WEEK 4 NEWS AND EVENTS
P&C Meeting Tonight
Don’t forget our P&C Meeting tonight in our school staff room at 7:00pm. Hope to see you there!
Education Week was celebrated across the state last week. It was a wonderful opportunity for schools to open up their doors to share, celebrate and showcase all the wonderful things public education can offer! Teachers commented how great it was great seeing so many families in the classrooms.
Many parents told me how amazing they think our school and students are. The varied performances and dynamic work showcased that our children are very much part of Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world.
We held a wonderful Whole School Assembly with many lovely activities occurring, including picnics at recess, followed by open classrooms and tours around our beautiful school. There was much positive feedback from parents who attended, however we welcome all feedback to assist us in improving future events at our school. Please find a School Satisfaction survey attached for those parents who could not attend on the day. I am very proud of our students who performed to a very high standard on the stage and on the play equipment. Special thanks to all our teachers for their amazing effort on the day. Thank you to our parents for your ongoing support, it is greatly appreciated. We are sure that you enjoyed the opportunity to see the learning activities your child is involved in at our school.
Please see photos from our Open Day celebrations now on our Website. You can locate all of these photos by clicking on the galleries button on the navigation bar. All our students and staff had a great day.
If you have a child who will be starting school next year, or know somebody who does, please come into the office and fill out an enrolment form. The sooner we have an idea of numbers, the sooner we can start planning our classes. We now look forward to our Expo Evening. We hope all interested parents, carers and friends can come along.
This year, we are again recognising Book Week. Our celebration will be held on Tuesday 21 August from 9:00 am to approximately 10:00 am. The students may dress in their favourite book character. All children who participate will receive a ticket for a lucky draw. There will be five prizes (one for each class).
Zone Athletics Carnival
On Thursday 23 August , 17 students will attend the Zone Athletics competing as part of the Smalls Schools team. This is an amazing effort for our school. We wish them all the best.
Our students have been showing great determination and a positive mindset to tackle a new maths challenge last week. Over the past fortnight, our students have been learning about position and area, in particular measuring in square metres. The students were given an open-ended task of designing a skate park to assess their knowledge and inform our planning.
The learning intention was to:
1. Use formal units to measure the areas of rectangles
2. Interpret simple grid maps to show position.
Thank you; The school administrative and support staff at Iluka Public School are amazing and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them on behalf of myself, the teachers, the students and their families. The office staff are fantastic at keeping everything (including me) organised, answering enquiries and helping sick children. The SLSO’s patiently support a wide range of students in classrooms and one-on-one as they work towards achieving their personal best.
As mentioned in the previous newsletter, the response for the purchasing of our older model iPads has been overwhelming. Many families have requested more than one iPad and this has pushed the number of interests past the 30 iPad mark. After an executive meeting we have decided on what we think is the fairest way to sell the iPads. Here is the process in clear and concise steps:
The first round of iPads will be sold in the order of when you requested them. We have been recording the order number as you have called in your interest.
Each family will receive one iPad per family for the first round.
If there are still iPads left after round 1 we will then go back to the top of the list if you requested more than one.
We will continue this process until all iPads are sold.
iPads will only be sold when new iPads arrive and are on school system.
Conditions of sale
$50 cash must be handed over when iPad is picked up.
No laybys will be accepted at all.
The school will not provide technical support.
The first round of iPads will come with a charger, however following rounds may not.
The iPad will be restored back to factory settings. This means there will be no apps on the iPad and you will need to set the iPad up with your own iTunes account.
CLASS K-1 NEWS
Education Day-Thank you parents, carers, relatives, friends and community members for attending our Education Day celebrations. The Kindergarten and Year One students were so excited to share their work with you and to perform their action song/dance. Your attendance and support was greatly appreciated.
Home Reading-Keep up the reading! Our target for this term is 150 nights reading. Reading awards will be handed out at our next whole school assembly. Just a reminder that students who have achieved 200 nights reading will be invited to participate in the school waterslide activities held at the end of term four.
Mathematics-The Year One students have now commenced Quicksmart. This program aims to develop quick recall of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication facts. The students receive individual support and progress through the levels at their own learning pace.
Macadamia Castle Animal Park Excursion-In class we have begun to countdown how many sleeps are left until we go on our excursion to the Macadamia Castle Animal Park at Knockrow. Please ensure that all permission notes and money ($25 per student) has been paid before Monday 20th August.
*Year One students need to have their pencil cases at school each day. Please ensure that their coloured pencils/lead pencils are sharpened and ready for use at the start of the day.
CLASS 2 NEWS
Education Day - It was lovely to see so many parents, carers, family members and friends join us in celebrating Education Day last week. Thank you for coming along on the day and supporting our wonderful school. Please remember though that the classroom is always open if you would like to call in and see what we have been working on.
Macadamia Castle - Our excursion to Macadamia Castle is just over a week away. Please ensure that all permission notes and money ($25 per student) has been paid before Monday 20th August.
Speaking topics - Week 4: Something from the environment and Week 5: a pair of shoes
Bounce Back - This week in Bounce Back lessons we are focusing on responsibilities. Students have been sharing ideas of how they are responsible for certain activities at home, such as taking out the bins, setting the table and bringing in the washing.
* Book Week is next week - don’t forget a costume
* Town library visit
* Homework and home readers are due on Friday
* Banking is every Tuesday
Have a lovely week.
CLASS 3 NEWS
Education Day Thank you to all the families for your support on such a wonderful day. I was super impressed with all the performances and I particularly liked the impromptu performance from year 3. Which demonstrated outstanding confidence and talent.
Bounce Back This week we have been learning about differences and how to speak tactfully.
Writing- We are learning some interesting facts whilst writing explanations.
Book week Next Tuesday is the book parade. The parade starts at 9am and the students are to come to school dressed as their favourite character. After the parade they will change back into their school uniform and resume daily routines.
Homework needs to be returned on Fridays.
Library returns to Monday next week.
Have a great week Bek
CLASS 4/5 NEWS
Hello everyone. What a fantastic turn up to Open Day last week. The kids love showing off their school and are very proud of it. Well done to our class circus troupe - within the beautiful garden setting you all looked totally awesome and pulled off the performance without a hitch. Great stuff kids.
Next Tuesday is our school Book Parade. This year we will all come to school already dressed and the parade activities will go from 9 -10am. The children will then get dressed back into their school uniform for the rest of the day. Our Bounce Back focus this week is Honesty and Integrity. Simple ideas and stories can be powerful for the students. The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a beauty. One of the Homework tasks this week asks the students to think of someone who they think has integrity - and tell us why they chose that person. Reminders - homework goes home on Monday and is due back Friday. Library on Monday. Chris.
CLASS 5/6 NEWS
Hello everyone and welcome to Week 4.
Last Wednesday was definitely the highlight of the week for me. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the students perform in the various performances. I was also impressed with the behaviour demonstrated by the Year 5/6 students. Well done boys and girls!
PSSA Touch Football: Congratulations to all of the boys and girls who represented the school in the PSSA touch football over the last two weeks. I was especially pleased to see the girls return from their game in such high spirits yesterday. Despite not winning, they came back to school proudly singing ‘We are the Champions’. It just goes to show - It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game that counts! Well done girls for displaying such a positive attitude.
- Please remember to bring a note in to explain any absences
- Homework is due on Friday
- Banking is on Tuesdays
Have a great week
LIBRARY / TECHNOLOGY
Good news Book Club enthusiasts. I have order issue number 5 and scholastic should be boxing up your orders as you read this newsletter. The parents and carers that ordered Book Club have earned the school $42 in scholastics points. This will allow me to buy some new books for the library.
Year 4/5 - They have began to research early settlers shelters. They will be required to create a model shelter using materials found within nature around the school grounds. The model will then be used to investigate the extreme conditions that early settlers had to live with, eg heat, rain and wind.
Year 2 - Ramp it up activity. Students investigate the distance a toy car will travel by changing the slope of a ramp. They have to create a ramp from the top of a chair to the ground to see how far they could get a toy car to travel.
Year K/1 - Stack it tall activity. Students plan and build a stable structure, equal to the height of a table, using a specified set of construction materials.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
When my teacher, Mr Fullerman, doesn't have his Beady Eyes on me, I like to draw pictures and write stories about stuff, like when we had the worst holiday ever (camping sucks), and when my parents came to school for parents' evening (groan). And about how Marcus Meldrew is the most annoying boy in the world and how I don't want to sit next to him in class. All I want to do is get tickets to see the best band ever, Dude3, when they come to town. It's not easy when I'm up against Delia, my weirdo big sister, and all my plans seem to get me into Major Trouble . . . again.