Our Commitment to Inclusive Education

 

Our admissions policy states we “adhere to and practice the principle of non-discrimination, including discrimination based on race, sex, disability, religion, cultural or social origin, thereby striving towards a multicultural and multiracial society.”

We are one of the few independent schools in the Eastern Cape who will accommodate learners with challenges and difficulties. Although we limit these numbers, our inclusion ratios are the highest in the region. Our overriding responsibility for all children, with or without special needs, is to ensure we do what is in their best interests.

We strongly believe, that in any light and at any time, every child is extraordinary. Everyone within our school community benefits from our Inclusive Education Policy.

What makes Montessori different?

Comparison of some aspects…

TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS MONTESSORI SCHOOLS
One age classes Vertical Grouping – three year age span within one class
Teacher motivated and centred Child centred through self motivation
Teacher corrects work Child uses self-correcting equipment
Teacher provides discipline Environment encourages the development of self discipline
Focus on group learning set at pace of the class Individual learning with pace set by the individual
Use of reward and punishment as motivation Environment and equipment provides opportunities for self motivation
All children treated alike Differences and similarities in developmental stages as well as learning styles acknowledged and accommodated

 

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