Welcome to Karuna

Welcome to Karuna Montessori Preschool.
We provide an authentic Montessori Education. Our 3-6 years Preschool draws on the Montessori principles and methodology to offer a rich learning environment where children absorb, explore and develop.

Read more about our classroomcurriculum and community events on our website, and contact us if you wish to learn more.

Mary Batterham


Pre-Primary 3-6yrs

Children from three to six years share the same classroom which is designed to enable children to learn through their own manipulation of materials.

After School Care

Karuna provides an after-school care facility to cater for the mornings only children.

Kindergarten Year

Our Kindergarten or ‘Extended Day’ year focus’ strongly on literacy and mathematics programs in a specially prepared Montessori environment.

Recent News

  • Local Firefighters Called to action!

    Our fire brigade incursion was interrupted last week with a real emergency – with carefully rehearsed haste and sirens blazing the visiting firefighters left half way through to deal with an alarm from a shopping centre. They very kindly returned - after a false alarm was declared - to finish…

  • Dress as a Farmer Day

    Karuna Montessori again proudly supported Buy a Bale by holding a ‘Dress as a Farmer Day’. We welcomed our new 2020 students with a Kindifarm and our current students dressed like farmers to raise money for much needed water. We raised $580 to buy 11,500 litres of water for a…

  • Buy a Bale

    Karuna Montessori Preschool is supporting our Aussie farmers by holding a ‘Dress like a Farmer Day’. Our families have raised over $500 which will buy 5 bales of food for struggling farmers. Thank you to our families and thank you to our famers!

Our Vision

To support children to become well-rounded individuals ready to take on life’s challenges with verve, compassion and responsibility.

Our Mission

To encourage the development of the whole child by providing a comprehensive Montessori education. We will support the establishment of the intellectual and emotional rigor needed to become a confident, self-directed learner, lateral thinker and creative problem solver. This will cultivate independent thought; an awareness of the environment and empathy for others.

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge the Guringai people who are the traditional custodians of this land. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present of the Guringai nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people present.

Pre-school Term Dates 2020

Term 1:
Thursday 30 Jan –  Wednesday 8 April

Term 2:
Tuesday 28 April –Thurs 2 July

Term 3:
Tues 21 July – Thurs 24 September

Term 4:
Tuesday 13 October – Thurs 10 December