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.

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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.

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Latest News at Southern Cross Early Childhood School

Welcome back!

Posted on 29 Oct 2021

Welcome back to school!!!
We have had such a lovely week. It has been wonderful to see all of the children's smiling faces and to watch them reconnect with their peers after such a long time at home.

Family Board Games Night – Wednesday 12 May 2021

Posted on 25 May 2021

How wonderful it was to see so many families attend our Family Board Games Night. The hall was buzzing with excitement as families played familiar games and discovered new ones. The school has a large number of board games in the library for borrowing. Please see Nicole at the front desk if you would like to take a game home to play with your family.

CampOUT! 2021

Posted on 28 Apr 2021

Our school community had a brilliant family picnic and CampOUT this year. Thank you to all of the families who were able to make it for part or all of the evening. We had over 50 tents on our grounds and lots of happy (and a little tired) campers this morning.
A massive thanks to Jason our Community Coordinator for collaborating with our fabulous P&C to pull this event off. Thank you πŸ™
Congratulations to Patty and Katherine (P&C presidents) and their helpers for all they did in the lead up and on the day.

Enrolments for 2022

Posted on 12 Feb 2021

If your child turns 4 years old before 30 April 2022 they are eligible for enrolment in an ACT Education Directorate Preschool.

Applications for Enrolment for the 2022 school year are available online from Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Forms are available online at:

We are holding 2022 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 15 March        2021

· 9.30-10.30am         Wednesday 24 March      2021

· 9.30- 10.30am        Wednesday 5 May       2021

· 9.30-10.30am         Thursday 27 May         2021

To register your interest please contact reception on 6142 0020 or email Nicole on

Canberra Region Local Business Awards

Posted on 02 Feb 2021

Southern Cross Early Childhood School was thrilled to be nominated for a Canberra Region Local Business Award in 2020.
β€œThe Local Business Awards acknowledge outstanding local businesses and their people who go above and beyond – providing an exceptional customer service experience.” -
We are proud to announce the we were named the winner in the Education Service category.

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