Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events and General Reminders

  • Kindergarten Open Night- Thursday 9th August.
    • Athletics Carnival- Friday 10th August, 9:10am on the school oval. (NB, the carnival is only for children who normally attend that day).
    • Preschool interviews are taking place with your child's teacher. Please select a suitable time from the time sheets at the sign in area if you would like to have a chat.
    • 2:55pm is Preschool pick up time. Teachers often have paperwork to complete and meetings to attend. Thank you for your understanding.
    • Please make sure you have enrolled your child for Banksmeadow school next year. We have enrolment forms here for you if required.
    • It would be appreciated if you could write down which school your child will be attending next year. A sheet is provided next to our sign on. This helps with organisation within the centre.
    • Double Parking is unsafe and illegal. Please take care not to do this.
    • Hats are required every 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


The children use their ideas in different ways.

Adam and Taylor created a ramp for their cars with the blocks. They were rolling their cars down the ramp as it was leaned up against the container.

"We have to do it like this," said Adam, showing the other boys.

Later Taylor said, "I'm cleaning the cars." He improvised with his materials as he used a bit of tree as the sponge. The children called and waited for him to come to their bike to clean it.

The girls were busy building with the construction materials. "What are you making?" asked Mrs Royston. "It's a camouflage building," replied Emilia. "How do you build that?" continued Mrs Royston. "You just build it," she stated.

  • Children confidently explore and engage with social and physical environment through play.
  • Children explore aspects of identity through role play
  • Children engage in and contribute to shared play experiences

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

Sack Racing

As part of our Munch and Move lessons, we have continued having fun with different outdoor activities. These are also activities that may be part of the athletics carnival. The sack race was a little bit tricky for some, as was the relay. With practice, we can see that the children have already improved and show better understanding of the relay concept. There have been lots of laughs and resilience as they try their best to get it right.

  • Children show increasing competence in complex motor skills
  • They show enthusiasm for participating in physical activity

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

Shaker Time

Ella and others were busy thinking of ideas to create with the collage. Ella came up with something interesting.

"I'm making a shaker," she said. She had found two lids, placed buttons into one and then joined the two lids together with sticky tape.

"Listen, it makes a noise," she stated.

The other children thought her idea was very good and decided to make the same.

Mrs Royston said, "Perhaps instead of using all the buttons, let's use some pasta."

The girls and Emanuel were happy with that idea and they went on with completing their work.

  • 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
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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 patters systems work

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

Clever Counting Skills

Many children were interested in counting and matching the numbers. Numeracy can be done in many different ways. In this activity, using one to one correspondence is used to assist the children to count correctly. Counting each unifix cube ensures they have got the right one. Then, they had to find the matching number card as well.

  • Children show increasing development of numeracy skills
  • Children use mathematical concepts to explain ideas