It’s not too late to enrol for the 2023 school year

Is a student in your family starting at a new school in 2023? Submit your enrolment application before the school term ends on 16 December 2022. Families submitting applications after this date may not receive an offer until late January 2023.

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.

Watch this video to find out more about Southern Cross Early Childhood School:

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, science, sustainability, physical education and all aspects of the Arts.

Watch this video to hear more about the benefits of enrolling your child in an Early Childhood School in the ACT:

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Onsite COVID-19 Induction

Induction register

31 Oct 2022

Bike and Kite Day 2022!

Yesterday’s bright and sunny weather was perfect for our annual Bike and Kite Community Gathering.

Kites were high and Dennis our Kite expert was on hand for repairs. Cherie kept us moving and grooving with drummers’ circles, singing and dancing. The Gecko Gang added some colour and glitter and our bikes and scooters were in motion.

Together we played, zoomed, munched, connected and relaxed – we even had time for a nap.

This event was made more special by the support of ACT Children’s Week, our amazing P&C and all the helping hands.

Thank you to our families and the wider community who came to share their Sunday with us.

05 May 2022

Now Enrolling for 2023!

Does your child turn four before 30 April 2023? IF YES, they are eligible for enrolment in an ACT Education Directorate Preschool program.

Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 enrolments are now open for 2023.

Please visit to enrol.

08 Apr 2022

Term 2 School Tours

We are holding 2023 Preschool Information tours for our new families to enable you to see our lovely learning environment and to give you a chance to ask any questions you may have about enrolling at Southern Cross Early Childhood School. These sessions will be held mainly outside to ensure we are following current ACT Health guidelines. We will also keep the groups to a minimum where possible.

Tour times:

  • 4.00-4.30pm              Thursday 28 April        2022
  • 4.30-5.00pm              Monday 2 May            2022
  • 4.00-4.30pm              Tuesday 24 May          2022

To register your interest please email Nicole on