PMK Priorities

PMK Priorities for Learning

Through consultation the PMK community have collectively indicated the following priorities for learning:

A Montessori environment aligned with Te Whariki where there is provision for a wide variety of opportunities for learners to explore and extend their interests, strengths and creativity.

Each student will be guided and supported by teachers and families to develop:

  • A love of learning and the knowledge that learning is fun
  • An acceptance of differences and skills to develop relationships
  • Skills to collaborate and work in a team, to problem solve and to negotiate
  • An attitude of calculated risk taking and the confidence to make independent decisions within age-appropriate boundaries
  • Resilience, adaptability and self-management skills
  • An attitude of open-mindedness and empathy for others
  • Respect and value of others feelings and thinking
  • Decision making skills through practical application
  • Effective communication skills (in a variety of media)
  • A belief in and the confidence to creatively and imaginatively express and share one’s own ideas and opinions in a variety of ways
  • The ability to develop and ask questions
  • A curiosity about the world around them
  • An understanding of community and their responsibilities within that community and an understanding of the consequences of one’s actions