Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

THANK YOU! - A huge thank you to our families for generously donating to our Preschool 'Buy A Bale' fundraiser. A total of $304.10 was raised. That will enable fifteen hay bales to be provided to NSW farmers for their livestock.
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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

Happy Father's Day!

It was fun heading up to the school library to go shopping for a Father's Day gift. The children were very excited and eager to look for something special (which happened to be chocolate in many cases). There were a lot of proud faces as they showed one another what they had bought. The P&C are very grateful for your support. It was great to see so many of our preschoolers enjoying the Father's Day breakfast with their dads before preschool.

The children also enjoyed making special gifts and have been very excited to give them to Daddy. We hope all the dads enjoy their special day!


  • Children develop an awareness of belonging to the wider school community
  • Children contribute to their world as they share their thoughts and create their own gifts

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

Corn Cobs and Popcorn

After observing a corn cob and discussing the needs of corn and other crops, everyone was eager to pop some popcorn kernels. The children recalled and used their five senses as they watched, listened, smelt, touched and tasted the popcorn. They were encouraged to think about what was needed to transform the popcorn kernels into fluffy, white popcorn and discovered that it was heat. The children were very excited to see the popcorn erupt from the popcorn maker into the bowl. The popcorn was so delicious, and disappeared so quickly, that another bowlful needed to be made!


  • Children use reflective thinking to consider why things happen
  • Children participate in a range of inquiry-based experiences