Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

General Information and Upcoming Events

  • Welcome back everyone. Hope you enjoyed spending time with your child during the holidays. We look forward to another busy term!
  • Dates for your diaries: Week 3- Kindergarten Open Night, Thursday 9th August. Athletics Carnival coming up.
  • Please make sure you have enrolled your child for Banksmeadow school next year, as information packs will be sent out shortly. We have enrolment forms here for you if required.

Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

  • Children have a strong sense of identity.
  • Children feel safe, secure, and supported
  • Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
  • Children develop knowledgeable and confident self- identities
  • Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Rock Climbing

The children enjoyed climbing over the boulders, challenging themselves as they moved over the larger rocks. The children took safe risks as they maneuvered across the rocks, watching their friends move and following the lead of others in front of them. The smiles on their faces were priceless as they accepted the challenge and succeeded, crossing from one large boulder to the next.

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

  • Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

  • Children respond to diversity with respect

  • Children become aware of fairness

  • Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

New Class Pets!

The children were excited to meet our new class pets, some very interesting spiny leaf insects. Everyone had the opportunity to have a hold of the small leaf insect. They were fascinated with how the insects moved and held onto their hands as the children turned their hands over. The children watched as they moved around their new enclosure, eating the leaves we collected for them to eat.
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Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

  • Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

  • Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Singing and Percussion

The children were excited to see Mr. Bergan walk down the hill towards preschool, shouting, "Here comes Mr Burgen! Yay!" The children quickly left the playground and went into the Kookaburra room for our music lesson. It was great to see everyone participating in the music experience with confidence and enthusiasm.

Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

  • Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

  • Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts

  • Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

  • Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

  • Children use information and communication technologies to access information. Investigate ideas and represent their thinking

Oliver had created a drawing of a police car the previous day and wanted to draw an ambulance. Books were added to the drawing/painting table. Oliver was happy to see the books for him to refer to and happily sat down to draw his ambulance. Kenji decided he wanted to draw the police. Both boys referred to the books for details and words that they added to their drawings. They were very proud of the artworks they produced.