To our Bandicoot Families



Dear Families,

We’re thrilled to share some highlights of the enriching experiences your children have been embracing in our room lately. From the whimsical world of “The Hungry Caterpillar” to vibrant yarn times and the joy of music and movement, it’s been a delightful journey of discovery and creativity.

The Hungry Caterpillar:

In our exploration of Eric Carle’s timeless classic, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” the children have been captivated by the colourful pages and the journey of the tiny caterpillar as it munches through a variety of foods. We’ve transformed one of our walls into an interactive space adorned with pictures from the book, allowing the children to immerse themselves in the story’s magic. Our little artists have also crafted their own caterpillars using curved cartons and paint, showcasing their imagination and fine motor skills.


Yarn Times and Acknowledgment of Country:

As we delve into the rich tapestry of Indigenous culture, we’ve introduced “Yarn Times” where we honour and learn about the traditions of the First Nations people. Through discussions about the Indigenous flag, we’ve explored its vibrant colours – black, red, and yellow – representing the connection to the land, the sun, and the Aboriginal people. Through these conversations, we strive to foster a deep respect and understanding of Australia’s Indigenous heritage among our young learners.


Painting – Individual and Collaborative:

Artistic expression knows no bounds in our room! Through individual and collaborative painting sessions, your children have unleashed their creativity onto canvas. From bold brushstrokes to delicate finger painting, each masterpiece tells a unique story. The process of painting not only encourages self-expression but also fosters teamwork and communication as they share brushes, colours, and ideas with their peers.

Music and Movement:

Inspired by the infectious energy of “The Wiggles” and the heart-warming adventures of “Bluey,” our room has been alive with the rhythm of music and movement. Whether it’s dancing to catchy tunes or mimicking the playful antics of beloved characters, your children are discovering the joy of expression through music. These lively sessions not only promote physical coordination but also ignite their imagination and love for storytelling.

As we continue to nurture the children’s curiosity and creativity, we are grateful for your ongoing support and involvement in their learning journey. Together, we are laying the foundation for a lifetime of exploration, discovery, and boundless imagination.


learn, play, grow

Ada Mary A'Beckett Children's Centre

2 Batman Road

Port Melbourne 3207