2013 is an exciting time for Montessori in Australia, as we proudly celebrate 100 years of providing quality education to Australia’s children.
The Montessori Movement began in 1907 in Italy, when Dr Montessori, Italy’s first female medical doctor, commenced the first Montessori programme in San Lorenzo, Rome. The results were remarkable and attracted the attention of educators around the world.
In 1912 a small group of women from different states of Australia sailed to Italy to be trained by Dr Montessori in her revolutionary method of education. After their training they returned home to Australia in 1913 to bring Montessori education to Australia.
To commemorate 100 years of Montessori education in Australia, the Montessori Australia Foundation is holding a Centenary Conference in Canberra from 8-9 June 2013 at Old Parliament House. We are also holding a Gala Dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House on the night of Saturday 8 June 2013.