Letter from the Head of School, Robyn
In our current world environment so many of these skills are just as important or more important as achieving academically. In the past many of us have chosen a career path early in life and have stayed in that field for an entire working career. Some of our current parents might end up having that opportunity. However, with the speed of changes in technology and many other developments in our world there will be so many new and innovative opportunities in the future and people may change career paths several times during their working life. I believe that many Montessori students are likely to be some of the innovators- just as Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the CEO’s of Google, who attribute their success to their Montessori education where they were encouraged to “think outside the box”, are innovators.
Another aspect of Montessori education that will be so important in the influence it will play in our students lives will be the fact that they have learned how to get along with others – to listen to each other, have their own opinions but consider others viewpoints, be empathetic towards others, honor other people’s choices, work towards peaceful outcomes and know how to communicate effectively with others.
They will also have learned to think of others and to have the desire to give to other who are less fortunate. I realize that parents have played a big part in donating to all the “Giving Projects” this holiday season and hope that you took the opportunity to include your children at the level of involvement that is age appropriate. I am grateful for the generosity of all our families who were in a position to contribute to those who have such great needs.
In closing, on behalf of all our staff I would like to say that we send our best wishes to you for a very special Holiday Season with family and friends. May your time together be all that you hope for.
Have a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.