• Iluka Public School


Updated: Jul 21, 2020


  • 2020 Kindergarten Class - Preschool Transition Wednesday 31 July

  • Open Day - Thursday 1 August 2019 From 11.00am

  • Small Schools Athletics Carnival - Friday 2 August

  • Premiers Debating Challenge @ Iluka PS against Gulmarrad - Monday 5 August


This week if you visited the school you may have heard the buzzing sound of drones. We are thankful that Mr Jones has secured ten drones from Lawrence Public School to integrate into his STEM / Science lessons. Iluka Public School is beginning to feel its way around a bit in this area. We will be using the drones with coding to program them to fly where we want them to go. Our students are given a purpose for the drones and for them to have a hands on, immersive experience. Students will work in pairs to teach valuable team working and communication skills. Keep your eyes peeled.


On Thursday, our school will celebrate Education Week for 2019. We will be holding our annual Open Day. The theme for Education Week in 2019 is ‘Every Student Every Voice’. Our celebrations will commence at 11.00am with parents joining students and sharing recess together. Following recess, the school will host classroom visits, a book fair, a dance performance and a special whole school assembly. We look forward to showcasing the wonderful learning opportunities on offer to our students throughout this week.

I hope to see you there.


Last Friday the Athletics Carnival aimed at maximising participation and active involvement of all children K-6. Children were organised according to ages and gender and rotated through a series of 7 events. These events include 50m/100m, 200m, 400/800m, Relays, Parent/Teacher races, Long Jump, High Jump and Shot Putt. We also had a ball games break. By the end of the day you could see huge smiles and tired legs! Congratulations on the winning Hickey team, our Age Champions; Shaun and Elayna, Phoenix, Emma/Jade, Travis and Krystal and Eddie, Amelie/Maddy. Congratulations to Emma who broke several long standing school records in Discus, Shot Put and Long Jump!

Thank you to Sandy, Mark, Karla and the volunteers in the canteen. Thank you to parents who donated goods to our tuckshop. Thank you to the parents who helped teachers to record, or rake, or assist at an event.

Thank you to our wonderful staff who assisted down on the oval well before school to set up for the day.



A friendly reminder that the date for the Small Schools Athletics Carnival is being held this coming Friday 2 August. Attending students have been given their permission notes with more details. All Iluka PS competitors will be training at school during the afternoon sessions (from 1:45pm). If any parents would like to assist with this training, your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know.


Attendance at school is one of the most important factors that contribute to students engaging and improving in their learning. It is imperative that students attend school every single day they can so that they are accessing their lessons on a daily basis. Attendance will give your child a sense of connectedness to school, which sets them up for a successful future. Please make a daily effort to ensure children are in attendance at school. Illnesses of more than three days need to be accompanied with a medical certificate. All absences should be notified to the classroom teacher.

This week’s results;

Kindy/Year 1 = 91%, Year 2/3= 92%, Year 3/4 =91%, Year 4/5 = 86%, Year 6 = 94%


Our first preschool Transition Day is set to begin on Wednesday 31 July. Miss Essery is looking forward to welcoming our new students to Iluka Public School for the commencement of their primary education.


The school currently has a website which contains more information about certain programs and events. The address is


Miss Linda will be again taking Long Service Leave for Semester 2. Miss Leah will take on the role of Acting Senior Administration Officer Monday and Tuesday for the remainder of the year.

I would like to thank Aleisha and her family for all the time and effort they put in over the holidays to rejuvenate our schools cubby house. The new paint work, kitchen and utensils added to the cubby has already been a very popular attraction for the little ones during recess and lunch.


Mrs Cunningham is currently preparing for the next round of the Premier’s Debating Challenge. We look forward to our debate against the Gulmarrad Public School next Monday 5 August. Good luck to all participants.


English- This term our English theme relates to weather and the text type we will be focusing on is poetry. The students will be learning to recite poems about different types of weather in our speaking and listening lessons and learning to write their own weather poems in writing time.

Mathematics- Our Kindergarten and Year One class will be showcasing all things related to mathematics at our open day class visit this Thursday. There will be Early Stage One (Kindergarten) and Stage One (Year One) parent information sheets handed out explaining what students learn in each of these stages and students will show/talk about their mathematics work. There will be an opportunity for classroom visitors to participate in shared learning experiences with the children and to learn about our Quicksmart program. There will be a Quicksmart challenge for those parents and visitors wishing to test their skills.

Athletics Carnival- It was pleasing to see the students so willing and keen to participate in all the events on offer at the athletics carnival on Friday. Congratulations to our minor athletic champions Elayna (Kindergarten) and Shaun (Year One) for their great achievements. I would like to personally thank all the parents and community members who gave up their time to assist me at the long jump pit. Your assistance in raking the pit and measuring student jumps ensured that the long jump event ran efficiently.


*If your child is participating in the Small Schools Athletics Carnival, please return their permission note before Friday.



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