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. There is a list of food choices for you to add your name to, next to the sign on folder.

  • Please take your children's artwork from the art box. There is a lot there!

  • 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 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

Collaborative Building

Mitchell, Cooper and Easton were using the bike to cart the wood around the playground.

"What are you doing boys?" enquired Mrs Royston.

"We're building a house," replied Mitchell.

"Where are you going to build it?" asked Mrs Royston.

"Over there," stated Easton, pointing to beyond the shed.

The boys negotiated the driving and steering to manouevre the wood around without losing it. They worked well together discussing how to get past things without the wood falling off.

"You need to push that on," said Mitchell.

"I'm putting it on here," Easton replied.

Cooper did his very best to steer the bike while they discussed their options. Great team work!

  • Children engage in and contribute to shared experiences
  • Children express their thoughts and ideas constructively
  • Children increasingly cooperate and work collaboratively with others
  • Children display awareness and respect for others' perspectives

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


Mrs Royston was checking on the worm farm. The hessian covering the worms was very dry and needed to be 'watered.'

"Can we have a look at the worms?" asked Ella.

Some of the children were very interested in seeing the worms and having a hold. At first we couldn't see very many and Mrs Royston needed to dig into the dirt to find some. We found a few. Ella, Emilia, Izzy, Millie and Mia were happy to hold some.

Mrs Royston then lifted up the rotten banana to find lots and lots of worms wriggling underneath and feeding on the banana. The girls were very excited to see so many and wanted to hold more worms.

  • Children show growing appreciation for the natural environment and living things
  • Children broaden their understanding of the world around them

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

Dinosaur Eggs!

Maxxi, Harley and Ruby wanted to show Mrs Royston what they had found.

"What are they girls?" asked Mrs Royston.

Harley replied, "They're dinosaur eggs."

"Wow, that's exciting" stated Mrs Royston.

"What's that part for?" asked Mrs Royston, pointing to the piece of wood.

"That's the roof," replied Maxxi.

"They have to stay under there," added Harley.

"So what will hatch out of the eggs?" continued Mrs Royston.

The three girls replied in unison, "Dinosaurs!"

  • Children use play to investigate, imagine and explore ideas
  • Children follow and extend their own interests
  • Children make predictions about aspects of the natural world
  • Children transfer knowledge from one setting to another