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WEEK 4 NEWS - TERM 1

Updated: Feb 25, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS


February

  • Wednesday 19 - P & C AGM + Meeting. 3:15 pm in library. All Welcome

  • Friday 21 - Kindy’s Teddy Bear Picnic, 12:30 pm

March

  • Friday 6 - Whole School Assembly - 2:15 pm

  • Thursday 12 - Get Hooked Fishing Program, Yr 5/6 - Iluka Bay

  • Friday 20 - Harmony Day

  • Friday 20 - Whole School Assembly - 2:15 pm

  • Monday 23 - NAPLAN Practice - Yr 3 & 5

April

  • Friday 3 - IPS Cross Country

  • Friday 3 - Whole School Assembly - 2:15 pm

  • Thursday 9 - ANZAC Day service at Iluka Public School - 11 am

  • Thursday 9 - Last day of Term 1

  • Friday 10 - Good Friday and start of school holidays

  • Tuesday 28 - Students return to school for Term 2


PRINCIPAL REPORT


Swimming Carnival

On Tuesday we held a very successful Primary Swimming Carnival at the Maclean Pool, and we were very lucky to have excellent weather. I am very happy that we held off for a few days longer. Congratulations to all our students who displayed excellent sportsmanship and behaviour and we were all very impressed with how well they participated throughout the day. The range of additional activities to support our non swimmers was also a great success. Thank you to all our parents and community members who supported our carnival. A big thank you to our staff for their excellent support and organisation. Thank you also to the Maclean Pool. Congratulations to our Age Champions: Jnr Boy - Alby, Jnr Girl - Tessah, 11 Yrs Boy - Tulloch, 11 Yrs Girl - Jade, Snr Boy - Hudson, Snr Girl – Grace. Congratulations to our winning house: Rush.

Congratulations and best of luck to the 22 students who have qualified for the Small Schools Swimming carnival, which is being held today, Tuesday 18th February at Maclean Pool.


Click here to view more images from our Swimming Carnival


Class Meetings

Last week we held our Meet the Teacher afternoons/evening. These meetings offered our parents and carers a great opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and to build strong family and school relationships. Meeting your teacher is very important as it is the first step to ensure a successful year for your child. At these meetings your child’s teacher presented the structures and expectations of the classroom. Parents were asked if there were any questions but it was not a parent teacher interview session. If you would like to discuss your child’s progress please contact the office to make an individual appointment with your teacher. Thank you so much teachers for making yourselves available for these meetings.

Year 6 Students - Grip Leadership

Early next term all of our Year 6 students are invited to attend the GRIP Student Leadership Program in Lismore. This is a great opportunity to develop a range of leadership skills. At the completion of this program students attending will receive a Leadership Certificate at the following Whole School Assembly.

Year 6 Students - Buddies

Teachers and staff have commented on the excellent effort the Year 6 students have made in developing friendships with their buddies. This has helped lessen the worries of starting big school. Congratulations Yr 6, on helping make the school a happier and safer place.


Special Leaders Morning Tea

Mr Kevin Hogan, Member for Page will be holding a special leaders morning tea for all Clarence Valley Schools later this term. All our leaders which include Captains, Vice Captains, Prefects, House Captains and House Vice Captains will receive an invitation from Mr Hogan outlining the finer details.

Whole School Assembly

Our first Whole School Assembly was held on Friday 14 February in our library. Congratulations to those students who received awards.

P&C AGM

The P&C AGM will be held Wednesday afternoon, February 19 at 3:15 pm in the Library. Everyone is welcome. A community note has been sent home. If you would like to be involved in the P&C or volunteer in the canteen complete the attached form and return this to school with your child.


School Target 1 - Attendance

​Missing school means your child misses out on vital information and maintaining learning routines. This can result in a loss of confidence and missing out on forming vital friendships. Attendance is recorded each day. As a parent or caregiver you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day, unless your child:

  • has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during holidays)

  • is required to attend a recognised religious holiday

  • is required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as attending a funeral)

  • is sick, or has an infectious illness.

If you are having difficulty getting your child to attend school regularly, you might like to talk to myself or the school counsellor. If your child has to be absent from school for any reason, please either tell your child's teacher or the administration manager at our school, or explain the reason by phone, email or written note as soon as possible and within seven days.


Note; Those students with a school average attendance rate of 90% or greater will be eligible for the end of year waterslide activity. This equates to not missing more than 20 school days per year.

School Target 2 - Home Reading Journals

I have often written about the importance of Home Reading with your child and returning the student’s Home Reading Journal regularly to your child’s teacher. It has been a focus for the school these last three years. For some families, I now realise this cannot be achieved. Hence, I would like to invite all students to the Homework Club on a Wednesday and Friday morning before school, in the Year 5/6 room. I also wish to be involved by listening to some of the students read during this time. If you do not want me to listen to your child read kindly write me a note and I will follow your instructions.

Have a great week,


Phil


CLASS K NEWS

Infants Swimming Carnival- Finally we had a break in the weather and was able to hold our Infants Swimming Carnival. A big thank you to all the parents, carers, family members and friends who were able to attend our small carnival. The students are to be commended on doing their ‘best swimming’ and for their willingness to ‘have a go’ in all events. Congratulations Kinder, Year One and Year Two.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic-