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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Author- Leonie Pye

Author Visit

On Monday and Friday this week the Preschool to Year 2 classes met the author of The Little Shell, Leonie Pye. Leonie and her guide dog Franklin visited each class and read The Little Shell which tells the story of a sea shell that was washed up and broken on a beach. The little shell becomes a treasured possession of a blind woman. In the process, the shell learns a valuable lesson. The story is a metaphor for life, for appreciating the beauty of ourselves and others with all our differences and imperfections. The children enjoyed meeting Leonie and Franklin and listening to the story.

22 Oct 2014
Enjoying the music

Ready Made Orchestra

Jim visited our school on Friday 26 October with his show 'Ready Made Orchestra'. Jim used everyday objects that you can find at home to create beautiful music. 

Items such as plastic pipes, balloons, cardboard tubes, drinking straws, foam boxes and vacuum cleaner hoses.

Clearly the Year One & Year Two children were having a great time!

What music can you make at home?

14 Oct 2014
Reading in the Library

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
Soccer Club

Soccer Club

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

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
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