Creative Garden

Our Visitor Boral the Cement truck

How Exciting!!!  Allister the Cement Truck driver drove his truck right up beside Senior Kindy at Creative Garden Arundel this afternoon. The children were so excited to see such a big truck at their kindy.


This is Allister and his cement truck called Boral.


The big truck (Boral) was bright yellow for safety


Liam thought the truck was super noisy while Ella was fascinated by the Shute that delivered all the cement. Oscar loved the big biggest truck he had ever seen. Catlin had never seen a cement truck before – she liked it. Ruby told Miss Donna that the wheels were bigger than her. Tamara wasn’t all that sure the cement was a bit messy for her. Mia was so excited she asked if we could talk to Allister so we did 🙂


Allister explained that sand, gravel, water and a few additives are dropped into a Shute at the top of the truck and the big barrel turns around mixing all the cement together. It doesn’t take long to make cement only 3 or 4 minutes for the big mixer to turn around a few times.

Here is the cement going down the Shute into a wheel barrow. “I don’t have a wheel barrow yet I am too small” said Liam H. “That man has a pink nose, Is it sunscreen?” Mia asked.

Aiden was so excited to wake up and see a cement truck near our door he jumped up and down excitedly “I Love Cement Trucks, I Love Cement Trucks”.

Liam and Harrison woke up just as Allister was explaining how he cleans the truck. We use lots of water and spin the barrel. The truck holds 7 M3 of cement when it is fully loaded.

Miss Donna explained to the children that Allister had to leave now and we all decided we should give Allister and the workmen an Ice Block for a surprise and a big Thank you.

 LO4                 Children are confident and involved learners

LO4.1               Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitments, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

LO4.2               Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

LO5                  Children are effective communicators

LO5.1               Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

LO4.4               Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials