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.
Latest News at Southern Cross Early Childhood School
Early Childhood Education for three-year-old children
Posted on 07 Aug 2018
Substantial evidence shows that equitable access to quality early childhood education creates a greater likelihood that all young children will develop and grow with an equal chance at better school achievement and improved social, emotional and health outcomes.
The ACT Government has started a conversation with parents, the early childhood sector, schools and the wider community about developing an Early Childhood Strategy to ensure every child in the ACT gets the best start in life.
As a key part of this strategy, the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development has announced that the government would like to introduce free, universal quality early childhood education for three-year-old children in the ACT. This would be a staged approach commencing in 2020, initially focusing on children who would benefit the most.
To learn more or provide feedback, join the conversation at the Your Saywebsite.
Director, Early Childhood Policy and Regulation | Education | ACT Government
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Board Games Night
Posted on 24 May 2018
Over 20 families attended Board Games Night in our School Library on Wednesday 16 May 2018. Families could test out their gaming skills and try our new board games. At the end of the evening families were able to borrow the games to try at home.
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
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org