Catering for children 1 year old to 18 years old. K-12
Welcome to Our Garden
Learning for the Future
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” - Albert Einstein
Initially Jardim das Criancas de Maputo was an Early Childhood Facility in Maputo. It catered for children from the age of 1 to 5. Over the years we have expanded to open a Primary School catering until grade 6. In August, 2023 we launched our Hybrid learning Hub for students in grade 7 - 12.
We believe in learning through play and letting the child determine the learning at their pace. Our play based program in the early years leads gradually into a more teacher directed environment in the primary years. Whilst still maintaining a strong foundation in literacy, numeracy and other academic skills.
Our high school learning hub whist maintaining academic rigor continues to focus on the 21st century skills and entrepreneurship.
Our Mission and Vision
“At Jardim das Crianças de Maputo, we envision a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where every child is empowered to co-construct their educational journey. We celebrate and embrace the rich tapestry of diverse cultures within our school community, fostering an atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect. Our vision is to be a beacon of child centered education, guided by the belief that each child is unique and capable, setting the stage for a lifelong love of learning."
“At Jardim das Crianças de Maputo, our mission is to cultivate independent thinkers and lifelong learners. We are dedicated to providing a student-centric approach where children are encouraged to contribute to their educational path. Our committed educators act as facilitators, guiding and supporting each student in their individual learning journey. Grounded in the Australian national curriculum, we foster a dynamic and inclusive community that values diversity, creativity, and a love for 21st century skills. Through personalized learning experiences and low teacher student ratios, we aim to equip our learners with the skills and mindset necessary for success in an ever-evolving world."
Programs at JCM
Learn, Play, and Engage
We believe that children are born eager to learn, and encourage our students to explore within their environment. We pride ourselves on our varied and flexible curriculum, so take a look at our programs now and schedule a visit to one of our schools today.
Its all about the little things
Short afternoon sessions for parents and bubs. Children from 6 months to 2 years of age. A time for parents to connect with other parents and for babies to play. JCM provides the space and the provocations.
Learning through Exploration
We accept children from the age of 1. Our bilingual creche program draws its influences from Maria Montessori, Waldorf Steiner and Reggio Emelia approaches in early childhood education. Focusing on developing the whole child. Always putting the child and their needs at the centre of everything we do.
A Supportive Community
Following on from the creche program our bilingual pre-school program is also play based and draws its influences from the founders of child centered education. Catering for children from 3-6 years old they start to develop early mathematical and literacy concepts as well as their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive selves. We actively work to develop the whole child.
Home Away from Home
Around the age of 6 children transition into our international primary school program. Classes are multi-aged and maintain very low teacher child ratios. The teachers determine what needs to be taught based on international curriculum standards. Each child being catered for in their own individual way.
A time for our adolescents to start defining their path
At the completion of Grade 6 children move into our Hybrid Learning Hub. A physical space with onsite educators and learning facilitators where online and distance platforms are utilised to meet academic needs and obtain international high school certifications.
Learning through Exploration
Full time schooling isn't for everyone. We allow families to choose a part time option and place no mandatory number of days to attend. We firmly believe every child is different and every family is different. This is our way of catering to different family needs.
“Play is often talked about as if it is a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning” - Mr Rogers
Please contact us so that we can provided you with an individualized quote based on the specific needs of your child.