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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
Principal
Southern Cross Early Childhood School



Slide Mountain UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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: https://form.act.gov.au/smartforms/servlet/SmartForm.html?formCode=1087

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.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 nicole.emerton@ed.act.edu.au



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.


Step in to the Limelight

Posted on 09 Sep 2019

 

34 of our Year 1/2 children performed at Step in to Limelight Arts Spectacular held at the Australia Institute of Sport on Thursday 30 August 2019. They were the youngest children in the show and they sang and danced their hearts out. We are so proud of them all!
Thank you to our families for their efforts with costuming, pick up and drop offs.



Book Week Parade

Posted on 26 Aug 2019

There were many fabulous costumes once again this year! Well done to the children, families and staff for their participation. 

Book Week is always a highlight for the team here at Southern Cross and we had a fantastic day!



Yarning Circle Opening

Posted on 04 Jul 2019

 

As part of Reconciliation Week we opened our Yarning Circle and Reconciliation Courtyard. At Southern Cross Early Childhood School we embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into everyday learning.



OFFICIAL OPENING - Yarning Circle

Posted on 06 Jun 2019

On Friday afternoon we officially opened our Yarning Circle in our Reconciliation Courtyard. This has been a process involving collaboration between our Aboriginal families, Wellspring Arts and Design, Gardening Australia, SCECS P&C and the Reconciliation Action team.
The project was led by Jason Thornton and I’d like to acknowledge the contributions so many people made to this space.
Darren (a grandparent) and Jason entertained us, along with the Shooting Stars Choir when they performed “From little things, big things grow”. Ms Caroline Hughes Welcomed us to Country and shared what Reconciliation means to her.
Be sure to check out our Facebook page for more photographs. 



CampOUT! 2019

Posted on 08 Apr 2019

The weather was in our favour last Friday and the rain stayed away at least until we had a light shower on Saturday morning just as we were packing up.  It was so lovely to join with our families and staff who were able to come to CampOUT! 2019. We had nearly 60 families (and over 100 children) join us this year with a wide range of very experienced to first time campers! After our twilight disco, bird hunt and story with Jason, I think everyone got some sleep at some points in the evening!!!   I would like to thank our amazing P&C for all their organisation, support and especially for the yummy breakfast.  My thanks also to Jason and Jose for all the behind the scenes work that goes into preparing such an amazing opportunity for our community. 

Funky Hair Day

Posted on 18 Mar 2019

Funky Hair Day combined with a Community Breakfast last Friday was a lot of Fun!

 

Thank you Southern Cross! We raised $180.25 for the Leukemia Foundation.

 

 



Family Picnic

Posted on 27 Feb 2019

Thank you so much to our families who were able to join us for our Family Picnic last Thursday.  It was such a beautiful evening and so lovely to see our families connecting with each other.  It was a perfect evening for our Family Picnic a a great opportunity to  welcome our new families into our Community. A big thank you to Jason and the team for setting up and packing away.  



Enrolments for 2020

Posted on 08 Feb 2019

If your child turns 4 years old before 30 April 2020 they are eligible for enrolment in an ACT Education Directorate Preschool.

Applications for Enrolment for the 2020 school year are available online from 29 April 2019.

Forms are available online at: https://form.act.gov.au/smartforms/servlet/SmartForm.html?formCode=1087

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 18 March        2019

· 9.30-10.30am         Thursday 21 March      2019

· 1.30-2.30pm           Tuesday 2 April            2019

· 9.30-10.30am         Wednesday 15 May     2019

To book into a tour please contact reception on 6142 0020 or email Nicole on nicole.emerton@ed.act.edu.au