Montessori Australia 2023 Recognition Awards

“An ordinary teacher cannot be transformed into a Montessori teacher, but must be created anew, having rid herself of pedagogical prejudices.” (Maria Montessori, Education for a New World)

Montessori Australia will present annual recognition awards to acknowledge extraordinary accomplishments in areas relevant to the Montessori Movement. Prospective honourees are nominated by the Montessori community and then considered and chosen by a designated committee, using articulated rubrics.

How does it work?

  • Do you know a Montessorian whose tireless dedication and leadership over many years have made an impact on the Australian Montessori community? 
  • Have you been personally affected by a respected or beloved mentor who embodies Montessori values in Australia? 

Here’s your opportunity to help recognise the contributions of respected role models of Montessori values in Australia.

The tributes are to honour the often invisible work of the many Australian Montessorians who work tirelessly for children, often without recognition and sometimes with only minimal compensation.

What are the Award Categories?

One main award category:

Four other award categories:

We enthusiastically invite members of the Australian Montessori community (including educators, leaders, staff, trainers and parents) to submit nominations for these 5 award categories, according to the timetable below:

  • Nominations open 1 June 2023
  • Nominations close 31 July 2023