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WEEK 10 NEWS - TERM 2

UPCOMING EVENTS


TERM 2

  • Friday 3 July - Last day of Term 2

TERM 3

  • Monday 20 July - Pupil Free Day

  • Tuesday 21 July - Students return

PRINCIPAL REPORT


END OF TERM

As Term 2 draws to a close I look back with pride (and a little exhaustion!) at an extraordinary period for the Iluka Public School Community. With the support of our magnificent parents and carers, we organised to get laptops, set work and loaned all types of equipment out to our students across our community. At the same time, we kept the school open to those that needed to attend. I am delighted and so proud. Thank you for your support. Together we worked really hard to make an impact on the lives of your impressive and wonderful children.


PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS

This week sees our parent/teacher interviews continuing at the school. Thank you for attending. We believe it is very important to attend and show your child that you are interested in their schooling and learning and want to be a part of it. Please ring to make a booking if you have not done so already.


While here, we hope you notice the work our groundsman Mark has been doing with the gardens at the front of the school and in and around our stage area. Excellent effort Mark!

Student reports will be available in Term 3. Please understand that this is a one off abbreviated report being provided in line with advice from the Department of Education and ACARA. Assessment and comments are based on the teachers' observations of working from school and home as well as more recent assessments carried out in class.


Teachers have reported back to me that students' results have been variable but all are settled and working steadily. Teachers are addressing student needs, taking into account any slippage or acceleration. Everyone appreciates how difficult learning from home may have been for some students and should not be a cause of anxiety. Children are resilient and will make up the progress if we have confidence in them.


A MODIFIED ILUKA PUBLIC SCHOOL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL (WEEK 2)

Due to safety concerns of the Iluka town oval (Ken Leeson Oval) a modified athletics carnival will now be held on Tuesday afternoon 28 July 2020 and Wednesday 29 July 2020 at the Iluka Public School. At this stage, parents will NOT BE ABLE to attend the event. The program can be found on the digital version of the school newsletter at ilukapublicschool.com. Pending council’s permission, a seating arrangement may be in place on the outside of the school fence to allow for spectators. (Please note this is yet to be confirmed.)

Athletics Carnival Program 2020
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EDUCATION WEEK - PARADE & PROCESSION (Week 3)

As parents cannot enter the school grounds for our annual Open Day, Iluka Public School students will be holding a parade. We will be marching down Charles Street, (under the permission of a police escort) to our local shopping centre. At the shops we will sing, perform a dance, display some of our art, recite some poetry and complete some public speaking. More details on this will follow.


TWO INNER SCHOOL COMPETITIONS (Week 6 and Week 9)

Next term our students will take part in two inner school competitions; A Times Table Challenge in Week 6 and the Spelling Bee in Week 9. It will be wonderful to see once again our students’ high level of spelling and for the first time, our students’ will display their time table and number plus knowledge. The Spelling words are attached below.

Spelling Bee Words - Stage 1
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Spelling Bee Words - Stage 2
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Spelling Bee Words - Stage 3
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STAGE 3 LAKE AINSWORTH CAMP (Still to be confirmed) - Week 10

Year 5 and 6 students who have displayed a positive attitude, and who have not had Level 2 Timeouts will be eligible to attend the Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Camp at Lennox Head during Week 10. This excursion is still to be confirmed. The price as previously stated will be $370. Here's what they will be getting up to at Lake Ainsworth.

STAGE 2 COFFS HARBOUR CAMP (Still to be confirmed) - Week 3, Term 4

Year 3 and 4 students who have displayed a positive attitude and who have not had Level 2 Timeouts will be eligible to attend the Coffs Harbour Camp, during Week 3, Term 4. This excursion is still to be confirmed. The price as previously stated will be $250. Here's what they will be getting up to at Coffs Harbour.


P.R.A.W.N.S (Pre Readiness Around Word Number Skills) Kindergarten Transition Program

Weeks 4,6,8 and 10

  • Now enrolling for Kindergarten 2021

  • If you have a child/neighbour/friend turning 5 years of age before 31st July 2021 they may be eligible for enrolling in 2021.

  • Please check enrolment procedures on our website; ilukapublicschool.com

  • At this stage, we are anticipating starting the P.R.A.W.N.S Transition Program on Wednesday 12 August 2020 (Week 4, Term 3). In our planning, we are working through the requirements the Department of Education has put in place for COVID-19. The morning sessions will be from 9:00am-12.00 noon.

  • Due to the current COVID 19 we also anticipate creating a virtual tour for parents. We will also implement further transition sessions in Term 4.

  • We look forward to welcoming local enrolments and siblings to our school.

Keep up the home reading!

Phil


MUSIC NEWS

Music Tuition – Iluka Public School Term 3

Miss Leeann Flynn, StringSong Music and Singing Teacher wi