Porirua Montessori Primary School

39 Cleat St, Whitby, Porirua Call – 021 08427 037

Porirua Montessori Primary School

Providing Montessori Education for Tomorrow's World

Our Montessori Approach is to Connect, Empower and Grow our Students

Opening Term 3 2023

See the difference

Montessori education for 6-12 year olds gives a place where children develop independence, empathy, social justice, and a love for learning that stays with them through their life. Children who learn in Montessori classrooms demonstrate stronger social, emotional, and academic outcomes compared to those who attend traditional schools

Cosmic Education

Cosmic Education is the term first used by Maria Montessori to refer to the Primary School Aged child’s whole study of the history of the universe. Cosmic Education considers the coming of life, the evolution of plants and animals, the coming of humans, and the development of civilisations. Woven throughout Cosmic Education are geography, history, zoology, botany, and earth sciences and from which mathematics, language, and the arts are built. Cosmic Education focuses on love and service to bring the teachings and children together; giving the children a sense of meaning and purpose along with understanding the importance of every other creature’s life on earth.

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was an Italian feminist educator and doctor who developed the Montessori Method, an educational approach that emphasises independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural development.

Montessori was born in Italy in 1870. She was one of the first women to graduate from the University of Rome La Sapienza Medical School, and she later became interested in education while working with children with special needs.

The Montessori Difference

Making Montessori Education Accessible to All Children

Our Montessori welcomes all families and has a pay what you can model.

There are two key values: every child is treated as an individual, and their education encompasses every aspect of their development.

Developed by Dr Maria Montessori in the early 1900s, Montessori key ideas of independence, innovation and a love of learning are more relevant in today’s fast-moving world than ever.

Choosing a Montessori education for your child means that you are choosing a scientific method of teaching that focuses on the child,  where children learn about themselves through self-correcting; and where ‘work’ is a purposeful, self-chosen activity.

Find out about how Montessori is different to other schools here.



Our Gallery

Limited Places in School Available

Cultivating a zest for learning in your child is priceless. Having a low teacher to child ratio will allow them to flourish and ultimately achieve their full potential. Visit the best little Montessori school in Porirua!

Our Approach

When looking for a school , it is common to ask ‘What is the best Montessori school near me?’ That of course depends on what you are looking for! We are upfront about our ethos which is to:


Children to their diverse community and world through an integrated Montessori curriculum. 


Tamariki to be change-makers capable of contributing positively to their community.


Children’s knowledge and confidence through personalised learning in a Montessori learning community. 

What Our Parents Say

“My daughter has private tuition with Lisa. In the last 4 months, Lisa has taken her from not knowing how to read and write to writing short sentences and reading her age books fluently. 

Lisa makes it fun for a child to learn. She adapts her teaching style to suit the child. This way the child learns faster.

My daughter looks forward to going to class. When I was in school I never looked forward to school! 

Lisa would be an absolute success in running a school. She is an organized and very efficient person. You can see the thought she puts into her processes.”

Jaco, Porirua Wellington New Zealand

My daughter has been attending Porirua Montessori home learning for the pass 2 school terms and in this time my daughter has much more confidence in herself with her reading and writing through her improvements with Lisa.

We resided in Porirua  we are of Maori  decent; our tribes are Te-whanau-a-apanui and Ngati Porou.


Sandra, Tawa Wellington NZ

Give Your child a love for learning.