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)

CONGRATULATIONS to the recipients of the Montessori Australia's inaugural Recognition Awards!

On Saturday, 28 October 2023, the awards ceremony evening was attended by around 150 educators, leaders and families supporting and honouring the 13 nominees for the Recognition Awards.  The recognition awards acknowledged the extraordinary accomplishments of Montessorians in areas relevant to the Montessori Movement. The finalists were nominated by the Montessori community and then considered and chosen by a designated committee, using articulated rubrics.

The ceremony recognised the contributions of respected role models of Montessori values in Australia. The tributes honoured the often invisible work of the many Australian Montessorians who work tirelessly for children, often without recognition and sometimes with only minimal compensation.

The main award category:

Four other award categories:




What a night! Watch the Video!