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

Outdoor Learning Day and NAIDOC Week

Posted on 20 Nov 2020

What a fabulous day we had last Wednesday celebrating both Outdoor Learning Day and NAIDOC Week. As children, teachers and educators were learning on Country, I felt such a strong connection to the land and had an overwhelming feeling of gratitude throughout the whole day. A big thank you to Lyndall who came to visit us and officially opened Slide Mountain. This was a popular play area for much of the day. 

Book Week 2020

Posted on 06 Nov 2020

Our Book Week celebrations may have looked a little different this year, but we still had fun! Anglicare and P-2 children joined together for a Book Week parade on Thursday 22 October. We enjoyed seeing everyone’s costumes, along with their chosen book. Many thanks to our families who supported the children in their quest to dress up.

Other activities during the week included a Green Sheep hunt, using clues which had been carefully crafted by Karen, Hayley and Nicole. Our Reading in the Wild competition, $20 Scholastic Book Club lucky draw prize went to Ella in Kindergarten. Thank you to all the entrants, we loved seeing your pictures. 

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.

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