Students at Rowntree Montessori School are encouraged to participate in a variety of enrichment programmes and activities. All programmes vary by term and campus.
Among the most popular activities are: Entrepreneur Club, Robotics Club, Science Club, Dance Fitness, Morning/Afternoon Yoga, Bucket Drumming, Bollywood Dance, Lego Works, Computer Fun, Breakfast Club, Nature Walk, Cooking for Kids, Just Dance, Board Games, Arts & Crafts, Library Club, Playdough Creations, Lip Synch Battles and Study Room.
Students from our grades 5-8 participate in our Robotics club and can compete regionally, provincially and nationally. Guided by teachers, students are tasked with the design and physical construction of robots using Lego to solve real-world problems. This challenges students and encourages them to use their imaginations, critical thinking and team building skills. In this club students learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), as we follow the principals of the FIRST LEGO League.
The Study Room offers an opportunity for private school students to work on their homework and seek additional help in English and Math as well as enrichment, and guidance with planning for events such as Speech Night. We also offer French Study Room.
Students from our grades 4-8 classes compete in Math Competitions annually. Rowntree Montessori School participates in the Canadian National Math League Competitions and the GAUSS competitions coordinated by the University of Windsor.
Teachers prepare students for the competitions which are linked to the curriculum of their specific grade. These competitions test students’ knowledge as well as Math skills.
Model United Nations Club
Our Model United Nations Club (MUN) was initiated in April 2007. Under the careful guidance of teacher advisors, students in Grades 7 & 8 who are interested in world issues are invited to join the Club. Model United Nations (Model UN) programs exist all over the world.
Participants in Model U.N. programs learn how the United Nations works through an advanced form of role-playing. In most programs, students assume the roles of ambassadors from various countries that are member states of the United Nations and take part in a simulated General Assembly session.
During the simulation, students try to formulate policies to resolve current international problems that the world faces. While doing so, they gain an understanding of international relations, negotiating, strategizing, and the art of diplomacy, as well as familiarity with the rules and procedures of the real U.N.
Taking part in a Model UN program provides students with an enriching experience on many levels. The program provides a forum for students to strengthen their public speaking skills, and, most importantly, offers them the chance to meet students from other provinces and even other countries when participating in National and International Conferences.
Rowntree Montessori School is very proud of the respect our students have received from the advisors and other participants of MUN.
At RMS we believe that every child should understand and experience entrepreneurship. When children learn the tangible and intangible lessons of entrepreneurship early in life, they can see how the real world works. And by experiencing these universal lessons — such as perseverance, hard work, self-confidence, financial literacy, and problem solving – students are more prepared to succeed in whatever they choose to do. Our vision is to see that these lessons are instilled in as many students as possible.
Rowntree Montessori School promotes a healthy, active lifestyle by participation and enjoyment of physical activity. Students have an opportunity to compete in a number of intramural competitions and inter-school competitions against schools in athletic associations as well as local schools.
These competitions provide our students an opportunity to demonstrate their school spirit and show sportsmanship in friendly competitions. Typical sports are Cross-country running, Basketball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Cricket, Softball and Track & Field.
To learn more about our Extra Curricular Activities, please contact a Rowntree Montessori educator.