A while back we were in the running for School Patronage in the Blackrock area.
This is a campaign that is run by the State in order to increase the diversity of schools for today’s youth. Throughout this campaign, the State chooses an area (Blackrock, for instance) in which the locals are asked to vote for a Patron of the new Primary school. Each potential Patron is then meant to advertise and campaign to the public in order to win the vote.
In April 2019, Peter Maguire, a journalist of The Irish Times, wrote an article on the subject of Patronage. Though Patronage in his article seems a ‘hot topic’, he features St Nicholas Montessori Society’s CEO, Dr Nicholas Breakwell, when discussing the ‘smaller patrons’ that have campaigned for the Patronage of the new school:
“One of the most significant of these smaller patron bodies is the St Nicholas Montessori Society which, as well as running the Montessori teacher training college, is patron of a private, fee-paying primary school in Dún Laoghaire.
What’s different about them? “Children are bunched into three rough age brackets: three-six, six-nine and nine to 12,” explains Nick Breakwell, chief executive of the society.
“We don’t use terms like junior infants, third class or sixth class. The curriculum is similar but the environment is prepared for the age group, with materials specific to each environment.”
To read Maguire’s article in full, please visit The Irish Times here.
Though St Nicholas Montessori Society did not win the Patronage in Blackrock in the end, it has opened up a new idea within the Society to found new Montessori Primary schools within the local areas. This, we hope, will lead to the awareness of the Montessori Method and its groundbreaking educational pedagogies in the 21st Century today.Read More
Dynamic and innovative American Montessori school in Madrid, Spain, seeks AMI- or AMS-trained, native English speaking Children’s House Lead Guide and Elementary Guide with good level of experience.
Some Spanish would be helpful, but the emphasis is on a deep knowledge of the Montessori curriculum and a desire to collaborate in the ongoing development of the school, now in its eighth year.
If you are an open and communicative person who would like to be part of a vibrant collaborative team, please send us your resume to email@example.com.Read More
Montessori and After School Teaching Positions
St Nicholas Montessori School are currently seeking applications from interested candidates to join our established team in delivering excellence in Montessori education across our two schools, one located in Dún Laoghaire and the other in Merrion.
- Montessori Teacher (Assistant) 6-9 years
- Montessori Teachers 3-6 years
- Montessori Teacher 3-6 years (Maternity cover)
- Montessori Teacher (Assistant) 3-6yrs (Maternity cover)
- Assistant to Infancy 2-3 years
- After School Teachers 2-12 years.
Start Date: August 2020
SNMS is fully committed to providing children aged 2-12 with a creative and adaptive academic & social environment. We strongly believe that employing the Montessori principles in guiding children is paramount in creating a solid foundation for their future.The ideal candidate must demonstrate a passion for Montessori education and a genuine desire to work within a collaborative, authentic Montessori environment. Knowledge and experience of implementing the aims and learning goals of Aistear, The Early ears Curriculum Framework are required (2-6 years). The candidate should have the ability to promote a positive and supportive ethos where all pupils are valued, encouraged and challenged to achieve the best they can. The candidate is expected to be a good communicator with the ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism when working with pupils, parents and colleagues.
QQI Level 7/8 qualification in Montessori Education. 1-3 years classroom experience.
Please send a cover letter detailing why you would be suitable candidate for the position and your Curriculum Vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 June.
Appointments are subject to Garda Vetting clearance.Read More