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

Good Vibes Sports Day

Posted on 25 Sep 2018

What a fantastic day, the weather was perfect, and the children participated in the rotations with smiles on their faces. There were flying chickens, water relays, ball games, loose parts just to name a few.

The day would not have run so smoothly without the help of volunteers. A big thank you to the University of Canberra Little Athletics coaches for your time and fun activities you brought to share with us. Another big thank you must go to the parents and carers who came to help and joined in with the groups, it was wonderful to share this experience with our families too. It was such a fun day had by all that we will add it to our calendar again for next year. 

Fiver for a Farmer

Posted on 03 Sep 2018

What an AMAZING effort Southern Cross!

We raised $1442.00 for our drought stricken farmers. We are a small community with big hearts.

Thanks for supporting the cause #droughtangels 

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.


Sean Moysey

Director, Early Childhood Policy and Regulation | Education | ACT Government

P 02 6207 2143 M 0478 301 650

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.

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