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

Southern Cross Walkathon

Posted on 08 May 2018

After the terrible weather on Friday it was fantastic to have such a lovely day for the postponed P&C Walkathon on  Monday 7 May 2018.

Thanks so much to the P&C volunteers who helped the children with the check points and for the lovely pikelets the children enjoyed after their walk.



Term 2 Menu!

Posted on 30 Apr 2018

Term 2 Menu 2018

The Bright Star Cafe menu for Term 2 is now available!

If you would like to place a lunch order for your child please complete an envelope at reception, for $4.00 your child will recieve lunch which consists of the meal of the day and a piece of fruit.



Enrolments for 2019

Posted on 16 Feb 2018

If your child turns 4 years old before 30 April 2019 they are eligible for enrolment in an ACT Education Directorate Preschool.

Applications for Enrolment for the 2019 school year are available online from 30 April 2018.

Forms are available online at: http://www.det.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school

We are holding Preschool Information tours before enrolment opens to enable you to view our preschool sessions in action and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have.

Tour times:

  • 9.30-10.30am         Tuesday 20 March       2018
  • 9.30-10.30am         Thursday 29 March     2018
  • 1.30-2.30pm           Tuesday 3 April            2018
  • 9.30-10.30am         Wednesday 16 May    2018

To book into a tour please contact reception on 6142 0020 or email Nicole on nicole.emerton@ed.act.edu.au



Forest Treehouse Complete!

Posted on 11 Sep 2017

The final stage of our Forest Treehouse, the possum activity panel has been installed today ready for the children to use on Monday. It looks absolutely amazing!!! We can't wait to see what the children think of it. Our sincere thanks to Wellspring Environmental Arts and Design for all their time, effort and energy in the amazing design, construction and installation of this wonderful panel!

Step into the Limelight

Posted on 26 Jul 2017

Abstract Art

The opening for Step into the Limelight was on Tuesday 25 July 2017, which showcased some amazing art by children in public schools across the ACT. The works by our five artists from Southern Cross Early Childhood School, Amy, Astrid, Emma, Lauren and Liam looked right at home! Well done to everyone involved in the exhibition.




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