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 families,

On Thursday 8th April, 2016 our Preschool children participated in Amanda Rishworth’s Kindy Art Show at the Port Noarlunga Community Art Centre.

Over a two week period, our children had explored the work of Pablo Picasso and …


Dear Parents,

Nearly to the end of a long term and it is a little less frazzled in the Admin department with the AGM for the year completed. Thank you to those of you who came. Please note, there will …

Michelle and Lea's class

Our Cultural Studies for the term began with Montessori’s 2nd great story, ‘The Coming of Life’, and has branched into experiments and research into many facets of this story.  Class work has been focussed around Botany work with experiments into …

Preschool A Montessori Moment

Dear Families,

For the next few Bulletin articles I thought it would be interesting to look at some of our programs in greater depth to help parents understand what happens in our classrooms. This week we are starting with the …

Student Leadership Groups

The role of the Children’s Representative Council (CRC) is to provide students with the opportunity to have input in school decision making.

On Friday 19th February, we held our elections for class representatives. The Australian Electoral Commission provided us with …

Wendy's Class

I just can’t believe where this term is going!  It has been a busy start to the year and the class is now running very smoothly.  Everyone has settled into their new routines and expectations and confidence and independence levels …


On Friday, 4th March, we took part in the annual ‘Schools Clean Up Australia Day’.  Each class has a designated area and took responsibility for cleaning up that area.  We filled many bags of rubbish that ranged from food wrappers …


Welcome to an exciting new year and experience, children and families of the Friday Program. The children have all settled beautifully into the new routines and experiences. This term, being the first, we have a strong emphasis on the children’s

A Montessori Moment

Dear families,

Schools and Early Childhood Education and Care Centres are required to develop a statement of philosophy. The statement of philosophy outlines the principles under which the school operates and reflects the values and beliefs of management, educators and …


Dear Parents,

We are well into the school year now and a few general updates for your information are needed.

For those of you with Toddler and Preschool children, receipts for registered Childcare are available to be claimed. To register …


We would like welcome all the new children and their families to the preschool and welcome back all the existing families. We hope you had an enjoyable holiday season. Most children have settled happily and are getting familiar with new …

Student Leadership Groups MISC

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The Buddies in Action

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