Our vision is to have a school with a family atmosphere providing a Montessori education in a vibrant, supportive and nurturing environment.
Our school values are:
- Peace education
- Sense of belonging
- Inner discipline
Perhaps one of the things that makes us different from other schools is the fact we give children a chance to explore the full richness of the world within and without us. Our development as people is much more than just textbook learning. It entails a discovery of our sense of self, our sense of others, and a sense of our role within this universe. To that end, our educational program is infused with excellent field trips, guest/specialist meetings and extracurricular activities. We offer activities from tai chi to nature trips and community support. Our classes are small, allowing for plenty of one on one time between teacher and student, and a peaceful working environment.
Silent reflection is a part of the daily schedule. This gives children time to focus their attention and energy, still their minds and focus on the task at hand. It gives the child the skill to stop and feel before acting, allowing them to act with clarity and from the heart. While we ourselves do not follow any particular religion, we are open to children from all religious and spiritual backgrounds.
At Golden Grove, we give children the opportunity to work uninterrupted. Our focus is on the understanding of the material, rather than memorisation. This inspired creative learning results in children who approach work with joy and willingness, and find it easy to learn even the most difficult subjects. Furthermore, they get satisfaction when the task is completed.
We encourage children to develop their wisdom, think and feel for themselves, and distinguish between right and wrong, so they may learn about the world and come to know themselves.