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, With the cold weather is upon us, there have been a number of children absent. Could I please ask that you remind any children coming to school when a sibling will be absent, that they let the absent …


Guten Tag and hello to everyone. It’s great to be back after a break and trust you and your family had a relaxing break also. The preschoolers were excited to see their friends and a group gathered on the steps …

A Montessori Moment

The Great StoriesLet us give the child a vision of the whole universe… for all things are connected to form one whole unity.”   Maria Montessori Dr Montessori believed that it is important to teach the “whole child,” …


P1010127 P1010132Last term (Term 1) all the Cycle 2 classes were learning about ‘Endangered Animals’.  To culminate this unit of work, all the classes got together and organised a fundraising event to assist a charity that helps endangered animals.  Between the …

Wendy's Class

While this term is a short one, it is equally as busy, if not busier!  We are well in to our main topic for the term which is based on the Montessori 1st Great lesson – The Creation of the …


I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new families that have joined the Preschool this term.

This term we are focusing on developing social and emotional skills. We have begun our learning discussing the brain and how …

Heather and Judy's class

Welcome to Term 2. It was great to see all the children come back from holidays refreshed and eager to jump straight back into our program.

The Year threes have completed their NAPLAN testing and it was encouraging to see …

Anne-Marie's class

We have had a very enjoyable and productive start to Term 2. I’m so pleased to see the children getting through their morning work tasks with such dedication and self-direction. I always enjoy seeing the progress each student makes, and …

James and Emma's Class

The beginning of school holidays marked the end of the first term that Southern Montessori has had a complete cycle in the Middle School at the Karawatha Campus. As you would expect, it was an exciting and busy start for …

Italian with Maria

This year for our Italian Day, children dressed up in wonderful costumes and attended a Talent Show. It was a great success!

The interested children underwent an audition process earlier in the term and practiced in their own time. The …

A Montessori Moment

As part of our policy of continual improvement, our Cycle 3 teachers are currently conducting an action research project into vocabulary development. Research indicates that there is a direct relationship between students’ vocabulary knowledge and their success in school, and …

Creative Arts

This term in Creative Arts our focus is Visual Arts.

Cycle 1

The Reception students will be creating different art pieces relating to their performance of “The Carnival of the Animals”. They will create set and prop items for their …