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Wildlife at Treetops

Located where we are, we are lucky to have a large number of native birds and animals that live in and around our school and this morning staff, students, and parents arrived to find a family of Tawny Frogmouths sleeping in our nature playground. They blended in...

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Preparing for a life of change

According to research compiled by the NSW Government and the Association of Independent Schools NSW in their report, CEO Perspectives: The Future of School in Australia, children today are growing into a word of unprecedented change.  Statistically they are likely to...

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Music Night

The Treetops Annual Music Night was held on the 16th of August at the Swan Calisthenics Centre. The back stage area was buzzing with excitement (and occasional tears) as the performers got into their costumes and makeup.  The back stage crew were running all over the...

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MUD, MUD, GLORIOUS MUD!

MUD, MUD, GLORIOUS MUD! It is the season of rain, the Noongar season of Makaru.  In the Hills this is the season of warm fires, hot soup and long bush walks.  At Treetops it is the season of MUD; oozy, sticky, fun to play in, mud. As part of our multiple Nature Play...

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International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (CP)

Treetops Montessori and IB World School is excited to announce the addition of the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (CP) - to its range of year 11 and 12 options. The CP compliments the existing Diploma Programme (DP) which had been offered at...

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Treetops Annual Music Night

On Thursday 16th of August, we will be holding our Annual whole school music night.  Performances in our programme include,  every year group from wattle to year 10 and a selection of upper school students.  Our students are busily preparing for their performances...

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Play at Treetops

HOW DO WE PLAY AT TREETOPS? Much media attention has been given recently to what is perceived to be the increasing structure of the curriculum and lack of time for children to be children and to play. However, understanding what play is will confirm that in many...

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Fire Safety Training Day

Treetops Staff returned to work after a nice refreshing two week break to be greeted with the news that they would be taking part in a Fire Safety Training day.  This consisted of a 45 minute theory presentation about the causes of fire and was followed by all staff...

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Hero Party Fundraiser

Doctors Without Borders or Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) are a private international association mainly made up of doctors and health sector workers. They provide assistance to populations in distress for victims of natural or man-made disasters. MSF give priority to...

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Art at Treetops

ART AND THE COMMUNITY Community has always been a passion for our Art teacher Peter Zylstra and so it is not surprising that as part of his role with us he is bringing in artists in residence from the community. Valerie Barron has a pottery studio in the Swan Valley...

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A Focus on Montessori

A FOCUS ON MONTESSORI Maria Montessori was a scientist, physician and teacher.  Her careful, scientific observation of her students and the way they learned led to her educational system.  It was revolutionary in its time, but is a methodology towards which the...

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Japanese Scholarship News

Greetings from the Japanese Language Institute in Tokyo! The first part of our scholarship has begun, with Sharon today meeting the thirteen other Japanese teachers from schools around the world who are participating in the Hakuho Foundation program. The aims for this...

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Treetops Welcomes Japanese Interns

After a successful day visit by twelve students from Nishi Kyushu University in 2015, our Japanese teacher Sharon Crossman was approached regarding the possibility of creating an internship programme with education students from the university. Over the following...

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Schemas in Children’s Play

Written by Clare Caro for Nature Play Schemas in Children’s Play are such an important concept when it comes to the development of our children that it’s worth taking the time to understand them so you can facilitate them when you see them. What are these schemas?...

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Montessori Vs. Conventional School

From Excellent Montessori: "The Montessori Method is an inclusive educational method that was formed by Dr. Maria Montessori in which it delves into the perception of children's preferred learning modalities as they develop. The classroom environment consists of...

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Google Founders Talk Montessori

“…but the Google guys don’t credit their success to drive or brains, they say it was nursery school.” “We both went to Montessori School….”

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Dr Steve Hughes; Montessori and the Future of Education

“What I would hope is that over the next 25 years people will see that Montessori is not just one of a number of possible alternative educational approaches, it really is a fantastic educational approach.” Dr Steve Hughes – PhD, LP, ABPdN is a board-certified...

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Montessori for Preschool

Children’s House for Preschool Choosing the start of education is an important decision for most parents. At Treetops, we have revisited our starting age for the preschool class at various times of the past several years. This has mainly been due to fluctuations in...

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Home Schooling and Montessori Education

Home schooling, like Montessori education, has a growing momentum. The home school network is vibrant and enthusiastic and the statistics during the past five years show that home schooling families count in the tens of thousands around Australia....

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