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

A Picture of ACT's Children and Young People

Posted on 23 Nov 2015

Children' Art

The ACT Government report, A Picture of ACT's Children and Young People 2015, was recently released and a copy came to school today. We were excited to see that self portraits created by some of our clever Southern Cross children for the 'Right Here Right Now' project were included as an image in the report. The report will be at reception if you would like a closer look or to read the report.

Bike and Kite Day!

Posted on 27 Oct 2015

Families flying kites

Bike and Kite Day was held at Southern Cross Early Childhood School on Sunday 25 October 2015 to celebrate Children's Week. It looks as though it was a tonne of fun for kids young and old!!

Congratulations Preschool!

Posted on 23 Sep 2015

It gives me great pleasure to let you know we received our National Quality Standard Assessment and Rating Report this afternoon.


Southern Cross Early Childhood School Preschool has received the rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard which is fantastic news!


I am sure you will join me in congratulating all educators for their hard work and dedication to the preschool program and the children. This is a wonderful achievement and I am very proud of our preschool.


Emma Davidson - Deputy Principal

Thank you Men's Shed!

Posted on 07 Sep 2015

Building Blocks

The Men's Shed in Page has kindly donated their time and resources to create wooden building blocks for our school.

These blocks will be used in the Outdoor Learning Environment to support children's interests in construction.

Thank you Men's Shed.

Book Week 2015

Posted on 04 Sep 2015

Book Week Parade

We have had such a fantastic week with Book Week this year.  My sincere thanks to all our families and children who helped us to celebrate that “Books Light Up Our World!”  We had some amazing costumes in our book character parades and it was so wonderful to see our families reading throughout the school for Reading Hour as well. 

I would especially like to thank our visiting author for Book Week, Angela Moyle, who shared her time and passion for writing with all of us at school. 

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