FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We don’t have a waitlist.
Instead, we have an application process which begins with attendance to an information session at the School with our Principal. This is an opportunity for you to get to know who we are and how we work, and ask any questions you have to see if our School is the right fit for your family.
We encourage all our applicants to have a broad knowledge of the Montessori philosophy before they begin at the School.
To gain a place at The Central Coast Montessori Primary School (CCMPS) you must complete our application process.
The first step is to attend an information session. Additional steps include completing an application form and questionnaire, providing copies of school reports, attending a classroom observation, interview and trial visits. The application process includes, but is not limited to, the review and analysis of each requirement during the application process. Once this process is complete, pending the availability of places, your child can be offered a place.
In NSW children must be enrolled in school by their 6th birthday. If your child is moving from The Central Coast Montessori School (preschool), this move will be discussed between educators and parents as your child shows signs of readiness, close to the age of 6.
Children transitioning from CCMS are given preference of place when transitioning to the CCMPS and can transition at any stage throughout the year.
For children enrolled at The Central Coast Montessori School (preschool) the application process begins by parents completing an Expression of Interest form and attending one of our Parent Information Sessions, held 3 times per year.
Once parents have expressed interest for their child to attend the Central Coast Montessori Primary School the transition process begins as the child shows readiness, close to the age of 6 years.
For children transitioning from other non-Montessori schools, how and when your child will begin to transition will be discussed as part of the application process.
Stage 3 is traditionally children aged 9-12yrs, that is usually from Year 4.
As is the case with all transition periods, the move to Stage 3 when your child shows signs of readiness, as assessed by our educators.
When children finish Stage 3 (equivalent of year 6) they will transition to high school.
Children attending with a Montessori education from the age of 3 are equipped with the life skills to embrace the changes of life, including transitioning to a traditional high school, tertiary education and work.
Your child will know how to:
- work collaboratively
- trust themselves.
Our vision is to eventually open a Montessori High School on the Central Coast. You can help this become a reality by supporting the cause.
Yes. The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national standardised assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9.
All parents with students in the equivalent of years 3 and 5 are offered NAPLAN tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
A day at Central Coast Montessori Primary School begins with a 3 hour morning work cycle, which is a prolonged, uninterrupted period of focused work.
During the work cycle, children engage in a range of different activities, some of which are chosen independently and others that are presented by one of our passionate educators. Once a week our students participate in a mindfulness class.
After lunch and a break for play, the afternoon work cycle commences. This usually involves creative and movement-based activities including art, music, sport, or mandarin.
At The Central Coast Montessori Primary School your child has a range of additional activities that they participate in including dance/movement, yoga, tai chi, mandarin, sport, and mindfulness.
Some of these activities have an additional cost associated.
For Primary school enrolments, children do not need to be vaccinated, however providing either a immunisation history statement or conscientious objection form is requested as part of the enrolment process.