Our school is community-led, with the Principal, teachers and parents working in partnership to provide an outstanding education and a vibrant learning environment.

Our strategic plan is an example of this partnership, with the whole community coming together to decide on the school’s future pathway. The new strategic plan was released in June 2016.

View CMS Long Term Strategic Plan 2023 – 2027

Chrysalis Montessori School Inc. is registered as an independent school with the Department of Education. It is also registered with the Department of Corporate Affairs as an incorporated association.

All parents of children enrolled at the school (and elected non-parents) are members of this association, which is governed by our Rules of Association. This entitles all parents to vote at our annual general meeting and elect our school School Board.

View board self evaluation 2023

The Board of Governance

The Board members, together with the Principal, is responsible for our school’s governance and strategic direction.

The Board consists of parent members, a staff representative and the Principal.

  • Paula Bruckard – Chairperson
  • Leonardo Arouca – Vice Chairperson
  • Tom Randolph – Treasurer
  • Stephanie Haefner – Secretary
  • Shannon Garcia – Member
  • Claire Hick – Board Member
  • Rosie Phillips – Board Member
  • Vanessa Tarca – Staff Representative, ex officio
  • Mark Panaia – Principal, ex officio
  • Denise Costanzo – Bursar, ex officio

The Board meets once a month during school terms to discuss areas such as financial management, school policies, legal responsibilities, educational philosophy, maintenance and community engagement.

2024 AGM Presentation and Reports;