Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events and General Reminders


  • Thursday 5 July is the last day of term. No children attend Preschool Friday 6 July.
  • Please send an old T Shirt for your child to wear next Wednesday, when painting with the aboriginal artist.
  • Children must have a hat and drink bottle every day.
  • Photos will be collected by Wednesday week 10. Please decide if you would like to purchase them.
  • Spare clothes are still needed. The children are eager to play in the dirt and mud. Please return any your child has borrowed as we are running short.

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

Puzzle Time

Adam decided to attempt the large puzzle.

"I need help," he said, when Mrs Royston approached.

Cooper came over to see what Adam was doing.

"I can do that one," he said.

Cooper assisted Adam with the puzzle and they continued working together until they had completed it.

"We did it," they announced.

"Well done!" stated Mrs Royston.


  • Children engage in and contribute to shared play experiences
  • Children respond to ideas and suggestions from others
  • Children increasingly cooperate and work collaboratively with others.
  • Children celebrate and share their contributions and achievements with others.

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

Deadly Cards

We sat in a small yarning circle and each of us had a 'Deadly' card. These represented some meanings of the importance of NAIDOC celebrations. Words such as spirit, totem, flag and animal were represented through picture cards. Each of us looked at the picture and described what we saw. The children did very well trying to explain what they could see in the pictures. Some needed a little encouragement but, with questioning and support, they were able to contribute to the group.



  • Children broaden their understanding of the world around them
  • Children explore the diversity of culture, heritage, background and tradition

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 patters systems work

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

Talking Time

Many of the children have been very eager to bring in special things to show and talk about. They have also been creative and then eager to show their work to their friends.

Emilia brought in a Beanie Boo.

Cooper brought in a special drawing and writing book.

Piper talked about her toys.

Liv showed her special picture that she had drawn.

Harley and Mia had made creations which they wanted to share.


The children displayed confidence to talk in front of the group and were patient as they waited for their turn.


  • Children convey and construct messages with purpose and confidence
  • Children are independent communicators who use Standard Australian English to meet the listener's needs
  • Children contribute their ideas and experiences to group discussions.