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WEEK 3 NEWS - TERM 2


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Thursday 6 May - GRIP Leadership Conference - Year 6 @ Lismore City Hall

  • Friday 7 May - Whole School Assembly - 2:15 pm. All welcome to attend

  • Monday 10 May - Orders close for Issue # 3 Book Club

  • Tuesday 11 May - NAPLAN, Yr 3 & Yr 5 - Writing Assessment

  • Wednesday 12 May - NAPLAN, Yr 3 & Yr 5 - Reading Assessment

  • Thursday 13 May - NAPLAN, Yr 3 & Yr 5 - Conventions of Language Assessment

  • Friday 14 May - Walk Safely To School Day

  • Monday 17 May - Scholastic Book Fair begins this week

  • Monday 17 May - NAPLAN, Yr 3 & Yr 5 - Numeracy Assessment

  • Wednesday 19 May - National Simultaneous Storytime, Iluka Town Library (note to go home at later date)

  • Friday 21 May - NAPLAN - final assessments

  • Friday 21 May - NR PSSA Cross Country Carnival - Corndale. (qualifying students only - note has gone home)

  • Friday 21 May - Whole School Assembly - 2:15 pm. All welcome to attend

  • Monday 24 May - P & C Meeting in the Library @ 3:15pm. Everyone welcome to attend

  • Friday 28 May - Kindergarten/Year 1/Year 2 Macadamia Castle Excursion (note home)

  • Monday 31 May - Iluka Public School’s Spelling Bee - Early Stage 1 (Kindy) & Stage 1 (Yr 1 & 2)

  • Tuesday 1 June - Iluka Public School’s Spelling Bee - Stage 2 (Yr 3 & 4)

  • Tuesday 2 June - Iluka Public School’s Spelling Bee - Stage 3 (Yr 5 & 6)

  • Friday 4 June - Whole School Assembly - 2:15 pm. All welcome to attend

  • Tuesday 8 June - School Photo Day

  • Monday 14 June - Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday - No School Attendance

  • Wednesday 16 June - Year 6 Transition Day @ MHS

  • Friday 18 June - Whole School Assembly - 2:15 pm. All welcome to attend

  • Friday 25 June - Last Day of Term 2

PRINCIPAL REPORT


WEEK 3

Welcome back to another engaging and exciting week at Iluka Public School. It’s been great to see our students so eager and already settled across our five classrooms enjoying their learning. Thank you to all parents and carers who support our students. The students look fabulous in their full school uniforms. Thank you also to the large majority of families who are now using our new School Stream App, helping to reduce our paper use at school and making the communication between home and school seamless.

TUCKSHOP

The Iluka Public School tuckshop is under threat, as our coordinator Karla says she is struggling to operate because of a lack of volunteers. Therefore as of next week, the Tuckshop will open Fridays only.

There just are not enough volunteers to sustain a regular service and it has become a burden on a small pool to try and keep it running. I wish to thank Karla for her efforts, time and commitment given to the students of Iluka Public School.


SMALL SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY

The sun was not to be seen, but the IPS students were smiling when the 2021 Small Schools Cross Country was held last Friday at the Iluka Golf Club. Although the running conditions were not ideal, our superstar students huffed and puffed their way along the new and challenging Cross Country course! I was so proud of the bravery, effort and sportsmanship shown by all of our small group of runners on the day. Pleasingly, Iluka Public School were also crowned the overall champion school, which is something we often do not achieve. It made it all the more special. I would like to personally thank all of the parents who were able to attend and support their children. THANK YOU! The first 4 places from each race have been given their permission notes to attend the PSSA Zone carnival, which will be held on Friday 21 May at Corndale Public School. We wish our runner the best of luck and know you will do Iluka Public School proud!

PLACINGS:

8/9 Years Boys - Shaun 1st, Charlie 2nd, Reed 3rd

8/9 Years Girls - Frankie 2nd,

10 Years Boys - Fraser 1st, Zade 3rd, Alby 5th

10 Years Girls - Paige 3rd

11 Years Boys - Jonah 2nd, Beau 3rd

11 Years Girls - Tessah 1st, Kira 2nd, Taya 4th

12/13 Years Boys - Phoenix 2nd, Noah 4th

12/13 Years Girls - Jade 1st, Sariah 5th, Lilly 6th


MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST - TODAY 4TH MAY

This time last year with the pandemic, Mother’s Day celebrations at IPS were very different, as we were recognising this special day during a time of learning from home. This morning it was fantastic to be able to return to our newer tradition of holding a special breakfast celebration for our mums and those who so lovingly fulfill the role of mums for our students. This breakfast celebration was held at the school and I thank you for your attendance. I hope you enjoyed your breakfast and that you are spoilt this Sunday.

Thank you to Jessica and Carla from our P&C team, who were able to organise and deliver a Mothers’ Day Stall and raffle, following the breakfast.


NEW P&C TREASURER

The school community sincerely thanks Mrs Carla Davis who volunteered to be our Treasurer for this year. It really is very much appreciated. During the last meeting, many important topics were brought up for discussion. This included the 2020 Annual School Report, 2021 school improvements, Technology, Attendance, the Spelling Bee and major excursions. Our next P&C Meeting is Monday 24 May, at 3.15 pm in the school library. Everyone is welcome.

IT’S NOT OK TO STAY AWAY

Parents/Caregivers are reminded that children must attend school on every school day unless they have a reasonable excuse for being away, such as illness. Visiting family, being tired, and staying home on birthdays are not acceptable reasons to be away from school.

ABSENCE NOTES

It is the responsibility of parents to notify the school of their child’s absence as soon as possible after the absence has occurred. Prompt notification by parents of their child’s absence will circumvent the automatic generation of an unjustified absence. Absences can be notified by the School Stream app, phone (66466149), note to the teacher or an email to the school (iluka-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au). Thank you for your assistance in this matter.


NAPLAN –

Students in Years 3 and 5 will sit the online NAPLAN assessments during Week 4, with opportunities for catch-up sessions also being provided in Week 5. Whilst we don’t encourage over-preparing for these tests, it can be helpful for students to be familiar with the online platform they will use and the types of questions they may encounter in each of the tests. Students can use the public demonstration site (https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site) to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and tools available in the NAPLAN Online tests. Parents can also access previous paper versions of the tests here.

2021 NAPLAN TIMETABLE

  • Tuesday 11 May - Writing

  • Wednesday 12 May - Reading

  • Thursday 13 May - Conventions of Language

  • Monday 17 May - Numeracy

KINDY/ YEAR 1 / YEAR 2 EXCURSION