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WEEK 2 NEWS, TERM 3

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Thursday 22 July - 8 Week Sports Program for K-6 begins, Cheer/Dance

  • Friday 23 July - Round 4 Debating Tigers v’s Evans River. 9:20 am to 11:00 am (via Zoom)

  • Monday 26 July - Education Week begins

  • Tuesday 27 July - Chess Competition at Yamba Public School (applicable students only. Note yet to go home)

  • Friday 30 July - Small Schools Athletics Carnival. Ken Leeson Oval (applicable students only. Note yet to go home)

  • Monday 2 August to Friday 6 August - Stage 3 Canberra Excursion (Excursion details and go-ahead currently being clarified by Lyn)

  • Thursday 12 August - Open Day (further details to come)

  • Friday 13 August - PSSA Girls Softball. Iluka v’s Narranga PS. (applicable students only. Note yet to go home)

  • Monday 16 August - Science Week begins

  • Wednesday 18 August - Life Education Van visits school

  • Monday 23 August - Primary Schools Tennis Championships, Maclean Tennis Courts. (applicable students only. Note yet to go home)

  • Wednesday 26 August - Year 6 Transition Day at MHS

  • Wednesday 1 September - 2022 Kindergarten Transition Program begins

  • Friday 10 September - Yamba Touch Gala Day (note and further details to come)

  • Thursday 9 September - Biannual Whole School Concert (further details to come)

  • Friday 10 September - Touch Gala Day (Stage 2 & 3) (note and further details to come)

  • Wednesday 15 September - Small School Big Impact Concert (applicable students only. Further details to come)

PRINCIPAL REPORT

Dear Parents and Carers,

WELCOME TO WEEK 2


As you would be aware, all schools across NSW are under COVID restrictions. Schools across NSW have been divided into groups, according to the level of restrictions imposed at this specific time. As Iluka is a regional school we are currently regarded as Level 2. We post information to our School Stream App and school Facebook page, informing families of restrictions and changes to school items as they unfold. Please ensure that you have access to these, so that you can remain informed. We appreciate your support in keeping all in our school community safe.

The latest information for our school can be found at the following link https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families/schools-outside-of-greater-sydney1


Students should not attend school if unwell, even with the mildest of symptoms. Any person with any COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home and should not return to school until they have received a negative test result and are symptom-free.

Visitors to the school will be kept to an absolute minimum and I would ask for parental support of this until NSW Health advises the Department differently. If you must attend our school, you must wear a face mask, go straight to the office and use our QR code to check-in.

Although this term is off to an unusual beginning, we had a wonderful start to the new school term. Students settled and the classrooms were buzzing once again with learning. Please always know and trust that staff are doing everything in our capacity to ensure continuity of learning programs and the wellbeing of our students remains foremost in our plans. If you have any concerns about the welfare of any child of this school, please do not hesitate to call me.

May I please welcome to our school our new Year 2 student, Aaravjot. I hope that you are settling in well and have been able to feel comfortable, supported and are enjoying your new school and classmates.

BUILDING WORKS UPDATE

As you may have noticed, building works continue to occur across the school. During the holidays, preliminary work began on the construction of a sun structure over the multipurpose courts. Plans have been drawn up and tenders for the job are now being requested. Roof remediation work in A Block was also completed, whilst we are also awaiting an extension to our Sports Shed. All these projects have been carefully planned, but do take time. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work towards making the school the best learning environment it can be for our students.

SEMESTER ONE STUDENT REPORTS

Semester One student reports were sent home last term. In last week’s newsletter I asked for any feedback on the reports from the parents and carers. What did you think? Did you like your report? Are you happy? Please send me in a note or email to iluka-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au if you have any feedback.

RECORD-BREAKING ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

A late-night shower and a cool breeze could not postpone the Athletics Carnival, which was held last Thursday and Friday. It looked a bit uncertain, but the skies cleared allowing the carnival to go ahead as planned. With coloured zinc, hair ribbons and costumes, students from K-6 classes arrived at school ready for two days of racing, throwing and jumping. Students participated in several events throughout the carnival. In their respective age groups, Emma broke records in discus and Jade set new records in high jump and the Senior Girls 200m race. Thank you so much to the teachers, and ‘Tough Timm’ who assisted in the setup, running of events and packing up of equipment. All hands on deck ensured the smooth running of the carnival. 44 students have qualified for the Small Schools Carnival. Students have been notified, with the small school’s carnival to be held on Friday 30 July 2021. Congratulations to the winning house team, Rush.

Special thanks to our parents and carers who remained respectful observers. I really appreciate your understanding and support.

We are currently working on the photo gallery of the carnival. This will be added to our school website shortly.

DEBATING

On Monday (and again this Friday) our IPS Debating Teams participated in the third round of the Premier’s Debating Challenge. The students were very excited to play against Evans River, but unfortunately, we had to go back to a virtual debate scenario. Our King Prawns and Tiger Prawns teams debated exceptionally well against Evans River with some tough topics. Unfortunately, we lost both debates. We wish more success for this Fridays debate.

CHEER/DANCE

This Thursday we are ver