That same year I was able to find a suitable premises and I opened up my own Montessori School which I currently run and own; Ballito Bay Montessori Pre-School, at 28 Robbins Rd, Salt Rock, North Coast, Kwa Zulu Natal.
And . . . 27 years later . . . we are still going!
To me, teaching is a way of life!
From the time I can remember, I played “teacher, teacher” with my siblings and friends growing up, and so it seemed natural for me to move into this most privileged profession.
I love the Montessori approach asit affords me the opportunity to apply theMontessori’s philosophy, Values and Ideals holistically, ensuring that each child’s needs are met in every aspect; physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, morally and consciously.
Some of my best moments in a day at school is observing the children, their joy of learning, their enthusiasm in tackling new tasks, their perseverance when finding some work to be challenging and the wonder they express in themselves when they are able to complete a task unaided!
“Education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual and is acquired, not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.”
We as Teacher’s carry the responsibility of our planets future in our hands, as is summed up in the following statement:
“Within the child lies the fate of the future…”