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

Easter Hat Parade!

Posted on 24 Mar 2016

Easter Hats The preschool groups Ginninderra, Cotter, Molonglo and Murrumbidgee delighted the rest of the school with their Easter Hat Parades this week. You can see the wonderful creations on the Southern Cross Early Childhood School Facebook page.

Hawker College Drama Performance

Posted on 23 Mar 2016


Hawker College Drama students visited Southern Cross on Thursday 17 March 2016 to perform their productions of Where the Wild Things Are, The Gruffalo and YUCK! That's Not a Monster.

There were a lot of excited screams coming from the hall!

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

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