WEEK 6 NEWS - TERM 3
Updated: Aug 28, 2019
Tomorrow Wednesday 28 August
P & C Fathers’ Day Stall from 9:30am
Preschool Transition Day
Small Schools Big Impact concert, Saraton Theatre, Grafton.
Friday 30 August Fathers’ Day Breakfast barbeque from 7:30am, Whole School Assembly from 9am under the COLA.
Thursday 26 September - School Biannual Concert from 6pm.
Good afternoon parents, carers and friends of Iluka Public School. I hope we are looking after ourselves.
This week we recognise our wonderful SAS staff at Iluka Public School. It is a time to acknowledge and thank the often unsung heroes in our lovely school. Our SAS staff play an important role in the Iluka school community. They are often the first people you see when you enter the school and are essential to maintaining positive relationships with students, parents and the community.
SAS staff work in our school office, assist teachers in the classrooms and in the library. Strong Mark maintains and cares for our beautiful school grounds and buildings too. They are often the ones to tend to students when they are unwell and they ensure the efficient management of school financial and administration functions.
I encourage all parents to mark SAS Recognition Week with a simple word of thanks and appreciation when up at the school. I would also personally like to acknowledge and thank all our SAS staff for the valuable work you perform and your contribution to supporting great teaching and learning outcomes at Iluka Public School.
Small Schools Big Impact Concert
Our school is truly a wonderful place for our students to learn and play and I have really enjoyed being in and out of classrooms across our school over the past week. This week I particularly noticed students engaged and enjoying rehearsing for the Small Schools Big Impact Concert. Every second year, 14 small schools from across the Clarence Valley perform at the Saraton Theatre, Grafton in front of an expected audience of 900 people. This year Mrs Cooper has planned a dance that captures the fun, excitement and beauty of living beside the beach. It is called, ‘Lets Go Surfing’ performed by The Drums. We wish our Stage 3 students all the best. I am confident they will be excellent ambassadors of the school.
Wow, we did outstandingly as a school last Thursday when our students represented our school at the Zone District Athletics Carnival. They did an outstanding job with all that extra training paying off. It was a hot and dry day, but despite the weather, our students engaged in their events. Not only were they safe, respectful and responsible they were also great sportspeople. They tried 100% and really worked on putting the skills they practised in training into action. Miss Lyn who attended on the day was so impressed by the team members’ positive behaviour. We had a team of 17 students represent our school at the carnival. While I am proud of the efforts of all our students, I would like to congratulate Emma Kerr who broke a 17 year old record for the junior girls shot put. Emma threw 9.08m to secure the record. I would also like to acknowledge the efforts by the parents in attending the event and giving your child an opportunity to compete on the day.
Sporting Schools Program
We thank Steve from Yamba Basketball for the great four weeks of Basketball. All classes participated and thoroughly enjoyed their time on the court. Mr Speirs is now looking into the school competing in a three week primary school challenge. Thank you to all teaching staff who made these sessions possible and to the Federal Government for our Sporting Schools Grant.
This week the attention now turns to Rugby League. All classes will be participating in learning the basics of the game while at the same time having lots of fun.
All classes are having a great time preparing for their school concert item, to be performed on the night of Thursday 26 September at our bi-annual whole school creative arts concert. Mrs Anna Cooper has also planned fun and exciting dance routines per class, in addition to our whole school dance. Congratulations students on your continued commitment to learning all your routines. I’m positive we will all enjoy this special evening.
Tell Them From Me Parent/Carer Survey
We are once again providing an opportunity for you to share your thoughts, ideas and hopes for our school. The survey will open on Monday 26th August. Please use the link below to complete the survey. We are hoping for a maximum response, so a true and accurate picture of the attitudes, perceptions and ideas of our school community can be captured. http://nsw.tellthemfromme.com/iluka
Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 will complete a student survey whilst at school. If you DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE in the survey please contact the office and let us know before 5th September. Students will undertake the survey during week 8.
This Wednesday we will again welcome our 2020 Kindergarten students to our school. This will be our third session for the term. If you are aware of any families who have kinder aged children, who live in our enrolment zone and who have not made contact with us yet, please pass this message on to them.
Congratulations to those students who have represented our school so wonderfully in recent weeks for debating, athletics, touch football and of course at the Small Schools Big Impact Concert spectacular being held tonight! We are very proud of you!
Whole School Assembly
The next Whole School Assembly will be held this coming Friday morning, 30 August at the special time of 9.00 am under the COLA. The Year 6 student prefects will again coordinate the assembly. I am hoping a few Dads, Grandpas and those special people involved in their children’s lives can stay back after the BBQ to attend.
Father’s Day Stall
P & C will be holding a Father’s Day stall at school on Wednesday 28 August in time for Father’s Day on Sunday, 1st September. All children will have the opportunity to purchase ONE gift from the Father’s Day stall. Students may buy a second gift after all classes have purchased from the stall. Students should bring money on the day (NO money to the office, please). Gifts are now on display on the notice board near the canteen so students can view (and negotiate with their siblings) before they buy, costing between $1 - $5.