South African Montessori Association

The role  of this NPO is support the parents, teachers and schools of the South African Montessori Community.  Apart from offering ongoing professional development opportunities, newsletters and an annual conference, SAMA represents Montessori schools at a government level, giving the community a voice in all decisions related to child care and education in South Africa.

School membership is based on a tiered system; ‘initiate’, ‘progressive’ and ‘full’, graded according to levels of compliance with government regulations and global standards of  Montessori best practice .  Ocean View has ‘full’ membership status. Parents are welcome to join SAMA and to attend the termly KZN Special Interest Group meetings, which are often hosted at Ocean View.

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