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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



Shooting Stars Choir Performance

Posted on 03 Dec 2018

Nearly 30 children performed at Parliament House last Wednesday 27 November 2018 as part of the Shooting Stars Choir. The children sang The Rattling Bog, Maggie Maggie Magpie, Catch a Falling Star, Shake the Papaya, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The children’s voices filled the foyer of Parliament House creating a sense of joy.  It was wonderful to have the support of so many families (and politicians!) on the day.

             



Bike and Kite Day - Sunday 28 October 2018

Posted on 07 Nov 2018

We had a the most magnificent afternoon for Bike and Kite Day. The wind meant that we were able to launch some kites quite high in the air and the face painting and tattoos looked amazing. The bike track was well used as was the jumping castle.  We only had a couple of minor stacks on the bikes and everyone rode safely.  It was great to see the children enjoying themselves with the magician, the orienteering and the Maypole dancing right at the end of the day.  I would especially like to thank our volunteer musicians for providing some entertainment and Geoff for helping with the bike checks.  Geoff has done this so capably for the last four years and will hand over the reigns to someone else in 2019. Thanks Geoff for the last four years.  A big thank you to our Community Coordinator, Jason for organising the day and to the team who helped with set up, pack up and who came along to support the event. 

Good Vibes Sports Day

Posted on 25 Sep 2018

What a fantastic day, the weather was perfect, and the children participated in the rotations with smiles on their faces. There were flying chickens, water relays, ball games, loose parts just to name a few.

The day would not have run so smoothly without the help of volunteers. A big thank you to the University of Canberra Little Athletics coaches for your time and fun activities you brought to share with us. Another big thank you must go to the parents and carers who came to help and joined in with the groups, it was wonderful to share this experience with our families too. It was such a fun day had by all that we will add it to our calendar again for next year. 




Fiver for a Farmer

Posted on 03 Sep 2018

What an AMAZING effort Southern Cross!

We raised $1442.00 for our drought stricken farmers. We are a small community with big hearts.

Thanks for supporting the cause #droughtangels 



Early Childhood Education for three-year-old children

Posted on 07 Aug 2018

 

Substantial evidence shows that equitable access to quality early childhood education creates a greater likelihood that all young children will develop and grow with an equal chance at better school achievement and improved social, emotional and health outcomes.

The ACT Government has started a conversation with parents, the early childhood sector, schools and the wider community about developing an Early Childhood Strategy to ensure every child in the ACT gets the best start in life.

As a key part of this strategy, the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development has announced that the government would like to introduce free, universal quality early childhood education for three-year-old children in the ACT. This would be a staged approach commencing in 2020, initially focusing on children who would benefit the most.

 

To learn more or provide feedback, join the conversation at the Your Saywebsite.

 

Sean Moysey

Director, Early Childhood Policy and Regulation | Education | ACT Government

P 02 6207 2143 M 0478 301 650



Board Games Night

Posted on 24 May 2018

Over 20 families attended Board Games Night in our School Library on Wednesday 16 May 2018. Families could test out their gaming skills and try our new board games. At the end of the evening families were able to borrow the games to try at home. 



Southern Cross Walkathon

Posted on 08 May 2018

After the terrible weather on Friday it was fantastic to have such a lovely day for the postponed P&C Walkathon on  Monday 7 May 2018.

Thanks so much to the P&C volunteers who helped the children with the check points and for the lovely pikelets the children enjoyed after their walk.



Term 2 Menu!

Posted on 30 Apr 2018

Term 2 Menu 2018

The Bright Star Cafe menu for Term 2 is now available!

If you would like to place a lunch order for your child please complete an envelope at reception, for $4.00 your child will recieve lunch which consists of the meal of the day and a piece of fruit.



Enrolments for 2019

Posted on 16 Feb 2018

If your child turns 4 years old before 30 April 2019 they are eligible for enrolment in an ACT Education Directorate Preschool.

Applications for Enrolment for the 2019 school year are available online from 30 April 2018.

Forms are available online at: http://www.det.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school

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         Tuesday 20 March       2018
  • 9.30-10.30am         Thursday 29 March     2018
  • 1.30-2.30pm           Tuesday 3 April            2018
  • 9.30-10.30am         Wednesday 16 May    2018

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