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WEEK 3 NEWS - TERM 1

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Tuesday 9 February - Class Meeting - Year 1 @ 3:15 - 4:15pm + Year 6 @ 4:30pm

  • Thursday 11 February - Class Meetings - Year 4 @ 4:00 - 4:30pm + Year 2/3 @ 7:00 - 8:00pm + Yr 5 @ 5:00pm

  • Thursday 11 February - 4 Week Sporting Schools Program - Whole School Tennis starts today.

  • Thursday 11 February - Tennis with Mr Jurd (private group lesson) starts today. 1 pm on school courts

  • Friday 12 February - Small Schools Swimming Carnival, Maclean Olympic Pool.

  • Tuesday 16 February - SRE (Special Religious Education) program to resume

  • Thursday 18 February - Final Day for Orders for Issue 1 Scholastic Book Club.

  • Friday 19 February - Whole School Assembly @ 2:15pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this assembly will be for students only until further notice.

  • Monday 22 February - P & C Meeting @ Club Iluka - 1pm. All Welcome

  • Thursday 25 February - Zone Swimming Carnival (invitation only) - Alstonville Aquatic Centre

PRINCIPAL REPORT


WELCOME TO WEEK 3

Over the last two weeks, I have really enjoyed talking to our parents and carers about their children and about the way school has started for them. It has allowed me to get to know our wonderful new families and learn how I can better serve all families at Iluka Public School. If you have a question, issue, complaint, feedback or compliment about Iluka Public School I would like to know. The best education happens when students, parents and schools work together. Call me at school or on my mobile anytime. Here is my card.

PARENT TEACHER MEET & GREET AFTERNOON/EVENING EVENTS

This week we welcome you and invite you to meet your child’s teacher. The afternoon/evening meetings will be an informal gathering where the teachers will meet parents in the classroom, explain routines and answer any questions parents may have about the year ahead.

Even if you don’t have any particular concerns, parent-teacher meetings early in the year give you a great opportunity to get to know your child’s teacher and to gain an understanding of how you can support your child’s learning.

Please remember, parents, carers and teachers are on the same team when it comes to helping students achieve. Students are welcome to come along.

Times are;

  • Kindy - Monday 3:15 pm

  • Year 1 - Tuesday 3:15 pm

  • Year 2/3 - Thursday 7:00 pm

  • Year 4 - Thursday 4:00 pm

  • Year 5 - Thursday 5:00 pm

  • Year 6 - Tuesday 4:30 pm

If parents require a more formal interview to discuss individual needs, then parents should phone the office on 6646 6149 to make an interview time.

Formal Interviews will take place for all classes at the end of Term 1, 2021. Details of how parents can access the teacher’s availability will be sent home in the coming weeks.

ATTENDANCE

To get the most out of education, children need to go to school every day. School attendance has a major influence on educational outcomes. Students who attend school regularly are more likely to achieve better results at school and are more likely to complete their schooling.

Parents can encourage their children to attend school by having a positive attitude to learning and education.

Poor school attendance patterns can start as early as Kindergarten. It is important that from the first day of school parents set an expectation that their children will be at school every day. Missing an average of ten days of school per term adds up to missing two full years of schooling by the end of Year 10.

Please explain any absences within 2 days in writing (note to the teacher), email (iluka-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au), or verbally on 6646 6149.

Schools are required to contact parents by the second day of unexplained absences.

Our school target is to have all classes attending over 90% of the time.

This week;

Year K/1 - 99.14%

Year 2/3 - 89.57%

Year 4 - 92.86%

Year 5 - 90.59%

Year 6 - 97.5 %

ILUKA PUBLIC SCHOOL P & C MEETINGS 2021

The first P&C meeting for Term 1 in 2021 will be held on Monday 22 February (Week 5) at 1.00 pm. The meeting will be an AGM meeting. Currently, the meetings are being held at Club Iluka.

TUCKSHOP

Tuckshop has recommenced for 2021, opening yesterday, Monday 8 February. Thank you to Karla and Tracey for providing a wonderful, nutritious start to the year. During Term 1 the tuckshop will open two days per week on Monday and Friday. However, in saying that we are in DESPERATE need of volunteers to keep our Tuckshop open for two days.

Our tuckshop is managed by a parent volunteer, Karla Morrison and staffed entirely by VOLUNTEERS from the school community - parents and grandparents. Net proceeds from tuckshop go towards supporting the school with purchasing educational resources, offsetting the cost of some school activities and contributing to a better school environment for our children.

If you can help out, please contact the school office on 6646 6149. No experience is needed, it’s a great way to meet other school parents, and your children will love to see you being involved at school. A canteen roster for Term 1 will be sent to our current team of volunteers shortly.

Class donations for next week: Year 4


SWIMMING CARNIVALS

Our two annual Swimming Carnivals took place on Thursday and Friday 4 and 5 February 2021. Students who were turning 8 years of age or over attended the Maclean Olympic Pool. Our Kindy / Year 1 and some younger Year 2 students attended the Anchorage Holiday Park pool.

Both carnivals were supported by a large group of parents and carers and attended by enthusiastic students. Congratulations to the Rush House and to our 2021 Swimming Champions;

Jnr Girls: Paige and Lahna, Jnr Boy: Reed. 11 Yrs Boy: Jonah & 11 Yrs Girl: Macy. Snr Boys: Tulloch and Snr Girl: Jade.

Thank you Ms Essery for your organisation of the Infant's Carnival.


To view the full photo gallery from the carnivals follow the link https://www.ilukapublicschool.com/galleries

CRICKET PITCH

This week we opened our brand new cricket pitch up for students to use. This pitch will become an excellent resource for the school. Thank you Gary Collis for providing a net to be used as a safety backdrop.

SPORTING SCHOOLS

On Thursday, Mr Alan Jurd will be commencing a four week tennis unit. This will be for all students K-6. This program will be completed during normal class instruction time as part of the class's PE program.

Mr Jurd will also be commencing his extracurricular lunchtime tennis coaching at the School for Term 1 on Thursday 11th Feb. The lessons are held at lunchtime. They are not individual lessons. The cost for the term is $80 (paid directly to Alan). Students can bring their own racquets or racquets will be provided for at school. New players welcome please call Alan on mob. 0416016775 to enrol.

Have a great week