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STOP PRESS – AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course, 2015 now to be offered in Auckland!

28/06/2015
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Dear Maria Montessori Education Foundation Supporters

Assistants to Infancy 15MMEF had to make the unenviable decision to change location for the forthcoming AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course due to be held in Christchurch in September.

Owing to insufficient registrations from the South Island, the course will now be offered at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Northcote. The dates will remain the same Monday 28th September – Thursday 8th October (omitting Sun. 4th & Mon. 5th October).

MMEF did not make this decision lightly, we’re extremely disappointed particularly for the South Island schools who have registered staff.

We are now appealing to the Auckland Montessori community for billets –even a house-sit – to make it possible for the South Island teachers to still attend. If you have a spare room and could accommodate someone travelling from outside of Auckland for the 9-day duration please email mmef@ihug.co.nz ASAP. We thank you in advance for your consideration.

Go to mmef.org.nz and click on the link for course details and register on-line here http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

Existing registrations will roll over to the new location, unless you notify us otherwise.

Is Your First Aid Certificate Due for Renewal in February 2016?

First-AidWe’re looking into the feasibility of arranging First Aid Training for our current AMI students.

If your first aid certificate is due for renewal in February 2016 why not join us for a half day re-certification course in Albany. Re-certification  must be completed within 3 months of your previous certificate expiring.

If this is of interest to you or your staff please email mmef@ihug.co.nz or call Carol on 021 111 4133 by July 21st.

All for now, stay warm, stay well!

Noho ora mai,

MMEF

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course in Christchurch–Mon 28th Sep to Thur 8th Oct

14/06/2015
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Dear Supporters of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation

You asked, and we delivered. On 28 September the first AMI 3-6 Assistant’s Certificate course is organised to kick off in Christchurch.

This Friday 19th June however, MMEF will make the call whether to go ahead in Christchurch.

Sadly, despite initial enthusiasm, at this time there are too few numbers to proceed with the course at this location.

But there is still time to register! So if you want to attend, and ensure Christchurch is on the map for future courses, then register now.

Rest assured this course will be going ahead somewhere in New Zealand starting 28 September. If you want it to go ahead in Christchurch, then register now.

Philippa Romig, AMI 3-6 auxiliary trainer, Switzerland is waiting to book her flights, the only decision is where, so please register on-line before Friday June 19th  to confirm. (Note that Early Bird Payment is not required until August 7th.) 

In short: you now have 5 days to let us know if you’d REALLY like the AMI 3-6 Certificate Course in the South Island!

Click on the link for the registration details http://mmef.org.nz/…/MONTESSORI-ASSISTANTS-CERTIFICATE-COURSE…

You can register online by clicking below http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

Julia Hilson AMI, Birth – 3 Assistant Certificate Course – April 2016, Auckland

We’re delighted to announce that the course details for the AMI birth – 3 Assistants Certificate Course are now on-line.  For the course brochure click on the link here http://mmef.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AMI-assistants-programme-0-3-final-for-emailing.pdf 

Register on-line :- http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/fZ5lEg7r8z0x9cwF69J1fG2aQ.

Here’s snippet of what the course includes:-

  • The importance of Order and Precision, with emphasis on the part Order plays in the development of the personality
  • The Development of Movement and its significance for the child 0-3
  • The Development of Language, also taking into account :
    • vocabulary—correct, precise, rich, scientifically exact
    • how to listen to and elicit language from children
  • The Development of Independence:
    • physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, as conditions for interdependence
  • Preparing the Environment:
    • home and Nido, Infant Community (the physical and the intangible)
  • Understanding Freedom and Discipline
  • Observation – technique and recording
  • Music and Art

Who’s this Course for?

    • Anyone working in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community, with children from birth – 3 years 
    • Professionals working with young children under the age  of 3
    • Parents of young children
    • All those in support roles with families and whanua

All for now, stay warm, stay well!

Noho Ora Mai, MMEF

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course in Christchurch–Mon 28th Sep to Thur 8th Oct

14/06/2015
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Dear Supporters of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation

You asked, and we delivered. On 28 September the first AMI 3-6 Assistant’s Certificate course is organised to kick off in Christchurch.

This Friday 19th June however, MMEF will make the call whether to go ahead in Christchurch.

Sadly, despite initial enthusiasm, at this time there are too few numbers to proceed with the course at this location.

But there is still time to register! So if you want to attend, and ensure Christchurch is on the map for future courses, then register now.

This course will be going ahead in New Zealand starting 28 September. If you want it to go ahead in Christchurch, then register now.

Philippa Romig, AMI 3-6 auxiliary trainer, Switzerland is waiting to book her flights, the only decision is where, so please register on-line before Friday June 19th  to confirm. (Note that Early Bird Payment is not required until August 7th.) 

In short: you now have 5 days to let us know if you’d REALLY like the AMI 3-6 Certificate Course in the South Island!

Click on the link for the registration details http://mmef.org.nz/…/MONTESSORI-ASSISTANTS-CERTIFICATE-COURSE…

You can register online by clicking below http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

Julia Hilson AMI, Birth – 3 Assistant Certificate Course – April 2016, Auckland

We’re delighted to announce that the course details for the AMI birth – 3 Assistants Certificate Course are now on-line.  For the course brochure click on the link here http://mmef.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AMI-assistants-programme-0-3-final-for-emailing.pdf 

Register on-line :- http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/fZ5lEg7r8z0x9cwF69J1fG2aQ.

Here’s snippet of what the course includes:-

  • The importance of Order and Precision, with emphasis on the part Order plays in the development of the personality
  • The Development of Movement and its significance for the child 0-3
  • The Development of Language, also taking into account :
    • vocabulary—correct, precise, rich, scientifically exact
    • how to listen to and elicit language from children
  • The Development of Independence:
    • physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, as conditions for interdependence
  • Preparing the Environment:
    • home and Nido, Infant Community (the physical and the intangible)
  • Understanding Freedom and Discipline
  • Observation – technique and recording
  • Music and Art

Who’s this Course for?

    • Anyone working in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community, with children from birth – 3 years 
    • Professionals working with young children under the age  of 3
    • Parents of young children
    • All those in support roles with families and whanua

All for now, stay warm, stay well!

Noho Ora Mai, MMEF

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course–South Island–Mon. 28th September–Thurs. 8th October, 2015

01/06/2015
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MMEF_LogoDear Supporters of the Maria Montessori Education Foundation

Over the past few weeks we’ve received many enquiries asking when the next AMI 3-6  Certificate course will be held in Auckland.

Well in short, it’s likely that the next one will not be for a couple of years – hence we would encourage you to support the Christchurch economy and join us at Nova Montessori School, New Brighton this September! 

Philippa Romig, AMI 3-6 auxiliary trainer and bi-lingual Montessori school owner, Switzerland is waiting to secure her flights, therefore please register on-line by Friday June 19th – early bird payment is not required until August 7th. 

So folks you have 3 weeks to let us know if you’d REALLY like this AMI 3-6 Certificate Course in the South Island!

Here’s what attendees said…

The AMI Assistants Course was an intense nine days during the school holidays but I came away with ideas and resources that I could use as soon as I returned to school.

The course was packed full of information, I felt that I came away with a much better understanding of the Montessori philosophy, in particular how everything links together, for example; the physical and the psychological – I feel like a have a much better understanding of what holistic actually means. I found the practical side very beneficial and now feel confident in pulling groups of different ages together.

One of the highlights of the course was the camaraderie of the group and being able to share ideas.

I recommend the course to anyone wanting to find out more about the Montessori philosophy or those who need a refresher and rejuvenation! “

Options to reduce costs:

– Share accommodation with others travelling from North Island. We can happily put you in contact with other attendees.

– look for a grab a seat flights to Christchurch http://grabaseat.co.nz

The dates are Monday 28th September–Thursday 8th October (Sunday 4th & Monday 5th will not be study days).

Click on the link for the registration details http://mmef.org.nz/…/MONTESSORI-ASSISTANTS-CERTIFICATE-COURSE…

You can register online by clicking here or insert the following url in your internet browser. http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

Noho Ora Mai, MMEF

MMEF receive glowing NZQA results!

24/04/2015
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Dear Supporters of Maria Montessori Education Foundation

A HUGE thank you to the students, the schools, the MMEF trustees and faculty and all of our stakeholders who had any part in MMEF’s External Evaluation and Review (EER) by NZQA. MMEF have just received the highest category rating a training provider can receive. Highly Confident in both Educational Performance and Self-assessment and we are delighted!

This makes MMEF a Category 1 training provider and that’s impressive!

Go Well AMI Students

Now that the first module of the course is complete, many of our students are back in their environments plus studying in their spare time!  IMG_0463

It was great to see some of you at the recent Montessori Aotearoa N.Z. Conference in Tauranga.

Congratulations too to those of you who have secured positions in Montessori environments since the last module!

How privileged you are now to be immersed and engaging with Montessori in action. Keep reading and reflecting…

AMI 3-6 Certificate Course, Mon. 28th – Thurs. 8th Oct. (9 days) Christchurch

Philippa Romig, AMI 3-6 Auxiliary Trainer, Switzerland & Carol Potts, MMEF will be offering the next AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course in Christchurch next term. This course offers an introduction to Montessori pedagogy and preparation for the role of assistant in a Montessori early childhood centre. The course is also beneficial for parents, carers, and childcare professionals photofrom other fields to gain an understanding of the Montessori approach to education. This course format allows attendees to complete the required 8 hours of observation before the end of the course.

Don’t miss out – on-line registration is now available at http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

AMI 0-3 Certificate Course, Mon. 18th – Thurs. 28th April 2016, Auckland (9 days)

clip_image002Yes folks, the dates are confirmed, Julia Hilson, 0-3 AMI Trainer is booked and the venue secured for the forthcoming AMI 0-3 Assistant Certificate Course next April!

The course will be convivially held at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre in Albany.

Basic twin share accommodation is also available on-site for those seeking a vegetarian experience. We will also be appealing to attendees living in Auckland to consider offering a place to those traveling from areas outside of Auckland.

Registration details will be out soon! For further details in the meantime contact mmef@ihug.co.nz.

Noho Ora Mai, MMEF

AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course September 2015–Christchurch.

14/03/2015
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Here’s a professional development opportunity to appeal to our South Island residing friends!
MMEF are delighted to announce the dates for the next AMI 3-6 Assistant Certificate Course in Christchurch – Monday 28th September – Thursday 8th October (Sunday 4th & Monday 5th will not be study days).
Click on the link for the registration details
http://mmef.org.nz/…/MONTESSORI-ASSISTANTS-CERTIFICATE-COURSE…

You can register online by clicking here or insert the following url in your internet browser. http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/h959J3H1Nlcxtz7g

Introducing the enthusiastic AMI 3-6 course students during their first summer module…

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AMI 0-3 Assistant Certificate Course – Auckland

We are so pleased to be able to confirm that Julia Hilson, AMI 0-3 trainer, will return to New Zealand in April 2016 to offer a 9 day 0-3 Assistant Certificate Course.

This course will be a ‘must book’ for, anyone working with young children 3 and under, parents far and wide, nannies (and grandparents!), and for all professionals who offer support and guidance to families, whanau and young children.

We are currently looking at venues in Auckland. The dates of the course will be Monday 18th April – Thursday 28th April (9 days). Sunday 24th & Monday 25th April will not be study days.

Come and visit us on the MMEF stand at the MANZ Conference http://www.montessori.org.nz/conference

Ka kite ano, MMEF

AMI 3-6 Diploma Course–first summer module is fast approaching!

23/11/2014
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Summer 2015 really is on its way!

Well it certainly is for the next group of AMI 3-6 students who are getting very excited. They’re busily gathering their Montessori books and generally putting plans in place as the first summer module fast approaches!

The AMI 3-6 trainers are booking their flights and we’re really looking forward to welcoming our students as they embark on this many-would-say life changing experience. To anyone whose application is still in process – get a wriggle on and quickly get it to us!

Introducing the new MMEF Alumni Co-ordinator

Carli Hausler, AMI 0-3 & AUT B.Ed (MECT) graduate will be taking over the role of MMEF Alumni coordinator from December 2014. Carli has and will continue to assist MMEF on a number of projects, thank you Carli & welcome to the team!

We already have the first e Article for 2015 ready to go out at the end of the year along with the annual AMI membership renewals.

Why Not Study the Theory-only component of the AMI 3-6 Diploma?

Did you receive your invitation to join us for the theory-only component of the AMI 3-6 Course?

We recently emailed registration details to all schools though some emails have mysteriously bounced back? Here’s the information once again.

MMEF are offering school owners and admin staff (ideal for those non-Montessori trained) the opportunity to join us for the basic Montessori theory (psycho-pedagogy) component of the A.M.I. 3-6 Diploma this summer. Several parents have inquired about this too – the good news is YES you can now join us also!

The dates will be the first two weeks of the course and a few additional theory lectures during the 2015 & 2016 summer modules. 

Not only will this expand your understanding of Montessori’s approach to child development, you’ll be able to:

  • Better support your staff to create optimum learning environments for children.
  • Collaborate & communicate with parents regarding their child’s enormous potential from birth to six and beyond.
  • Underpin policies, self-review and assessment with Montessori principles.

s-L-Prema-LoungeDates: Monday 5th January – Friday 16th January (plus a few additional days during 2015 & 2016, plenty of notice will be given)

Venue: Kawai Purapura Retreat, 14 Mills Lane, Albany & AUT, Northcote Campus (Friday 16th January, 2015)

Registrations open until Monday December 8th. Please email mmef@ihug.co.nz. for a registration form today!

2015 & 2016 Dates for Your Diary

Thank you, we received a number of expression of interests from South Island schools supporting a proposed AMI Assistant Certificate Course in 2015. The dates set aside for this are the primary school holidays – Monday 28th September – Friday 9th October. The final details will be sent out early next year.

AMI 0-3 Assistant Certificate Course – April/May 2016

MMEF have been liaising with Julia Hilson regarding a 0-3 AMI Assistant Certificate Course for 2016. We’ve ‘pencilled’ in the following dates April 18th – 29th, 2016 (minus Anzac Day). Confirmation and further details will be sent out next year.

Finally, as the end of year approaches, here’s a natty gift for either that person who  really has everything or the student who has a busy year ahead of them… http://www.ostrichpillow.com/

Ka kite ano, MMEF

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