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WEEK 4 NEWS - TERM 3

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wednesday 12 August - Kinder Transition Program (Preschoolers/Preschool staff only)

  • Thursday 13 August - Kevin Hogan visit/book presentation

  • Wednesday 19 August - Yr 6 Transition Day at Maclean High School

  • Pre School Parents Tour (by appointment only, call 6646 6149)

  • Friday 21 August - Whole School Assembly (students and staff only)

  • Wednesday 26 August - Kinder Transition Program (Preschoolers/Preschool staff only)

  • Friday 28 August - School Maths Bee

  • Semester 1 reports go home

  • Wednesday 9 September - Kinder Transition Program (Preschoolers/Preschool staff only)

  • Tuesday 15 September - Friday 18 September - School Spelling Bee

  • Wednesday 23 September - Kinder Transition Program (Preschoolers/Preschool staff only)

PRINCIPAL REPORT


Dear Parents & Carers


With so much communication at the beginning of this term I thought it best to keep this newsletter brief.


EDUCATION WEEK

Education Week last week was a success, as we celebrated the theme ‘Learning Together’. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we were unable to invite parents, carers and families onto the school site to celebrate the learning that is happening in classrooms. Instead, I hope you enjoyed Mr Jone’s sensational video production of ‘A Day in the Life at our School’ and the work that was sent home from the classes. We finished off Education Week by wearing our Colours, having part of a school tabloid sports session (it rained) and having a Class Assembly. We love all learning together.

KINDERGARTEN 2021 - ENROL NOW!!!

We are now taking enrolments for Kindergarten 2021. If you know of neighbours, relatives, friends or others who you think may be intending to coming to our school, please let them know to contact us on 6646 6149 for information about enrolling, or direct them to our school website www.ilukapublicschool.com

Personal tours for new parents are also being conducted. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss what our school can offer your child. Again, please call the school for an appointment.


DEBATING

On Wednesday our aspiring debating squad from Years 5 and 6 put their problem solving, listening and vocabulary skills to the test by competing in the Premier’s Debating Competition against South Grafton PS. We could not come away with a win, but we are now a little wiser and more knowledgeable about the debating rules. All participants should be very proud of their efforts and we look forward to our next match against Grafton Public School. Thank you Mrs Cunningham for your work in preparing the students.

MATT JONES

Congratulations to Matt and his lovely wife Sarah, on the recent arrival of their daughter Zimi Lee. All are doing very well. Mr Jones is taking 4 weeks paternity leave to settle in with the new family. Mrs Leseberg is doing a great job as our replacement librarian.

Wishing you a lovely week

Phil


CLASS K NEWS

Communication Folders - Our class communication folders are used as a way of transferring written information from school to home and home to school. The communication folders are sent home daily (even if there are no notes) and need to be returned to school each day. All Kindergarten students will be re-issued with a new communication folder to take home on Wednesday.

Special Religious Education (SRE) - Scripture lessons re-commenced for Kindergarten last Tuesday. Lessons are of a 30 minute duration and commence at 2:20pm. Our scripture teacher is currently Mr Colmorgan. Those students not attending scripture lessons are supervised by Mr Bradmore.

Assembly Awards - Congratulations to the following students who received Merit Certificates at our class assembly last Friday: Callum, Cody and Aryk. Our win bin prize winners were Caden, Amelia, Elsie and Mason.

Reminders: * P.R.A.W.N.S. Transition Program this Wednesday 12th August from 9:00am until 12:00pm. Lynne

CLASS 1/2 NEWS

Hello Everyone,

I hope all is well in your households. We are all experiencing difficult times at present and it is so important that we come together and support and look out for each other. Mental and emotional wellbeing is paramount for us to be able to function effectively. These two qualities are the foundation blocks of successful learning.

Having a very high attendance rate at school for the year is another important factor to gaining a positive and productive education. Obviously if your child is unwell they are kept at home but otherwise they should be at school every other day. I’m just reinforcing the guide lines that the Education Department provide us. It makes sense: if they aren’t at school they can’t learn. Thank you to the parents that give us their support in this regard. It was also nice to receive the lovely feedback about the art and writing we sent home last Wednesday. The children tried so hard with both activities and were extremely proud and very excited about what they had achieved.

Have a good week. Di

CLASS 3/4 NEWS

Hello parents and carers,

Library - Students attend the school library every Wednesday. Please ensure they have a library bag to enable them to borrow some of our wonderful books. We really do have a modern library with the latest releases from a variety of authors. There certainly is something for everyone.

Homework - Homework is sent home on Monday and is marked in class every Friday. If there are any tricky parts, please bring it back in for some assistance. Please continue to practise home reading, spelling bee words and times tables. Home reading journals are due for collection every Wednesday.

Absences - Please ensure all absences are explained with a note or phone call to the office. Class rolls are checked regularly by the home-school liaison officer and it is important that absences are accounted for.

Have a lovely week.

Kristy

CLASS 5/6 NEWS

Hi everyone,

The class is really humming along………...

Home Benefits: Reading aloud, times tables and Spelling Bee words are the key focus areas for this term.

Spending 5 minutes a night on each will make a tremendous difference to their learning.

Times Table Competition: Stage 3 will have their first ever Times Table competition next Friday. Some of the students are working extremely hard in knowing their tables and are becoming very quick with their number recall. The competition will be similar to the QuickSmart program where the students will have 1 minute to get through as many mixed tables they can. Evidently the one who answers the most correctly in the time frame will be the winner.

Home Readers: I would like to see an increase in the amount of Home Readers handed in for viewing this Thursday. I can tell that most students are reading at home. However it is really important that they become regimented in their routines. Thank you to the few students in my class that have continually strived to get their Home Readers in each week for review. Hopefully we can lift the average (mean) this week.

Softball: Yesterday we were lucky enough to have Kerrie Potter the Softball Development Officer for NSW, come out and take our class for a 30 minute lesson. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and Kerrie was most impressed with the students' attitude and skills. We will continue to further develop these skills, during PE and sport for the remainder of the term.

Year 6 Transition to High School: A reminder that the first transition