• Iluka Public School



Save the Date

ANZAC Day Eve - Tuesday 24 April – 5pm – 6.00pm

Please save this date as we are asking for students to come up to school and meet the service men and women from the Amberley Air Base in Brisbane. They wish to meet and speak to as many boys and girls about their roles and the defence force. Light refreshments will be available on the informative night.

Last week’s Iluka Public School Whole School Assembly in the library was a huge success. It was outstanding to feel the great atmosphere and see the community involvement during the hour presentation. We are proud of all the students at Iluka Public School as they continue to strive for high expectations. Students are making strong and smart decisions across our school as they aim to uphold our school values of being Responsible, Safe and Respectful citizens. The variety of awards received by the students was wonderful to see as was the large number of people who came through our doors. I would also like to commend the fantastic work by our school leaders Millie and Molly, in facilitating this event.

The last assembly of the term will be held on Friday 13 April at 2.15pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Mrs Howard and to all those who attended our first ‘Garden, coffee and cake tour’ held last Thursday. There was good number of people able to attend the informative session. Mr and Mrs Howard have worked tirelessly over many years on our gardens and your support and participation was most appreciated.

It was inspiring to see and hear how our cricket team competed at Maclean today. The enthusiasm and school pride shown was great to see. Congratulations on the students involved. More details about the day will follow in the next week’s newsletter.

Our P&C will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday 10 April at 7pm which will be held in the staff room. This will be a great opportunity to come along and be part of a team of people that support our school in many different ways.

Iluka Public School was very fortunate to team up with Woolworths and participate in the Earn and Learn program during 2017. Last week our supplies that we were able to gain through the program arrived at school. (PIC) Iluka Public School students and staff would like to thank everyone in the community for your efforts in collecting stickers to help us gain supplies to use at school. Similarly, the Coles School for Sport has been an outstanding success. The school has been very well supported by the community. The coupons can be dropped off in our foyer.

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge

The 2018 Challenge has commenced for students. The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. Students in Year 3 - 6 are expected to enter their own details into the online reading record. All students in in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 will complete the challenge in their library time and with their class teacher. The school would like to thank Mrs Roxi Dean who is volunteering to help with Year 3-6 students in the library for the challenge.


Hope you and your family had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break. From the stories I am hearing, the Easter bunny has been very busy in Iluka delivering lots of Easter eggs.

Cross Country Practice-On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, the Kindergarten and Year One students have been training for the Cross Country running competition alongside the rest of the student population.


*Parents/carers please note, if you read library books to your child each week, this can be recorded in your child’s yellow home reading journal as two nights of reading for Saturday and Sunday.



I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter weekend. We are now on the downhill run into school holidays.

Cross Country - Students are practising for cross country a number of times per week and are focusing on improving their endurance.

Home reading - Congratulations to those students who have reached 50 nights and received their awards at the assembly last week. For those still on the way, keep up the daily reading. More awards will follow at the next assembly before the holidays.

Interviews - Meetings have commenced today. Thank you to those who have requested an interview. I look forward to meeting with you over the coming week.

Have a great week.