Each term we explore an exciting and varied topic on which we base some of our classroom activities as well as incursions and excursions. These term topics give children a better understanding of the world, expanding their vocabulary and accelerating various skills.
Some examples of Topics and how they fit in with Banksia’s activities:
Community workers: incursions in collaboration with PMH nurse, fire and safety brigade, constable care…
Marine Life: an incursion in collaboration with the department of Fisheries, an excursion to AQUA
Space: construction of a giant play space-ship in the classroom
Botany: an excursion to Kings Park
We also organise different types of incursions, often related to special events (Chinese New Year, Earth Day…) or to the curriculum (music, language, physical development…).
Other important and very popular classroom events are our Mother’s Day Morning Tea, Father’s Day Breakfast and End of year School Concert.