Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events & General Reminders

  • THANKYOU so much for supporting our concert. We really appreciated your attendance and of course, your contribution to our lunch. The children did an excellent job, remembering words and dance moves, and showing you their talents. Great Job children!

  • Movie Day-Tuesday 18 December. Notes have been placed in your child's note pockets. Please check and pay accordingly. This is only for children who attend on that day.

  • Last Day of Preschool- Tuesday 18th December. There is no Preschool on Wednesday 19th. This is a cleaning day for educators.

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

Christmas Concert

It was so wonderful to see the children happily engaged in our festivities today.

They were all very excited on arrival and couldn't wait for the time to come.

Easton said," I'm really excited for the Christmas Concert."

Taylor added, "I'm gonna like the concert."

When the time came, it was fabulous to see everyone singing so well and doing all the actions. Having Mr Bergen show what he does all year with the children was a special treat. We are very grateful that he was willing to give up his own time to do this.

We hope that you all enjoyed sharing this special time with us.

  • Children openly express their thoughts and ideas.
  • Children confidently engage with social environments through relationships and play
  • Children engage in and contribute to shared experiences
  • Children approach new safe situations with confidence.
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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


The girls were being very creative in their play. They had drawn on paper to make treasure maps. They also used them to roll up so they could look through them. They discussed what they had done with each other.

"I put the treasure here on my map," stated Mia.

"What's the treasure?" asked Mrs Royston.

"It's just treasure," Mia replied.

The girls continued to engage with each other as they continued with their imaginary play.

  • Children use play to investigate, imagine and explore ideas
  • Children follow and extend their own interests
  • 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

Shopping Time!

Ruby and Maxxi had a great time shopping. They interacted verbally to engage with each other and share their knowledge of shopping experiences. Maxxi was the cashier and Ruby the customer.

"You have to scan the card," said Maxxi.

"Here you are," said Ruby, giving Maxxi the card.

Ruby continued to buy things from the shop and then it was time to swap roles.

Ruby then became the cashier and Maxxi the customer.

Each time Maxxi gave Ruby her item to buy, Ruby scanned it on the cash register.

  • Children convey and construct messages with purpose and confidence
  • Children use language to imagine and create roles and ideas.
  • Children use language to convey messages and respond verbally to what they are engaging with