Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

General Information and Upcoming Events


  • Preschool Party, Graduation and Concert - Wednesday 5 December at 12 noon at the preschool. All children are invited to attend with their families.

  • Please bring a hat to preschool to play outside.

  • Reminder that tomorrow the children will be attending 'Kids into Kindy' program.

  • Please remember to pack spare clothes (weather appropriate) as the weather is warming up and we will have more water and mud play.

  • Just a friendly reminder that it's a good idea to place an ice pack in your child's lunch box. The weather is warming up and lunches are not refrigerated. Afternoon tea is placed in the fridge.

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

Art Show

The children entered the Ben Chifley Art Competition, 2018. We were very proud of the awesome art works that they created with the assistance of the amazing Mrs Nicol. The children's artworks received recognition at the competition as a stand out for creating beautiful gardens and hidden creatures. We had several awards presented from the Pelican class at the awards ceremony at Chifley Public School our very own Sky Wong won first prize, Charlotte Brooks was awarded second prize and Valentina Armstrong along with Isabelle Beattie received Highly commended.

Valentina shared with the class about going to the ceremony, receiving her award.

After Valentina spoke, the rest of the class had a surprise when they were presented with their very own certificates of recognition. The children were presented their certificate's and art packs by Mrs Nicol as their fellow class mates gave them a round of applause.

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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

Magic Show

The children had a fabulous time when Peter, the Magician, came to visit.The children were intrigued and amazed as they watched the magic tricks being performed. There was lots of audience participation and laughter as he performed all sorts of magic. He brought along his dove, Paul, and his rabbit, Harvey. The children were extremely excited when Harvey appeared from under the house.

Everyone loved patting Harvey at the end of the show and waited patiently for their turn.

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

Sharing Time

Harper had a very special weekend that she enjoyed talking about with her classmates. Harper attended a wedding with her Nanna and at the reception Harper and her Nan both caught the bridal bouquet and a special little one made for the children.

Harper told her friends all about the wedding.

"I stood with the other kids and the bride threw the flowers over her head and I caught it."

Harper told the children why the flowers were so special.

"The Bride walks down the aisle, holding the flowers in her hand, to get married."

The class had turns smelling and looking at the beautiful flowers, then with Harper's assistance we reinacted the moment the bride threw the bouquet. Harper told the children where to stand and what she was going to do with the flowers.

Everyone got in position and jumped in excitement as the flowers were thrown into the air. Raphael caught the bouquet mid flight with a big smile on his face.