Greetings from our Principal
Dear Friends of HillKruin Montessori School,
HillKruin Montessori School was established in January 2010 with the goal of offering a high-quality, authentic Montessori education to Midrand and bordering suburb-area students of all interests, backgrounds and abilities. Our mission is to address the needs of the whole child, academically, socially and emotionally, by providing a high-quality Montessori education in an Environment that fosters a child’s love of learning and respect for self, others, community and the world. This mission is what drives our community and our philosophy of education as we prepare our students for exemplary secondary education experiences and for a lifetime love of learning and academic success.
The requirement of dedication, passion for what one does and a yearning to create a positive experience for ALL children is central to the Montessori Philosophy. This is absolutely congruent with what the act of education should be about. All our children are different with very individual talents and gifts and Montessori Philosophy recognizes this. It highlights the need to follow the learning “Heartbeat” of the child. When one particular learning activity may be of “disinterest” or construed as too “difficult” for the child, it may be opportune to create another learning opportunity and Montessori lends itself to this flexibility. The learner-Directress ratios and the tangible material, provide for almost ideal conditions within which learning should occur offering the “luxury” of individual attention and yet providing meaningful social interaction with peers.
There is no doubt that the approach, methodology and philosophy underpinning Montessori requires tremendous effort from the Directress, however all committed Directresses will claim the same requirement irrespective of the Methodology. Thus choosing the Montessori approach was really based on the conviction that this will give positive results for all learners.
We also commit ourselves to the integration of current instructional practices and methodology, offering critical thinking, music, arts, age-appropriate integration of technology and environmental education.
With this knowledge and against the backdrop of the various daunting challenges facing educational institutions, we founded HMS with a service commitment of “Excellence Without Limits”. This is what we strive to do each day and across all areas of our work, we strive to exceed expectations and push the boundary of Excellence a little further. If the act of being educated is an endless journey, then certainly the goal of Excellence is only achieved by the act of pursuing it constantly.
In setting up HMS, the fundamental pillars of quality, holistic development and dedicated Directresses within a pleasant Environment of care and warmth, was key to the experience we want to give our learners.
We invite you to explore our website, visit our beautiful School and consider a Montessori education for your child. We look forward to working with you to help your child reach his or her fullest potential.