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

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:

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

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.

Enrolment now open for 2018!

Posted on 26 Apr 2017

Enrolment is now open for the 2018 school year!

Online application forms can be found at

***Please note that regardless of where you live, to select Southern Cross as an option for enrolment on the online form you will need to select us from the out of area options.***

2018 Preschool Information Tours

Posted on 22 Feb 2017


If you or someone you know are thinking of enrolling in Preschool for 2018, we are hosting Preschool Information Tours in March.

This will enable you to view our preschool sessions in action and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have.

Children welcome!

Tour times:

9.30-10.15am Tuesday 14 March 2017

9.30-10.15am Thursday 23 March 2017

1.30-2.15pm Monday 27 march 2017

If you would like to book into one of these sessions please call or email Nicole on 02 6142 0020 or

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