Nova Montessori School
In 1988, Marsha Morgan and Pauline Matsis formed Garden Montessori School, the first Montessori Primary School in the South Island of New Zealand. As the school grew, it was registered and known as the Ripple Educational Community and then to Nova Montessori Primary School. By 2002, Nicky Gresson and Phil Gang joined the faculty team.
Nova’s Vision Statement
“To provide an education founded on Montessori principles. This education process empowers a life-long love of learning, self-discovery and self- inquiry, and is advanced in an atmosphere of community, both with each other and the natural environment.”