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


This is the last newsletter for 2016! It only seems like yesterday when we were writing to welcome everyone to the new academic year.

It has been a very busy and rewarding year culminating in the school’s Family Fun Day. …

A Montessori Moment

On Thursday 2nd December we held our first orientation visit for our new reception children. It was very pleasing to see how happily and confidently they approached the experience.

In 2014/15 the Cycle 1 educators engaged in an extensive …

Toddler Talk

Our Toddler pets, the silk worms, have completed their growing cycle and have all hidden away inside their cocoons.  They have been still and quiet for two whole weeks and to our excitement have finally nibbled their way out to …

Student Leadership Groups MISC

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On Tuesday 15th November we attended the 2016 KESAB and NRM Education Awards Ceremony. It was held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in the Star Room.

Our school was awarded a certificate in recognition of our efforts to encourage …


Dear Parents,

Another year nearly over and holidays to look forward to – the year has flown by once again.

Until then, there is lots to do as we prepare for the movement of students and the enrolment of new …

James and Abby's Class

It has been an exciting term for the Middle School students. We started the term with our camp at Port Hughes, staying in the Port Hughes Tourist Park. Honing our developing skills in independence, students had to work in groups …

A Montessori Moment

Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future. Montessori

Last week our younger children participated in swimming while our older children enjoyed a …

School Sports


What do you get when you combine sun, fun, energy, teamwork, community and team chants?  A fabulous Sports Day!

Last Thursday was our annual Primary School Sports Day, and what a great day it was.

Students from Reception to Year …

Reception Karen and Maria's class

As part of Cycle One’s focus on Zoology this term, both Reception classes had a lovely day visiting the Adelaide Zoo in Week 3. After exploring the beautiful new nature playground (which the adults also enjoyed!), we made our way

School Sports

During Term 4 the students from Cycle 3 are participating in SEPEP kickball. SEPEP stands for Sports Education Physical Education Program. SEPEP kickball is run by the Cycle 3 students. First we had to understand the rules about kickball. Then …


Dear Parents,

It is good to know that families are keeping up with the notices being sent home. With the OSBPS canteen closed until further notice, due to a government employment requirement, we have not had to supply as many …

Cycle 1

Last Thursday we held the Cycle 1 Fun & Fitness morning. Having cancelled this event in Term 3 due to bad weather, we were very relieved to have a perfect day. And what a perfect day it was!

The Cycle …