“Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his mission.”

Essential Principles

Essential Principles

Between birth and the age of 6 children learn through their senses by absorbing all their surroundings offer, both good and bad.

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Areas Of Learning

Practical Life exercises are designed to help children reach a stage of independence and confidence through meaningful activities with real objects.

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Comparision Table

There is a big differece between the traditional school methods and the montessori. See the compasisons here

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At Morning Star Montessori, an established nursery school in Pretoria, we strive
to give your child a well-balanced education at all levels of development, for each child to gain the ability to solve challenges, to use freedom wisely, to respect himself/herself and others, and to take joy in learning and living.

At Morning Star Montessori  we see each child as an individual and take our responsibility to help your child in building the foundations for a lifetime of creative learning very seriously.

The activities and environment provided by Morning Star Montessori stimulate and help develop a love of learning, an abiding curiosity in one's surroundings and a desire to discover and do things for oneself.

Morning Star is a founding member of the Southern African Montessori Association (SAMA), a body that ensures quality standards in Montessori schools throughout SA.  Morning Star's Pricipal, Jenny is a past president of SAMA. Morning Star is a member the Pretoria Preschool and Playgroup Association.

A Peak inside a Montesorri Classroom

Video courtesy of: www.buildingthepinktower.org


School Terms

Term 1 2020
Start Date Wednesday 15 January
End Date Friday 20 March
Public Holidays & School Holidays None
Holiday Programme TBA
Term 2 2020
Start Date Wednesday 15 April
End Date Friday 12 June
Public Holidays & School Holidays Mon 27 Apr Freedom Day, Fri 1 May Workers Day
Holiday Programme TBA
Term 3 2020 
Start Date Wednesday 7 July
End Date Friday 18 September
Public Holidays & School Holidays Mon 10 Aug Women’s Day
Holiday Programme TBA
Term 4 2020 
Start Date Wednesday 7 October
End Date Friday 4 December
Public Holidays & School Holidays None
Holiday Programme TBA

School Hours

Toddlers and Twos  Group
Mon - Fri 08h30 till 12h30

Pre-school Group
Mon - Fri 08h00 till 13h00

  • Children can be dropped off from 07h00.
  • Please note that the school day finishes promptly at the above times, thereafter After-care rates apply.
  • Parents who have a child in the Toddlers group and one in any of the other groups must make arrangements to fetch their children at the respective home times. They are also welcome to wait in the front garden of the school for the older children. 
  • The After-care service is available until 17h30.
  • Please note that the school is closed on all public holidays. 

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Tel: 012) 991-0228
Fax: (012) 991-0228
Cell: 082 602 4427
Address: 357 Manitoba Drive
Faerie Glen


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