Education in Harmony with Life

We aim to know your children well and to nurture a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

Southern Montessori School espouses the Montessori philosophy, strives to nurture and develop the unique talents of its students; to value their diversity and support their growth towards becoming independent, considerate, informed, and active young people who will use their talents responsibly and work towards the creation of a better, more peaceful world.

Please take the time to explore our site. We have a broad range of information about the Primary School, the curriculum and the Early Learning Centre. We can arrange tours of the School or personal meetings with the Principal.

We also have some examples of work that our students have completed throughout their studies. By looking at our classrooms you can appreciate the quality of our staff and resources, and how this excels the education of our students.

About Us

Southern Montessori is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation offering programs from Toddlers and Preschool through to Year 7.The school is a member of Montessori Australia and the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia and is also affiliated with the Montessori World Educational Institute.

What is Montessori?

Montessori is a philosophy with the fundamental tenet that a child learns best within a social environment which supports each individual's unique development. Montessori is designed to help children with their task of inner construction as they grow from childhood to maturity.

Contact Us

Southern Montessori Education Centre Inc 53 Galloway Road O'Sullivan Beach SA 5166

Ph: (08) 8384 7233 Email:

Classroom News


Creating an environment that supports your young child to develop independence.

Thank you to all the parents who came to our Parent Information Evening last week on the topic of Independence and Self-discipline. I hope that you found the evening …


A big thank you to all the members of the school community who gave up their Saturday morning to come and help at the school working bee on August 9. It was great to see so many of you there.…


Have you heard our fantastic news? Recently we received our report and subsequent rating from the National Regulatory Authority for our Preschool.
Since 2012, all early childhood sectors, nationally, have been aligning their centres to the seven National Quality Standards …

Karen and Maria's class

What a fantastic start we have had to Term 3! It has been wonderful to see the helpful and eager way our older children have welcomed our new class members. We are pleased to have joining our class Sophie, Zavier, …


Dear friends and families of Southern Montessori,

Our Early Learning Centre has very recently undergone a meticulous and time-consuming National Quality Standards assessment and rating process. This involved evaluating our Centre against 7 Quality Areas using 18 key elements for …


Dear Parents/Caregivers,
You are cordially invited to attend our assembly on Friday 29th August at 11.55am to help us celebrate National Literacy and Numeracy Week.
National Literacy and Numeracy Week celebrates the importance of literacy and numeracy, the foundations of …

Student Leadership Groups

On Wednesday the 3rd of September, our school is having a Great Book Swap to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
We would like children to please bring an old book that they have really enjoyed but don’t read …

Alison's class

Term 3 is already well underway. Our main Cultural Studies topic is Australian History, which has captured the imagination of the class. Some questions the students are investigating are: What would it have been like to be transported to …

Heather and Judy's class

We have had busy start to this term with all the children visiting the Life Education Van in Week 1.  We had a great time learning how our bodies work and how our circulatory system plays a vital role in …

Wendy's Class

Welcome back to Term 3! This term we will be having Elizabeth Carter, a 3rd year Flinders University student, working in our room for the first 4 weeks. If you haven’t already had a chance to chat with her, …

School Sports

The photo above is a ‘blast from the past’. Old scholars Jasmine, Daniel, Emily, Aaron and Phoebe pose for the Messenger prior to the 2009 City to Bay. Team Montessori had over 90 members that year!

Join us for Running


Dear Parents,

Recently, several parents requested that we provide more information to our families about Montessori philosophy and practice. One way that we hope to meet this request is through the introduction of a new segment in the Bulletin – …