Wairarapa Montessori Centre
We are located in Masterton, New Zealand,
which is a 90 minute drive northwest of Wellington.
Our unique location places us next to beautiful Henley Lake.
We have a thriving and exciting pre-school
are open 5 days a week.
As of January 2001 we will have a primary class associated as
a 'satellite' of Wa Ora Montessori School in Nae Nae, Lower Hutt.
Drawing by Jane Sinclair
The playground was built by enthusiastic and very hard-working
in 1998, with the play area doubled in size in November 1999.
In November 2000, our energetic fathers added a large sand-pit,
artistically enclosed with vertical posts.
Thank you to all parents who have helped make WMC
a success !
Masterton is a town located in the district
known as Wairarapa,
which is a Maori (NZ aboriginal) name meaning "Glistening Waters".
Sometimes referred to as "Wellington's Playground", it is mainly an agricultural
area comprising of vineyards, orchards, pine forests and the ubiquitous
sheep and cattle farms seen throughout New Zealand.
In recent years, the Wairarapa has attracted
an increasing number of tourists.
Some typical Wairarapa scenes...
New Zealand scenes would not be complete without sheep...
Our little town of Masterton is proud to have hosted the
International Golden Shears Competition for the past 40 years.
This is the largest sheep related contest in the world.
Montessori education continues well beyond
Maria Montessori, was born in Italy near Rome.
Here is just one example of the international
Parents, did you know that the classroom materials
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Classroom Photos 2000
Christmas 2000 Parade
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This web page was created by Pauline's husband on 25 Feb. '99,
revised: 29 Sept. '99, 16 & 26 November 2000.