• Iluka Public School



  • Friday 16 October - School Photos (All students should be in full school uniform, not SPORTS UNIFORM)

  • Friday 16 October - Tuckshop re-opens for Term 4

  • Monday 19 October - CBCA Book Week Commences

  • Wednesday 21 October - P.R.A.W.N.S Kindergarten Transition Recommences - 8:45am to 1:30pm

  • Thursday 22 October - Book Parade - 9am start (Note: No external attendance allowed)

  • Monday 26 October - P & C Meeting @ Club Iluka - 1:30 pm (sharp) start.

  • Wednesday 28 October - P.R.A.W.N.S Kindergarten Transition - 8:45am to 1:30pm

  • Wednesday 28 October - Year 6 Maclean High School Transition Day

  • Thursday 29 October - IPS Book Fair arrives

  • Friday 30 October - Whole School Assembly (no external attendance)

  • Wednesday 4 November - P.R.A.W.N.S Kindergarten Transition - 8:45am to 1:30pm



Welcome back to another new term, and can you believe, the last of the year! I hope everyone has had a refreshing and relaxing two week break. We are hopeful of an uninterrupted and settled term ahead. Many of our activities can now resume (including our Kindergarten Transition Program), although there are some that are still on hold. Please make sure you stay up to date by reading our Upcoming Events. Most notably parents/carers are still not permitted on school grounds or at school events and that our P&C meetings are to be held off the school grounds. As well, all authorised visitors to the school are still required to complete and sign in at the office as part of the COVID safe processes implanted by the NSW Government. Please continue to ensure your child/ren are kept at home if they are not well and for absences longer than three days a medical certificate may be required. As mentioned last term, I shall be telephoning you should your child be away from school two days in a row. All enquiries or concerns should be directed to the Office on 6646 6149. If you need to deliver/collect anyone or anything from school, please ensure you come to the Office to sign your child out / in.


Enrolment forms are on the website if you haven’t already enrolled. Importantly, If you are leaving the school and will not be recommencing with us in 2021, please let us know as soon as possible. Term 4 is the time when we start planning for the coming year, classes, teachers and physical resources and everything is dependent on our enrolment numbers. Thanks so much in advance.


We are so thrilled that the P.R.A.W.N.S Kindergarten Transition Program can resume. Miss Essery and myself look forward to welcoming all preschool students who will be attending Iluka Public next year to our School on Wednesday 21 October, Wednesday 28 October and Wednesday 4 November from 8.45 am to 1.30 pm.


Year 5/6 have produced a virtual tour that has been released this week. Click the link to view Thank you again Mr Jones and Mrs Cunningham and to the students of Year 6. We are still looking at other virtual opportunities to help you and your child get to know the school. We will keep you informed at each stage.


This is the last year of our School Plan which means we are in the process of starting to write our next 4 year plan. As a staff, we have been reflecting upon the improvements made throughout the current cycle and are starting to project into our next plan. Community involvement is a vital part of the process. Thank you to those parents and carers who returned their surveys or completed the Tell Them From Me Survey online. This term I will be working with the P&C, so please keep a lookout for the meeting dates and to take the time to participate. Your voice is valued. If you have any questions, please contact the school office via email or phone and I will be more than happy to talk with you.


Thank you Mr Jones and Leah for continually keeping our school website fresh and updated. Have you seen our short video with the drone view of the school? Click to view. It looks sensational.


Our students will need to put their best face forward and look their very best for our School Photographer this Friday. We are keeping our fingers crossed for a lovely sunny day so that the children and our school will look their finest. All students should be in full school uniform. (Not SPORTS UNIFORM)


Late last term we had a visit from our two Home School Liaison Officers. Although they were generally very pleased with our students’ attendance, they did seek further information about students whose attendance rate was under 85%. Unless unwell or there is a family emergency, students need to come to school.


The next P and C meeting will be held on Monday 26 October. Until further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the P and C meetings are being held at Club Iluka. The meeting starts sharply at 1.30 pm and concludes at 2.45 pm.

Have a safe and happy week, Phil.


Personal Development - For the first four weeks of this term, our ‘Bounce Back’ program focuses on unpacking the concept of bullying. The following key messages are being addressed in our lessons:

Bullying is when someone

  • teases someone else in a mean and unkind way more than once, says, writes or does mean things that hurt another’s body, their feelings,

  • tries to stop them from joining in and being liked.

It is not bullying when someone

  • just has an argument,

  • says or does something mean, just once.

Students will also be learning different strategies to use if ever bullied or if they view others being bullied.

Class Meeting - Our very first ‘Yarn Up’ meeting was held on Monday. These meetings give the students a chance to have a voice to express their opinions and make decisions relating to class/school operations. Topics discussed this week were student responsibilities within the classroom and what we could do to improve our lunch play. Our class leaders, Willow and Cody, then met with Mr Bradmore to discuss the improvements the Kinder students would like to see happen with the sandpit. Stay tuned for an update!


  • Please ensure that your child’s photograph envelope is returned before our school photographs on Friday.



Hello everyone,

I trust you had an enjoyable holiday and feel refreshed and ready for a busy and productive Term 4. I hope you got to enjoy some of our beautiful scenery and beaches. We are truly fortunate to be living in such a picturesque location as our little ‘neck of the woods’ on the Clarence River.

Homework - routines have resumed. Homework is given on a Monday and returned by the Friday to enable it to be marked and checked off. Most children complete homework quite well. There are some that never do it. It is not difficult and doesn’t take that much time to complete.

The following school routines will be established again this week.

Library - day is Tuesday and Mr Jones really encourages the children to borrow books. Don’t forget your library bag.

Banking - day is Tuesday.

Scripture - is on a Tuesday.

Mrs Leseberg will be working with us in the class for the first half of the term.

Looking forward to a really great term! Di


Welcome back parents and carers,