• Iluka Public School



April Monday 1st - Parent teacher meetings to be held though the week. TUCKSHOP CLOSED

UNTIL TERM 2 Wednesday 3rd - Netball Clinics Friday 5th - Cross Country Monday 8th - P&C Meeting - 7pm Wednesday 10th - Netball Clinics Friday Friday 12th - Easter Hat Parade. Students last day of Term 1 Tuesday 30th - Students return from holidays


Canteen/Tuck Shop

Due to renovations the school tuck shop will now be closed until Friday 3 May. We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.


Scooter riding is lots of fun and physical activity is encouraged at Iluka Public School. Unfortunately, each week, the school receives many complaints from the general public about our students (usually the same) riding their scooters. Children who wish to ride scooters must abide by safety rules. Please ensure your child knows that, when riding on footpaths and outside shops including IGA and Somethin’ Tasty, that pedestrians have right of way. An approved helmet is strongly recommended for scooter riders. Scooters are not to be ridden or swung around in the school grounds or on pathways into the school.

ANZAC Eve BBQ Meet/Greet

On the eve of ANZAC Day, Wednesday 24 April at 5.00pm a family get together / barbeque has been organised. (This is in the second week of the school holidays. The evening will be attended by five military personnel (including a current day jet pilot) from the Amberley Air Base, Brisbane. After something to eat, they wish to present a small talk followed by a question and answer segment. All students and all families are most welcome.

Look for the attached note to reply with sausage orders at the end of this newsletter.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Teachers have now sending home notes notifying parents/carers of a meeting time with the classroom teachers for parent/teacher interviews. These interviews are scheduled for Week 10, week beginning 1 April, except Miss Cunningham’s class 6, which are also scheduled for Week 11. The interviews will be an opportunity to meet with the class teacher/s and discuss student progress, needs and student goals for 2019. It is also a very important opportunity for parents/carers to provide additional information to the class teachers about your child.

Cross Country

On Friday April 5, all students in Years K – 6 are participating in the school cross country carnival at Ken Leeson Oval, Iluka . The day promises to be a fantastic one with (hopefully) terrific weather and lots of enthusiasm. Good luck to all of our competitors and supporters. A separate permission note has been sent home. Remember to bring a chair and cheer on the runners as they cross the line.

And each year during cross country, I am reminded of my favourite poem. I have attached it to the bottom of this newsletter for your enjoyment too.

Renovation Update

The workers are making great use of the continuing dry weather. Our roof tiles have started being replaced with colour bond metal and our classroom annexe is now in lockup stage. On Monday work begun on B Block. - Please note that when B Block is closed the office will be moved to the Music room.

GRIP Leadership

The GRIP Leadership Day is a unique opportunity for our Year 6 students. Next term, they will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills as they attend this program. They will take part in a full day of interactive learning, listening to keynote speakers and watching multimedia presentations. We wish them well as they aspire to lead themselves and others. Notes have gone home and be advised that there is a closing date.

Easter Hat Parade

It is that wonderful happy time again when we have our bi-annual Easter Hat Parade for K-6. Please help your child to find bits and pieces from your craft box at home and decorate a hat or make a hat for the parade. There will be an Easter prize for all children in each class who participate.

Date: Friday, 12 April

Time: 11.30am

Place: COLA

All parents, grandparents and family welcome. Don’t forget to wear an Easter hat!

Chickens over the Holidays

We are looking for volunteers to help feed the chickens over the school holiday period. If you are able to help out please fill in the form attached to this newsletter and return it to the school office.

Your help would be much appreciated.


Congratulations Leah on obtaining your Certificate III in Education Support

Soccer Trials

Recently 4 of our students attended the Zone soccer trials. At these trials Decoda, Eddie, Xavier and Malaki tried their very best. We congratulate them on giving it their all.


NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy – important skills that each child needs to succeed in school and life. The NAPLAN tests are designed to help us make sure students are on track with their literacy and numeracy development. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in NAPLAN tests for Reading, Writing, Conventions of Language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy.

In Weeks 3 and 4 next term, our school will participate in NAPLAN Online. Students do not need to be computer experts to take the