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:

Front of SchoolSCECS an Early Childhood SchoolSensory Courtyard

Onsite COVID-19 Induction

Induction register

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

04 Apr 2022

Harmony Week Community Gathering

Our Community Gathering was a big success.  Seeing everyone make connections, sharing craft and warming up with coffee was a fantastic way to re-engage. The Smoking Ceremony led by Wiradjuri Echoes was a powerful way to cleanse and start anew. Our Year 2 leaders worked alongside Elder Duncan Smith OAM and his daughter Jakida in our Reconciliation Courtyard – they handed over custodianship of this significant place and championed us to get smarter about traditional ways of knowing and being. We are hopeful that this learning over time will create ceremony, interconnectedness and deep understanding across our community.

Thanks to all of the families and educators that made the extra efforts come along to play – we are grateful for the time shared together.