Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events and General Reminders

  • Book Parade- Week 5. Wednesday 22nd August, 9:30am at the school. Parents are welcome to watch. Children come dressed as their favourite book character.
  • Banksmeadow Preschool enrolments are happening now. If you know someone looking for an early childhood preschool placement, please let them know.
  • 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.
  • 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

Cricket and Soccer Skills

It was great that we got to have another turn at sports skills today. The children were excited to participate and listened well as the coaches explained what they needed to do. There was dribbling, kicking and scoring a goal with the soccer balls first. Then it was cricket skills. Holding the bat correctly and hitting the ball off the special tee was the expectation. The children partnered up so one used the bat while the other was asked to collect the ball and place it back onto the tee. There was great sharing and turn taking as everyone had their go.

  • Children confidently explore and engage with social and physical environments through relationships and play
  • Children are open to new challenges
  • Children engage in and contribute to shared 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

Mini Lego

Mrs Royston included a mini Lego activity for the children, to assist the development of fine motor and eye/hand coordination. The boys have been particularly interested in this and eager to create intricate objects. We have seen some cool creations. Hopefully this will encourage more creativity and imaginative skills.

  • Children manipulate equipment and manage tools with increasing competence and skill
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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


This week there was inspiration to create echidnas. The children were provided with an example picture and from there were able to make their own. It was amazing to see the efforts by many to try their best and be successful. We always encourage the children to try, and emphasise that not everybody's work will look the same and it doesn't matter if it's different.

There were also gum leaves to use, which Penny certainly did. She coloured and cut her leaves, then drew her own tree and a koala to go in it. What a fantastic result!

Joshua painted his own gum tree and then coloured and cut out the leaves to paste onto it. It looked great.

We are very proud of all the children and how they willingly pursue activities in the classroom. It's exciting to see how they are developing and improving their skills.

  • Children participate in rich and meaningful inquiry based learning
  • Children persist even when they find a task difficult
  • Children engage in learning relationships
  • Children explore ideas using imagination, creativity and play

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

Wonderful Writing

There were some very keen writers who were eager to attempt tricky words. They found the picture of their chosen animal and then attempted the matching word. There were even some awesome pictures of the animals drawn. It was amazing to see the challenge undertaken and successfully achieved. Great job!

  • Children begin to understand key literacy concepts such as letter sound relationships
  • Children develop an understanding that symbols are a powerful means of communication
  • Children are aware of the relationship between oral. written and visual representations