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

Visit from Year 2 2014 Students!

Posted on 27 Mar 2015

Year 2 2014

We invited our Year 2 children from last year to come back for afternoon tea and a chat with our current Year 2 children about their new schools. It was fantastic catching up with them and hearing all about life in year 3. Thank you to all the families and educators that came along  for a chat, it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces back together at Southern Cross Early Childhood School.

This has been a great first step in the transition process for the Year 2 children of 2015. Take a look at the Kidsmatter display board for the Year 3 children's photos, drawings and reflections on their new schools.

Chinese Study Tour

Posted on 13 Mar 2015

Chinese Study Tour

This week,  our school hosted five families from Xi'an, China, for four days. The families came to experience  Australian schooling, learning about the ways we educate our students. 

The Chinese students were buddied up with five of our lovely Year 2 students - Amelia , Leo, Lizzie, Jack and Niti.  Together they excitedly participated in a variety of classes including our very hands on investigation time, English,  history and library time.

The Chinese families taught us how to make  rather yummy dumplings  and gave us a demonstration of how to play Jianzi - or Chinese 'hacks sack'. They experienced a BBQ with Lamingtons for lunch.

Lots of fun, laughter and patience was displayed we all tried and learnt different ways to communicate with each other.

Thank you to all of year two and year one for being very welcoming. Particular appreciation goes to our five SCECS buddies for showing great leadership skills in mentoring our Chinese friends and to the parents who came to join in. 

Xie Xie - Thankyou!

Term 1 2015 Community Breakfast

Posted on 13 Mar 2015

Community Breakfast at SCECS Wow! It was wonderful to see so many families attend our Community Breakfast last week. There was a lot of food for everyone to enjoy and it was great to see family and friends share the morning together. A big thank you to Sue and Bonnie for making banana bread and organising the food; San from Dream Café for supplying yummy coffee; Red Cross for providing the cereal and spreads; and the school staff for helping cook, clean and serve on the day. It was a great team effort. If you missed this breakfast, don’t worry we have another one planned for next term.

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