WEEK 2 NEWS - TERM 1
Updated: Jul 21, 2020
Thursday 6th - IPS Swimming Carnival (8yrs+), Maclean Pool. Arrive 9:45am for 10am start.
Friday 7th - IPS Infants Swimming Carnival, Iluka Anchorage Holiday Park. Starting at 9am.
Friday 7th - Music Introduction Concert at school with Miss Leeann @ 2:15pm
Monday 10th - Kindy Class Meeting @ 3:15 - 4:15pm
Monday 10th - P & C Meeting & AGM. IPS Staff Room @ 7pm. All Welcome!
Tuesday 11th - Small Schools Swimming Carnival, Maclean Pool.
Wednesday 12th - Yr 5/6 Class Meeting @ 4:00 - 4:30pm
Thursday 13th - Tennis with Alan Jurd to recommence @ IPS. 1pm, school tennis courts.
Thursday 13th - Yr 3/4 Class Meeting 4:00 - 4:30pm
Thursday 13th - Yr 1/2 Class Meeting 7:00 - 8:00pm
Friday 14th - Whole School Assembly, IPS COLA. Starting at 2:15pm
Friday 20th - Harmony Day
Friday 3th - IPS Cross Country
Friday 10th - Good Friday and end of Term 1 / start of school holidays.
Dear Parents and Carers,
I trust that everyone has had an enjoyable weekend spending quality time with family and friends. I hope it gave you the time to relax, freshen up and get ready for the full week ahead.
Once again, welcome to Iluka Public School in 2020. It has been lovely to see so many familiar faces return ready for the year and it has been wonderful to welcome our new families to the school community. Our 13 Kindergarten students started Thursday, and I have to say, I have never seen such a settled, happy group of eager students. They made a fantastic start to their schooling at Iluka. I would very much like to thank our new Kindy parents who did a great job in saying goodbye to their children quickly in the morning. It had a very positive effect in settling the children into their first day of school.
Staffing Positions 2020
We start this year’s educational programs with 92 students across 4 classes.
Principal – Mr Phil Bradmore
School Administrative Manager – Ms Lyn Rankin
School Administrative Officers – Mrs Linda Meyers, Mrs Leah Speirs
Early Stage 1 – (Kindy) - Ms Lynne Essery
Stage 1 – (Years 1 and 2) – Mrs Di Howard
Stage 2 – (Years 3 and 4) – Mrs Kristy Gardner
Stage 3 – (Years 5 and 6) and Relieving Assistant Principal - Mrs Rebecca Cunningham
Teacher Librarian/Computer Coordinator – Mr Matt Jones
Learning and Support Teacher – Mr Chris Speirs
Student Learning Support Officers – Mrs Lisa Waters, Mrs Aleisha McEwen, Mrs Leah Speirs
General Assistant – Mr Mark Goodwin
School Cleaner – Mrs Carolyn McDermott
As advised last year, from next week, our newsletter will be distributed online. This will reduce the amount of paper usage within our school environment and is in line with how newsletters are distributed by the majority of schools now. The newsletter will be available through the school website or the link on our Facebook page. During Term 1 there will be some hard copies available at the school office but I do encourage everyone to start accessing the newsletter digitally. Should you still like to receive a hard copy please contact the school. Permission notes will still be printed out and distributed to the students.
Our Parent Information meetings will be held shortly. Please check class news or Upcoming Events for times. The meetings are intended to provide an opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teacher and be informed about the year ahead, the class organisation, the class program and expectations for the year. They are invaluable.
Iluka Public School P & C
Just a reminder, the first Iluka PS P&C meeting and AGM is being held on Monday the 10th of February. Meetings are held in the school staff room and commence at 7.00pm. All parents are most welcome to join us.
Tina from The Uniform Shop at 4 Stanley Street Maclean handles all our uniform needs. The Uniform Shop is trading Mondays to Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm.
2020 Voluntary Contributions
We have again kept the level of voluntary contributions that we are collecting from parents to a minimum, to make this contribution affordable to all. The cost is $30 per child for the year or $50 per family. It has not been increased in a number of years. This funding will go to ensuring that our educational programs are appropriately resourced. Part of the voluntary contribution funding collected this year has been assigned to resourcing our music program. We will also buy new books and other resources, as well as pay for assessment tools to ensure that we are tracking and measuring improvement in our students’ learning throughout the year.
The school has also listened to parent feedback in regards to excursions, incursions and resources specific to your child. We have reduced the number of these additional programs this year, keeping only what we see as the most valuable experiences for our students. For families experiencing financial hardship there may be some financial assistance available.
Please note: parental financial contributions are entirely voluntary. All payments can be made direct at the office via cash or eftpos transactions.
2020 IPS Swimming Carnival
The annual swimming carnival is on this Thursday, 6 February 2020 (Week 2) at the Maclean Pool. Please ensure your child has returned their permission note to their classroom teacher. We look forward to a successful swimming carnival. NB: You may need to throw in an extra towel if the day is wet or drink bottle if the day is hot. The Infants swimming carnival will be on Friday 7 February 2020 at the Anchorage Holiday Park. A separate note has been given to those students involved.
There are numerous times throughout the year when we seek parental assistance and are always very appreciative of that support. It is a legal requirement for any parent volunteer, in any activity that involves the children, that they complete a working with children volunteer check. This only needs to be done once each year. Whilst I understand that it can be an imposition, it is done in the interests of protecting our children. All parental volunteers are required to report to the Office upon arrival and sign into the Visitor’s book.
Extra Curricula Activities 1
Interested in learning a musical instrument or learning to sing? Miss Leeann will be joining us this year as our music teacher. Miss Leeann will be at school on Friday 7 February from 2.15pm to introduce herself and to showcase a number of instruments she can teach. We look forward to welcoming and meeting her.
Extra Curricula Activities 2
Interested in learning tennis? Mr Jurd will be back on Thursdays to teach tennis from 1.00pm. Please see the accompanying ad in this newsletter for further details.
The tuckshop has reopened for 2020. For families new to IPS, tuckshop is open Monday and Friday each week. Lunch orders are taken on the morning before school starts. On tuck shop days recess, ice blocks and drinks may also be purchased with cash. The tuck shop is managed by the P&C and relies entirely on a dedicated team of parent/carer and grandparent volunteers to keep operating. Net proceeds from tuckshop sales then benefit school students through the purchase of school resources and equipment. If you would like to get involved either working in the canteen on Mondays or Fridays please contact the school office for more information. No experience necessary and it’s a great way to get involved in the school community! Copies of the menu, can also be found on the IPS website.
Have a great week, Phil