“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and strength, use it to create” M.Montessori.

Killarney school is a CBE alternative Montessori based elementary program that services over 350 kids from K-6.  To honour the 150th year of Maria Montessori, the Killarney Parent Council created the 150th Legacy Project.  This project will enhance a publicly-accessible outdoor green space that reflects the values of MONTESSORI in experiential learning, natural world and land-based learning, and community peace.

 

In keeping with the tenets of MONTESSORI and to create a legacy of Killarney school history as a center of Montessori, our objectives are to:

  1. Introduce outdoor spaces that encourage land-based learning and connection

  2. Improve outdoor equipment that promotes safe hands-on interaction and exploration for all grades / ages

  3. Enhance the natural landscape to increase public interface with nature

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Paint the courtyard

2021

With the help of generous parents, the Killarney Annual Fundraiser enabled the project to reach its second funding milestone of $24000. Thank you!

The project has been staged into 4 phases and funds distributed accordingly. 

The first phase, the Legacy Court, will see a new 3-on-3 basketball half court, seating and colourful games on the courtyard surface. We will also begin work on the second phase "Terrace", which will introduce amphitheatre-style seating into the hill, with some shading from new trees on the west side along the fence-line. The Terrace will be a space for outdoor teaching, socialization, and spectating the many sports that take place on the playing field.

And now we would like to hear from all our stakeholders: parents, students and local residents. Please help us out by completing the short survey HERE. We promise it will only take a moment and your participation will go a long way to making this project a success for decades to come!

Thank You to our Sponsors

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For more info, contact Joanna Glynn and Carolyn Johnson on legacyproject@killarneyparent.ca 

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