From the Principal


 

Helen Murphy - Welcome to Southern Cross Primary School

 

Southern Cross Primary School extends a warm welcome to our current and new members of the community.  SCPS is a wonderful school where each student from Prep to Year 6 feels valued as an individual and is encouraged to have an active voice in decision making at the school. With a friendly population of approximately 200 students, we pride ourselves on nurturing individuality and empowering our students to strive to reach and exceed their potential, building future stars today.

 

We have a diverse community with over 35 nationalities represented at the school.  We welcome parent involvement, offering many opportunities for parents to be directly involved in their child’s learning and development.  The school values of Respect, Responsible and Resilience were personally selected by the student, parent and staff community and are reflected in our School Wide Positive Behaviour Program.  We offer an embedded ARTS program at the school with the Specialist Subjects of Visual Arts and Performing Arts/Music.  We also offer our students a comprehensive Physical Education and Health program, Chinese, Science, Humanities and opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  The school supplies laptops and iPads, with enough devices for 1:1 students in Years 3 to 6 and 1:4 in Prep to Year 2.  Digital technologies is infused throughout the learning opportunities with a close focus on safe online behaviours and thinking critically when engaging with content online.

 

If you drive past the school it might be hard to believe that hidden behind the buildings is an extensive play area including a hard court, oval and 2 student adventure playgrounds. We also have an enclosed courtyard for quite games, outdoor chess covered area, a closed rotunda for crafts, an enclosed sandpit and an open rotunda with power supply for more outdoors type activities.  In addition to this, a new inclusive playspace is currently under construction with the students having an active voice in the desing and equipment selection process.

 

To find out more about our great school and to see us in action, please book into a weekly tour by phoning 9700 4488.

 

I look forward to meeting with you.

 

  

Helen Murphy

Principal

I respectfully acknowledge the Bunurong people, of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land on which our school stands.