• Iluka Public School


Updated: Jun 18, 2019


  • Athletics Practice - Wednesday 12th June

  • Planet Space Science Show - Friday 14th June

  • School Photos - Tuesday 18th June

  • Dance - Tuesday 18th June

  • Athletics Practice - Wednesday 19th June

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

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



On behalf of the school I hope you had a fabulous long weekend!


The weather may be cooling down, but activities in the playground and the library are heating up. Check out the smiles on the faces of our beautiful students.


I had the privilege of seeing and working with Year 2/3 students rotating through their reading groups today. It was a pleasure to see them working together on their literacy activities.


Last week the Iluka Public School hosted the Clarence Valley Spelling Bee at the Community Hall. Over 11 different schools attended the day. All schools were impressed with the organisation of the day and I wish to congratulate Mrs Cunningham and Mr Jones for this. Thank you also to our hard working P&C and to our supportive parents who donated cakes and slices to sell. Well done to Beau and Oceane, our Stage 2 students and to Eddie and Micah in Stage 3 who all did a wonderful job representing Iluka Public School.


Students K-6 will tomorrow begin learning or improving on their running, throwing and jumping skills in preparation for our school athletics carnival scheduled for Thursday and Friday 25 and 26 July. The emphasis will focus on having a fun time while also improving the students’ gross motor skills. Students may wear their joggers.


As part of the Iluka Public School PDHPE Program, every Tuesday for 30 minutes all classes from Kindergarten to Year 6 will begin learning and trying various dancing routines and exercises. This continues the school’s philosophy of giving our students as wide an array of experiences that we can.They will be developing their upper and lower body and core strength, as well as developing communication skills and cooperation with their partners. Mrs Cooper will also be helping a number of students perform for our CWA ladies, the Iluka School Concert and the Clarence Valley Small Schools Big Impact Concert. Welcome Mrs Cooper.


Enrolments are now being accepted for Kindergarten 2020. Children born between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015 are eligible to enrol. Parents wishing to enrol a child for school next year can collect an Application for Enrolment from the school office or go to our website. On submission you will need to provide to the school the original of your child’s birth certificate or passport for proof of age and proof of residence ie. Original current council rate notice, lease agreement or current gas or electricity account. You will also need to bring your child’s up to date immunisation certificate.


I look forward to the pleasure of meeting with our kinder 2020 students and their families. Please feel free to drop into your local school and say hello. For all those families and if you know anyone who has a child starting kindergarten next year please ask them to contact the school to arrange an interview time. I would love to show you around.


We are now well and truly on the countdown to Canberra. We are now under nine weeks away. I hope families are taking the opportunities to every now and again purchase some warm clothing for their child. We will send home our Canberra excursion invoices this week. We are reminding all families that the payment of the excursion, needs to be completed before we travel. As always if there are issues with payment, please contact me via the school office. All inquiries will be treated confidentially.


We have been hit with a number of students away due to colds, headaches and upset stomachs. If you are noticing an ongoing cough or headache, it may be best to keep your child at home until they recover so we can minimize the impact at school.

At school, we are doing everything possible in teaching students how to manage by:

• Washing hands • Coughing into elbows • Not touching other people • Blowing noses with tissues

2019 Woolworths Earn & Learn

Don't forget to pick up your Earn and Learn sticker sheet from outside the front office and return it to the box when completed with all the stickers!


We are currently working with students to build courage, a sense of belonging and self-worth. It is very common to find ourselves feeling unsure of what is happening within our friendship groups, out in the playground or even in class when learning new concepts. We have wonderful teaching staff, a school counsellor, a chaplain and wonderful SLSO’s on board to support students in every way possible, so please do not hesitate to call and seek help if you have any concerns for your child. We are only too happy to help.

Have a great week. Phil


Year One-Each student in Year One is required to have their own stationery supplies:

small pencil case, packet of 12 coloured pencils, 4x HB lead pencils and a pencil sharpener.

Students take their pencil case home on Friday, so that pencils can be sharpened over the weekend. Please ensure your child returns to school on Monday with their pencil case.


*Year One students should be working on their CWA homework project - Papua New Guinea.

*The school performance, “Off The Planet”, is this Friday 14th June, at Iluka Public School. Please ensure that your child’s permission note and $6 has been returned before Friday.



Hello all,

I hope you had a lovely long weekend. We certainly know that winter has officially arrived. Stay warm and flu free.

Dancing: will commence with Mrs Cooper today. I’m sure the children will enjoy it.

Maths: activities this week will revolve around the measurement and geometry area of the curriculum. Students are really benefiting from the maths program called ‘Quicksmart’. It is designed to help them increase their speed and accuracy with the recall of number facts. If Carol sends cards home to practise please help your child with these.

Athletics Practice: will commence tomorrow. This is a great chance for the girls and boys to improve their skills in athletics.

Skipping: has also proven to be a great way to warm up as well as increasing fitness and coordination.

Reading groups: are working really well. All groups have progressed with their level of PM reader. Please continue to practise at home and fill out the reading journal.

Enjoy your soups and casseroles, Di.


Hello everyone. The students here are so lucky to have many different opportunities popping up on a regular basis. The big one starting today is dancing with Mrs Cooper! I know they will enjoy it. Also now that the touch football clinics have concluded, tomorrow we will begin athletics practice. This will lead into the carnival which is early in Term 3. Please return notes and money too for the Planets Show this Friday. Don’t miss out!

Assessments and testing have been regular and ongoing in class in readiness for the end of term reports.

I hope all students are planning their Papua New Guinea Project now. One win bin to the first student from our class who can tell me the species of bird on the PNG flag?

The class is very settled at present. This is very pleasing. Well done to everyone. Cheers, Chris.



I hope everyone enjoyed the long week. There are now four weeks remaining for students to continue working hard until the holidays.

Dancing: Today we commenced dance lesson with Mrs Cooper. Everyone had a good time and is looking forward to showcasing their skills next term. Dance is a component of the school curriculum and it is wonderful that we are able to provide this opportunity with a professional instructor.

Athletics Practice: Tomorrow we begin athletics training in preparation for the athletics carnival early next term. We anticipate the students making significant progress in their skill development over the next few weeks.

Off This Planet: The visiting space science show will be here on Friday. Students will learn all about space inside a giant star lab. Please remember to return the permission note and $6 by Friday to ensure your child doesn’t miss this ‘out of this world’ event.

Public Outings: Year 4/5 are commended on their excellent behaviour while out in the community last week. The class attended the Lower Clarence Spelling Bee and Shrek the Musical (along with other students from K-6) and represented their school in such a positive and outstanding manner. Well done girls and boys!

Have a great week.



Spelling Bee: Congratulations to Eddie and Micah for your tremendous effort at the Clarence Valley Spelling Bee. You both did a fantastic job making it on to rounds 5 and 6.

Canteen Kids is an organisation run by the yr 6 students. It started in the first term of the year, when the students of yr 6 wanted to provide something for the school. We came up with the idea of holding an extra day of canteen each week. Now once a week we are selling a delicious snack at the canteen. So far we have sold things such as hot dogs, pesto pasta and quiches. With a price ranging anywhere between 50c to a dollar. Order forms have gone out for those who would like to order a bowl of fried rice for the price of $2 for next wednesday at lunch time. All the profits we are raising will go towards a gift that our class will present to the school. We are hoping to be

able to invest in new play equipment for the school which will be the greatest gift given by any year 6 class at our school.

Dancing: The class are looking forward to their first dancing lesson today with Mrs Cooper today.


Science Show; Off This Planet will be here on Friday. Please remember to return the permission note and $6 by Friday to ensure your child doesn’t miss this ‘out of this world’ event.

Home work and Home Readers need to be submitted weekly.

Have a great week Bek.


I hope everyone had a great long weekend, I certainly did. I am looking forward to a solid end to the term with an improvement in student borrowing over the remaining weeks of the term. Now that NAPLAN, Spelling Bee and Book Fair are all behind us, it is time to move forward and continue back with the face-lift of the library. My plan is to purchase more lego for the library, new ottomans, new rug, reading chair and also the almighty task of genrefying the senior fiction section.


Issue number 4 of Book Club is now in circulation. All orders need to be returned to myself or to the office by Thursday 20th of this month. You could also place your orders through LOOP online ordering.

Canteen News

Volunteers for Friday 14th June - Sandy and Mark

Volunteers for Monday 17th June - Mel A and Karla

Class donations this week are Year K/1.

If you are available to offer some time assisting in the Tuckshop please see the Office Staff or contact Karla on 0405638768. Thank you