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

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.


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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 …

Student Leadership Groups

Dear Parents and Carers,

Wednesday 3rd September was Indigenous Literacy Day and we held our Great Book Swap in the afternoon to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. We had a wonderful range of books in excellent condition to …


This term we have had a lot of excitement around our visiting incubator and hatching eggs from Henny Penny Hatchings. We had 3 baby chicks and 12 eggs delivered in week 6. The children have waited patiently and with great …

Health & Wellbeing

The City to Bay takes place on the 21st September. If you have not yet registered and are planning on running or walking in the event, please register online under ‘School Groups, Team Montessori‘. Well done to …

A Montessori Moment

Following on from my last Bulletin article about developing independence in young children, this article looks at how independence is fostered in the Middle School.

Montessori used the term erdkinder (children of the earth) to describe adolescents who are preparing …

Creative Arts MISC

This term I have been lucky enough to join the teaching team at Southern Montessori as the Creative Arts teacher whilst Lea is on maternity leave. This term we are focusing on the area of Dance.

The Cycle …

Parents & Friends

Be Quick! – Get your notices back for our upcoming adults only evening ‘THINKING CAPS QUIZ NIGHT’ on Friday September 12th. There are only a limited number of tables available, so get a group together and enjoy …

A Montessori Moment

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 …