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

Welcome Kelly!

Posted on 09 Oct 2020

I am delighted to be appointed as Principal of Southern Cross Early Childhood School from the start of term 4. I feel honoured and fortunate to be leading such a wonderful and involved community. I know the school well and believe that Southern Cross Early Childhood School is a very special place that provides endless learning opportunities for children to show how capable and creative each child is in our supportive environment. I look forward to spending time with the children and staff and to become involved in learning.

As I settle in over the first few weeks, I look forward to getting to know your children and our expert teaching team. I also look forward to meeting all the wonderful families in our community.  I welcome informal chats, so please come and say hello. I am also happy to make a mutually convenient time for us to meet.

I look forward to getting to know you and your child and being a part of the learning that ensures that from little things, big things grow.

Kelly Booker
Southern Cross Early Childhood School


Posted on 09 Sep 2020

Construction of this playground installation is well and truly underway with progress every day. The preschool children have enjoyed the construction activity and marvel at the ‘lovely dirt pile’ that the digger has created.

Construction and landscape plans of Slide Mountain have been positioned by Nicole at the school’s front entrance and at the school’s back gate, for viewing by families and the children.

With Children’s Week approaching in October, we are working towards having an ‘official opening’ of Slide Mountain in partnership with Anglicare. Southern Cross children will participate in an outdoor learning day to acknowledge Children’s Week 2020. 

Virtual Preschool Tour 2020

Posted on 11 May 2020


Please select the video to have a virtual tour of our Preschool. Once we are able to recommence our Preschool Information tours we will let you know through our newsletter and social media. We cannot wait to show our future families around so that they can see our preschool sessions in action and give them a chance to ask any questions they may have.

Enrolments for 2021

Posted on 10 Feb 2020


If your child turns 4 years old before 30 April 2021 they are eligible for enrolment in an ACT Education Directorate Preschool.

Applications for Enrolment for the 2021 school year are available online from 28 April 2020.

Forms are available online at:

We are holding Preschool Information tours before enrolment opens to enable you to view our preschool sessions in action and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have.


Tour times:

· 9.30-10.30am         Monday 16 March        2020

· 9.30-10.30am         Thursday 19 March      2020

· 1.30-2.30pm           Tuesday 31 March       2020

· 9.30-10.30am         Wednesday 13 May     2020

To register your interest once tours have been rescheduled please contact reception on 6142 0020 or email Nicole on

Outside Learning Day

Posted on 02 Dec 2019

Outdoor Learning Day

On Tuesday 7 November 2019 we had the most brilliant Outside Learning Day. Over the course of the day the children could choose to go where ever they wanted and spend as much or as little time in the areas that were of interest to them. The children could choose from the following areas-

Be an artist

Be a writer

Be a reader

Be peaceful

Be a scientist

Be a mathematician/chef/be messy in the Oasis

Be an explorer/loose parts/logs/cubbies/ninja line/tree house/digging patch/slack lines

Be a sportsperson

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