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 families, our Working Bees are a key part of our programme for maintaining an appealing and safe environment, conducive to our children’s learning and enjoyment of the outdoors. They allow us to complete necessary jobs more quickly, at little …


The children have been really busy this term. We had a visit from Jamie Oliver’s pop up kitchen, the children in our 4 year old program enjoyed the opportunity to work with the older children on this shared activity in …


Our focus over the past couple of weeks has been around the primary and secondary colours. We have also been observing colour experiments, using food colouring, water and various other ingredients. The children were very excited, the enthusiasm and facial …

Corey and Michelle's class

Our class enjoyed a fantastic excursion to the South Australian Museum and the Botanic Gardens in Week 4. We had a great time finding out more information on Ancient Egypt, which we have been studying this term. Kyan really enjoyed …

Toddler Talk

This term, Toddlers have been focusing on Practical Life activities. These assist in the develop of concentration and independence. The activities provide opportunities for the young child to come to an understanding of sequence and order in a task.

Our …


The children have been playing in one area of the playground for some time. During the summer months, a small hole became the digging pit for dinosaur fossils and since the change of season, after a shower of rain it …

Corey and Michelle's class

On Thursday the 29th of May, Corey and Michelle’s class hosted Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to help raise money for the Cancer Council. We would like to thank everyone who came and donated some money.  So far we have raised …

Alison's class

The children have had a busy and productive term so far! They have responded and settled in well to having me (Amelia) teach as part of my teaching practicum this term.

The term has had an overall focus on Ancient …

Student Leadership Groups

On Friday the 13th of June we are having a National Buddy Day. You may wear purple and bring a $2 coin donation.

Some ideas for wearing purple are:

  • Loom bands
  • Hairspray (but you have to do it at

Parents & Friends

It’s DISCO time! Our ever popular school disco will make its much anticipated return on Friday June 20th. Notices will be sent home this week. The chosen theme for this year is Sports & Sporting figures. Once again we will …

Student Leadership Groups

At the end of last term the following children expressed an interest in making a poster for Refugee Week:

Abe Wagne, Baylee Bennett, Deanna Davis, Emily DeLangen, Henry Quinn, Isobel Pemerton, Kaysi Evans, Leilani Rangi-Mitchell, Lili Pfitzner, Maddie Wheeler, Paige …

Health & Wellbeing

Dear Parents,

Friday, 16 May 2014 was Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, a global initiative. Jamie’s aim was to highlight to children the importance of being food smart, show that cooking is fun and inspire a love of good quality, …