“To aid life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the basic task of the educator.”

Essential Principles

Essential Principles

Between birth and the age of 6 children learn through their senses by absorbing all their surroundings offer, both good and bad.

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Areas Of Learning

Practical Life exercises are designed to help children reach a stage of independence and confidence through meaningful activities with real objects.

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Comparision Table

There is a big differece between the traditional school methods and the montessori. See the compasisons here

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At Morning Star Montessori, an established nursery school in Pretoria, we strive
to give your child a well-balanced education at all levels of development, for each child to gain the ability to solve challenges, to use freedom wisely, to respect himself/herself and others, and to take joy in learning and living.

At Morning Star Montessori  we see each child as an individual and take our responsibility to help your child in building the foundations for a lifetime of creative learning very seriously.

The activities and environment provided by Morning Star Montessori stimulate and help develop a love of learning, an abiding curiosity in one's surroundings and a desire to discover and do things for oneself.

Morning Star is a founding member of the Southern African Montessori Association (SAMA), a body that ensures quality standards in Montessori schools throughout SA.  Morning Star's Pricipal, Jenny is a past president of SAMA. Morning Star is a member the Pretoria Preschool and Playgroup Association.

A Peak inside a Montesorri Classroom

Video courtesy of: www.buildingthepinktower.org


School Terms

Term 1 2019 (46 days)
Start Date Wednesday 16 January
End Date Wednesday 20 March
Public Holidays & School Holidays None
Holiday Programme TBA
Term 2 2019 (47 days)
Start Date Wednesday 10 April
End Date Friday 21 June
Public Holidays & School Holidays


Friday 19 April Good Friday, Monday 22 April Family Day, Monday 29 April School Holiday, Tuesday 30 April School Holiday, Wednesday 1 May Workers Day, Monday 17 June Youth Day (observed) 

Holiday Programme TBA
Term 3 2019 (47 days)
Start Date Wednesday 17 July
End Date Friday 20 September
Public Holidays & School Holidays

Friday 9 August Women’s Day 

Holiday Programme TBA
Term 4 2019 (43 days)
Start Date Wednesday 9 October
End Date Wednesday 6 December
Public Holidays & School Holidays None
Holiday Programme TBA

School Hours

Toddlers and Twos  Group
Mon - Fri 08h30 till 12h30

Pre-school Group
Mon - Fri 08h00 till 13h00

  • Children can be dropped off from 07h00.
  • Please note that the school day finishes promptly at the above times, thereafter After-care rates apply.
  • Parents who have a child in the Toddlers group and one in any of the other groups must make arrangements to fetch their children at the respective home times. They are also welcome to wait in the front garden of the school for the older children. 
  • The After-care service is available until 17h30.
  • Please note that the school is closed on all public holidays. 


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Tel: 012) 991-0228
Fax: (012) 991-0228
Cell: 082 602 4427
Address: 357 Manitoba Drive
Faerie Glen


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