WEEK 2 NEWS - TERM 4
Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 October - Stage 2 Dorroughby Excursion
Thursday 24 October - Preschool Transition 9:00am to 1:30pm
Wednesday 30 October - Year 6 Maclean High School Transition
Thursday 31 October - Preschool Transition 9:00am to 1:30pm
Friday 1 November - Whole School Assembly 2:15 - 3:00pm
Monday 4 November - Kindergarten and Year 2 Dental Check up 9.30 - 11.00 am
Wednesday 7 November - Preschool Transition 9:00am to 1:30pm
Monday 11 November - Swim School Scheme starts Kindergarten to Year 4
Monday 25 November - P & C Meeting at 7pm
Wednesday 27 November - Big River Film Festival, Yr 6.
Friday November 29 - Yr 5 Prefect Speeches
Monday December 2 - Get Hooked Fishing program, Yr 5 & 6
Thursday December 5 - Yr 5 & 6 Surfing program
Tuesday December 10 - Presentation Day at 11am & School Disco at 6pm Iluka Bowling Club
Wednesday December 11 - Iluka Christmas Carols (school performance)
Thursday December 12 - 200 nights Reading Reward waterslide
Tuesday December 17 - Yr 6 Graduation Dinner
Wednesday December 18 - Students last day of school for 2019.
World Teachers’ Day
World Teachers' Day is an annual event celebrated on different dates across the globe.
This year NSW celebrate the day on Friday 25 October 2019. World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity to celebrate the hardworking and dedicated teachers at Iluka Public School.
Dear parents and community members,
Welcome to Week 2, Term 4 everyone.
The term has started off at a cracking pace with most students quickly settling into good routines. On Tuesday (today) the senior students attended an excursion to the Harwood Sugar Mill. Thank you to Lyn in the office for your work in organising the trip.
The Stage 2 excursion to Dorroughby begins on Wednesday. We wish all students and teachers the very best as they head out for three days and two nights. If there is an emergency please call me on 0448465269 and I shall get a message to the teachers.
Notes went home yesterday for our 10 day Swimming School Scheme for ALL Year 2 - 4 students and a few of our Year 5 students. We have limited places so please get bus money and notes in as soon as you can. The 10 day swimming scheme is to be conducted from Monday 11th November to Friday 22nd November. All students are encouraged to attend. Total cost for the 10 days is $70. ($30 to the pool and $40 to the school for the bus transportation.) Permission notes need to be returned to school by Friday, 25th October 2019.
There are many events happening at Iluka Public School this term. Please take special note of our Presentation Day which is to be held on Tuesday 10 December at 11.00 am and our ‘Carols in the Park’ which is to be held on Wednesday 11 December. Another highlight is our Year 6 Farewell Dinner to be held at the Iluka Bowling Club on Tuesday 17 December. Information notes will come out later in the term regarding these upcoming events. To continue our strong communication between the school and our families, I hope the Term Planner at the top of the page will assist you in organising our school events with your busy schedules and ensure you can be a part of your child’s education.
We will have our first orientation visit for Term 4 with our new Kindergarten enrolments this Thursday. At this stage we have just a few enrolment forms returned for students to begin in 2020. If you know of any other possible local enrolments please ask them to notify us.
It would also be helpful if your family’s circumstances are changing and you will be moving to another school next year to let us know, as we will be starting to draft classes for 2020 in the coming weeks. The staff of Iluka Public School collaboratively work together to make decisions about the placement of students in their next year’s classes. During this time many varied considerations are taken into account to ensure the best mix of students for each class. As professionals we have the best interests of each child in mind when considering placements. Please note that generally whole school class structures cannot be finalised until the total school enrolments are known in the following year and usually not until Week 2, of Term 1. Again, you are reminded, it is with professionalism that staff consider classes, which are formed in the best interests of ALL students and the school. We thank you for your support, and understanding.
It was great to catch up with my old friend Healthy Harold last Wednesday. He was looking good. By all reports the class sessions were wonderful and the messages delivered were extremely relevant. Our Personal Development and Health lessons across the school continue in Term 4 with areas of emphasis being on the unit of work each class undertook in the Life Ed van. They include Cyber Wise, My Body Matters, Building Positive Relationships and Decisions.
The next Whole School Assembly will be held in Week 3 on Friday 1 November from 2.15 - 3.00pm, under the COLA. Parents and carers are welcome to attend.
Have a great week, Phil
YEAR K/1 CLASS NEWS
Quicksmart - The Year One students are really making academic gains in the quick recall of addition and subtraction facts. To move up a level, students must be able to provide 30 correct responses to addition or subtraction sums in 1 minute. Our class target, is for students to be on +5 and -5 by the end of this year. Daily practice at home is recommended.
Year One Maths Mentals - Students in Year One recommence their Maths Mental Homework this week. Please return completed work to school on Friday, ensuring that work is presented neatly.
Kindergarten Transition Day - This Thursday 24th October is our first Kindergarten Transition Day for Term Four. Students are asked to be at “big school” by 8:45-9:00am and picked up from “big school” at 1:30pm. I will be meeting and greeting students and parents at the front entrance to our school, near the office. It is important that enrolment forms are submitted over the coming weeks, as planning and resource purchases are being made based on the number of students enrolled in our Kindergarten class of 2020. The Year 5 students are keen to take on the role of being a “buddy” to the new students. Once enrolment forms have been submitted to the office, students will be matched with a Year 5 buddy.
NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge - On Monday, Kindergarten and Year One students were presented with their Gold Award certificate in recognition of their achievement in successfully completing ten weeks of physical activity in Term Two of this year.
*Free dental assessment for Kindergarten and Year Two students. Please complete and return the consent form before Friday 1st November.
YEAR 2/3 CLASS NEWS
I hope the Year 3s in my class enjoyed the excursion to the sugar mill today.
Thank You: Mrs Gardner for having the Yr 2 children for the rest of the week. I know they will enjoy their time in your room.
Excursion: is tomorrow for Stage 2. I’m looking forward to attending this environmental adventure.
Normal Routines: will resume next week.
YEAR 3/4 CLASS NEWS
Hi everyone. Term 4 has kicked off with a bang and things only get better from here! Tomorrow (Wednesday) we are off to Camp. The students are very excited and just a little bit nervous. Please be at school at 7:30am in readiness for an 8am departure. Students will need recess, lunch and a water bottle in their day pack. Students may bring their own pillow (and teddy). We are due home at 2:45pm Friday.
Harwood Sugar Mill threw open their doors today (Tuesday) allowing us a fantastic opportunity to visit a local industry first hand. Thank you to the Mill and our well behaved students.
The blue note given out on Monday is for Swim School. This is a very important and valuable program, not to mention enjoyable for the kids. Please return asap thank you.
Our visit to Healthy Harold was the best one I have been to. Harold and Lee taught us relevant and practical skills to become more CyberWise. Online safety and awareness is crucial for our children to understand, believe in and implement. Go to lifeeducation.org.au for more information and resources for parents and children.
YEAR 4/5 CLASS NEWS
Welcome - I extend a warm welcome to our new student Jonas. I hope you and your family settle into our lovely community quickly and enjoy your time here.
Harwood Sugar Mill - What an interesting excursion to the Harwood Sugar Mill! Students listened carefully as aspects of sugar production were explained.
Dorroughby Camp - I wish all the Year 4s an enjoyable and adventure-filled excursion to Dorroughby this week. Having attended this camp in previous years, I am certain they will have a wonderful time. Thank you in advance to Mrs Howard, Mr Speirs and Mr Jones for taking care of my students on the excursion. Students need to arrive at school at 7:30am for an 8am departure.
Homework - There is no homework for Year 4 students this week due to camp. Year 5 took their homework sheet yesterday and it is due on Friday.
Have a great week.
YEAR 6 CLASS NEWS
Hi, my name is Krystal Roberts and I am completing my final professional experience placement here at Iluka Public School for a duration of 6 weeks. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first week with year 6, we have been experimenting with the new laptops and introducing digital technology for many KLAs during class time. The students have responded well and are enjoying the freedom and responsibilities involved.
This week sees the introduction of a new topic ‘Natural Disasters’ with a focus on Bushfires. This is a relevant and important topic for students particularly with recent events in our local and surrounding areas. We are hoping to plan an exciting excursion to conclude the unit further in the term.
Homework - As advised we will be setting Term 4 homework online through the ‘Google Classroom’ platform. A small task that will see students navigating their way around different news websites, sharing their research and presenting to classmates.
Year 6 Graduation - Students have been busy this week creating and brainstorming ideas, guest lists, gratitude letters and invitations in readiness for their upcoming Graduation. Save the date - Tuesday 17th December, 6.00 - 8.00pm at the Iluka Bowls Club.
Have a great week, Krystal.
LIBRARY / TECHNOLOGY NEWS
Some new book collections have been ordered for the library resource room as class sets for Stage 1. I am hoping they will arrive next week. When they arrive they will be accessioned, covered and accessible for teachers to use in their classroom.
The remaining Year 6 touchscreen laptops arrived Tuesday. As soon as I can I will rebuild all of them so they are on the school system. All classes began their robotics unit of work this week. Each class will be doing a separate unit and they will be using the range of robotics we have at the school through the STEMShare initiative.
I will be away at camp for the week and Mrs Cooper will be doing library for Year 6 and Year 4/5.
I hope everyone has a good week. Matt.
Lower Clarence Cup Schools Basketball - Last Sunday 26 students from IPS competed in Round 2 of the Lower Clarence Schools Basketball Competition in Yamba. It was awesome to see Iluka Public School fielding four teams again in the event. Well done kids! Highlights of the day were the improvements in lay-up shooting, gaining a better knowledge of the rules of the game and as always excellent sportsmanship. This round included the boys and girls teams in both age divisions having to play each other for the first time. Both matches were hard fought. The 3rd and final round is on Saturday 14 December with a new start time of 2pm. This will be followed by a presentation and Xmas Party at Yamba Bowling Club. All welcome.
Volunteers for Friday 25 October - Sandy and Mark
Volunteers for Monday 28 October - Leonie and Mary
Class donations this week are Year 4/5.
WE NEED YOU!
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!
Iluka Boardriders - Next gathering will be held November 3. Watch Facebook & sign out the front of IGA for the beach location. See you in the waves!!!