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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:

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

Forest Treehouse Complete!

Posted on 11 Sep 2017

The final stage of our Forest Treehouse, the possum activity panel has been installed today ready for the children to use on Monday. It looks absolutely amazing!!! We can't wait to see what the children think of it. Our sincere thanks to Wellspring Environmental Arts and Design for all their time, effort and energy in the amazing design, construction and installation of this wonderful panel!

Step into the Limelight

Posted on 26 Jul 2017

Abstract Art

The opening for Step into the Limelight was on Tuesday 25 July 2017, which showcased some amazing art by children in public schools across the ACT. The works by our five artists from Southern Cross Early Childhood School, Amy, Astrid, Emma, Lauren and Liam looked right at home! Well done to everyone involved in the exhibition.

Enrolment now open for 2018!

Posted on 26 Apr 2017

Enrolment is now open for the 2018 school year!

Online application forms can be found at

***Please note that regardless of where you live, to select Southern Cross as an option for enrolment on the online form you will need to select us from the out of area options.***

2018 Preschool Information Tours

Posted on 22 Feb 2017


If you or someone you know are thinking of enrolling in Preschool for 2018, we are hosting Preschool Information Tours in March.

This will enable you to view our preschool sessions in action and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have.

Children welcome!

Tour times:

9.30-10.15am Tuesday 14 March 2017

9.30-10.15am Thursday 23 March 2017

1.30-2.15pm Monday 27 march 2017

If you would like to book into one of these sessions please call or email Nicole on 02 6142 0020 or

Hot Weather Alert

Posted on 15 Feb 2017

Ice Play

As the weather in Canberra has reached soaring temperatures of over 40 degrees, the children at Southern Cross have found new ways to stay cool.


Welcome to the 2017 School Year!

Posted on 15 Feb 2017

First Day 2017

We are back for 2017!

At Southern Cross we have four Preschool classes, three Kindergarten classes, two Year One classes and two Year two classes.

Shooting Stars perform at Parliment House

Posted on 01 Dec 2016

Shooting Stars

Our amazing choir, the Shooting Stars, performed at Parliament House on Thursday 24 November 2016.

They were absolutely fantastic! It was one of their best concerts ever. Thank you so much to our families who joined us and to Natalie for leading the choir.

Bike and Kite Day SUNDAY

Posted on 21 Oct 2016

Come along to Bike and Kite Day this Sunday 23 October 2016!

Disco Dancing

Posted on 20 Sep 2016

Disco Dancing

K to Year 2 had so much fun learning dances for the disco. Our teachers were five fantastic Year 9 students from Belconnen High School. We learnt dances for the Macarena, Nutbush City Limits, Cha Cha Slide and I love a rainy night. Thanks so much to the wonderful girls from Belconnen High School for coming over to help us out!

Make a Robot Competition

Posted on 19 Aug 2016

Robots in the Library

In recognition of National Science Week 2016 - Drones, Droids and Robots, Southern Cross Early Childhood School held a Make a Robot Competition.

Children and their families were able to enter in a broad variety of categories - Smallest robot, Imaginative robot, Colourful robot, Recycled robot, Edible robot, Moving robot, Lego robot and Adult-made robot.

The Southern Cross library was inundated with robots of all shapes and sizes. The competition was judged by Associative Professor Li, head of Robotics at the ANU. 

Type ONESIE day

Posted on 08 Aug 2016


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Type ONESIE Day held on Friday 5 August 2016.  It was so wonderful to see everyone in their ONESIES and pyjamas to support those living with Type One Diabetes.  We raised $527.85 to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

As a mother of two children living with Type One Diabetes, I would like to thank the entire Southern Cross community for getting behind this great cause! It means so much to my family and I!  An extra special thank you to Alison Oakleigh for coming back to teach her amazing Type ONESIE Day song, and thanks also to Natalie for…well, she knows! (wink, wink). 

Much love Kat 

Forest Treehouse and Bush Camp Update

Posted on 21 Jul 2016

Forest Treehouse

It is pretty muddy down at the Treehouse but we are still on track. The cubby has been built and the platforms are complete. We are now waiting for the steel fabrication to be completed and installed. Hopefully the fabricators will get that completed sooner rather than later! Can't wait until it's finished!

Southern Cross Superstars Walkathon

Posted on 19 May 2016


Southern Cross Superstars Walkathon is over for another year. The weather was perfect and the event was a huge success with some children completing 8 laps of the school!

Thank you Southern Cross Early Childhood School P&C.

Easter Hat Parade!

Posted on 24 Mar 2016

Easter Hats The preschool groups Ginninderra, Cotter, Molonglo and Murrumbidgee delighted the rest of the school with their Easter Hat Parades this week. You can see the wonderful creations on the Southern Cross Early Childhood School Facebook page.

Hawker College Drama Performance

Posted on 23 Mar 2016


Hawker College Drama students visited Southern Cross on Thursday 17 March 2016 to perform their productions of Where the Wild Things Are, The Gruffalo and YUCK! That's Not a Monster.

There were a lot of excited screams coming from the hall!