Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events and General Reminders

  • Thank you so much to those who donated for the Cancer Council. Your kindness is much appreciated. We raised $44 to help those in need.
  • Children must have a hat and drink bottle every day.
  • Photos will be collected by Friday week 9. Please decide if you would like to purchase them.
  • 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

Concert Time

Some of the children decided to create their own dance concert. They took turns to dance on the stage, while others were the audience. They discussed what they would do and decided their routine before coming on stage. There was lots of interest as each group performed, while the audience were respectful and applauded at the end of each little act.


  • Children show interest in being part of a group
  • Children feel recognised and respected for who they are
  • Children display respect
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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

NAIDOC Art

The children have been enjoying their participation in different aboriginal artwork. They have shown continued interest in the patterns and symbols and what they represent. We included red and yellow lines and shapes to cut and design onto black cardboard. The children were imaginative as they worked and tried hard to cut accurately on the lines. Using correct scissor hold is essential and helps to build strength in the hand. These skills then further assist fine motor development.



  • Children broaden their understanding of the world around them
  • Children explore the diversity of culture, heritage, background and tradition
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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

Roly Poly Play

All of a sudden, children began rolling down the sloped soft fall. As others saw, they joined in too. There was lots of laughter as they used their bodies to roll down the slope and try to stay straight. Some ended up in all sorts of directions, but it didn't matter, as they were having fun.



  • Children seek out and accept new challenges
  • Children engage in increasingly complex sensory motor skills
  • Children demonstrate spatial awareness and orient themselves, moving around and through their environments confidently and safely
  • Children show enthusiasm for participating in physical play
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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

Name Writing

We have begun practicing our name writing each day. The children write their name in dotted form, boxed form, and then they try to write it themselves on the line. It's great to see so many try and gain confidence as they work on something challenging. Holding the texta correctly is something we are working on, as correct grip enables the children to have control as they write, and is a necessary skill to learn.



  • Children develop an understanding that symbols are a powerful means of communication
  • Children begin to be aware of the relationships between oral, written and visual representations.