Updated: Jul 21, 2020


  • IPS Athletics Carnival - Thursday 25th (from approx. 12pm) & Friday 26th.

  • 2020 Kindergarten Orientation - Transition Day Wednesday July 31.

  • Iluka Public School Open Day - Thursday 1 August.

  • 11.00 am picnic recess with parents

  • 11.30 classroom visits

  • 12.00 school and library visits, including Scholastic Book Fair.

  • 12.15 whole school assembly.


Welcome to Term 3

Yesterday the staff of Iluka Public School participated in a range of activities for our Staff Development Day. We began the day with a walk around the school as practice for a quick look around ensuring the school was again safe for our students.This was a great chance for everyone to catch up on holiday stories while enjoying the fresh air and sun on such a beautiful morning. Being active is a terrific way to start the day. We noticed that the infants cubby house has been repainted in bright colours and we thank Miss Aleisha for spending time to do this over her break.

The highlight of the day was listening to Mr John Stewart. John’s role with the Department is as a Teacher Quality adviser. His inspiring presentation focused on making the school and classroom a vibrant, motivating and inspiring place. His talk supported the work our teachers already do. It was a powerful morning.

After morning tea we focused as a team looking at our rosters, timetables, the Term 3 calendar, our Wellbeing Program and the role of the LaST teacher. We look forward to many exciting activities over the next ten weeks.

Just before lunch we were joined by the staff from Chatsworth Island Public School. Together we completed mandatory CPR and Anaphylaxis training.

This was a terrific and valuable day of learning. The staff looked refreshed, positive and keen to once again give their very best to ensure our beautiful students make the most of every day this term.

Athletics Carnival

Thank you to our groundsman ‘Strong Mark and parent volunteer ‘Strong Oliver’ who generously gave up their time during the holidays to help me mark out the Athletics track. The day was very cold and particularly difficult to set out due to the strong westerly breeze. I appreciate your efforts and the support you give to our school.

We now are set for this Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. Teachers and myself are expecting ALL students to come to school on the days of the carnival.

  • Families are welcome to attend - bring a folding chair and/or a blanket to sit on.

  • Students may wear a T-Shirt or clothing in their house colour (Green or Yellow) on Friday.

  • Events will commence at approximately 9.30am.

  • A canteen will operate on Friday.

  • Please make sure your child’s permission note has been returned to school.


2020 Kindergarten Orientation Day

Learning - Laughing - Playing

  • Wednesday July 31 - 9.00am - 12.00pm

  • Wednesday August 14 - 9.00am - 12.00pm

  • Wednesday August 28 - 9.00am -12.00pm

Year 6 Excursion to Canberra and Selwyn Snowfields

Our biannual Years 5 and 6 excursion to Canberra and the Snowy Mountains is fast approaching. Mr Jones, Mrs Cunningham, Mrs Gardner and myself will be taking the students this year. Please ensure that all permission, medical information and money is returned as soon as possible. We have a great trip and adventure planned for Years 5 and 6 and one I am personally looking forward to with a great group of students this year.

CWA Projects

Hopefully, many parents took the opportunity over the holidays to visit the CWA Hall to look at the wonderful display of PNG projects. I take this opportunity to thank our beautiful dancers who opened the show with a traditional PNG dance. Angela, Amelia, Izzy, Josie, Maddy, Caitlyn and Bonnie did an amazing routine by our wonderful dance teacher, Mrs Anna Cooper. Thank you Anna.

Canteen Kids

One of the success stories for this year has been the wonderful work from our Year 6 Canteen Kids. While learning many valuable life skills our students are also being treated with hearty, delicious meals. The Spaghetti Bolognese was beautiful. Thank you so much to Mrs Cunningham and Leah for organising this luncheon.

Year 5 Visit to Maclean High School

It was just great to see the enthusiasm demonstrated by our Year 5 class during their recent visit to Maclean High School. Our Year 5 class took the opportunity to participate in a range of Indigenous games whilst also meeting perhaps for the first time and establishing relationships with fellow Year 5 students from across the Clarence Valley. Thank you to Mrs Milne and Aleisha for attending the day.

Thank you

On behalf of Iluka Public School can I please thank the Corston, Speirs and Warne-Shield families for looking after the chickens over the holidays. We very much appreciate your time and energy and commitment in supporting our school.

I look forward to a positive Term 3 and seeing everyone back at school today. I hope you enjoyed your well deserved holiday break. As always, I commend the hard work of our teachers, office staff, SLSOs and GA for their work and commitment to the students of Iluka Public School.

Have a wonderful week.



Kindergarten Celebration - Thank you parents and family members for coming to our celebration of 100 days of schooling for our Kindergarten students. Hope you enjoyed our videos and your family photo shoot.

CWA Projects - Congratulations to all the students for their excellent Papua New Guinea projects. The following students were presented with a certificate at the CWA presentation ceremony - Kindergarten… 1st prize - Scarlett, 2nd prize - Makenna, 3rd prize - Zayden and Year One … 1st prize - Charlie, 2nd prize - Rex, 3rd prize - Zoe.

Year One Homework - This term the Year One students commence their Maths Mentals homework. Students will take home their Maths Mental book at the start of the week. It is important that the students do a section each night, not all in one night. Books, with their completed work, is to be returned on Friday.

Library Day - Our class library day for this term is Wednesday. It is important that every student participates in our class library lesson and borrows/returns books on this day.


*If you haven’t returned your child’s athletic carnival permission note yet, could you do so before Thursday. Please return notes in your child’s communication folder.