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WEEK 10 NEWS - TERM 2

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Parent/Carer and Teacher interviews continue this week

  • CWA Project Presentation and Afternoon Tea - this Friday 1:45pm, CWA/Iluka Museum Hall

  • Final school day of Term 2 - Friday 5 July.

  • Term 3 recommences (for students) Tuesday 23 July.

  • Iluka Public School Athletics Carnival Thursday 25 and Friday 26 July.

  • Education Week 29 July to August 2.

  • Iluka Public School Open Day Thursday August 1.

  • Iluka Public School 1st Preschool Transition Day - July 31.

  • Canberra Excursion Stage 3 (Year 5 and 6) - August 12 - 16.

STOP THE PRESS To celebrate 100 days of Kindergarten Iluka Public School would like to invite all Kinder/Year 1 parents and carers to a morning tea event, this coming Friday 5th July at 10:30am. Please join us in the Computer Room for coffee and cake and a visual presentation from the students. We look forward to welcoming you and celebrating this special milestone.

PRINCIPAL REPORT


Have you noticed a small change to our newsletter procedures? The online version containing galleries, video clips and photos are coming out (thank you Mr Jones!) as usual on Tuesday afternoon. The abbreviated newspaper version will be sent home Wednesday afternoon.

School Reports

I hope all parents took the time to discuss your child’s report. Over the past term teachers have been working hard, writing reports, to give parents an accurate depiction of student achievement in relation to syllabus outcomes. The reports give a 'point in time' judgement of student ability, aiming to describe the learning that has taken place as well as explaining areas for development. Please phone the school if you wish to make an appointment with your class teacher.

Whole School Assembly

Last Friday the school held its last whole school assembly for the term. We were led by the school captains Izzy and Decoda. The assembly presented certificates to those children who had read for 100 nights of home reading. Congratulations to all students who received an award! Thank you to the many parents for your attendance.

School Dance for Open day.

Girls and boys, you looked sensational in your last whole school rehearsal. Once again the tuition given to our dancers by Mrs Cooper has been second-to-none. That, along with the dedicated support of teachers, has given our students the opportunity to learn, grow and experience much success. They’re extremely lucky.

School Gardens

Thank you strong Mark for your continued commitment to making our school grounds look so neat and beautiful. Your hard work and vision is paying off! Congratulations students for doing your best to follow the school rules by always walking on the paths and placing your rubbish in the appropriate bins.

Anti-Bullying

Please check out the online version of the newsletter showing a beautiful photo of our Year 6 student Tylah Huxley meeting the Governor General of NSW at the Interrelate Say No to Bullying poster competition awards function held earlier this term in Sydney.

CWA Projects

Congratulations to all those students who completed a CWA project on Papua New Guinea. You have now received an invitation to share afternoon tea with your parents, teachers and your friends. Please make sure you return your permission note.

CWA Projects Performance

After weeks of practice, eight talented Year 6 students will perform a traditionally inspired dance item from Papua New Guinea. Their performance is an amazing routine. Dance teacher Mrs Cooper has devised the routine and the costumes. All parents and carers are invited to attend this Friday at 1.45pm, down at the CWA/Iluka Museum hall.

Road Safety

Just a friendly reminder for your child’s safety. Please use the Kiss and Drop area in the morning. Please ask your child to use the crossing as they walk to your vehicle and not to walk out from behind the bus. Also staff have noticed cars parked over the footpath in Spenser Street. It is extremely dangerous for driver’s to do this as we have a number of kindergarten children using this path to walk home. Please park further down the hill and park nose-in on the grass.

Unpaid Canberra Excursion Invoices

Unfortunately I am being informed that there are still people who have not paid their Canberra excursion invoices or have not contacted me to discuss payment plans. This Friday final payments for the trip are due unless arrangements have been made. Please call to discuss urgently.

Happy holidays

As this is the last Newsletter for the term, I would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday. Thank you, as always, for your support this term in many varied ways. We shall see all students back safe and refreshed for the start of Term 3 on Tuesday 23 July.


YEAR K/1 CLASS NEWS

Communication Folders- The Kindergarten and Year One communication folders are used so that teachers and parents can communicate to one another through written text. The folders are sent home on a daily basis, even though there may not be any notes for parents and carers to view, and then returned to school the next day. ALL notes - permission notes, absentee notes, variation to home travel notes etc-are to be returned in your child’s communication folder. Your assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Free Tickets- The Iluka Bowls Club has kindly donated two tickets for a free pony ride at their Family Fun Day. On Wednesday, our class will have a special win bin draw and the free pony ride tickets will be sent home in their communication folder. Good luck, everyone!

Assembly Awards- Congratulations to the following students who received Merit Certificates at our whole school assembly on Friday: Kindergarten - Elayna, Pala, Ilya and Year One - Zoe, Charlie. Well done, Kindergarten and Year One! We have again received the Uniform Award.

Reminders:

*Please return the CWA award ceremony atten