• 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.



Hi everyone,

Welcome back after having a wonderful long weekend. Over the next few weeks we will be finishing off some teaching and learning activities and completing assessment tasks. In writing the students have been working hard on finishing their persuasive letters to the council.

Good luck to all the students participating in the Cross Country on Friday. I am sure we will see some personal bests. You have all been so diligent with your preparations.

Our Home Reading goal this term is to reach 50 nights. Most of the children are nearly there. It is important to keep up the consistency. I will be handing out their awards at the next whole school assembly.

Parent and teacher interviews commence today. Notes went home last week confirming days and times. I look forward to meeting with you. Have a great week Bek


Good Morning All,

I hope everyone had a happy Easter holiday.

PSSA Cricket: Today the School Cricket team travel to Maclean to play Maclean Public School. We wish you every success.

Interviews: If parents/carers would like an interview, could you please contact either the office or myself to organise a suitable time.

School Cross Country: The students have been practising for Fridays School Cross Country, which will be held at the school this year.

Homework is due back this week and another will be sent home which will be due back on Wednesday week 11. Home Reading Journals will be finalised this week and awards presented at the week 11 assembly. A reminder that Science, Sport and Library will be held this Friday. Please come prepared.

Have a great week. Cheers John


Hello everyone,

I trust your Easter break was pleasurable and you made the most of the beautiful weather.

Interviews: are commencing today. The children brought home your day and interview time. This is an informal chatto share home and school life.

PSSA Cricket: congratulations go to the team for a great game and fine sportsmanship.

X Country: practice has been going well and there has been an increase in fitness and stamina. I’m sure all will participate well on Friday.

Homework: is due on Friday. We will have our spelling test as well.

Home Reading: milestones were achieved by 75% of the class with 50 nights of nightly reading being completed. All the class should reach this first level of recognition by the end of the term.

Daylight saving is finished so our body clocks can regain a normal rhythm. Have a productive week. Di


Hello and welcome back from a glorious long weekend that delivered amazing weather and some extremely fun waves. We are nearing the end of the term and soon I will be running a report in my library to see which class is currently in the lead for the most consistent borrowers and returners. I received an email over the long weekend from Australia Post informing me that the students Book Club orders are on the way. They are expected to arrive on Thursday and I am hoping to have them organised to hand out on the same day. I would like to thank all parents that ordered Book Club has you have helped our school earn valuable points towards ordering new resources. With the points that we earned from our recent Book Club order I will be buying some new books for our library.

I hope everyone has a great week. Matt.