Why Trilingual?

Montessori 3-6 is New Zealand's first Trilingual Montessori Pre-School and the only one offering English, Te Reo and Spanish to children in Hawke's Bay. As New Zealand becomes more diverse it is crucial that our children learn about other languages and cultures from an early age so they become respectful of everyone.

English - Our team support children to develop their oral language and children who stay for news have opportunities to learn to listen, speak and respond in a positive, supportive environment. We start following the children's interest using a phonics approach and lots of Montessori games that making learning fun. We have a sequential range of specific Montessori materials for gifted learners that lead to spelling, writing and reading providing a solid foundation before school.

Te Reo - To give children an appreciation of te reo as a living and relevant language and an official language of Aotearoa. Amy Reti teaches our children through games and waiata.

Spanish - To give children an introduction to an international language. Spanish is an official language in 22 countries making it the second most spoken language in the world! Ana Silvia is our native speaker and has just returned from 3 months in Peru with lots of new resources.

We have had children travelling from Puketapu, Eskdale and Whirinaki to be part of Montessori 3-6. Ask us about the individual goal setting we create with each child and look through our photo albums when you visit. Minimum Enrolment from just 9 hours per week through to fulltime education & care. 
Montessori 3-6 is a place where children have fun, develop friendships and love learning.

At Montessori 3-6 we believe that every child deserves to have their learning extended so each child has individualised goals for each curriculum area. 
Our indoor and outdoor Trilingual Montessori environments are prepared with Montessori materials and enriching games and activities which make learning fun and "hands-on". 

We encourage children to be kind, gentle, patient, helpful and independent through our positive guidance practices, The Virtues Project and the Essential Elements from the Montessori Journey to Excellence.

We suggest families watch the TV interview on our home page. Call Vicky on 0800 20 
FREE if you have any questions or email vicky@montessori3-6.com 
Call the team on 833 6970 to book a tour and meet our teachers and language assistants to see if what we offer fits with what you want for your child. 

If you are interested in Spanish Ana Silvia works a full day Tuesday if you are travelling from outside Napier and want to maximise on your efforts and time. Alternatively, if you live locally Ana Siliva works five afternoons so you can enrol for 25 hours from 12.30 to 5.30pm.

If you are interested in Te Reo Amy works four days from 8am to 2.30pm so mornings or our PREP FOR SCHOOL programme would be best. She works a full day Thursdays if you are from outside of Napier and just able to travel one day per week.

If you are a rural family and come to town Fridays then Jan our Person Responsible creates great craft with our children on Friday afternoons.

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