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WEEK 7 NEWS - TERM 3

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Monday 9 September - P & C Meeting. 7pm Staff Room. All Welcome.

  • Friday 13 September - Whole School Assembly - 2:15pm

  • Friday 20 September - Touch Gala Day, Yamba.

  • Thursday 26 September - Iluka Public School’s “Every Student, Every Voice” Concert - 6pm Iluka Community Hall.

  • Friday 27 September - NAIDOC Day - Shark Bay


PRINCIPAL REPORT


Dear Parents

I am willing to meet with parents and family members, so please feel free to pop in and see me to have a chat. I value suggestions and feedback from students, parents and families, so we can keep providing the best educational opportunities for our children. Please come and see me if you are around our school. I would love to meet with you so we can work together to best support your child.

Kindergarten 2020 Enrolment Packs Available from Office

Enrolments are now open for our new families and friends starting Kindergarten at Iluka Public School in 2020. I would love to show new families around the school. Please call me for a time that suits with our school office or via iluka-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au to complete the enrolment package. If you have any questions regarding your child starting school in 2020 please contact me on 66466149.


Small Schools Big Impact Concert (SSBI)

Congratulations to our SSBI dance team!

Over 900 people attended the SSBI concert at the Saraton Theatre on Wednesday night to see Iluka Public School (and others) proudly present their dance, ‘Let’s Go Surfing’. All the students were outstanding and made me feel so proud and privileged. It was great entertainment. I really enjoyed the energy, the colour and the dynamic dance routine. Thank you parents for transporting the students. Special thanks to Mrs Cooper for her wonderful dance routine.


This dance will also be performed, along with several class routines at the upcoming Iluka Public School’s “Every Student, Every Voice” Concert on Thursday 26 September, commencing at 6.00 pm. Please pencil this event into your calendar.


Fathers’ Day BBQ

For the second year in a row Iluka Public School hosted a Fathers’ Day Breakfast BBQ. Thanks to our efficient cooks, Mr Speirs, Paul and Mary for the delicious sausages and eggs. The hot food was complemented with tea and coffee. It was a pleasure to see the interaction between families in such a happy atmosphere and to see so many ‘dads’ staying for our special Whole School Assembly. Thank you to Lyn for all the work completed behind the scenes.

Fathers' Day Stall

Last Wednesday our hardworking P&C ran a well organised Fathers’ Day Stall. We hope all our dads out there had a fantastic Fathers’ Day on Sunday. Thank you Lisa for your time spent preparing the gifts.

Canteen Kids

A big thank you to our Year 6 students for again putting on such a delicious hot meal last Wednesday. The team are consistently serving quality hot food that smell and taste delicious. I appreciate the efforts you are making and the fund raising that has been steadily increasing throughout the year.

School Upgrades

I invite our local community to take a look at the three new shade sails installed over the assembly area and fixed playground equipment. The aim was to protect our beautiful students from the sun while they are out and about being active. In conjunction with the P&C, we particularly wished to ensure students could continue to enjoy the playground area while protected from the harsh sun, especially coming into Term 4. The area has also had fresh turf laid out to allow students to enjoy their lunch sitting on the grass.

SAVE THE DATE - Iluka Public School’s “Every Student, Every Voice” Concert .

A reminder that the Iluka Public School’s bi-annual concert will take place on Thursday 26 September. The concert this year will be continuing on from our Open Day’s theme of Every Student, Every Voice. The show is scheduled for a 6:00pm start at the Iluka Community Hall. Entry is free.

Tell Them From Me Survey

This term our school will be participating in the Partners in Learning parent survey, another part of the Tell Them From Me suite of surveys (student, teacher and parent surveys) on student engagement. The survey asks parents and carers questions about different factors that are known to impact on student wellbeing and engagement. Running this survey will help our school understand parent/carer perspectives on their child’s experience at school. These include: communication between parents/ carers and staff, activities and practices at home and parent/carer views on the school’s support of learning and behaviour. This valuable feedback will help our school make practical improvements. Below is the link http://nsw.tellthemfromme.com/iluka

Library

The library continues to be an exciting, busy, yet relaxing place to be. iPads are being used some lunchtimes, lots of tinkering and fun activities are being completed. There are plenty of new books that have also been flowing into the library as a result of the book fair points. Mr Jones and Leah have been frantically accessioning and covering books so as to make them available for students and staff. Don't hesitate to ask Mr Jones our Librarian if you are needing book suggestions or help locating a book.


CHICKENS – SPECIAL REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE

At Iluka Public School we have 11 chickens as part of our school's commitment to teaching our students ways to be sustainable in our daily lives. The chickens benefit from us by eating scraps from students' leftovers, as well as other scraps that families sometimes bring in for them and by having their nesting boxes filled with hay. They free range during the day, trying to find goodies in their yard to eat. In return, we have the opportunity to benefit from the chooks by collecting their eggs. It is a mutually beneficial relationship!

A dedicated group of students from Year 6 care for our chooks by changing their water and letting them out in the morning and putting them to bed at the end of the day. These students also get the enviable task of collecting eggs. We call this group the Chook Roster Students. However, we are in need of some respite.


At the end of this term we will be commencing a long term project that will involve the restoration of the chicken coop at the school. We wish to clean and renovate the horticultural area including seeding more grass for our lovely chickens. I am hoping and asking that parents and students will continue to look after our chickens (possibly at different homes) while the restoration takes place. We will be looking for volunteers to look after and care for the chickens from the end of Term 3 until the start of Term 1 2020.


Can you help? Please contact the office if you can assist. We would be very grateful.

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