At Canberra Montessori School we strive for a culture of ‘lifelong learning’ amongst both staff and students. Our professional development program 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, with the aim of providing your child with an education that will foster a life-long love of learning.
Rael, who has been teaching since 2009, trained in the UK and worked and a Music Teacher in Secondary and Primary schools before emigrating with his family to Australia 2013.
Briefly teaching in Brisbane, Rael and co moved to Canberra early in 2014. Since then, he has worked in a variety of educational leadership roles: leading faculty teams; learning support, gifted and talented, and personalised learning programs; and prior to arriving at CMS, as a Deputy Principal/Head of High School.
Rael is enthusiastic about supporting children and families, building community, and working with teachers to develop and implement strategies for evidencing student growth over time. His passions are pastoral care, maximising student outcomes, and the development of technologies to further what we’re able to achieve in teaching and learning.