To place your child on the waiting list you will need to fill out an application form. Your child will be placed on the waitlist for the year they are eligible to enter the class. You will need to pay an application fee and the membership fee for the Manly-Warringah Montessori Society if you are not already a member. The membership fee is an annual payment.
Offers of enrolment
Generally vacancies only arise at the beginning of the year but from time to time one may occur during the year. Offers of enrolment for a given year start to be issued in June of the previous year. If vacancies arise during the year, they can be filled immediately. Offers can only be made to a child of suitable age at the time of the vacancy.
Places for the following year are offered at the following times :
1st Round: June
2nd Round: September
3rd Round: November
If you are planning to be away during this time please contact the school, otherwise you may miss the cut off return date and the place will be given to the next child on the waiting list.
A non-refundable confirmation payment will be required with the acceptance of the offer.
Before the child can begin at Farmhouse, an enrolment fee is required per child. The enrolment fee is not refundable.
It is an important aspect of a Montessori classroom that children complete the full cycle, one year for 2-3 year olds, three years for 3- 6 , 6-9 and 9-12 year olds. Families who enrol their child in the pre-primary and primary classes are expected to understand they are making a commitment for their child for a 3 year period in each cycle. Children’s enrolment is ongoing until year 6 level unless one full terms notice is given.
Parents enrolling their children are expected to assist with the maintenance and running of the school. This includes attending at least two working bees a year, being involved in fund-raising or community events, and taking a place on the school council for at least one term of office. This level of participation keeps fees down and, more importantly, builds a school in which children and parents alike take much pride.