Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events and General Reminders

  • 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


Taylor attempted one of the puzzles and was having some difficulty. He requested some help from Ms Maree. After Ms Maree finished assisting him, Taylor gained confidence and happily continued working on the puzzle on his own. He was very proud of himself when he managed to complete the puzzle all by himself.

  • Children are open to challenges and take risks
  • Children recognise their achievements
  • Children persist when first attempts are unsuccessful

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

Lunchtime Social Time

The children were very happy to be back at preschool and eager to talk to their friends. There was great discussion at lunch time as the children engaged in conversation, asserted their independence and awaited their turn to talk. Many love to sit and eat with their friends, sharing laughter and fun. Lunchtime also gives the children an opportunity to sit and chat with children from the Pelican class.

  • Children share humour, happiness and satisfaction
  • Children demonstrate trust and confidence as they engage in activities with others
  • Children are happy, healthy, safe and connected with others
  • Children recognise their needs for hunger and thirst

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

Fun Craft

The children were eager to participate in the art and craft activities. They used their creative minds to work out what they wanted to create and how they were going to make it. They were able to source different materials from the trolley to add to their work. Many girls particularly enjoyed being creative, as can be seen in the photos.

  • Children follow and extend their own interests with enthusiasm, energy and concentration
  • Children persevere and persist to experience the satisfaction of achievement
  • Children transfer knowledge from one setting to another

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

Music Time

The children were very excited to have Mr Bergen here again for music. They were eager to participate in the singing and playing of instruments. They sang some of their favourite songs, such as, 'Don't want your weavily wheat,' and 'Running Bear.' Mr Bergen always manages to make the lesson fun and inviting to join in.

  • Children engage in enjoyable interactions
  • Children use music and instruments to make meaning
  • They actively use, engage with and share the enjoyment of language.