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WEEK 4 NEWS - TERM 2

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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 for K/1, Iluka Town Library (note has gone home)

  • Thursday 20 May - PSSA Cricket. Round 3. Ken Leeson oval, Iluka. (applicable students only - note has gone home)

  • 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 has gone 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)

  • Wednesday 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


It seems that we are now well and truly into Autumn. With this comes the cooler weather. Some of our students looked cold in the playground last week. Please ensure that a red or grey jumper or jacket is packed daily in their bag. Please also ensure your child’s name is clearly placed in their uniforms so that they can be returned if they are misplaced. We do not have a lost property basket!


COVID - 19 GUIDELINES

We're working closely with the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), NSW Health and other agencies to ensure our school continues to operate in the safest ways possible in the COVID-19 environment. Please use the link below for the latest advice. Also, if all visitors could look for the COVID Safe QR code posters before entering the school, and be sure to sign in at the office before coming onto the school grounds.

https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families


MOTHER’S DAY BARBEQUE BREAKFAST

Thank you so much to the many Mums, Grandmothers, Aunts and friends who came along to our morning barbeque. It was a lovely morning and I know that the children loved seeing you here. I hope you had a wonderful day on Sunday.


MOTHER’S DAY STALL

Thank you to our P & C for organising a Mother’s Day stall last week for students to purchase gifts for Mother’s Day. Each class was taken to the stall, where students could purchase a special gift for their loved one. The gifts ranged from 50 cents to $5.50. Thank you to Jess and Carla.

Mother’s Day Raffle: The winner of the Mother’s day stall raffle was Lacey. Congratulations!

GRIP LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Last Thursday our Year 6 class participated in the GRIP Leadership conference at Southern Cross University, Lismore. The day was filled with enthusiastic presenters that challenged and encouraged the students with their leadership skills and endeavours. The message for the conference was ‘I need to put my own hand up and be ready for when it’s my time to lead’.

Our students had the opportunity to meet and work with many other student leaders from both public and private schools. Students were encouraged to use their talents and identify real needs in their school.

Thank you to Mr Speirs and to Club Iluka for again allowing us the use of their bus to help with transportation.

NAPLAN

We wish our Year 3 and 5 students the best of luck as they begin their online NAPLAN assessments over the next two weeks. The NAPLAN online assessment window started today (Tuesday 11 May) and finishes on Friday 21 May 2021. Students will be assessed in Writing, Reading, Conventions of language and Numeracy. Please note: students in Year 3 will be completing their writing test with pencil and paper. It is planned that students will complete the assessments as per the following schedule.

  • Tuesday 11 May – Year 3 and Year 5 Writing

  • Wednesday 12 May – Year 3 and Year 5 Reading

  • Thursday 13 May – Year 3 and Year 5 Conventions of Language

  • Monday 17 May - Year 3 and Year 5 Numeracy

  • Tuesday 18 May – Catch up assessments

  • Wednesday 19 May – Catch up assessments

  • Thursday 20 May – Catch up assessments

The online format is an adaptive program, designed to assess a wider range of student abilities and to measure student achievement more precisely.


If you have any concerns regarding NAPLAN, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s classroom teacher.


NAPLAN BREAKFAST

All Year 3 and Year 5 students came along this morning to the COLA (brown seats) to eat breakfast together. A variety of fruit, cereals and toast was offered before the students sit their NAPLAN assessment. This breakfast option will be provided each morning before an assessment.

ATTENDANCE

NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME

The National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. Each year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 21st year, this colourful, vibrant and fun event aims to promote the value of reading and literacy and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Kindergarten to Year 6.

This year the selected children’s book, “Give Me Some Space” written and illustrated by Philip Bunting, will be read at the Iluka Town Library on Wednesday 19 May, commencing at 11:00 am. We thank the local librarian Tracey for inviting us to once again participate in this event.

BEFORE SCHOOL BREAKY PROGRAM

Don’t forget all students from K-6 are welcome to join Miss Lisa for breakfast each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The program begins at 8.00 am under the COLA on the brown tables. Cereals and toast are available.


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