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What Happens at Treetops?

What Happens at Treetops?

There has been a school at 12 Beenong Road for 50 years now.  At the beginning of its history the school was very alternative – students determining how their day would be spent, with ‘ministers’ responsible for the various aspects of the education and decisions made...
Peace at Treetops

Peace at Treetops

Maria Montessori lived and worked during the time that the dropping of the first nuclear bomb forced the inhabitants of our world to collectively face, at the same time, their own mortality in becoming aware that we now have the technology that can be used to destroy...
Celebrating 30 Years of Treetops

Celebrating 30 Years of Treetops

Come and turn back the pages of history with us at Treetops Montessori School over the Darlington Arts Festival weekend. Take a glimpse of the school site over the ages, from the pre-history of the current school, through three more decades, to a look to the future....
Treetops’ 30th Anniversary

Treetops’ 30th Anniversary

Treetops’ 30th Anniversary In 1989, a group of highly motivated parents sought to create a new school in Darlington.  They were dedicated to what were then seen as the ‘alternative education’ concepts of meeting the needs of the child as an individual, play based...
Making Treetops Memories

Making Treetops Memories

Schools have always been about so much more than education. Almost all of us have strong memories of our school years, both good and bad. It is an interesting exercise to list what memories we have retained, and why those and not others. The expression ‘it takes a...