Bankstown Montessori Pre-school 2018

Bankstown Montessori Preschool 2018 has been a busy and successful year. As well as our usual program of work, activities at the centre have included our reunion afternoon tea for past students, Jeans for Genes day for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, simultaneous Story time and book reading by parents to celebrate book week. The week was also celebrated by a whole school excursion by bus to Bankstown Library for books, games and storytelling.

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Bankstown Montessori Pre-school reunion afternoon tea
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Bankstown Montessori Pre-school children were visited by The Children’s Medical Research Institute


Parent’s came to the school to read books to the children for National book Week 2018

Incursions have been provided each term by the Young Aus Workshop with shows involving storytelling, dancing, music, songs and puppetry. Two terms of soccer football skills were provided by the Red Devil’s Soccer Academy with an opportunity for parents to attend a lesson and see how the children were progressing.

Red Devils Academy Soccer

Other interesting and great learning experiences were provided by Andrew, Abrielle and Alanna who came from The Children’s Medical research institute to explain about cells, genes and chromosomes and why it’s so important we help. We also undertook a workshop on first aid especially devised by First Aid for 3-6 year olds.

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We held our own commonwealth games to coincide with the real event. We had some unusual sports and it was great fun for both teachers and children.

The extended day children have made two excursions – one to Calmsley Hill  Farm and the other to see a theatre production at the Riverside Theatre.

Our Science Fair was again very successful. this year we had some additional publicity from the local paper.

The theme was ‘Volcanoes’ and the fair was well attended by the school community. We again received a grant from the National Science Week school grants committee and we were able to obtain a ‘Museum in a Box’ on rocks and minerals to supplement our science displays.

A graduation concert and lunch was held last week. Poor weather initially intruded but we managed the new day quite well and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves. The children are always excited to put on this event.


Other exciting things this year have been an information stall at Bankstown Children’s Festival, Community Bunnings sausage sizzle and planning and open day at the school.


We thank all the staff, committee members and parents who contributed and participated in helping the school this year. We are very thankful.

Bankstown Montessori Preschool

Practical Life Activities

What are Practical Life activities?


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Sink and Float

Practical Life activities are the activities of everyday life and they are involved in all aspects of life. The child observes there activities in the environment and gains knowledge through the real experiences of how to accomplish life skills in a purposeful way. These activities are cultured and specific to the child’s time and place.

Practical Life activities help give the child a sense of being and belonging, established through participation in daily life with us. Through practical life the child learns about his culture and all bout what it is to be human.

Generally the activities of practical life revolve around four areas:

1. Caring for the self

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Learning how to sew on a sewing card.

2. Caring for the environment

Bankstown Montessori Pre-school’s garden patch is coming along beautifully, thanks to the love and care and time our Montessori kids have been putting into it everyday.
Bankstown Montessori Pre-school’s garden patch is coming along beautifully, thanks to the love and care and time our Montessori kids have been putting into it everyday.

3. Grace & Courtesy

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4. Movement of objects

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Opening and closing lids
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There is another area which encompasses all four areas and which is a very important part of practical life, namely food. Practical life activities are an integral part of any Montessori environment.


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The Children’s Medical Research Institute and Bankstown Montessori Pre-school

In term 3 Bankstown Montessori Pre-school participated in raising funds for Jeans for genes Day. The children were encouraged to wear jeans to school, bring a soft teddy and gold coin in with them. Our wonderful teachers took the time to briefly explain cells and how it makes every person unique. Our small school was happy to raise $100 for the great cause and received a certificate from Children’s Medical Research Institute.

In term 4 the school was visited by Andrew, Abrielle and Alanna from the Children’s Medical research Institute to explain the important work they do for the community, taking the time to explain what cells, DNA and chromosomes are. The children had so many things to say and questions to ask and by the end of the talk, they were all trying to see if they could see their own chromosomes through their skin without using a microscope.

We thank the Children’s Medical Research Institute for taking the time to visit us and help educate the community of all ages.

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15th November 2018


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