WEEK 5 NEWS - TERM 3
Wednesday 21 August - MHS Transition Day, Year 6
Kinder to Yr 5 Iluka Library Visit for Book Week.
Thursday 22 August - Zone Athletics Carnival, Lismore
Wednesday 28 August - Preschool Transition Day including Principal/Parent morning tea.
Father’s Day Stall from 9:30am.
Small Schools Big Impact Concert, Stage 3. Saraton Theatre, Grafton.
Friday 30 August - Father’s Day Breakfast barbeque from 7am.
Thursday 26 September - School Biannual Concert from 6pm.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to Week 5. Hard to believe we are at the middle of another term and yet, we have so much more to do before the end!
Canberra / Mt Selwyn Excursion
In week 4 of this term (August 12 - August 16), the Year 5 and 6 students undertook an education tour of the nation’s capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
We were delighted to see them return safely from Canberra very early on Saturday morning, after a wonderful week exploring our nation’s capital city and the Mt Selwyn Snowfields. The excursion was very successful. Visits to Parliament House, Australian National Museum and the Australian War Memorial ensured we meet our mandatory fieldwork requirements for the NSW Curriculum in a most enjoyable and engaging way. Years 5 and 6 also had a fabulous day and a half learning to ski at Mt Selwyn. All students looked to have a great time, learnt a lot and were fantastic ambassadors for Iluka Public School. A very big thank you to Mrs Cunningham, Mrs Gardner and Mr Jones for ensuring a successful excursion and for taking such great care of our lovely students.
Thank you again to our wonderful P&C group for supporting and subsidising the transport.
It was also wonderful getting to know the students away from the school environment. Your children were so organised and showed that at times they could ‘dig deep’, show resilience and demonstrate patience. They were a credit to their families. We would just like to add that we are grateful for everyone’s appreciation that has been shown on our arrival home.
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $30 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program (PACER) towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.
Sun Shade Shelters
The work currently being funded by the 2019 P&C is starting to come to fruition on the top oval of the school. Our three sun shade shelters have had some serious poles concreted into the ground during the past weeks. We now await for the sails to arrive. Come up to the school and take a close look. They will be so practical and attractive when finished.
Thank you Strong Mark
Our General Assistant, Mr Mark ‘Strong Mark’ Goodwin, has been working hard around the school of late, cleaning up after the roof renovations and removing concrete edging and plants from the top oval. The school looks brighter and cleaner and not only that— it looks so much better!
Fathers’ Day Stall and Fathers’ Day Breakfast
Coming up soon is our very popular Father’s Day Breakfast barbeque and the P & C supported Fathers’ Day Stall. The stall will be on Wednesday 28 August and commences with our Kindy/Year One class after the morning assembly (approximately 9:30am). Gifts have arrived and again range in price from $1 to $5. Students who forget their money on the day will have the opportunity to laybe one item. A note will go home with the cost of the item. If required students can be pay for it on Thursday. 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. All classes will be invited to participate.
On Friday 30 August, starting at 7am will be our annual appreciation barbeque of all the male role models in our students’ lives. All Dad’s, Grandparents, Uncles and significant male supporter/carers are welcome to come along, share in a cuppa and a sausage and egg roll while having a chat or game with the kids. In the past our barbeques have been well supported and a fabulous way to start the day. If you are able to attend, please complete the attached order note and return this to school. We look forward to seeing you there.
Iluka Public School Choir will start this Thursday 22 August in 2nd half of lunch and will continue each week in the music room for approximately 12 weeks. All children from Years 3 - 6 are welcome. The choir will be run by myself and Anne Commerford. The aim of the choir is to learn how to sing in a group while having fun. We will be learning songs that are suitable for children’s voices. There is a level of commitment required from each child - that they will commit to regular attendance. A one off fee of $5 will be charged, which will help to cover the cost for the sheet music. While learning to sing is the aim, students will work towards performing an item at this year’s creative arts school concert (later in this term) and at a possible community event.
A number of classes have reported outbreaks of head lice this past week. Can you please take the time to check your child’s head and seek treatment if required. At the back of this newsletter is information on this often tricky subject. You can also check out the following links to provide further assistance and information. Fo further information on head lice you can visit the NSW Health website: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/headlice/pages/default.aspx or the Department’s website at: http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/studentsupport/studenthealth/conditions/headlice/index.php.
Have a wonderful week. Phil
YEAR K/1 CLASS NEWS
FRESHKids Tickets- Please send in completed ‘FRESHKids Eat Fresh And Win’ tickets on Wednesday, as Miss Lisa will be collecting these tickets at recess. A reminder that the competition closes on Friday 20th September. It is great to see the students, eating fresh fruits and vegetables at recess and lunch time.
Work Samples- This week, students will commence taking home various pieces of work that have been undertaken and completed throughout the year.
Mathematics- On Friday, the Kindergarten and Year One students will take home an information sheet about 2D shapes. Please spend a little time letting your child impress you with their gained knowledge about 2D shapes - names of the 2D shapes and features of the 2D shapes (numbers of sides and corners). A little feedback note will be provided for parents and carers comments.
Year One Maths Mentals- Maths Mentals homework for Year One students will recommence next week.
*Regularly check your child’s hair for head lice and if necessary treat.
*This Wednesday is our town library visit to celebrate book week.
YEAR 2/3 CLASS NEWS
Spring is just around the corner and there has been a lot of smoke in the air with the fires.
Library visit: is always a nice way to actively engage in BOOK WEEK. Today is our chance to visit our local library.
Good Luck: to Olivia, Flynn and Fraser with your Zone Athletics day tomorrow. Compete the best you can and be proud of yourself.
Basketball: skills are really improving. The girls and boys are gaining some excellent skills a