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WEEK 10 NEWS - TERM 4

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wednesday 16 December - Students last day of Term 4

  • Wednesday 16 December - Annual Yr 6 v’s Staff Big Ball Competition (no external attendance) & Tennis Tournament (weather permitting)

  • Thursday 17 December - Staff Development Day (No students attend)

2021

  • Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 January - Staff Development Days (No students attend)

  • Friday 29 January - Kindergarten to Yr 6 Return to School for Term 1

  • Tuesday 2 February - School Banking will resume.

  • Thursday 4 February - IPS Swimming Carnival

  • Friday 5 February - IPS Infants (K/1) Swimming Carnival

PRINCIPAL REPORT


GOODBYE 2020

It has been a very ‘different year’ to say the least and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students and parents for their support and understanding throughout 2020.

A special thank you to our amazing P&C led by Tanya Williams. To the P&C Executive, Jessica Buchman, Oliver Dean and Karla Morrison thank you for your work behind the scenes to help support school initiatives and to build a strong inclusive community atmosphere. We really appreciate your outstanding commitment!

At the end of the year we sadly farewell families who have contributed a great deal to our school throughout their time here at Iluka Public School. Thank you to Courtney. We wish you and the boys Bailey and Jaylen all the very best. Thank you to Layla, Elijah, Travis, Philip and Matilda. We hope you look back fondly on your time at Iluka Public School and we wish you and your families the best for the future.

A huge thank you to our teaching and support staff for their dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment to ensure each child makes progress in their learning and feels connected to our school community. I am incredibly grateful for all that you do to support our students. I want to sincerely thank you, the wonderful

school community who have made a real difference to our school.

Thank you for the energy and enthusiasm parents and carers that you put into supporting your children in what was a unique year. I wish you all a safe and enjoyable holiday break with your family and I look forward to seeing you all in 2021.

VISITORS INTO THE SCHOOL OVER CHRISTMAS

It seems as though from time to time, we have a number of (holiday?) people who come into the school. If it happens before or after school, of course, make sure you inform me or at the very least, inform the office of something you have witnessed or are not happy about. Sometimes, we have people come in on the weekends or over the holidays too. Most of these people do come in and use the back playground in the right way, but a very small minority are only interested in causing damage or vandalising our property. If you notice any such behaviour going on within our school, could you consider ringing the school security unit to report suspicious activity on their 24-hour hotline number, 1300 880 021. Your assistance here is greatly appreciated to keep our school looking beautiful and functional for our wonderful students.

ILUKA’S GOT TALENT

Today we held our annual, Iluka’s Got Talent Day. Students had a great day participating and performing in front of their peers. Congratulations everyone! It was an entertaining middle session!

PRESENTATION DAY

Thank you to the Year 6 families for your attendance at Presentation Day. Thank you also to those who were able to join us via Zoom. Congratulations to all our award winners and elected school leaders for 2021, to the admin team and to our ICT guru, Mr Jones, for coordinating this special event. If any parent or carer has any feedback from the event please feel free to come and talk to myself. If you were unable to join Zoom for the ceremony you can receive a copy of the presentation on a USB. Students will need to bring a 16GB USB to school, as we are unable to provide them. Once copied, the USB will be returned home for your viewing.


YEAR 6 DISCO

It was great to see many students attend the Year 6 End of Year disco. Well done on dressing up 80s style and adding to the wonderful vibe of the night. Thank you to Karla and Tanika for cooking delicious pizza for us to enjoy. Thank you also to the teachers in attendance. As always it was very much appreciated. Thank you also to our photographer Leah. She has uploaded some terrific shots taken on the night, which can be viewed on our school website here. Click here to open the gallery.

STUDENT’S RETURN 2021

The first day of the 2021 school calendar for all students K-6 will be Friday 29 January 2021.

CLASS ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2021

Please be rest assured that staff and I have spent a considerable amount of time sorting and arranging classes and teachers for 2021. I believe we have created the best structure for all our students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Please note that this is a preliminary draft and that some changes may have to be made when classes resume on Friday 29 January 2021. Therefore, the proposed classes at this stage are;

Kindergarten / Year 1 – Miss Essery

Year 2/3 – Mrs Howard and Mrs Leseberg

Year 4 – Mrs Gardner

Year 5 – Ms Cunningham

Year 6 – Mr Speirs

ENROL NOW FOR KINDERGARTEN 2021

Does your preschool child turn 5 years of age before 31 July 2021? Have you enrolled your child at Iluka Public School for next year? Now is the time to fill in your application. Please call into the office for an enrolment form as soon as convenient or arrange for one to be sent home with an older brother or sister.


See you next year. Phil


YEAR 6 2020 FAREWELL GIFT

Congratulations to our outgoing Year 6. In what can only be described as a difficult year for fundraising, our Year 6 students through the Canteen Kids and End of Year Raffle were able to raise the large sum of $1,343.40. With immense support from the school and wider Iluka/Woombah communities the Year 6 students, with additional financial support from the school, have purchased a set of school blazers. These blazers will be able to be used at multiple functions, such as debating events, for students to wear when representing the school and for official visits. Thank you to Mrs Cunningham for assisting the students to provide such a wonderful farewell gift.

Prize winners of the End of Year Raffle are as follows:

  • First prize - 2 nights accommodation in a beautiful Queen Deluxe Cabin at the Anchorage Caravan Park (value of $200) - S. Gobius

  • Second prize - 5 kilos of King Green prawns donated by Sean Speirs (value of $125) - T. Plumb

  • Third prize - Two fishing rods (value $40), kindly donated by an Iluka Community member - V. Bennett

  • Fourth prize - Doterra Introductory Kit (value of $35) donated by Belinda Jones - S. Criddle

CLASS K NEWS

What a year it has been! I am so proud of our Kindergarten class of 2020. The students have worked hard and have persevered when times were tough. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Hope your holiday is enjoyable and relaxing. See you all in 2021.

Farewell - It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Phillip and his family, as they will be moving out of our area. Best wishes for the future.