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A Montessori Middle School Program will soon be co-located at Kalyra Woodcroft Aged Care, supported by research that indicates interaction between old and young has significant wellbeing effects for both groups.

"Last night, the Onkaparinga Council approved the co-location of classrooms alongside the current state of the art residential aged care redevelopment at Kalyra Woodcroft Aged Care, 54 Woodcroft Drive, Morphett Vale," explained Sara Blunt, CEO Kalyra Communities.

"This is a terrific step forward. Now that planning has been approved, the project is full steam ahead. We expect the new middle school will open in the first half of 2019. We have a formal lease and are developing protocols, policies and procedures to enable us to work together effectively."

"Our research indicates that intergenerational life improves the well-being of older people, and is equally good for young people."

"We are really excited that 35 students from Southern Montessori School will occupy classrooms that are on the same site as our residential aged care accommodation for 88 people."

"This partnership will give students a wonderful learning environment, and ample opportunity to engage with civic and community life. Our residents are very pleased to contribute to the life skills of the students and will benefit from life-long learning, and new technology."

Noel Browne, Principal Southern Montessori School, says, "I am thrilled with this outcome. The development  offers our students a rich learning environment as we nurture their unique talents and support their growth towards becoming independent, considerate, informed and active young people, who contribute to a better world."

Kelly Evans, Chair of the Southern Montessori School agreed, saying, "This project is the culmination of years of planning and now not only gives our students a permanent home, but opens the way for a truly unique and innovative Middle School program in 2019.

 


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