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WEEK 6 NEWS - TERM 1

UPCOMING EVENTS


March

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

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

  • Wednesday 18 - First Maclean High School Transition Day, Yr 6

  • Thursday 19 - PSSA Cricket. IPS v’s CHIPS. Wherrett Park. 10 am

  • Friday 20 - Issue 2 Book Club Orders Close Today.

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

  • Monday 23 - NAPLAN Practice - Yr 3 & 5

  • Tuesday 24 - Harmony Day Luncheon

April

  • Friday 3 - IPS Cross Country

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

  • Monday 6 - P & C Meeting at 2:30pm in Computer Room

  • Thursday 9 - ANZAC Day service at Iluka Public School - 10:40 am

  • Thursday 9 - Last day of Term 1

  • Friday 10 - Good Friday and the start of school holidays

  • Tuesday 28 - Students return to school for Term 2

PRINCIPAL REPORT


Dear Parents and Carers,


Student Learning Support Officer’s

We welcome back Miss Lisa, Miss Leah and Miss Aleisha to Iluka Public School. We thank you for supporting our students and staff.


Reminders

I would like to remind parents not to enter the classrooms or the playground to collect students. Parents should always first report to the office and drop off lunches and sign in or sign out students. Myself or Lyn in the office will arrange for students to be sent to the office. Thank you for respecting this procedure.

Homework Club

Would you like to help your child learn to read or are they having trouble with their homework? A reminder that the homework club is held every Wednesday and Friday mornings. I thank Year 5/6 for coordinating such a wonderful program.


P&C Update

I am pleased to report that at yesterday’s Extraordinary P & C AGM meeting an Executive Committee was formed. Thank you to those new parents who came along and to those who stepped forward to take on a leadership role. The 2020 Executive Committee are as follows: Tanya Williams as President, Karla Morrison as Vice President, Jessica Buchmann as Secretary, Oliver Dean has remained on as Treasurer, Jenny McIndoe as Publicity Officer and Karla Morrison has kindly stayed on in the role of Tuckshop Coordinator. We wish the incoming committee the very best for the year ahead and look forward to your support and fresh ideas. P & C Meetings will now be held on the first Monday in each month at the new time of 2:30 pm in the Computer Room. The next meeting will be Monday 6th April. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there. Please note all P&C members are volunteers.


Northern Rivers PSSA Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to our wonderful students who competed at the NRPSSA Swimming Carnival on Wednesday, 26 February in Alstonville. Our Team Manager reported to me that our Iluka Public School students were fantastic; all cheering on their teammates and congratulating each other for their successes and effort. The results were very pleasing. Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the carnival to support their children and the school. I know the students love having their parents/carers at the carnival supporting them and watching their times.

Congratulations to our Kindergarten Students

Well done on a wonderful job in settling well into ‘big school’. I have been visiting the Kindergarten class on a regular basis and I have been very impressed with the way they are responding to their teacher, to their peers and to their new friends. By all reports, Miss Essery is very impressed with your efforts.


Year 6 Buddies!

Well done to our Year 6 students who took on the role of being a Kindergarten Buddy. Our Year 6 students took on their role with a lot of care and enthusiasm. It was wonderful to see the Year 6 students eating with their Kindergarten Buddy and taking them around the playground ensuring the Kindergarten Buddy knew the rules and where they are able to play. It takes a lot of energy for some of our Year 6 students who were seen chasing their Kindergarten Buddy during recess and lunch making sure they didn’t run into an out-of-bounds area. I have had a number of positive reports from our Kindergarten parents/carers who have appreciated having their child cared for by a Year 6 Buddy. Congratulations Year 6!

Scooters / Bikes and Helmets

Thank you to all the students who ride a scooter or bike to school wearing their helmets. It is a rule at Iluka Public School that if you ride a scooter or bike to school that you must also wear a helmet. On many days I watch the students leaving the school walking their bikes through the school playground with their helmet. The students know that without a helmet, the scooter or bike cannot be ridden home. Great work, Iluka Public School.


Clean Up Australia Day

The students had a wonderful day last Friday participating in Clean Up Australia Day. The school students always look forward to representing themselves proudly when out in the community. All were very well behaved and safe as our students always are. Community members noticed and some went out of their way to compliment them on the manner in which they managed themselves.

Child Safety

The “NSW Police Legacy Child Safety Handbook” is a comprehensive resource to assist parents, carers as well as teachers on a range of topics essential to child safety. It aims to raise awareness about risks to children and steps that can be taken to protect and keep them safe. The handbook has been updated to include key messages about bush fire safety given the unprecedented fires we experienced recently. Other important topics included are; online safety, personal safety, road safety, children’s mental health and pool safety. The updated online edition (link below) also includes important content updates from NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Police Force, Fire and Rescue NSW, Rural Fire NSW, Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains, NSW Department of Family & Community Services, eSafety Commissioner and NSW Office of the Children's Guardian. This is a really valuable resource and I urge you to read it at; Child Safety Hub website http://nsw.childsafetyhub.com.au/handbook/


ANZAC Day Service

Iluka Public School will be playing a major role in the ANZAC Day Service this year and is honoured to be coordinating the assembly. A reminder to parents and carers that the service is being held on April 25, 2020, which falls in our holiday period. More details will follow in future newsletters. Thank you!

Have a great week, Phil


CLASS K NEWS


Home Reading- The Kindergarten students are really enjoying taking their books home to read. Please ensure that your child is using their finger on their right hand to point to the words. This just ensures that consistency is being maintained both at school and at home. Keep on reading and writing our class sight words. New words are on the way next week!

Bus Travel- It is wonderful to see the Kindergarten students being so independent and travelling to school and home by bus. Whilst travel on the bus is free for students in Kindergarten, the students do require a bus pass and must show the bus driver their pass on entering the bus. If a bus pass is lost, a new one must be obtained.

Canteen- Our canteen operates on Monday and Friday. Parents, carers and older siblings can either order and pay for Kindergarten lunches at the canteen in the morning or a paper bag can be sent to school with your child’s name, class, food and drink required written on the outside, and money enclosed in the bag.

Reminders:

*Please ensure that communication folders and home readers are returned on a daily basis.