Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

General Information and Upcoming Events

  • Movie Day-Tuesday 18 December. Notes have been placed in your child's note pockets. Please check and pay accordingly. This is only for children who attend on that day.


  • Last Day of Preschool- Tuesday 18th December. There is no Preschool on Wednesday 19th. This is a cleaning day for educators.

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

Cleaning and Sweeping

Daniel and Remi filled buckets with sand, loaded them onto their 'work bike' and set off to repair the roads. When they'd finished, Daniel said, "We need a broom to clean up." He began sweeping the sand and Remi asked, "Do you need some help?"

After being shown where to find another broom, Remi also began sweeping. He said, "This is actually an old fashioned broom."

Daniel said, "It's like a broom that witches fly on."

"And wizards!" added Remi.

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

How we spend Christmas

Some of the children shared what they do at Christmas time.

Evander said, "I leave out milk and cookies for Santa and he gives me lollies."

Aiden said, "Santa leaves presents under our Christmas tree. I open my presents when I wake up."

Harper said, "I open my presents and play with them. We go to Nanny's house."

Remi said, "I leave cut up carrot for the reindeer and a biscuit and milk for Santa. Santa leaves my presents in my stocking. He knows where my room is. I always win when I pull the cracker. Last year there was a puzzle in my cracker and when I put it together it made a cross."

Ruby said, "Santa leaves presents for me and my brothers. I like opening presents."

Daniel said, "I leave biscuits out for Santa. I have two big Christmas stockings but Santa leaves our presents under our Christmas tree. I'm going to go to the North Pole when I'm older."