Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events and General Reminders

  • So far we have raised just over $30 for The Cancer Council. Can we do better? The box will still be available if you would like to donate.
  • NAIDOC payment is required. The show is next week.
  • Children must have a hat every day.
  • Photos will be collected in 2 weeks. Please decide if you would like to purchase them.
  • Please ensure your child's sunscreen is full. Although the cooler months are here, we are still required to have protection from the sun. This also includes correct hats.
  • Spare clothes are still needed. The children are eager to play in the dirt and mud. Please return any your child has borrowed as we are running short

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

Taking Risks

Mia and Emilia were having a conversation on the equipment.

They then began displaying their skills.

"Look Mrs Royston. We can balance," said Emilia.

"I can balance with my hands on my hips," said Mia.

Ella decided to join in too.

"I can balance too," she said.

Elizabeth also decided to have a go. "Look at me," she said.

The four girls stood confidently on the bars while Mrs Royston took the photo.


  • They confidently explore the physical environment through play.
  • They are open to challenges and take risks.
  • They recognise their achievements.

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

Sharing the Ball

Axl and Loni began throwing the ball to each other. They were taking turns to throw and catch. Cooper and Adam decided they wanted to join in. Axl and Loni very happily allowed them to. The four boys took turns passing, throwing and catching to each other. It was a fun and fair experience.


  • They demonstrate increasing awareness of the needs and rights of others.
  • They increasingly cooperate and work collaboratively with others.
  • They manipulate equipment with increasing competence and skill.

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

Creative Minds

Some of the girls decided to work in the art and craft area. They each worked out what they were going to make. The girls worked at their chosen task and stuck with their idea. They showed creativity and imagination also.



  • They follow and extend their own interests with enthusiasm, energy and concentration
  • They persevere and persist to experience the satisfaction of achievement
  • They transfer knowledge from one setting to another

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

Cafe Continued

The children were excited to get back into our cafe/restaurant and begin creating, ordering and eating again. There was conversation happening constantly. Lots of social interaction also took place as they worked collaboratively and negotiated the roles within the play.



  • They exchange ideas, feelings and understandings using language in play.
  • They actively use, engage with and share the enjoyment of language.