Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

Upcoming Events

Preschool Concert and Graduation - Wednesday 5 December at12 noon. All children are invited to attend with their families.

Magic Show- Wednesday 21 November. Payment due as soon as possible. This is only for children who attend that day.

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

Confidence, Care and Resilience

The preschool were given some pieces of the tree trunk that they had watched being lopped on Wednesday. Some of the children took turns to jump from log to log, being careful not to land in the 'lava.' They displayed resilience as they got back up and tried again after missing a log.

Alice offered support to Harper. She said, "Hold my hand and jump." Jumping off the ground, she added, "Like this!" Harper smiled when her jump was successful and said, "I did it!"


  • Children engage in shared experiences with confidence
  • Children demonstrate an awareness of the needs of others
  • Children provide assistance and companionship
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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

A Monster House

The builders and engineers were hard at work on Thursday.

"We're building a house," said Aiden.

Oliver added, "It's a monster house!"

"It's a house for monsters - we're not monsters," explained Charbel.

The boys displayed enthusiasm, creativity and cooperation as they positioned the blocks and listened to one another's ideas. They were careful to space the blocks and repositioned them when necessary.


  • Children use play to investigate, imagine and explore their ideas
  • Children experience the benefits and pleasures of shared play experiences
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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 pattern systems work

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

The Monkey and the Crocodile

Cove recited part of a rhyme the children know, as he crept towards Remi who was hanging upside down from the bars. He said, "One little monkey hanging in a tree... Along comes Mr Crocodile very quiety...." Cove snapped at 'the monkey' and announced, "You're all eaten up!"

Remi laughed and said, "Now It's my turn to be the crocodile."


  • Children actively use, engage with, and share the enjoyment of language
  • Children use language to imagine and create roles
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