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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Reading with Grandparents

Grandparent's Day

In recognition of the important role Grandparent's and other special people play in young children's lives, Southern Cross Early Childhood School held an Open Classroom Morning for Grandparent's and Grandfriend's to attend.

We had an overwhelming response with more than 90 people visiting our school to see what their special little person did on a usual school day.

Many of our visitors even had temporary additional grandchildren for the morning.

Thank you for coming along.

28 Oct 2014
Jumping Castle fun

Children's Week Extravaganza

On Wednesday 22 October, Southern Cross Early Childhood School along with Anglicare Southern Cross and Cranleigh School joined together to host an Extravaganza to celebrate Children's Week.

Children participated in a rotation of events including a jumping castle, face painting, egg and spoon races, musical games, and dancing.

Even lunch was a special treat, sausage sandwiches and an icy pole!

27 Oct 2014
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
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