Montessori at Port Ahuriri School

The Montessori class at Port Ahuriri School is a mixed age classroom, catering to Years 1 through 6. The class is led by a fully certified teacher who has the assistance of a full time teacher aide.

The Montessori students at Port Ahuriri School are fully integrated within the School. They participate in all aspects of the general school activities. They receive the State curriculum, which is delivered using the Montessori method of education.

The School is located in the Napier Port district. Close to State Highways 2 and 50, the school is convenient to all of Napier, and other areas such as Bay View and Eskdale, Taradale, Clive, Hastings and Havelock North. The school has a roll of approximately 270 students. Students of the Montessori classes are enrolled at Port Ahuriri School. All enrolments are made through the school. As students of the School, they have access to all facilities, services and programmes, including cultural and sporting activities, IT, and before & after school care (Oscar approved).

By the nature of the Montessori class there are extra costs incurred to provide this educational opportunity. The Trust accepts donations to cover these costs which support: a dedicated teacher aide, professional development for the class teacher and teacher aide, class materials, class trips, enrolled students’ subscriptions to MANZ (Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand), and individual student stationary beyond the initial starter pack.

An initial non-refundable donation of $300 is requested before the end of the term prior to a child starting. A continuing donation of $400 per term is requested. A discount applies when two or more siblings are enrolled in the class at the same time – $100 for the second child and $100 for each extra child thereafter.

Port Ahuriri School donations are separate from Trust donations, and are currently requested at $60 per year.