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.
Reading Hour at SCECS
What a fantastic night we had at Reading Hour on Tuesday 12 August. It was so lovely to see all the creative character costumes and the wonderful range of snuggly pyjamas and dressing gowns that the children wore.
It was absolutely fabulous to have the author Jacqueline Harvey as a special guest for the evening. She did a great job at telling us about the characters in her books, Clementine Rose and Alice Miranda. We have all her books in the library now although I think a lot of them are already on loan!!!
Thanks also for your kind donations at the cupcake stand. We raised $260 to support the work of the RSPCA. Thanks to the P&C for organising the hot chocolate and to all of the staff for their help in donating cupcakes and organising the event.18 Aug 2014
In term two Renee and Jasja (two of our fabulous parents) ran Soccer Club at lunchtime. It proved extremely popular with 60 children participating over two, five week sessions.
The aim of Soccer Club was to introduce team building and basic ball skills. Children practised a range of drills that focused on dribbling, passing and shooting for goal.03 Jul 2014
Red Nose Day
27 June was Red Nose Day!
Southern Cross Early Childhood School raised funds for SIDS and Kids last Friday by dressing in all things red!
Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities assist SIDS and Kids in providing vital services and programs to the Australian community. SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families.
Together, we raised $239.70 to donate to this important research and development.
Thank you so much for your support!03 Jul 2014
World Environment Day
Thursday 5 June 2014 was World Environment Day. At Southern Cross Early Childhood School we acknowledged this special day by wearing Green to school.
We asked families to collect and send to school items that could be reused to create something new. Children classified these items into things that could be reused again and again or things that may be used only once.
Kindergarten created artwork which can be viewed in the corridor, titled ‘We Care for Our World’.
Southern Cross continues to promote sustainability throughout our school community.11 Jun 2014
National Walk Safely to School Day
The children and educators at Southern Cross enjoyed a beautiful autumn morning for National Walk Safely to School Day!
The whole school, including the childcare centre participated in a Walkathon. The children walked around the perimeter of the school and had their walkathon card stamped at each of the checkpoints. Some groups walked 4 laps around the school, all before Munch'n'Crunch.
On the lead up to this event, Constable Kenny Koala visited the school to talk to the children about road safety and issue each child with a high-visibly vest to wear as they walk or ride around Canberra's many footpaths and bike paths.11 Jun 2014
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