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‘Excursions’, Montessori-style

“When the child goes out, it is the world itself that offers itself to him. Let us take the child out to show him real things instead of making objects which represent ideas and closing [...]

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Service to Others is Not a Theory…We Have to Live It

At MIC we talk a lot about being of service to others and it’s something we have blogged about before. In fact, it’s a fundamental aspect of the culture of our College and one of the [...]

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Parenting Teenagers: My Top Tips by MIC Parent Rachael Skyring

Today’s blog is by MIC Parent Rachael Skyring. Rachael has three children at MIC – Tom in Senior Phase, Nick in the Adolescent Community and George in the Primary College… I [...]

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Student-run Clubs Create Space for Passions and Interests

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child, and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.” – Dr Maria Montessori The Montessori [...]

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Not too Shab-bee for this Micro-economy!

Did you know that one bee will only make 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in it’s entire life? And a bee must fly the equivalent of three orbits around the world and visit more than 4 million [...]

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Spotlight on CyberSafety in Secondary College

The spotlight was on CyberSafety this morning when Senior Constable Rob from Queensland Police visited MIC to run an information session for our Senior Phase students (Years 10-12). After [...]

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A ‘Harmonious’ Lunch to Celebrate Harmony Week

It’s Harmony Week this week in Australia, an opportunity to celebrate our cultural diversity, inclusiveness, respect and sense of belonging for everyone – values we emulate here at [...]

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Live a Life of Purpose: Community Service at MIC

 “It is not just the practical life in a house, cleaning rooms, watering plants, etc., that is important, but the fact that everyone in the world must move with a purpose and must work, not [...]

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Restorative Practice: Our Approach to Behaviour Support at MIC

Next Friday 15 March 2019 is National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA), an initiative coordinated by the Queensland Government on behalf of Australia’s government, Catholic and [...]

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Spray It, Don’t Say It: Creative Expression Jackson Pollock-style

This week our Year 10 art students learnt about renowned American artist Jackson Pollock, who was widely noticed for this technique of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a [...]

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Sushi Micro-economy Back in Business

There’s an air of excitement at MIC today as dozens of hungry tummies patiently await the delivery of their first sushi order for 2019. Hospitality students in our Adolescent Community [...]

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Spotlight On…Adolescent Guide and Micro-economies Manager, Ellen Newman

Welcome to MIC Ellen! Ellen is an MIC newbie, having joined our community as an Adolescent Guide and the Manager of our Micro-economies in January 2019. An entrepreneur and secondary school [...]

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Youth Driver Training a Roaring Success

Yesterday our Year 11 students participated in Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program (RYDA), a free road safety education program based on the concept that it’s not enough to teach a young [...]

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The Latest on our 2018 Graduating Class!

Our Year 12 graduating class from 2018 is now well into their first year post-MIC and life beyond school. Three of our four Year 12s last year received Early Offers from University of the [...]

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Guest Blog: Ali Lambole, MIC parent

Our journey into the Montessori way of life began in December 2015. My husband and I were at a Christmas party of a good friend, who had two gorgeous girls at MIC. I was always intrigued by [...]

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MIC Swim Team Does Us Proud

Yesterday our first ever Montessori International College swim team competed at the North District Swimming Carnival at Nambour Aquatic Centre and achieved some fantastic results. Senior Phase [...]

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Former UN Delegate Assists MIC Students With MMUN Prep

Rome is calling for our Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) students with less than three months to go until they jet off overseas to participate in the conference in the Italian capital – a [...]

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‘Each child is catered for at their own level’: New MIC Mum

New MIC Mum Tara Rogers said she chose our College for her four-year-old daughter, Eloise, because each child is catered for at their own level. Although choosing a school is a big decision for [...]

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MIC is now an International Baccalaureate World School

It’s official! After a three-year application and authorisation process MIC has become the first school on the Sunshine Coast – and only the third school in Australia- to offer the [...]

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Planting Trees for Koala Rehabilitation

When other countries think of Australia, generally the thing that goes hand in hand is our iconic wildlife and welcoming nature. Chinese students visiting our school had their Montessori [...]

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We’re off to Rome for Montessori Model United Nations

Our Senior Primary students have recently commenced a programme called the Montessori Model United Nations. This programme provides an opportunity for our current Year 5 students to take on real [...]

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Torres Strait Islands come to the Sunshine Coast

Michelle See Kee (who is currently completing her 3 to 6 Diploma with the Australian Centre for Montessori Studies [AMI]), as well as Michelle Martin (who was a student on the AMI 3 to 6 Sunshine [...]

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Cooking at MIC

Wandi Class Cooking Class cooking is always something to look forward to in the Wandi classroom.  Coco and Lachlan went to the local fruit store, Woolworths at Buderim, as well Kunara [...]

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Busy bees

Adolescent students have been busy constructing a bee nesting box for solitary native bees. These boxes are being called bee hotels or bee motels in the press. We have been learning just how [...]

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Festival of Fit

What a wonderful celebration of community and physical activity! Well done to all who participated in our first cross country event. It was fabulous to see so many children, adolescents and [...]

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Hands-on learning

The Wira children have shown an enthusiastic interest in hand sewing over the last 12 months and have been equally keen to try out their creative skills with their new class sewing machine. [...]

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Montessori in action: Turf laying

Montessori International College: Turf laying Do you want to see Montessori in action? Check out this great video of our Adolescent Community and Senior Phase students working together to lay the [...]

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Montessori in Action – National Tree Day

National Tree Day was a great success with students from across the campus working together to make a big difference to our grounds. If you ever wanted to see Montessori in action this is it…

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Readathon

Our annual MICCA Readathon is underway with all funds raised this year to go towards the new Library zone. A dynamic exciting space that every child (big and small) will delight in. It is a [...]

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