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

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

Bike and Kite Day and Anniversary Celebrations

Posted on 31 Oct 2019

Happy 10 year Anniversary Southern Cross Early Childhood School. Bike and Kite Day was an incredible way to celebrate!

Assisting with our celebrations was Minister for Education, Yvette Berry, officially opening our OASIS (sandpit and mud play area) that the children have been eagerly watching under construction since the middle of Term 2.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day 2019

Posted on 31 Oct 2019

We had some very special guests at Southern Cross for our Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Wednesday 30 October 2019.
Thank you so much to all our Grandparents and Special Friends who came to share in the learning that happens here at Southern Cross every day and to celebrate with a yummy morning tea.
A big thank you to the students at Kingsford Smith School for catering the event and to Lyndall’s mum Judy who made the scones. All the food was super delicious!!! Thanks also to the team for their organisation of the morning.

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