"A dream doesn't become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." Colin Powell
On Monday, 1 August 2016, Garden Road Montessori Preschool celebrates two years of sweat, determination and hard work. I am so proud of and grateful for all that our school has achieved in these two years and would like to take some time to reflect on all our wonderful accomplishments.
63 Garden Road was purchased in October 2013, a run down house that needed a lot of TLC. We spent almost a year renovating the property. If ever there was a labour of love, this school is it. The building was stripped to only the walls and floor, and room by room we created the beautiful environment our children enjoy everyday.
School officially started on the 1 August 2014, with only 4 students. Two years later, we have two toddler classes and a full preschool class. It has been an amazing journey so far. Garden Road Montessori will continue to improve its facilities and services, honour Maria Montessori's vision for education that follows the child and provide a space where children feel at home, safe and happy.
I have to acknowledge the love, patience, encouragement, and never ending support from my husband, sons and family. Without them, this dream job of mine would never have happened. This school is more than a business, it is our second home, our baby, and we love sharing it with all who walk through its red doors.
Happy Birthday GRDM! I look forward to many more wonderful years, filled with laughter, life long learning experiences, growth and memorable friendships.