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

Health & Wellbeing

Help to empower girls and young women

The Office for Women is launching a body image campaign to educate girls and young women that their value comes from their character, skills and attributes and not their weight or shape.

As …

Parents & Friends

Thank you to everyone who came along to the NOARLUNGA POOL last Saturday – we had a fantastic turnout. All the kids had a fantastic time and the feedback from the evening has been great. Part of the role of …

Corey and Michelle's class

On the 4th November we had an opening night for our class business which is called SMS ARTZ. We had photos to sell on canvas for $10 and also took family photos and served refreshments. Everyone in our class had …

Health & Wellbeing

A new outreach clinic has commenced at the OSB Children’s Centre.

Opening every Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm, clinic Nurse Jenny is able to support parents of children 0-5 years with:

Children’s Health & Developmental Checks

Breast Feeding consultation

Sleeping or …


Hello everyone,

I hope this letter finds you in good health. As you are aware, the Board is in the process of finding a new Principal. There is approximately a six month window between now and the end of Steven’s …

Alison's class

Hello everyone! My name is Teresa O’Brien and I am the new ‘Classroom Assistant’ in Alison’s Cycle 3 class. Next year I’ll also be working with Michelle and Lea’s class. I live in Happy Valley with my husband, Michael, my


Well done to the 133 children who completed the “2014 Premier’s Reading Challenge“. Medals and certificates were given out to participants who completed this year’s challenge at the assembly held on Friday 7th November. (The children who were …

Creative Arts

This term in Creative Arts our topic is music. We will be exploring music through the art of bucket drumming. We are focusing mainly on the beat, rhythm and timing of our drumming.

Cycle 1

The Cycle 1 classes have …

A Montessori Moment

Many people share the misconception that Montessori Schools are opposed to competition. Having just had Sports Day and with the children currently involved in end of year standardised testing, this seems a pertinent time to consider Montessori’s views on competition.…

Heather and Judy's class

This term is flying by and we have so many special activities and events that it is hard to list them all.

Camp Aldinga in week 3 was huge success with all of the children saying they had a great …

Health & Wellbeing

 Does your child have a sleep problem?

Does your child:

refuse to go to bed at night

have trouble falling asleep

wake up and cannot get back to sleep

have trouble waking up or getting out

A Montessori Moment

“The first two years of life are the most important. Observation proves that small children are endowed with special psychic powers, and points to new ways of drawing them out–literally ‘educating by cooperating with nature.’ So here begins the new …