• Iluka Public School


Updated: Jul 21, 2020


  • Hot Milo and Biscuit $1 tomorrow

  • Clarence Valley Schools’ Spelling Bee - Thursday 6th June

  • Shrek The Musical - Friday 7th June

  • Public Holiday - Monday 10th June - Queen’s Birthday

  • Dance - Tuesday 11th June

  • Athletics Practice - Wednesday 12th June

  • Planet Space Science Show - Friday 14th June

  • School Photos - Tuesday 18th June

  • Year 6 to 7 Transition Day MHS - Wednesday 26th June

  • CWA Projects due back in for collections - Thursday 27th June


This week I have again had the privilege of being part of this wonderful school and seeing first-hand the great things staff and students are accomplishing.

CLASS VISITS I worked with a number of classes including Year 6 and Year 3/4. We acknowledged that last week was National Reconciliation Week. Students completed some wonderful I.C.T. research on famous Australian Aborigines, completed excellent Aboriginal inspired artworks and listened carefully to Aboriginal legend stories. Congratulations to all students involved. Thank you teachers for allowing me to work with your beautiful students.

ZONE CROSS COUNTRY During the past week our running squad got together a couple of times to prepare for last Friday’s Zone Cross Country. Their commitment is to be commended. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our attendance that was held on a very cold day at Corndale Public School including the parents who assisted in transportation. A list of the results are set out below.

ILUKA PUBLIC SCHOOL SPELLING BEE As well, my thanks to those courageous students who last week contributed to the hugely successful Iluka PS Spelling Bee. Congratulations! To see the many students bravely come to the centre of the stage stay focussed and spell a range of words was amazing. Congratulations to Sophie, Willie, Jaylen and Fraser winners of the Early Stage One and Stage One classes. This week the top two students from Stage Two Beau and Oceane and Stage Three, Micah and Eddie will also participate in the Clarence Valley Spelling Bee. Why not come and down to see the event at the Iluka Community Hall? The spelling bee will commence at 10.00am on Thursday 6 June. Donations of morning tea are also being requested from our P&C on the day.

PREMIER’S DEBATING CHALLENGE Then, on Tuesday, Iluka Public School attended the school’s first Premier’s Debating Challenge. It was against Palmers Island Public School. The topic of the debate was ‘That Creative Arts Should Be Held After Lunch Everyday’ and IPS was the affirmative team. It was quite a difficult topic to argue cases for, however both teams developed strong arguments. The team researched evidence and worked together to develop strong arguments and rebuttals. We congratulate Eddie, Josie, Akaysha and Tylah on their first successful debate!

CANTEEN KIDS If all this wasn’t enough I was so impressed to see Canteen Kids (Year 6 students) serving up very delicious hot dogs on Wednesday. For two dollars each student received a hot hotdog. This could have also been washed down with a banana smoothie created solely by peddle power. We are fortunate to have some wonderful, responsible student leaders at our school. The money raised is all adding up to an end of year farewell gift by the Year 6 class.

TOUCH CLINICS Lastly, I am hearing many good reports from teachers and from the class about our Touch clinics. Touch is a game that uses physical activity. However it is valued for its social and emotional benefits as well as helping all students develop communication skills, confidence and resilience. Keep up the good work. Our last lesson is this Wednesday.

What a great school. Keep it going guys.

The cooler weather has certainly arrived. Keep wearing our red and grey jumpers and stay warm. Have a good week.


Home Reading - Kindergarten students have not taken home their home reader or yellow record journal today. Student journals are being checked overnight and home reading will commence again tomorrow.

Pet Responsible Program - Last Tuesday, the Kindergarten and Year One students attended a workshop about how to interact safely when around dogs. We would like to thank Kellie for her informative presentation and for bringing her dog Tia along to help the students practice their newly acquired skills.