls will be hosted by the school for a month.  They have planned many different...

Adolescent Program News Wk 3 T2

This term, someone from St. John’s Ambulance came with some Virtual Reality headsets. He went over DRSABCD first which is a safety thing for emergencies. It stands for Danger, Response, Send for Help, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, and Defibrillation. Then we were...

Upper Primary – Turtles News Wk3 T2

Turtles welcomes Amanda to our Class We are delighted to share that we have welcomed Amanda Oldridge to our class as the new Turtles EA. She is a Montessori Mum and shares the values of our philosophy. She brings her kindness, caring and compassionate energy to our...
RMS Infant & Toddler Program

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.

RMS Children's House Program

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.

RMS Primary Program

Primary Program
(6-12 years)

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

RMS Adolescent Program

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.