Overview Background Pre-requisites Options
an adolescent secondary school program at Gisborne Montessori School as soon as possible
it is a quality program, financially viable and value for money
Gisborne Montessori School loses students to schools who offer preferred placements at year 5 or 6 for their secondary programs. We have many disappointed parents who complete cycle 3, but have no Montessori aligned secondary option. We miss enrolments from parents worried about the transition of students to mainstream year 7
Cycle 1 Cycle 3
An average of 10 students in each year level is needed for a VRQA registered secondary program. Plenty Valley Montessori access a Montessori Stream in Templestowe Secondary School, Melbourne Montessori is to begin urban model cycle 4 in 2015 and Beechworth Montessori will begin accessing a Montessori Stream at Beechworth Secondary in 2015.
Pre-requisites for success Flexible,
small, multi-aged & individualised program Recognised & approved curriculum A quality program to continue the principles within a Montessori primary graduate Lowest fees possible, not for profit and government funded
to 20 enrolments per year level Good teacher student ratios (max 1:20) Provide quality academic, social, extra-curricular and community programs Options to year 12
GMS begins a Montessori Cycle 4 Adolescent Program YEARS 7 TO 9
GMS begins an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program YEAR 7 TO 10 or 12
Establish a Montessori Cycle 4 Partnership with Melbourne Montessori YEARS 7 TO 12
Ease of Curriculum Development
Alignment to Mainstream
Alignment to Montessori
$16,000 to $55,000 depending upon grants Travel/Parent commitments
Likely tuition Fee
$13,000 2016 Anticipated Enrolment Numbers
Proceed with feasibility for beginning an IB adolescent program. Affordable option Quality adolescent program aligned with Montessori Attracts mainstream enrolments to achieve the government threshold.
is the International Baccalaureate Middle years Program? How will it work at GMS?
What is an International Baccalaureate?
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. There are four programmes (Primary, Middle years, Diploma and Career related) for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, IB currently work with 3,946 schools in 147 countries to develop and offer four challenging programmes to over 1,235,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.
What is an International Baccalaureate? http://www.ibo.org/
What is IB Middle Years Program
addresses holistically students' intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being provides students opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need in order to manage complexity and take responsible action for the future ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups requires the study of at least two languages (language of instruction and additional language of choice) to support students in understanding their own cultures and those of others empowers students to participate in service within the community helps to prepare students for further education, the workplace
What is IB Middle Years Program
How will it work at GMS? Maximum
of 20 students per year level. Estimated maximum school size of 80 students when operating as a year 7 to 10. (or 100 if a year 7 – 12). Multi-age classrooms and activities when appropriate. Generalist IB trained teachers to teach majority of academic requirements Specialist teachers as needed, for example, art, P.E., etc.
How will it work at GMS? High
connectivity, (e-textbooks, video conferencing, classroom management software, etc.). Large community engagement and personal development program. Options for year 11 & 12: GMS
IB Diploma (depending upon interest and enrolments) or preferential entry to other local schools (IB or VCE).
Where Cost Campus
current Yoga Room for 2016 and current Music room from 2017 &/or 18. When enrolments are forecasted to exceed 40, new buildings such as a portable or Pod 4 will be required.
The second school entry point will be developed to give the secondary campus its own identity and separation from the primary school. Landscaping on the North East side will give the students their own outdoor space separate from the Primary School.
this stage, we estimate tuition fees will be approx. $8000 per annum, with over 25% of this fee dedicated to the community and personal development programs. Estimated two scholarships per year for financial need and/or academic merit.
New Campus Name Possibilities Barringo
area name & street name)
local language for Mt. Macedon)
your own please!
grammar school style uniform is not appropriate for our program (cooking, cleaning, gardening, animal husbandry) Uniform will be warm, comfortable, neat, recognisable and casual.
Next Steps Priority
registrations of interested GMS graduates Information sessions and interviews to establish mainstream registrations and enrolments.