• Iluka Public School



  • Thursday 8 August – Open Day Morning Tea: Seeking baked goods donations for morning tea to serve to our families attending Open Day.

  • Wednesday 28 August - Father’s Day Stall : Presents will range from $1 to $5.

  • Friday 30 August - Father’s Day Breakfast: From 7:30 am. Please join us for the morning


We have certainly hit the ground running in what is again turning out to be a busy term, filled with lots of great events and learning activities for our students;

Open Day Invitation

We will again be hoping for better weather this Thursday to hold our IPS Open Day. The theme for the day is, “Every Student, Every Voice”. Please join in celebrating our students’ achievements and the value of public education. There will be coffee and biscuits, open classrooms, displays, performances and a special Whole School Assembly. The day will begin from 11.00am. I extend a warm welcome to all our families and members of the community to join with us to make the day a big success.


Iluka PS students, Josie, Akaysha, Eddie and Amelie participated in two debates against Gulmarrad Public School on Monday 5 August. Both debates were very close and entertaining to watch. Gulmarrad won a very even first debate and Iluka were able to compose themselves and come away with the win in their second debate. I would like to congratulate our team on their performances and it has been great to see them gain more confidence every time they participate. Thank you Mrs Cunningham for organising the debate and providing further opportunities for our school students.


It was great to see so many excited faces enjoying the opportunity to work with our flying drones in STEM workshops last week. We hope this inspires students to investigate, collaborate and explore, so that they’ll be ready for careers in a world myself as an ‘oldie’ probably cannot even imagine.

P&C Meeting Information

The P&C held a meeting last Monday in the staff room. The agenda focussed on financial support for impending school works (shade sails) and relevant school updates. We welcome any new faces to our meetings and are eager to hear ideas and opinions about what we can do as a P&C for our school. If you’d like something added to the agenda, you can contact the P&C President, Lisa Waters at the school on 66466149. The next meeting is being held on Monday 9 September.

Education Week - Open Day and Book Fair

  • Book Fair 8:30 - 8:55, 11:15 - 12:00, 1:00 - 1:45. Families have an opportunity to purchase quality reading material for students which in turn helps purchase books for the Library. If parent/carers are unable to attend, students may still purchase books. Place money in an envelope marked with the child's name and class and they will be able to purchase books during the day.

  • Morning Tea 11:00 – 11:30 am. Families may enjoy Morning Tea with their child. The school will have a variety of biscuits, as well as tea, coffee and water.

  • Classroom Visits 11:30 – 12:10 pm. Families have the time set aside to visit your child’s classroom. It is a chance to look at the work being completed.

  • Concert 12:15 – 12:30. Performances from the various Music Schools, Choir, K-6 Dance Group and the Year 6 P.N.G Dance troupe.

  • Whole School Assembly 12:30 -1:00 pm. We will be holding our usual assembly for everyone to sample! Students will be placed in their K-6 classes and you are encouraged to join in with your child/ren.

  • Normal Classes Resume 1:15 pm. Students say goodbye and thank their parents for attending.

Term 3 Lunchtime activities

Here are some fun library lunchtime activity ideas for the students of Iluka Public School!





Small Schools Athletics Carnival

Around 40 students participated in the Small Schools Athletic Carnival last Friday. They joined around another 100 students from three other local schools who attended the event. Our school set up for the event and I would like to thank the teaching staff who arrived very early Friday to set up. It turned out to be a fine day. Congratulations to Jade who was named the Junior Girl Champion. Well done to all the students who did their very best. A super proud day for our school. I wish all our representatives the best of luck at the Zone Championships, being held in Lismore on Thursday 22 August 2019.

Sporting Schools

Our Term 3 Sporting Schools Program commenced last week. The program will run for four weeks. This term students are learning the fun and skills associated with the game of basketball. Steve from the Raymond Laurie Sports Centre is our coach. He was impressed with our students’ attitude and wanting to learn more about the game. All students K-6 are participating. All students are participating free of charge.


Stage 3 are going to Canberra and the Selwyn Snowfields on Monday 12th August!

Students need to arrive at school no later than 4.40am. Students need to check in with their classroom teacher and must give their teacher any medication and money. Students should pack a backpack with a water bottle and morning tea + lunch for the trip. No electronics are to be taken on the excursion. If in an emergency parents need to contact us, my mobile number has been sent home on a separate sheet. Expected return time at school is 1am Saturday morning, however, if anything changes Mr Jones will post a notice on Facebook as the need arises. For an easy list on what to bring/what not to bring plus extra information, see attachment to this note.


Have fun, stage 3!

Woolworths Earn & Learn 2019

A big Thank You to all the parents, students and staff who contributed stickers towards the recent Woolworths Earn & Learn promotion. Iluka Public School collected 5640 stickers in total which is an absolutely amazing effort and allows the teaching staff to select a wide range of items for the students to use in the playground and the classroom.


We will have our usual P & C supported Fathers’ Day Stall. It will be on Wednesday 28 August and commences with our Kindy/Year One class after the morning assembly. Gifts have been ordered. We need at least two parent/carer volunteers to assist with the stall. If you are available to assist please see Miss Lisa or leave your details at the Office. Gifts start at $1. All classes will be invited to participate.

Have a great week.



Independence - It is fantastic seeing the Kindergarten and Year One students confidently walking through the school gates of a morning and independently organising their belongings (communication folder and home reading journals) before going off to play with their friends. Being able to independently do things aids the development of independent thinking skills, which underpins all learning.

Quicksmart - The Year One students have commenced their time trials in Quicksmart and already students have progressed to the next strand. The students are approaching this learning with a positive attitude and are keen to improve on their scores. Keep up the extra practice at home! The students are keen to challenge mums and dads at ou