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.
Latest News at Southern Cross Early Childhood School
Make a Robot Competition
Posted on 19 Aug 2016
In recognition of National Science Week 2016 - Drones, Droids and Robots, Southern Cross Early Childhood School held a Make a Robot Competition.
Children and their families were able to enter in a broad variety of categories - Smallest robot, Imaginative robot, Colourful robot, Recycled robot, Edible robot, Moving robot, Lego robot and Adult-made robot.
The Southern Cross library was inundated with robots of all shapes and sizes. The competition was judged by Associative Professor Li, head of Robotics at the ANU.
Type ONESIE day
Posted on 08 Aug 2016
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Type ONESIE Day held on Friday 5 August 2016. It was so wonderful to see everyone in their ONESIES and pyjamas to support those living with Type One Diabetes. We raised $527.85 to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
As a mother of two children living with Type One Diabetes, I would like to thank the entire Southern Cross community for getting behind this great cause! It means so much to my family and I! An extra special thank you to Alison Oakleigh for coming back to teach her amazing Type ONESIE Day song, and thanks also to Natalie for…well, she knows! (wink, wink).
Much love Kat
Forest Treehouse and Bush Camp Update
Posted on 21 Jul 2016
It is pretty muddy down at the Treehouse but we are still on track. The cubby has been built and the platforms are complete. We are now waiting for the steel fabrication to be completed and installed. Hopefully the fabricators will get that completed sooner rather than later! Can't wait until it's finished!
Southern Cross Superstars Walkathon
Posted on 19 May 2016
Southern Cross Superstars Walkathon is over for another year. The weather was perfect and the event was a huge success with some children completing 8 laps of the school!
Thank you Southern Cross Early Childhood School P&C.
Easter Hat Parade!
Posted on 24 Mar 2016The 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.