WEEK 10 NEWS - TERM 3
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
*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.
YEAR 2/3 CLASS NEWS
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.
To the other members of staff and Mr Bradmore a big thank you too for making me feel welcome and offering your professional support.
NAIDOC Day and Life Education Van notes are now due.
Don’t forget to bring your costumes for the full dress rehearsal on Thursday morning please.
Enjoy your two week break.
YEAR 3/4 CLASS NEWS
COSTUMES for the concert are as follows:
Inspector Gadget - black if possible, or grey. Bare feet.
Eye of the Tiger - free choice sports clothes. Anything ok. Sneakers or bare feet. No football/soccer boots.
Inspector Gadget is our first item so come dressed in that. Bring the sports clothes in a bag to change into or wear under the black/grey of Inspector Gadget.
Thursday from 12pm is the Dress Rehearsal. Can the students please bring their costumes to school.
Friday is our NAIDOC Celebration Day at Shark Bay. Please ensure notes are returned. Students will need to bring their bag with recess, water and lunch (if not buying the sausage sizzle).
Camp Notes and monies are due now, thank you.
The students attitude and behaviour at the Touch Gala Day was outstanding. Well done to all!
Thank you to Uncle Mook and the crew from Solid Mob for conducting a healthy living workshop with the students today. The kids worked for 2 hours in mixed age groups completing healthy living activities. Great stuff!
There is no homework this week.
I hope to see you at the concert if you can make it. Have a happy holiday.
YEAR 4/5 CLASS NEWS
School Concert -The school concert is this Thursday evening. Students should arrive in their basketball outfit, unless performing with another item first (choir or Small Schools Big Impact). This consists of red sport shorts (or red skort) and either a white t-shirt or singlet (Team Lakers) or a black t-shirt or singlet (Team Tigers). Thank you to those who have sent these in already for our rehearsals. Costumes will be sent home with students on Thursday.
Touch Gala Day - Congratulations to all of the students who attended the Touch Football Gala Day in Yamba last Friday. It was very rewarding to watch the students grow in confidence throughout the day and to witness their outstanding sportsmanship.
Homework - As this is a very busy week, homework is optional this week. I have provided homework sheets for students to take if they wish.
Please return permission notes for the School Concert rehearsals, Life Education Van, NAIDOC Day and the Dorroughby excursion (Year 4 only).
I hope to see you all on Thursday evening at the concert and wish you all a safe and relaxing holiday.
YEAR 6 CLASS NEWS
Canteen kids will be holding their last canteen for the term tomorrow and they have decided to do an end of term treats at recess. There will be a variety of delicious cakes and slices available. The cost is 50 cents per item. The students are to bring their money to school tomorrow as we are not taking orders.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. So far we have raised $703. We are well and truly on the way to achieving our goal of $1000. All the money raised through canteen kids will be going back into the school. We are hoping to buy some physical play equipment as our year 6 gift.
Touch Football Gala Day - congratulations to all the students that participated in the Touch Gala Day at Yamba last Friday. I was very impressed with your sportsmanship and effort and saw a massive improvement in skills and teamwork. A great day was had by all.
School concert - The school concert is this Thursday evening and our class will be performing two items. The students are to wear their school clothes for both performances. We will be going down to the hall on Thursday for rehearsal.
Home work - There is no homework this week. Home Readers are due in on Thursday. There will be students receiving their 150 nights reading certificate on Friday. Please make sure that the reading is continued throughout the holidays. It is also a great opportunity for those students who did not make the 150 to catch up.
Permission notes - please ensure your child has returned their notes for the School Concert rehearsals, Life Education Van and NAIDOC Day.
It has been a very busy and exciting term and I know that the students are looking forward to their very last term of primary school.
I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.
LIBRARY / TECHNOLOGY NEWS
Well that is almost a wrap for term 3 and what a term it has been. The kids have been working so hard all term and they should be very proud of their efforts. Themselves and the teachers have earned this two week break and I hope they get out and about and enjoy themselves outdoors.
We started learning with our new robots last week and what a week of excitement it was. All classes had a taste of the Dash robots which are coded and commanded by the iPads. There was a high level of engagement and excitement amongst all the grades during this activity.
The new screen has been installed in the library and what a doozy it is. It is an 86” monster with 4K resolution you can see each and every freckle on your face if your head was pictured on the screen. This screen will be utilised during library days, whole school assemblies and possibly even movie nights. Now I just need to convince Mr Bradmore to get surround sound hooked up.
Out with the old and in with the new. Next term I will be doing another cull of old books that have not been borrowed for several years to make room for all the new books I have been gaining throughout the year. These new books would not have been able to be purchased without your support throughout the year with Book Fairs and Book Club. I tried to book a third and final Book Fair before the end of the year but was unsuccessful due to it being booked out. So I will run two Book Clubs next year leading up to Christmas.
The school has managed to gain 24 new HP 360 laptops for the classroom. Each school is given a certain amount of points each year to purchase new technology through the Department of Education and we had enough to purchase 24 touchscreen HP laptops. These laptops also come with a stylus which allows students to write on the screen. Each laptop needs to be put on the school system and this takes around about 1 hour per device. This being said, it may take some time before they are added into the classroom and students get to use these devices. They will be in action by next term.
I hope everyone has a great holiday. Matt.
This week Emma Kerr is down in Sydney competing at the Senior Girls State Softball competition. Congratulations on another sporting achievement Emma. We wish you the very best in another sporting adventure.
There will be NO tuckshop this coming Friday 27 September as all students will be at our NAIDOC Day celebrations.
ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEER FOR TERM 4 TUCKSHOP?
If you are able to offer some time assisting in the Tuckshop please contact Karla on 0405638768 or see the Office staff. Thank you. You’ll get more out of it than you have to put in!
2019/2020 ILUKA CRICKET UNDER 12’S REGISTRATION
Cricket season is just about here again with the competition starting next month on the 19th October. Cricket games will be held on Saturday mornings. This year it is mandatory for all Junior players to register online.
Cost this year for Junior players is $100 (no extra costs to players for the season).
The good news is that there is another Active Kids Voucher available to school kids worth $100. If you haven’t already used it.
If your child (Boys) turns 12yrs after the 1st September they are still eligible to play in this competition. Girls over 12yrs can play down.
To register your child log into www.community.cricket.com.au
To apply for your child for the Active Kids Voucher go the website www.service.nsw.gov.au It will make it easier for registration if you download your voucher before the registration process.
If you have any questions or have any problems registering your child please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am happy to help with the registration process. Contact : Jodie Page - 0423653640