My name is Scott Symes and I am very proud to call Montessori@Bellevue my new home. I have been working in education for 16 years with 5 years experience working within two senior leadership teams and 4 years as Principal in an intermediate school in Auckland.
I am incredibly passionate about student learning and exploration, with students using an inquiry-based approach to make sense of the world around them. I am incredibly excited and humbled to be working alongside your children initiating authentic, fun and positive learning experiences. Montessori education resonates strongly with my own personal philosophy of education and I look forward to continuing to build my knowledge and skills within this area.
I have always encouraged students to develop self-management skills by building their independence while still being able to collaborate effectively with others. Creating an environment where children are able to be curious, adapt, problem solve, work independently and collaboratively and achieve both success and enjoyment are my ultimate goals.
My personal passions include cooking, photography and connecting with the great outdoors!