WEEK 8 NEWS AND PICTURES
Tomorrow we will celebrate with a special visit from author and Illustrator, Aleesha Darlison. After the presentation Aleesha will run workshops with our students in their classrooms. Thank you to Mrs Gardner for arranging and organising the day.
In Term 4 we will again be providing a number of opportunities for children commencing school next year as part of our Kindergarten Transition Program. These include:
•Orientation visits (Thursday 8, 15, 22 November)
• School tours (by arrangement)
To assist in our planning it would be appreciated if enrolment forms for siblings of current students who are commencing school next year could be completed and forwarded to the school office ASAP.
We are looking forward to our second Colour Run. Teachers and students will once again enjoy seeing lots of colour splashed over themselves. We hope all dads, mums and carers at our Iluka Public School, can join us on Friday 9 November. Many thanks to the P&C for organising this truly special event. Permission notes and details are going home on a separate note.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge closed on Friday 31 August 2018. All students Kindergarten to Year 2 completed the challenge this year. As well, we congratulate the students in Years 3 - 6 who completed the challenge independently. Well done Shanoah, Oceane, Eddie, Amelie, Xavier, Josie and Millie making 46 in total. These students will be recognised for their efforts with a certificate when their reading records are finalised by PRC.
In week’s three and four of Term 4 our Stage 2 and Stage 3 students and 5 staff members will set off on excursions to Lake Ainsworth and Coffs Harbour. The aim for our students will be to discover friendships and personal growth from within. Here are a few photos from previous experiences.
Year 5 and 6 will have a wonderful experience while at the Sport and Recreation Camp. While on this trip, they will participate in a range of activities including sailing, kayaking and rock wall climbing. Year 3 and 4 will also have a great time exploring Mutton Bird Island, Tabatinga and Dolphin Marine Magic and much more. Invoices have been sent out for Stage 3 and Stage 2’s invoices will be sent home shortly.
Payments are now due in.
Please, if you have any concerns or need support in any capacity; please do not hesitate to contact myself.
Our students’ safety is our first priority when it comes to end of school time. Your children are taught the rules that will keep them safe during specific lessons following the Department of Education’s PDHPE syllabus.
It is important that we work together to reinforce these safety rules by acting as role-models. Please remind your children when riding to and from school on their bikes to remain vigilant and to obey all road rules.
Yesterday, the PSSA Boys Cricket team played Westlawn in Round 5 of the Knock out competition. Iluka were probably at full strength. We won the toss and sent Westlawn in to bat first. Iluka bowled tightly and fielders did a great job restricting the opposition to 85. After lunch Iluka set about chasing down the total. With just overs to go it all became very exciting and Iluka was able to reach the total.
Chickens-Last Friday, the students had their first opportunity to hold one of our baby chicks. Students this week will take on the role of carer, ensuring that the coup is clean and that the chickens have enough water/food to eat each day.
*The P&C 10c coin collection continues this week.
*Library day is Friday.
Speaking topics - Week 8 topic: an interesting picture (It could be a drawing, photo, artwork, something created by the student or created by someone else). Week 9 topic: favourite foods.
Head lice - A number of families have reported that head lice have been detected in their child’s hair. Please be vigilant in checking and treating your child’s hair on a regular basis.Thank you.
Narrative Writing - Our narrative writing skills continue to develop and this will really be boosted by our workshop with Aleesah Darlison tomorrow. Please ensure all notes and money are returned so your child does not miss this valuable opportunity.
Aleesah Darlison author visit tomorrow - note and $5
* Homework, home readers and library books are due on Friday
* Bank books are collected on Tuesday
* The P&C 10c coin collection continues this week.
Have a great week!
Bounce Back- The social values targeted over the next few weeks are kindness, compassion, cooperation, respect for others, self respect, friendliness and inclusion.
Homework- Our focus is cooperation and class consistency in submitting homework. I really want the children to be organised. Last week we achieved 68%. Accountability breeds responsibility, and students who develop the tools to target and improve their academic shortcomings will, in turn, develop the skills they need to go far in life. Homework is due in on Fridays and sent home on Mondays. We thoroughly go through the work before it is sent home and the students should be able to complete the work independently. If your child is having difficulties please encourage them to see me.
Home Reading- Our goal for the year is to reach 200 nights by the end of term four. I am very pleased to announce that the majority of students in our class are well and truly on track.It is important that I sight their journals regularly.They are collected every Monday.
Aleesah Darlison author visit tomorrow - note and $5
Touch football note and $5
The P&C 10c coin collection.
Hello everyone. A few reminders please - Author Workshop is tomorrow, notes and money must be returned to participate.Touch Football Gala Day is next Friday 21st - notes and money due for those students attending please. Camp payment overdue.
Well done to our cricket players - it must have been an exciting match! Off to Kingscliff next.
Last week I said Homework had improved - this week it fell off the cliff again! The kids have Homework every week and should be doing it - and returning it. The same goes for their Journal - they must be regularly returning the Journal for me to see otherwise they cannot attend the waterslide prize.
Bounce Back this week is Cooperation - working as a team and achieving things together. There is no ‘I’ in TEAM. We will link this to empathy, kindness, fairness and responsibility. Cheers, Chris.
Hello everyone and welcome to Week 8.
Cricket- Congratulations to the Iluka Public School cricket team! You all played very well yesterday and you should be proud of your efforts.
Speaking Topic- The students have been asked to prepare a piece of writing titled “My Favourite Place”. Next week (Week 9) they will present it to the class.This task is to be completed at home.Perhaps you could ask your child to read their piece of writing to you and provide them with some constructive feedback before next week.Doing so would benefit those students who may feel anxious about talking in front of an audience.
Homework- As many of the Year 5/6 students were at cricket yesterday, I decided to hand out the homework today instead.Due to the writing task each student is required to prepare this week, I have only given maths homework this week. This will be due on Friday as per normal.
Author Visit- Tomorrow Aleesah Darlinson will be visiting the school.She will be conducting a narrative writing workshop with the Year 5/6 students.I am really looking forward to this visit.
Aleesah Darlison visit tomorrow (permission note and $5 payment)
Library day is Thursday
Homework is due on Friday
Bank books are collected each Tuesday
The P&C 10c coin collection continues this week (well done to all of the students who helped make Year 5/6 the winning class last week).
Have a great week!
LIBRARY / TECHNOLOGY
As you may be aware, I was away sick for most of last week and some student’s library days may have been disrupted. I encourage everyone to bring their library bags to school on their library days. If you have forgotten the library days are as follows:
MONDAY - Year 3 and 4/5
THURSDAY - Year 5/6
FRIDAY - Year K/1 and 2
Each classroom has been equipped with a single plug in EMF adapter to help provide protection and relief from EMF & WiFi radiation in each classroom.
The department of education have started an initiative called STEMshare where they have purchased hundreds of kits that are shared between schools throughout NSW. Our school was lucky enough to secure the PC Robotics kit that has Lego Mindstorm robotics, Makey Makey robotics and many other robotic items within the kit.This robotics kit will be utilised throughout all of Term 4 and will be the focus for the term for all ages.The students will be learning how to program and control robots and other items found within the kit through the use of code. However, until Term 4 comes around we will be continuing our low cost STEM projects.