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WEEK 1 NEWS - TERM 4

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Tuesday 22 October - Harwood Sugar Mill Excursion (Years 3/4, Year 4/5 and Year 6)

  • Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 October - Stage 2 Dorroughby Excursion

  • Thursday 24 October - Preschool Transition 9:00am to 1:30pm

  • Wednesday 30 October - Year 6 Maclean High School Transition

  • Thursday 31 October - Preschool Transition 9:00am to 1:30pm

  • Wednesday 7 November - Preschool Transition 9:00am to 1:30pm

  • Monday 11 November - Swim School Scheme starts Kindergarten to Year 4

Enrolments for the 2020 school year


This is the time of year when we begin to look at staffing and enrolments for the 2020 school year. If you know that you are moving house, or for other reasons your child will not be at our school next year (except Year 6), could you please inform our school office as soon as possible. This really assists our future planning.


Our 2020 Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Week 2 - Thursday 24 October 2019, Week 3 - Thursday 31 October 2019 and Week 4 - Thursday November 7 2019. These sessions may be followed by a personal comprehensive transition to school program tour with myself. Please contact the office if you have a son or daughter starting Kindergarten next year who would like to be part of this transition program.


PRINCIPAL REPORT


Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome back to Term 4

I hope both you and your child are feeling refreshed from the break in routine! A special welcome to our new student, Jonas Bennett who has transferred from South Grafton. As you may have noticed when entering the school, the grassed area of our new outdoor learning space / play area is now completed. Thank you to our Groundsman Mark who often arrived before 7.00 am each day to move the sprinklers around hoping to soak the new grass before the sun started to beat down. Students can now enjoy the spoils and eat their lunch on the luscious lawn! Thank you to the P&C for helping us complete the shade sail project. I know the students and staff are all looking forward to making use of the space.


Welcome to our Staff

We welcome back Mrs Howard from her Long Service Leave. It is great to have our Year 2/3 teacher return. Mrs Leseberg will once again return to her position as the LaST teacher.

We also welcome Mrs Krystal Roberts to Iluka Public School. Mrs Roberts is a third year Southern Cross University student here for six weeks working with Mrs Cunningham on the Year 6 class. I know you will join me in welcoming Mrs Roberts to our lovely school.


Term Planner

Please take special note of the activities and dates of the coming events. Just some of these activities include the Life Education Van, Sunshine Sugar Mill excursion, Stage 2 Dorroughby Excursion, Year 6 Maclean High School Transition, Intensive Learn to Swim Classes, the Big River Film Festival and the Get Hooked Fishing Program. Remember you can check the school’s website calendar for up to date event dates at www.ilukapublicschool.com.


The 2020 School Captains and Vice Captains will be elected in Term 4

The School Captains have a number of major responsibilities at Iluka. Their primary responsibility is to represent the student body and to chair weekly assemblies. In 2020 there will be a School Captain, Vice-Captain and two prefects elected. On Friday 29 November at 9.00 o’clock, Year 5 students are given the opportunity to nominate for election as School Captains for the coming year. They will address the students at assembly prior to the voting. All students from Year K-6 vote in the elections and the votes are tallied. The School Captains for the new year will be announced and the incoming Captains / Prefects presented with their badges at the annual Presentation Day held on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Thank you 1. School Concert - Thursday 26 September

The Iluka Public School “Every Student Every Voice” Concert reminded us again of the number of exceptionally talented students in our school. It was a terrific night. Thank you to the patient and passionate Anna Cooper, Anne Commerford and Grace Donsworth for the high standard of music and dancing on the program. It was a fast-paced, highly entertaining musical/dance/action/comedy showcase. Huge congratulations to our Music Program Creative Director Chris Speirs, who in partnership with Matt Jones made 'all the magic happen'. Thank you to all staff across our school whose efforts ensured the smooth running of the event. Finally, thank you to our students and their families for their dedication and commitment.


Thank you 2. NAIDOC Day - Friday 27 September

Thank you again to our organiser Chris Speirs, our staff and the students who attended our special NAIDOC Day on the last day of Term 3. The students participated in different activities related to an aspect of traditional or contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. A sausage sizzle completed the wonderful day at Shark Bay before we returned to school.

P&C Meeting

On Monday night a small yet enthusiastic crowd attended the P&C Meeting. Some important items discussed included 2019 NAPLAN results, feedback from the school concert, 2020 planning. The next P&C meeting is set down for 25 November at 7pm. New members or attendants are most welcome.


REMINDER: Our school website, under the tab NOTES has any relevant notes/excursion information that is sent out to families. So if you have misplaced one please ensure that you look within this area of our website.


Have a great week, Phil


Selective High Schools in 2021. (For students currently in Year 5)

Selective high schools help students learn by grouping them with students of similar ability, using specialised teaching methods and materials. Selective high schools are unzoned so parents can apply regardless of where they live. Our nearest selective high school is Grafton High School, Grafton. Applications for Year 7 entry to selective high schools in 2021 must be made online between 8 October 2019 and 11 November 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. Parents must apply online at https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year-7


All applicants are required to sit the Selective High School Placement Test to be held on Thursday 12 March 2020. For more details, please contact the school office or myself for more details.


YEAR K/1 CLASS NEWS


Concert- Congratulations to all the students for executing their poetry and dance items so well on stage.

Life Education Van- The Kindergarten and Year One students visited the Life Education Van on Tuesday. Our health unit for this term is based on the Life Education module “My Body Matters” and will focus on the key concepts introduced during our visit to the Life Education van. Students will be learning about hygiene, nutrition and safety at home, school and in the community.

Reminders:

*This term our library day is Wednesday. Please ensure library books are returned on this day each week.

Lynne


YEAR 2/3 CLASS NEWS


Hello everyone,

I hope you had a great Spring holiday. I would like to thank Mrs Leseberg for teaching the class while I was on LSL. It is great to be back and welcomed with so many warm hugs from the children.

Life Education Van: is today (Tuesday). It is always an interesting presentation and will be followed up in class.

Library Day: is tomorrow (Wednesday). Please bring books to change and library bags.

Home Readers: are due tomorrow as well.

Does your child have all necessary materials for class work? I’m looking forward to a great term with the children.

Di


YEAR 3/4 CLASS NEWS


Hi everyone and welcome back to Iluka Public School for Term 4.

Camp is our biggest news for now. Next Wednesday we leave from school at 8am. Please arrive at 7:30am. Please have any medications clearly labelled and hand to Mr Speirs. A reminder to pack a pillow slip and single sheet and a sleeping bag or blanket/doona. The kids will need their backpack on the bus with recess and lunch for the first day.