Southern Cross Early Childhood School

Southern Cross Early Childhood School is situated in Scullin in the Belconnen region of the ACT. The school caters for children from birth to eight years, and offers integrating services including child care, Preschool to Year 2 education and a range of community programs.

The School is built on the land of the Ngunnawal people. The contribution of the traditional owners of the land is acknowledged at all school functions.

The school ensures continuity for children in both their learning and relationships during their early years. The School's motto, "From Little Things Big Things Grow", encapsulates the value placed on providing a caring and nurturing environment for our young children to grow and develop into active and successful members of our community. High quality early education is offered through a focus on play-based learning; explicit teaching of Literacy and Numeracy; Environment Education; the Switching on Program and the Arts.

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Latest News at Southern Cross Early Childhood School

Step in to the Limelight

Posted on 09 Sep 2019


34 of our Year 1/2 children performed at Step in to Limelight Arts Spectacular held at the Australia Institute of Sport on Thursday 30 August 2019. They were the youngest children in the show and they sang and danced their hearts out. We are so proud of them all!
Thank you to our families for their efforts with costuming, pick up and drop offs.

Book Week Parade

Posted on 26 Aug 2019

There were many fabulous costumes once again this year! Well done to the children, families and staff for their participation. 

Book Week is always a highlight for the team here at Southern Cross and we had a fantastic day!

Yarning Circle Opening

Posted on 04 Jul 2019


As part of Reconciliation Week we opened our Yarning Circle and Reconciliation Courtyard. At Southern Cross Early Childhood School we embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into everyday learning.


Posted on 06 Jun 2019

On Friday afternoon we officially opened our Yarning Circle in our Reconciliation Courtyard. This has been a process involving collaboration between our Aboriginal families, Wellspring Arts and Design, Gardening Australia, SCECS P&C and the Reconciliation Action team.
The project was led by Jason Thornton and I’d like to acknowledge the contributions so many people made to this space.
Darren (a grandparent) and Jason entertained us, along with the Shooting Stars Choir when they performed “From little things, big things grow”. Ms Caroline Hughes Welcomed us to Country and shared what Reconciliation means to her.
Be sure to check out our Facebook page for more photographs. 

CampOUT! 2019

Posted on 08 Apr 2019

The weather was in our favour last Friday and the rain stayed away at least until we had a light shower on Saturday morning just as we were packing up.  It was so lovely to join with our families and staff who were able to come to CampOUT! 2019. We had nearly 60 families (and over 100 children) join us this year with a wide range of very experienced to first time campers! After our twilight disco, bird hunt and story with Jason, I think everyone got some sleep at some points in the evening!!!   I would like to thank our amazing P&C for all their organisation, support and especially for the yummy breakfast.  My thanks also to Jason and Jose for all the behind the scenes work that goes into preparing such an amazing opportunity for our community. 

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