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WEEK 1 NEWS, TERM 4

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Friday 8 October - Tuckshop re-opens for Term 4

  • Friday 8 October - Life Education Van visit (Due to COVID-19 restrictions this event is cancelled)

  • Wednesday 27 October - MHS Year 6 Transition Day

  • Wednesday 27 October - 2022 Kindergarten Transition Program (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program will be for students & Preschool staff only until further notice)

  • Thursday 28 October - Scholastic Book Fair arrives

  • Tuesday 9 November - 2021 5 Week Intensive Swimming program to begin (Tuesdays only. further details to come)

  • Wednesday 10 November - 2022 Kindergarten Transition Program (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program will be for students & Preschool staff only until further notice)

  • Wednesday 24 November - 2022 Kindergarten Transition Program (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program will be for students & Preschool staff only until further notice)

  • Thursday 2 December - Year 5 Prefect Speeches (Further details to come regarding times and access for parents)

  • Thursday 9 December - IPS 2021 Presentation Day

  • Thursday 9 December - IPS End of Year Disco

  • Wednesday 15 December - Iluka Community Carols, held on the Iluka PS Bottom Oval (further details to come)

  • Thursday 16 December - Last day of Term 4 and 2021 for all students

  • Friday 17 December - Staff Development Day (no students to attend)

PRINCIPAL REPORT

Students and Staff, welcome back to school for Term 4.

Welcome back. I hope you were able to enjoy a change of pace over the holiday break, to take some time out for yourself and refresh for Term 4.

As a reminder, the Iluka Public School site is under COVID-safe Level 3 conditions:

  • Staff are required to wear masks indoors and outdoors while on school grounds.

  • Masks or face coverings are recommended for primary students in indoor and outdoor settings on school grounds.

  • We are reducing the overall mingling of our different student years which means no school assemblies or sport (outside of existing PDHPE classes), excursions or field trips.

  • Only essential visitors will be allowed on site and will be required to check in and wear masks at all times.

  • Our canteen will open Fridays with appropriate hygiene measures in place.

  • Parents and carers will need to remain outside of school grounds, follow physical distancing and avoid gathering for drop-offs and pick-ups.

  • There will be enhanced daily cleaning of the school and wherever possible we will ensure classrooms will be well-ventilated with open windows.

  • The Before School Breakfast Program with Miss Lisa will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays following COVID-safe plans.

The Department of Education has worked closely with NSW Health in developing our return to school roadmap and COVID-safe school plan. NSW Health will continue to monitor vaccination rates and transmission levels in our LGA and will advise us if settings need re-evaluation.

All school staff have now received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccination. This will help protect our staff and students and we encourage our entire school community to also get vaccinated as soon as possible.

I encourage you to get in touch with me directly and visit the Wellbeing for students and families page for support materials.

Please have a look at the helpful tips for primary students to support them in preparing to start the term.

Thank you for your ongoing support.


Phil

CLASS K/1 NEWS

It is hard to believe that we are starting Term Four already! Hope you were able to relax and enjoy some time with your friends and family over the holidays. We welcome Tilly into our Year One class and family into our school community.

Curriculum

Mathematics - Our Kindergarten and Year One focus area for learning is three-dimensional (3D) space.

Malaysian Projects - Year One Malaysian research projects are due next Friday.

Homework - There will be no assigned homework for this week.

Lynne

CLASS 2/3 NEWS

Welcome back everyone. It was lovely to see the student's smiling faces and to hear of their adventures during the break. We have been very lucky with the weather. Even though it was a bit windy, most days were gorgeous. Spring has definitely sprung!

We welcome new student Rahni to our class and hope she and her family enjoy the spoils Iluka has to offer.

This week we are settling back into our classroom routines. The students have made a good start.

Homework has gone home today and needs to be returned by Friday.

And remember to keep up the home reading, every night would be wonderful.

Enjoy your week, Di.

CLASS 4 NEWS

Welcome to Term 4. I hope everyone had a relaxing break and are ready for the term ahead. It was lovely to see the students return today with a smile on their faces and a positive attitude towards their work.

Homework - Students received homework today and this is due back to school next Tuesday 12th October. Students are encouraged to continue with their home reading on a daily basis also.

Malaysia Projects - Thank you to the many students who have already completed their projects. For those who are yet to return theirs, they are due next Friday 15th October.

Have a wonderful week!

Kristy

CLASS 5 NEWS

Welcome back to Term 4. It's good to see everyone and to see the students settle back into their school routines. We do have another full term ahead, packed with learning, personal growth and some preparations for leadership roles next year.

Homework went home today, due back on Friday.

Temperatures are warming up quickly, make sure to hydrate well.

Have a good week, Bek.

CLASS 6 NEWS

Hi everyone and welcome back to school for Term 4 2021. Year 6 has had brilliant attendance rates all year and today was no exception with all students present, well done.

Term 4 is a wonderful time for Year 6 students and our aim is to finish the year happy and settled, working together and treating everyone with respect and empathy. So far this year has been exceptional in these areas.

Homework will begin this week.