How did we start?
The school is a parent run, private school which was established in 1983. It was essentially a school that was started by parents, for their children. It is open learners aged between 18 months to Gr R. The school is also registered as a non-profit organisation. The school is also a member of the South African Montessori Association (SAMA).
The Beehive Montessori follows the same school term calendar as the Western Cape Public Schools. The school day starts at approx. 07h45 and closes promptly around 12h15. Our Directress and Assistant Directress observe the Toddler, English and Bilingual Classes. We strongly suggest that all students complete the full 3 year cycle in order to fully benefit from our teachings (3-6 years of age.)
Our experienced and quality staff are all registered with the Western Cape Education Department.
The Beehive Montessori school provides a living and learning environment where children can learn and grow socially, physically and mentally. The school structure is fully based on the Montessori philosophy. An after-school care facility provides both full and half-day caring for children in the afternoons.
At Beehive Montessori, a parent committee, including the Head Directress manages the business affairs of the Beehive Montessori Pre-School.
Extra Murals: Music Lessons:
Music forms a natural part of young children’s life as they grow and develop into functional members of society. Children explore variants of sounds through singing, moving, listening and playing instruments.
Learners are also introduced to verbalization and visualization of musical ideas. We endeavour to ensure that our music lessons cover all styles and a variety of cultures.
These music lesson are presented on a weekly basis and are part of our curriculum.
Extra Murals: Gym (optional)
Pre-School Gymnastics & Movement Programme. Gymnastics is a sport for everybody, regardless of age, gender or ability. It is the perfect activity to prepare children for long term participation in sport and develops vital life skills. It also develops balance, co-ordination and confident body movement and helps to build self-esteem, strength and flexibility, preparing the body and mind for life’s challenges.
Annual Social Events:
Below are a list of some typical social events undertaken throughout the year:
Anything on Wheels
Fashion Show & Auction
Spit Braai & Campout