Exciting Opportunity – AMI Montessori Diploma Primary 6-12 Sponsorship

The Principal of Inner Sydney Montessori School (ISMS) is seeking to support the training of a suitable applicant(s) to undertake the AMI Montessori Diploma Primary (6-12 years) course hosted in Sydney by the Sydney Montessori Training Centre, commencing in March 2019.

In support of our growing program and staff succession planning, we wish to endorse and financially contribute to the training of additional Primary teaching staff.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a current educator, who has a passion for child-focused, kinaesthetic and project-based learning, to complete an internationally recognised Montessori qualification under the guidance of Sydney’s benchmark Montessori School with every prospect of employment during and after course completion.

About Us

Well located in the vibrant suburbs of Balmain and Lilyfield, Sydney, ISMS, established in 1981, has an enviable, small school reputation whilst being one of the largest Montessori schools in Australia.

Respect, collaboration and supportive relationships are at the heart of our School culture resulting in an environment where staff feel valued, supported and inspired. We work collaboratively to create nurturing classrooms where each child develops a healthy self-concept, positive values, strong skills, a deep academic understanding and a curiosity and appreciation of nature and the world around them.

Recognised as one of Australia’s leading Montessori registered schools, this child focused Pre and Primary School is at enrolment capacity with around 300 students between the ages of 3-12. In addition, around 100 students are enrolled per term in the Infant Community Program for 0-3 year olds.

About You

The successful candidate will be a passionate educator, with an embedded or emerging understanding and appreciation of the Montessori philosophy. You will hold a relevant teaching qualification and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) accreditation.

You will be willing to enter into a sponsorship agreement with ISMS in regard to course fees, completion and potential employment prospects. Details of the agreement will be negotiated with the successful applicant(s), however, is likely to constitute a 50% commitment by ISMS to course fees, and the possibility of an interest free loan for the remaining amount.

The course will be delivered by AMI trainers full-time from Monday to Friday over a ten-month academic year commencing in March 2019. The course comprises at least 440 hours of classroom based learning including lectures and a minimum of 140 hours of practice with Montessori materials, under supervision. Participants also attend 210 hours of observation and vocational placement in authentic Montessori settings.

Interested parties can view full details regarding the Diploma course via the Sydney Montessori Training Centre:


How to Apply

To register your interest and obtain further information please email Principal, Zoe Ezzard, at [email protected] to arrange a confidential discussion.

Direct applications may be submitted, including a cover letter and CV, to [email protected]

We are very proud of our School, the wonderful children and our team, and invite you to gain an understanding of ISMS from our website www.isms.nsw.edu.au. We also welcome requests to attend an observation or tour of the School.

Please note that Sponsorship application is independent of Course application.

Search and Selection Timing

  • Application closing date has been extende to 26th November 2018

ISMS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The position is subject to satisfactory references, police clearances and a Working with Children Check.

17 September 2018

Inner Sydney Montessori School

44 Smith Street
Balmain NSW 2041