Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

General Information and Upcoming Events

  • Kindergarten Open Night - Thursday 9th August. Please make sure you have enrolled your child if they are attending Banksmeadow school next year. Information packs will be sent out shortly. We have enrolment forms at the preschool if required. It would be appreciated if you could write down which school your child will be attending next year. A sheet is provided where you sign in and out.
  • Athletics Carnival - Friday 10th August at 9.10am on the school oval. You are welcome to come and watch.
  • Please do not double park outside the preschool when dropping off and picking up your child.

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

Baby Bathing Time!

Over the past several days a group of children have been playing with the dolls outside and enjoyed role-playing as mums and dads. As an extension of their interest, an area focusing on babies was set up for them to engage in. The area was very popular with the children as they washed, dressed and fed their babies and then took them for a walk in the strollers. The children talked with their friends about what they did when they were babies and asked Mrs. Steinmann to show them how to bath a baby properly.

  • Children initiate interactions and conversations with trusted educators.
  • Children confidently explore and engage with social and physical environments through relationships and play.
  • Children openly express their feelings and ideas in their interactions with others.

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

Our Class Pets!

The children have been enjoying watching and holding the new additions to the class. Throughout the day the children request to have a hold of the leaf insects and walk around the room participating in activities with the insects on their arms. Zach, Raphael, and Evandar asked to take the leaf insects into the Kookaburra class to show them our new class pets. The three boys told the other class all about the leaf insects and the other class also had the opportunity to have a hold.

  • Children explore relationships with other living things.
  • Children show growing appreciation and care for the natural environment.

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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

Relay Time!

The children were enthusiastic to participate in relay races. The children followed instructions given by Mrs Nicol and Mrs Dickson in preparation for our athletics carnival on Friday. The children will engage in various activities on carnival day so we are practising a range of movement skills each day. The children have been participating in sack races and the relay races with confidence, energy and purpose.

  • Children develop their physical skills and spatial awareness.
  • Children show an understanding of healthy lifestyles, including physical fitness and good nutrition.

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 Artists!

The children have enjoyed exploring their creative side and expressing themselves through drawing and painting.

The children explained their artwork with others around them as they drew with the texta and added the detail with their paint selection. The very proud artists then showed their masterpieces to their friends.

  • Children use play to imagine and explore ideas.
  • Children develop dispositions for learning such as creativity and imagination.