Montessori Peace Education is an integral component of the Montessori philosophy and Dearcroft curriculum. The essentials for peace education are inherent in every level of the Montessori program and practiced daily in all of our classrooms. It begins in the Toddler and Casa levels by modeling grace and courtesy and teaching respect and acceptance for all, through to programs such as Montessori Model United Nations at the Junior High level.
Dr. Maria Montessori believed “education was the most powerful and universal way through which to reconstruct society; a way to transition from war to peace”. Dr. Montessori was nominated six times for the Nobel Peace Prize. She designed powerful concepts in the curriculum aimed at fostering an understanding of the commonalities of the human experience in hopes of establishing lasting world peace.
Over the last few months our Junior and Senior Elementary students at Dearcroft Montessori have had the opportunity to spend quality time with our Senior Friends from Churchill Retirement Residence in #DowntownOakville.
Students love spending time walking to the Residence to participate in programming activities with their Senior friends. This article outlines all the amazing benefits of intergenerational programming and how it can improve the lives of children and older adults and the impact it has on society.
Please join us for a special evening to celebrate our students’ talents in music and arts. Throughout the school year, Dearcroft students have been studying ocean conservation as well as the historic and contemporary role of Canada’s First Nation communities and artists. In addition to in class studies, these themes have been further explored through special field trips, art gallery visits, expedition education explorations, and films like Sharkwater Extinction.
In celebration of this, we would like to welcome Dearcroft families to participate in our very own Art Gallery featuring: The Four Seasons, Under the Sea, Canadian Abstract, Still Life, Inuit Art, Portraits, Sea Animals, and Sculptures, accompanied by individual classical music performances. Students will be guiding families throughout the gallery and providing background information regarding the art on display.
To close out the evening there will be a musical performance featuring all of the students singing Canadian themed songs.
Some refreshments will be served during the evening, sponsored by the Burgess family.
Donations to Ocean School Initiative will be accepted at the door.