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 Baby Steps through to Year 9.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,

Thank you to those members who attended the Extraordinary Board Meeting on Tuesday to ratify new auditors for the Centre. Your interest was much appreciated by the Board of Governors.

We have had the Sports Vouchers issued by …


On Friday 10th June Cycle 2 went to the Adelaide Zoo to start learning about the Animalia kingdom.

We travelled to the zoo by bus. When we arrived at the zoo we had our snack and while we were …

A Montessori Moment

“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.” Dr Montessori

Sustainability is central to Montessori philosophy. Dr Maria Montessori knew the importance of teaching the child an …

Corey and Amelia's Class

It is yet another busy term in our class. In Cultural Studies we have been looking at early humans and the theory of evolution. The students have researched an era of early humans and created an oral presentation for the …

School Sports

School soccer is well under way now with 81 of our children rising to the challenge. We have 8 teams participating in the Noarlunga Junior District Soccer Association from Under 6 all the way through to Under 15’s.

To make


Dear Parents,

The cold weather has come and always takes time to get used to. Please keep in mind sending your children with spare clothes for the occasional accident or if caught out in the rain for the older children. …

Parents & Friends

We are excited to announce that plans are underway for our next school fete. This will be held on Saturday December 3rd from 11 am-3 pm and is called SUMMER FAMILY FUN DAY. A day of fun for the …

A Montessori Moment

Children can only develop fully by means of experience in their environment. We call such experience ‘work.’ Such experience is not just play . . . it is work they must do in order to grow up.  Dr Maria Montessori…

Cycle 1

On Wednesday 25th    May the Cycle 1 classes and their buddies participated in National Simultaneous Storytime. Schools all across Australia read the same book at the same time. This campaign aims to encourage young children to read and enjoy …


National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your family, make contact with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of …

Michelle and Lea's class

Our main topic for this term stems from Montesssori’s third great story, ‘The coming of man’.  We have listened to several versions of this story and studied the timeline of human development.  Later in the term we will investigate how …


Dear Parents,

Already the term is whizzing past.

The Entertainment Book is available for collection if you would like one for this year – still at $65, it is a bargain for those who enjoy the delights of eating out.…