Now Enrolling for 2023!
Posted on 05 May 2022
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 education.act.gov.au to enrol.
Term 2 School Tours
Posted on 08 Apr 2022
- 4.00-4.30pm Thursday 28 April 2022
- 4.30-5.00pm Monday 2 May 2022
- 4.00-4.30pm Tuesday 24 May 2022
Harmony Week Community Gathering
Posted on 04 Apr 2022
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.
Posted on 15 Mar 2022
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.
Posted on 28 Apr 2021
Enrolments for 2022
Posted on 12 Feb 2021
Canberra Region Local Business Awards
Posted on 02 Feb 2021
Outdoor Learning Day and NAIDOC Week
Posted on 20 Nov 2020What 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.
Posted on 09 Oct 2020
I am delighted to be appointed as Principal of Southern Cross Early Childhood School from the start of term 4. I feel honoured and fortunate to be leading such a wonderful and involved community. I know the school well and believe that Southern Cross Early Childhood School is a very special place that provides endless learning opportunities for children to show how capable and creative each child is in our supportive environment. I look forward to spending time with the children and staff and to become involved in learning.
As I settle in over the first few weeks, I look forward to getting to know your children and our expert teaching team. I also look forward to meeting all the wonderful families in our community. I welcome informal chats, so please come and say hello. I am also happy to make a mutually convenient time for us to meet.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child and being a part of the learning that ensures that from little things, big things grow.
Southern Cross Early Childhood School
Slide Mountain UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Posted on 09 Sep 2020
Construction of this playground installation is well and truly underway with progress every day. The preschool children have enjoyed the construction activity and marvel at the ‘lovely dirt pile’ that the digger has created.
Construction and landscape plans of Slide Mountain have been positioned by Nicole at the school’s front entrance and at the school’s back gate, for viewing by families and the children.
With Children’s Week approaching in October, we are working towards having an ‘official opening’ of Slide Mountain in partnership with Anglicare. Southern Cross children will participate in an outdoor learning day to acknowledge Children’s Week 2020.
Virtual Preschool Tour 2020
Posted on 11 May 2020
Please select the video to have a virtual tour of our Preschool. Once we are able to recommence our Preschool Information tours we will let you know through our newsletter and social media. We cannot wait to show our future families around so that they can see our preschool sessions in action and give them a chance to ask any questions they may have.
Enrolments for 2021
Posted on 10 Feb 2020