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.

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; Environment Education; the Switching on Program and the Arts.

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Latest News at Southern Cross Early Childhood School

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 🙏
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.
“The 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.

Outdoor Learning Day and NAIDOC Week

Posted on 20 Nov 2020

What a fabulous day we had last Wednesday celebrating both Outdoor Learning Day and NAIDOC Week. As children, teachers and educators were learning on Country, I felt such a strong connection to the land and had an overwhelming feeling of gratitude throughout the whole day. A big thank you to Lyndall who came to visit us and officially opened Slide Mountain. This was a popular play area for much of the day. 

Book Week 2020

Posted on 06 Nov 2020

Our Book Week celebrations may have looked a little different this year, but we still had fun! Anglicare and P-2 children joined together for a Book Week parade on Thursday 22 October. We enjoyed seeing everyone’s costumes, along with their chosen book. Many thanks to our families who supported the children in their quest to dress up.

Other activities during the week included a Green Sheep hunt, using clues which had been carefully crafted by Karen, Hayley and Nicole. Our Reading in the Wild competition, $20 Scholastic Book Club lucky draw prize went to Ella in Kindergarten. Thank you to all the entrants, we loved seeing your pictures. 

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