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WEEK 1 NEWS - TERM 2

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REMINDERS

Maclean Show - half day public holiday event.

Clarence Valley Council will have a half day public holiday event from 12 midday Wednesday, 8 May 2019.


Schools in the Maclean Valley including Iluka Public School will adhere to the gazetted 2019 Local Public Holidays Act by ministerial order and published on the NSW legislation website.

We have been advised that local bus companies will be completing their normal schedules for this day i.e. picking up at the school as normal from 3.10 pm onwards.


There will be NO midday pick up by the bus company.


Iluka Public School will operate as usual until 12.00 pm, where all staff will commence the local public holiday. From this time onwards, students are required to leave the school due to no supervision. Students will be unable to stay until our normal 3.00 pm finish time.


Please contact myself or the main office, if you have any further questions.


Mothers’ Day Breakfast

Next Tuesday, May 7 the school would like to invite Mothers’, Grandmothers and all significant ladies in the lives of Iluka Public School students to breakfast. We are hoping that this event is a very special occasion. Hopefully a few Dads can come and volunteer to help out too! The school will be preparing a delicious supply of breakfast goodies including fruit, muesli and bacon and egg sandwiches. Hopefully it will be a great way to start the day. Come on down from 7.30am.

Mothers’ Day Stall

Also next Tuesday, May 7 the P&C will be putting on a stall displaying a range of gifts students may wish to purchase for Mothers’ Day. Gifts will range in price from $1 to $5.


CWA International Day

During the term students will be invited to complete a project on Papua New Guinea as part of the CWA International Day. Students who do so, will be invited to show the CWA members their posters during an afternoon tea. Start collecting your photos and information. More details on this event will be sent home during the term.


PRINCIPAL REPORT


Welcome back from the the Easter holiday break and to the start of Term 2. Our students seemed very excited to be back this morning and settled quickly back into their classes.

Firstly, I would like to recognise and thank the following people;


Thank you Number 1

The school very much appreciates the five families that looked after the school chickens. To the Kennedy, Warne-Shield, Thwaites, Freeman and Dean families we very much appreciate your time and efforts. And thank you to Mr Webster for repairing our broken chicken gate.

Thank you Number 2

We had a most enjoyable and entertaining evening when the school held a BBQ to welcome Amberley Air Force Officers down from Brisbane. The five gentleman each spoke about their different roles in the Air Force and what ANZAC Day meant to them. Our students listened attentively and asked some great questions. Thank you for attending and to Scott, Paul and Chris for cooking the sausages on the night.

Thank you Number 3.

Wow! The fly over of the Hornet jet certainly set the scene for a wonderful ANZAC Day March. Thirty-three students from our school attended in full school uniform as well as many other former students representing their high school. It was so pleasing and quite moving to see our students show the respect and actively participate in the ceremony. I would like to give a special mention and congratulations to our banner and flag holders, wreath layers and to Eddie, Josie, Xavier (on behalf of Amelie) and Caitlin who spoke so beautifully and confidently during the ceremony.

School Renovations

Work on the roof has also continued over the holiday. The toilet block and office areas have now been completed and today Year ⅔ have been able to return back to their classroom, which allows the library to be reopened. Excellent progress is being made and should be completed by Week 5 of this term. Thank you for your understanding and support.


Staff Organisation

Linda, our Administration Officer has taken Long Service Leave this term. Relieving in her position will be Leah. She will be working in the office Monday and Tuesday. Mrs Carol Wright is a welcome return and will be employed to cover Leah’s position on class. It is great to have Carol back once again at our school. Both Carol and Leah will do outstanding work during this time.


School Development Day

Yesterday all staff from Iluka Public School attended a most productive day with 16 schools across the Clarence Valley in Yamba. Thank you to the Iluka Bowling Club for allowing us to use their bus so that staff could travel together. For me, the highlight was listening to well known TV personality, author, artist and comedian Ahn Do who shared his personal story of having to leave war torn Vietnam as a refugee and settle in Australia. What an emotional journey Ahn took the audience on. The day was also extremely important with many educational workshops conducted across many areas of learning.


Autumn Time

The cooler weather will soon be upon us so now is the time to check if your child’s plain red or grey jumper or track pants need replacing.


Here’s to a productive first week back.


Phil


CLASS K-1


Welcome back! Hope you were able to relax and enjoy the holidays with family and friends.


Attendance - This is an important term for learning and academic progress. It is therefore important that your child attends school on a daily basis, unless sick. Missed learning opportunities and experiences cannot be replicated or work simply ‘caught up’ on your child’s return to school.


Thematic Unit - Our focus theme for this term is “Under The Sea”. Students will be gaining knowledge about sea animals, during our thematic work. As well, we will be learning to write information reports about various sea animals. Our work in visual arts will also be linked to this unit.


Library Day - This term our class library day will again be on Wednesday. All students are asked to bring in their library bag this Wednesday, as borrowing of library books will recommence this week. If your child has any overdue library books, it would be appreciated if these books could be returned on Wednesday.


Home Reading - Our class/school target is to reach 100 nights of reading by the end of this term. Consistent reading is the key to achieving this goal. Students will recommence home reading tomorrow.


Assembly Awards - Congratulations to the following students who received Merit Certificates at our last whole school assembly: Kindergarten - Elayna, Zayden, Sailor, Che, Mariah and Tylor. Well done Kindergarten and Year One students for once again receiving the Uniform Award.