Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

General Information and Upcoming Events


  • Calendars- Notes have been placed in the children's note pockets. If you are interested in ordering a calendar, could you please return the order form as soon as possible. All artwork is completed at preschool.

  • Magician Show- Wednesday 21 November. The note will be sent home soon.


  • Please remember to pack spare clothes, 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.

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

Collaborative Masterpiece!

Valentina, Alice and Rocco interacted with care and respect as they worked together creating a masterpiece. They negotiated access for each of them to reach the paper to draw, while also providing space on the paper for everyone. They engaged in and contributed to the shared experience, listening to each other as they shared ideas. They were all excited to see the finished masterpiece, celebrating the contributions they had made with their own special touch to the artwork.

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

We're Going on a Bug Hunt!

The children at preschool enjoy going outside to explore the environment for bugs and creepy crawlies. They move around the yard with boxes, buckets and any container they can find, to catch a new pet from outside. The group were looking at bees and other flying bugs that were flying around the garden beds. Mrs Steinmann spoke to the children about how it is exciting to watch insects in their natural environment and how we could observe them. We discussed doing drawings and taking photos of the creatures. We all spoke about preserving and caring for the natural environment, through demonstrating respect for living things.

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

Master Chefs!

Sky and Cove enjoyed rolling, squashing and manipulating the play dough to create some yummy delights. Both boys were excited to show their baking skills as they made scrolls that were filled with nutella. Mrs Steinmann tried one and told the boys they were delicious.

Cove shared that he cooks at home with both his Grandma and Mummy.

Cove said "I help make beef stroganoff with mummy".

Cove shared with Sky, "They need to be in the oven for 10 minutes to cook properly," as he turned the timer on, with Sky looking on.

The boys took turns placing the trays in the oven and communicated throughout the morning with each other.

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 pattern systems work

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

Sharing Ideas

Aiden and Charbel asked for a large piece of paper and began to create together.

Aiden announced, "We're building a robot!"

The boys took turns to add detail to the robot, taking turns to hold objects in place as their friend used the sticky tape to attach them.

Charbel and Aiden displayed their ability to use language to contribute their ideas as they engaged in creative play.