Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events & General Reminders

Preschool Concert, Party and Graduation - Wednesday 5 December at 12 noon. Children should wear a Christmas T-Shirt or dress or something red, green and/or white.


  • Please remember that all children must bring a hat to Preschool, every day.

  • Please remember to pack spare clothes (weather appropriate) as the weather is warming up and we will have more water and mud play.

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

Special Visitor

We were very surprised when we had an uninvited visitor enter our room and give Mrs Dickson a fright. It was a blue tongue lizard!

Mrs Royston used a towel to pick it up carefully and show the children. Everyone was very excited. We could see the blue tongue as it stuck it out. It was a little scared itself. We talked about where it may have come from and how it got into the classroom.

We then decided to let it out into freedom in the playground.


  • Children show growing appreciation for living things
  • Children broaden their understanding of the world around them
  • Children hypothesise in order to develop an increased understanding of the interdependence between land, people and animals.

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

Magician Visit

The children had a fabulous time when Peter, 'The Magician,' came to visit. There was lots of laughter as he did all sorts of magic. Nina and Easton were lucky enough to be asked to be helpers. Nina was the clever artist and Easton the Aussie barbequer. They did a great job as Peter's assistants.

He brought along his dove and his rabbit. It was very exciting when Harvey appeared out of the box.

Everyone loved being able to pat Harvey at the end of the show.



  • Children share humour, happiness and satisfaction
  • Children celebrate the efforts and achievements of others
  • Children acknowledge and accept affirmation

Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

  • Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

  • Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

  • Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one setting to another

  • Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Sunflowers!

It's been very exciting seeing how our sunflower seeds have been growing.

"Look at mine. It's so tall," said Emilia.

"Mine's growing too," said Ella.

Nina added, "Mine's only little."

The children were comparing the different sizes of each of the seedlings. They commented on the seed that was still sitting on the top of some of them.

We will continue to observe and watch the changes and perhaps plant them in the garden or take them home.




  • Children follow and extend their own interests
  • Children make predictions and generalisations about aspects of the natural world
  • Children use reflective thinking to consider why things happen and what can be learnt from these experiences