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

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 …

Alison's class

Term 4 is probably the busiest time of year at school. Sustainability is a whole school topic this term and we are focusing on renewable energy sources. To begin our study we had a visit form CSIRO. Frank, the teacher, …

James and Emma's Class

The Adolescent Program is about to embark on some of its most defining moments to date. We are rapidly approaching the conclusion of the 2014 school year and our calendar is packed full of exciting events. As we prepare for …

Toddler Talk

This term we are having lots of fun investigating and exploring ‘Spring and Our Garden’. We have been looking through the magnifying glasses at some amazing bugs and insects.

Our silkworms have almost completed their growing cycle and most of …


The Preschool staff would like to welcome our new families and their children, Lennon, Samuel, Charlotte, Archie and Millie.

This term we began with an incursion in Week 2 ‘Sea Life Discovery’. The children were able to handle and feel …

School Sports

Every Tuesday afternoon the Cycle 3 classes are doing a program called SEPEP (Sport Education in Physical Education Program) Cricket. On the 21st of October we had our first trial of the program and it went well. This was …

Corey and Michelle's class

Dear Parents,

Corey and Michelle’s class have set up a photo shop. Our business name is SMS Artz. We are selling photographs on canvas for you to purchase. We are trying to raise money for our sports shed. We would …

Parents & Friends

Don’t say you never get invited to anything….because the P&F is inviting everyone! Come along and celebrate the end (a little bit early!) of 2014 with a FREE FAMILY FUN EVENING at the Noarlunga Swimming Centre on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8…


Fri 24th, Mon 27th, Tues 28th & Wed 29th October.

Over the past few years we have run very successful Book Fairs to help promote an interest in books and reading and to also …


Dear Families,

You are invited to join us for the opening of the sensory garden and outdoor classroom.

When: Friday 24th October at 2:30pm

Where: Playground area

In 2013 we celebrated the centenary of Montessori education in Australia. Families …

Italian with Maria

Bentornati! Welcome back to the last term of 2014.

Here are our topics for the term:

  • The Preschool will be learning about Sea Creatures.
  • Cycles 1, 2 and 3 will be learning about Rainforests.
  • Cycle 4 will be learning about

A Montessori Moment

Nature in Education – A Montessori Perspective

Today, research is increasingly supporting the idea that getting messy outside benefits the heart, skin, and immune system, and increases happiness, reduces anxiety and enhances learning. Parenting and education experts are advocating the …