Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.
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
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
- Children engage in enjoyable interactions
- Children use music and instruments to make meaning
- They actively use, engage with and share the enjoyment of language.