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

Creative Arts

Our school is preparing to enter WAKAKIRRI 2015- Australia’s Search for the Best Story! Our Story Dance Performance will include the students from years 2 to 6 who are very excited to be taking part.

They will be participating in …

Michelle and Lea's class

We have been busy setting up classroom routines and expectations.  Class meetings are a part of our weekly routine, giving students a chance to discuss and solve issues, and providing a communication pathway with our Children’s Representative Council.

We had …

A Montessori Moment

The Centre on the Developing Child at Harvard University recently released a report, Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence. The report argues that executive function skills are critically important in supporting learning and …

Health & Wellbeing

This year I will be taking over the Environmental Education Program. Throughout the year I will be working closely with Sam Ryan from NRM (National Resource Management). NRM have been providing me with vital support and resources to ensure the …

Student Leadership Groups

The role of the Children’s Representative Council (CRC) is to provide students with the opportunity to have input in school decision making.

On Friday 13th February, we held our elections for class representatives. The Australian Electoral Commission provided us with …

Wendy's Class

P1010071The term is flying by and we can’t believe we are already half way through!  We have spent the past few weeks getting to know the new members of our class and have done a variety of activities to learn …


Dear Parents, A good start to the year I think and thank you to all for your patience with the access to the office. The building works have been rather disruptive but everyone can see the benefits which will ensue, …

Corey and Amelia's Class

We have begun the year with a few busy weeks.  Our Cycle 3 class has been very lucky to have the opportunity to write a chapter of a novel. Our chapter was published in The Advertiser on Wednesday 11th February. …


Friday is a great day of the week to learn about the library. We have had a successful start to the library program and it has been interesting meeting all the students across the school. Each class has had the …


The Preschool staff would like to welcome all the new families starting with us for the first time. Some children may feel apprehensive when they first begin at Preschool; this can be an emotional time for both child and parents.  …

Heather and Judy's class

Welcome to Term 1. It was great to see so many families at our Parent Information Evening in Week 2 and to meet so many parents of our new Cycle 2 children.

At our information session I mentioned that our …

A Montessori Moment

A Montessori Approach to Healthy Eating


The start of the new school year provides a good opportunity for classes to discuss our healthy eating policy and reflect on food choices. Maria Montessori was a doctor of medicine who clearly understood …