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WEEK 10 NEWS - TERM 3

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wednesday 25 September - School concert rehearsal

  • Thursday 26 September - School concert rehearsal & School Concert @ 6pm

  • Friday 27 September - NAIDOC Day @ Shark Bay / Last Day of Term 3

  • Monday 14 October - First day of Term 4 / P & C Meeting @ 7pm

  • Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 October - Life Education Van

  • Tuesday 22 October - Harwood Sugar Mill excursion - Years 3/4, Year 4/5 and Year 6.

  • Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 October - Stage 2 Dorroughby Excursion.

PRINCIPAL REPORT


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, work and our school stands. We pay our respects to elders past and present and strive to inspire our future leaders.


Dear parents, carers and community members,


Thank you to our staff, students and community for a great Term 3. So many fun and productive activities have been the highlight of this term and, when you get the chance to visit the Term 4 calendar early next term, you will see it is even busier.


I hope you enjoy the next couple of weeks with your children and we look forward to another stellar term starting on Monday 14 October for students.


Lost Property

We are again searching for owners to claim, just a few lost belongings. There are one or two jumpers without names. We ask families to please take five minutes during the last days of the term to collect and take home. In the holidays, please find time to ensure your child’s belongings are clearly labelled. Students may look through lost property for missing belongings before school, at recess, lunchtime and after school (not during class time). The lost property is usually located on the brown tables outside the computer room.


Kids in the Canteen

To date ‘Kids in the Canteen’ have raised almost $700. This donation will be used to help purchase fitness equipment. We thank everyone for supporting the Wednesday lunches. A special thanks to Mrs Cunningham, Mrs Speirs, Mrs Waters and the Year Six students who have shown wonderful initiative. What a great idea!

Tell Them From Me ~ Parent/Carer Survey ~

The survey opened on 21st August and closes on the 26th September. Please use the link below to complete the survey. We are hoping for a maximum response, so a true and accurate picture of the attitudes, perceptions and ideas of our school community can be captured. We will also make some iPads available in the foyer during the last week so you could take that opportunity to complete the survey if you haven’t had a chance to do this before.


Touch Gala Day

Iluka Public School was represented by six excellent teams at the Touch Football Gala Day at Yamba last Friday. The competition was tough with some very tricky players across the Clarence Valley. Many students reported that they felt quite nervous before the games commenced. However, as the day continued their confidence and skill level rose. I was impressed by the behaviour and attitude of the students on and off the field. Thank you to Oliver Dean and Christine Kerr for coaching teams. Thank you to Mrs Cunningham for organising a brilliant day. Congratulations to all of the students, who were wonderful ambassadors for our school.

Iluka Public School Concert - Every Student, Every Voice

Our blood is pumping hard and we are even sweating too as we continue to rehearse all our dances and songs for this Thursday night’s concert. This is a community event, everyone can come, including friends and aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews are all welcome. It is on the 26th of September at the Iluka Community Hall, commencing at 6.00 pm. We will be doing a whole school dance for the finale and with the help from Mrs Cooper we are busy planning and practising to make the performance the best one in 140 years! I am sure it will be great and enjoyable to watch. (Students - Don’t forget your costumes for the morning rehearsals!)

Solid Mob

As part of our NAIDOC WEEK celebrations we welcome to our school Solid Mob Health. Solid Mob (Uncle Mook and Joey) will be visiting our school to conduct activities with our senior students. It will be a highly interactive morning. The children will participate in games which will deliver important health messages regarding the dangers of smoking and living a balanced lifestyle.

NAIDOC Day

To finish off a fabulous Term 3 students and staff will be enjoying activities at Shark Bay to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A separate note has been sent home explaining the day in further details. No teachers will be remaining at school on this day.


100% Attendance Award Term 3

Regular attendance at school is essential for students to achieve their educational best and increase their career and life opportunities. During Term 3 the following children recorded 100% attendance, they have received a $5 school canteen credit to be used towards the costs of recess and lunch. Congratulations to Eli, Fraser, Olivia, Scott, Oceane, Mythias and Angela.

No Staff Development Day Term 4

The first day back for all students will be Monday 14 October 2019. There will not be a Staff Development Day to start the term.


We wish you a safe and happy holiday.


Phil


YEAR K/1 CLASS NEWS


School Concert-Students will need to bring to school on Thursday morning, the following items for our whole school dress rehearsal:

Class Item 1-Under The Weather

*Each student is required to have a raincoat.

Class Item 2-Dance

White clothing - Elayna and Willow

Black clothing - Indigo, Scarlett, Will, Zoe, Marley, Shaun, Bailey

Bright coloured clothing - the remainder of the class.

Reminders:

*Library day for Kindergarten and Year One students will be on Wednesdays next term.

*Permission notes and money for NAIDOC Day and Life Education Van are due.

Hope you have a safe and relaxing time over the holidays.

Lynne


YEAR 2/3 CLASS NEWS


Hello everyone.

How quickly time flies. I can’t believe that the 5 week period has passed already. I know the children are looking forward to welcoming Mrs Howard back from her travels.

This week has been interesting with so many children away sick. It sure makes concert practise hard but we will deliver as best we can on Thursday night, with whatever numbers we have.

I would just like to say Thank You to the Year 2/3 class. I have enjoyed being your teacher during this time.