29th October 2018

West Australian Montessori schools move to the cloud with child-centred approach to learning

Perth Individual College, Blue Gum Montessori School, and The Montessori School, Kingsley, choose Civica’s innovative cloud-based school management solution to deliver improved learning outcomes for students 

  • Civica Education Suite (CES) is specifically designed and developed to meet the needs of Australian schools.
  • Operational efficiencies increase, shifting the focus to learning outcomes.
  • Each school has chosen specific modules to customise the solution to meet their individual requirements.
  • CES is cloud-based and delivered as a SaaS (Software as a service) solution from Australian data centres eliminating the need for schools to invest in expensive infrastructure.

Perth, October 29, 2018: Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is pleased to announce that three Montessori schools in Western Australia  are implementing the Civica Education Suite to increase efficiencies and learning outcomes for students and reduce costs and risk.

Perth Individual College, Blue Gum Montessori School, and The Montessori School, Kingsley, chose Civica’s Education Suite, a complete SaaS solution, after a thorough review of market solutions. CES will modernise school operations and enable teachers to focus on teaching by providing a secure, scalable environment that is managed by Civica. CES delivers a strong development roadmap which will extend current features but also adapt to the ever-changing school environment. 

Simon Jones, Managing Director for Library and Education Solutions at Civica International, is pleased the schools have chosen to implement CES. “As a solution that has been specifically designed to put the focus on teaching, we are delighted to partner with three leading Montessori schools in WA,” he says. “CES was designed on feedback provided by Australian educators, and the solution addresses individual challenges that our schools face on a daily basis. 

“But more than our software, our people form a key factor in the schools’ decision to partner with Civica - they are responsive, adaptable, engaged and patient. Much like the Montessori approach to teaching.”

The schools are currently in different phases of implementation with Perth Individual College going live in October 2018.    

About Perth Individual Montessori College (http://www.pi.wa.edu.au/)

Perth Individual is a progressive Montessori College that works in partnership with parents to maximise their child’s potential through excellent education from playgroup through high school. Perth Individual Montessori College offers individual learning programs and a nurturing learning environment for children to develop intellectually, academically, socially and emotionally. The Montessori College is all about creating exceptional individuals and students that graduate with a point of difference. They do this through individual teaching, service and learning programs designed to unlock a student’s individual talents. This progressive education approach encourages individual thought and self-confidence that distinguishes innovative community leaders.

About Blue Gum Montessori School (http://www.bluegummontessori.wa.edu.au/)

Blue Gum Montessori School or BGMS  was established by passionate parents in 1983. It is a private, independent and non-denominational school for 3 to 12-year-olds, situated on the edge of the wetlands in Bibra Lake, Perth. The School is committed to educating the children as citizens of the 21st Century. Implementing the Montessori Method of Education, the School offers a prepared Montessori learning environment that fosters the children’s innate desire to learn and encourages the development of their independence.

About The Montessori School, Kingsley (https://www.themontessorischool.wa.edu.au/)

The Montessori School was founded by Mrs W. M. Duyker-de-Vries in 1962 and is the oldest Montessori School in Australia. It is the first Montessori school in Western Australia to include a Secondary school for students from 12 to 18 years and the first Montessori School in the world to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma course, an internationally recognised university entrance qualification.

About Civica Education Suite

Civica Education Suite is our latest web-based and cloud-hosted school management solution for the smallest school of 20 students, to our largest customer of 1,600 schools - and everywhere in between. It provides anytime, anywhere access from all devices and is delivered from Civica’s secure Australian data centres. Use of the system is simple for teachers, parents and students and this will create efficiencies for the school when it comes to collecting, managing and using their data. Educational leaders are able to use our analytics tools to interrogate the data captured, and in turn be sure that they are making data-driven decisions for the students and their school.

About The Civica Group

Civica (www.civica.com) is a market-leading specialist in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and cloud and managed services that help teams and organisations around the world to transform the way they work. Combining innovation, exceptional customer focus, experience and commitment, Civica supplies more than 3,000 major organisations in 10 countries around the world.