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 members of Southern Montessori Education Centre,

Just a quick update to let you know that applications for the Principal’s position closed Monday 19th January, 2015.

We have received six applications. All are Australia citizens, two hold international positions in …


On Saturday the 20th of December 2014, our school’s Italian and Cycle 1 Teacher, Maria, married her partner Paul.

The Ceremony took place at Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens at 3.30pm with beautiful sunny weather. Their dog Oscar also featured in …


The children have settled in really well with the different routines of a Friday and are making new friends. This term the children have enjoyed participating in whole school sport on the school oval.  We have joined in with Anne-Marie’s …


Conflict resolution and respect for the environment are two very important concepts in Montessori education. The teaching of these concepts takes years to impart through developmentally appropriate experiences that support children to independently choose to do the right thing, not …

Anne-Marie's class Karen and Maria's class

In Week 7 we travelled to the Botanic Gardens as part of our Rainforest theme. When we arrived we enjoyed a lovely lunch under the Morten Bay Figs. We then had an interesting tour through the Bicentennial Conservatory. It was …

School Sports

Every Tuesday after lunch play, Cycle 3 have been doing cricket. The games have been excellent and a lot of fun!

The scores for last fortnight’s matches were:

  • Shadow Eagles 86       defeated          Dragon Wagons 49
  • Southern Strikers 90   defeated          Southern


Book Donations

Thank you to the following families for the donation of books to our library.

  • Camat family – Surf Rider Joe – signed by author at 2014 school fete
  • Hansen family

I would like to take this opportunity to …

Parents & Friends

Well despite the crazy weather….wet at times, hot & humid at others, throw in a couple of electrical storms!….our Spring Fair was a great success! It didn’t seem to stop the numbers coming down, nor did it dampen the big …

Health & Wellbeing

Help to empower girls and young women

The Office for Women is launching a body image campaign to educate girls and young women that their value comes from their character, skills and attributes and not their weight or shape.

As …

Parents & Friends

Thank you to everyone who came along to the NOARLUNGA POOL last Saturday – we had a fantastic turnout. All the kids had a fantastic time and the feedback from the evening has been great. Part of the role of …

Corey and Michelle's class

On the 4th November we had an opening night for our class business which is called SMS ARTZ. We had photos to sell on canvas for $10 and also took family photos and served refreshments. Everyone in our class had …

Health & Wellbeing

A new outreach clinic has commenced at the OSB Children’s Centre.

Opening every Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm, clinic Nurse Jenny is able to support parents of children 0-5 years with:

Children’s Health & Developmental Checks

Breast Feeding consultation

Sleeping or …