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


Fri 24th, Mon 27th, Tues 28th & Wed 29th October.

Over the past few years we have run very successful Book Fairs to help promote an interest in books and reading and to also …


Dear Families,

You are invited to join us for the opening of the sensory garden and outdoor classroom.

When: Friday 24th October at 2:30pm

Where: Playground area

In 2013 we celebrated the centenary of Montessori education in Australia. Families …

Italian with Maria

Bentornati! Welcome back to the last term of 2014.

Here are our topics for the term:

  • The Preschool will be learning about Sea Creatures.
  • Cycles 1, 2 and 3 will be learning about Rainforests.
  • Cycle 4 will be learning about

A Montessori Moment

Nature in Education – A Montessori Perspective

Today, research is increasingly supporting the idea that getting messy outside benefits the heart, skin, and immune system, and increases happiness, reduces anxiety and enhances learning. Parenting and education experts are advocating the …

Parents & Friends

Welcome back – can it really be Term 4 already? And what a busy term it will be.

Some important dates for your diary: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8TH the P&F will be holding a Free Family Event at the Noarlunga …

Anne-Marie's class Karen and Maria's class

On the 18th September, the two Cycle 1 Reception classes went on an excursion to Urrbrae Agricultural High School. The Year 10 students from Urrbrae took us on a wonderfully engaging tour of their working farm. We saw many animals …

School Sports

Well done to everyone who participated in the ‘City to Bay’. The weather was absolutely perfect for a morning run, and a great day was had by all. We even achieved a few PB’s! Please note that The ‘City to …

A Montessori Moment

Montessori assistants play a vital role in the classroom. Our assistants work very closely with our classroom teachers to provide an environment that supports the developmental needs of the children. The communication and trust that exist between an assistant and …


The Board of Governors has recently ratified a new vision and mission statement for the school following a period of community consultation. We thank everyone for their interest and involvement in the various forums held.


A Montessori learning environment …

School Sports

Thank you to everybody that came out Saturday afternoon to the soccer presentations. It was great to see so many people celebrating another successful season. I would especially like to thank the people that put their hand up to help …

Health & Wellbeing

Recent research has indicated that regular family dinners can reduce the likelyhood or minimise the effects of cyberbullying.  Of course it is not the meal that has the positive result but the communication and closeness that occurs when a family …

Toddler Talk

Colours All Around Us

Toddlers have been investigating and exploring the wonderful world of colours. We have looked at rainbows, food, flowers, kaleidoscopes and lots more. Each week the science table has a collection of interesting items to explore with …