At Canberra Montessori School we strive for a culture of ‘life­long learning’ amongst both staff and students. Our professional development program and training centre at our Holder Campus  provides a pathway for all staff to develop their passions as well as increase professional excellence at the school.

The principles of Montessori education can be applied to staff just as well as students, and with that in mind, a culture of peer learning and support is in place at the school. The CMS Leadership Team provides a focus for staff to reflect on their professional practice, looks for opportunities for improvement and is an active part of the planning and development of not just the educational program but of all aspects of the school.

We support staff to not only create amazing learning environments in their own classroom, but also to be an active part of an organisation driving the education sector forward. We encourage our team to look for examples of best practice and innovation in education from anywhere in the world, not just the Montessori environments, all with the aim of making the Montessori at CMS, ‘Simply the Best’.


Our staff profiles are currently being updated.

Our Staff

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Anthony Vandermolen


Anthony has developed his career in education through a range of roles including Teacher of English, Physical Education, and Sciences, as well as senior roles in Learning Support and Guidance & Counselling, before his transition into School Leadership. With a broad range of leadership experience in both state and independent sectors, Anthony is committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for students. Anthony is passionate about life‐long learning and is currently working on his PhD and MBA in addition to his previous qualifications BSc (Psych), BEd (MidYsSch), MEd(Lead), MEdSt (Guidance and Counselling), MEdSt (Boys Education), CertIV TrngAssmnt, MACEL. He is a 2017 recipient of the ACEL ACT Excellence in Educational Leadership Award.