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


Dear Parents,

The term is flying by and there don’t seem to be any issues to report which is wonderful!

In the next week there will be added to the website the ‘School Performance Information Report for 2014′. This is …

Student Leadership Groups

All of our year 6 students, the leaders at our primary school campus, take on extra jobs to assist our school.  These jobs are  primarily completed in their own time.  Students apply for jobs which they feel are aligned with …

Karen and Maria's class

Our class has been having a great time learning about Animal Habitats. We have explored things such as climate, threats to habitats, food supplies and matching animals to habitats. We also joined our Creative Arts teacher, Amelia, and Anne-Marie’s class …

Toddler Talk

Have you ever noticed your child copying exactly what you do, or acting with the same mannerisms as you do?  It can be quite a surprise when this happens the first few times.  Children imitate their parents, older siblings and …

Michelle and Lea's class

In Cultural Studies this term we have been exploring our Solar System.  We have conducted many experiments about light and forces to help us understand how our Universe works.  Favourite experiments have been; doing the tablecloth trick to investigate friction, …

A Montessori Moment

Imagination is the real substance of our intelligence. All theory and all progress comes from the mind’s capacity to reconstruct something. Montessori


The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary (1997), refers to fantasy as, “the faculty for inventing images” and to imagination …

Alison's class

On Wednesday 3rd June, some of our classes went to O’Sullivan Beach School to celebrate Reconciliation Week. O’Sullivan Beach School had invited Murray Bridge School along to perform. Firstly everybody sang Heads, shoulders, knees and toes in English and …

Alison's class

The term has raced by and I’ve been pleased to see the children settled into routine and working well. Our Astronomy topic has been an interesting avenue for some children, who have spent time investigating different aspects of space at …

Student Leadership Groups

On 30th of April the Children’s Representative Council and the SMS Environmental Association (SMSEA) attended a session about parliament in our school’s assembly area. The session was run by Canberra’s Parliamentary Alive Program.

Here are some thoughts people had …

Corey and Amelia's Class

Throughout Term 2 we have been very fortunate to have Rachael Stewart, who is a 4th year preservice teacher from Flinders University, working in our classroom. The students have enjoyed having a different teacher in the class and have responded …


Library opening times

A quick reminder that the library is open every Wednesday morning at 8:30 – 8:50 for returning and borrowing. Students are welcome to come in to quietly read also.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is …


Dear Parents,

Thank you to all who supported the Working Bee recently. Before you receive your next issue of The Bulletin, the second Working Bee for the term will have been and gone (on Sunday 14th June) so Cycle …