Wicklow Montessori Primary School
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As part of school assembly the children are allocated to a particular family group. This encourages each of the children to interact with other students throughout the school.
The children of different age groups work together on themes and tasks, and present their findings to each other and to the whole school at assembly.
The older children in the group are encouraged to help the younger children with pieces of work and reading.
Each year the composition of the family groups are changed, as are the names of the groups. The names are based on the whole school’s theme which is varied each year. This year's theme is famous people.
The Family Group system aims: to stimulate collective working, develop social skills, create a sense of responsibility and respect for each other and one self and so creating a ‘bully–free’ atmosphere in the school.
The older children are given a leadership role and develop an awareness of being responsible for younger children so enhancing their self-esteem.