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WEEK 7 NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

March

Wednesday 13th -AFL Clinic Friday 15th - Whole School Assembly - 2:15pm

Wednesday 20th - Netball Clinic, Yr 6 High School Transition

Thursday 21st - Harmony Day

Wednesday 27th - Netball Clinic

Thursday 28th - Alice in Wonderland Jr. performance in Maclean Friday 29th - Visiting Performance


PRINCIPAL REPORT


MAJOR RENOVATION WORK

How exciting. Iluka Public School is proud to announce that major renovation work is soon to commence. The 40 year old roof tiles will be removed and colorbond roof sheets will be installed. Therefore, Block A, (Kindy/Year 1 and the Year 2/3 room), the students’ toilets and Block B (administration and staff room) will soon be operating in temporary settings. Kindy / Year 1 will be working out of the computer classroom while Year 2/3 will be based in the library. The work is expected to start on Monday 18 March and will be completed by the end of term 1.

IN OUR CLASSROOMS

I had the pleasure of visiting and teaching quite a few lessons last week. What settled classes we have with exceptional learning occurring! I observed 2/3 and they showed me how hard they are working with their quality writing. Very clever! I also assisted in a maths lesson within the Year 6 class. The students were able to cleverly interpret, add and multiply fractions, both mixed and whole number. I also enjoyed working in 3/4 and learnt a lot about Homophones. Students played Bingo matching words like wear and where, pear and pair and stares and stairs. What a fabulous week at Iluka Public School it was!

PSSA CRICKET

It is an honour and a privilege to be able to represent your school and I am happy to say that last Thursday, twelve Iluka Public School students fielded its cricket sporting team and enjoyed great success. Although we were not victorious, our students competed with pride, determination and enthusiasm. Our loss against Alstonville was an epic battle but our sportsmanship was exemplary. We lost by one run on the very last ball. Thank you to the parents involved in transporting the students to the oval.

BOOK AND STATIONERY SUPPLIES

Thank you to all parents who have already paid for the book and stationery supplies for 2019. These funds assist in providing additional art supplies for special days, online subscriptions, subsidised transportation,exercise books, textbook, papers and stationery for all students.

The cost for a Single Child is $30.


IN RECOGNITION

Thank you Mr Jones for your hard work in coordinating the installation of the four brand new television panels and for setting up the Book Club for students and the community to enjoy.


CONTACT DETAILS

Every year we are required to ensure our Student Contact Details are up to date and accurate. If you have not returned the changes please do so as soon as possible. I know the office has been busy chasing them up. These are required even if your details have not changed. Thank you for your assistance with this.

TIK TOK APP

Our research shows 81% of parents hand their child an internet-connected device by the age of 4, so active parental engagement and oversight of a child’s online activities is critical from the start, to help ensure they are prepared for what they may encounter. As young people often do not have the maturity or judgement to cope with confronting content online, it’s important to guide and instil critical reasoning skills, so they are aware that not everything they see or receive online is real.


We encourage parents to co-view, co-play, ask questions about the games and apps they are using, and let them know you are there to support them if they are upset or uncomfortable about anything they see online.


Five top tips to help limit your child’s exposure to harmful content online:

Engage in your child’s online activities – ask what apps, sites and games they’re using and make sure they’re age-appropriate.


Use parental controls on devices to help limit what your child is exposed to

Let them know not everything they see online is real or true.


Help them report and block upsetting content they see on social media sites or apps.

Let them know they can come to you about anything upsetting they see online, and contact

Kids Helpline if they need further support.


ROAD SAFETY

Thank you to parents and caregivers who have made a special effort recently by following the correct procedures for bringing their children to school by car and for picking them up in the afternoon. As a school community, we must ensure that our children are safe at all times.

Have a great week, Phil


FACEBOOK

Our fabulous Facebook page is a great way to celebrate our wonderful school and our amazing achievements. We also advertise upcoming events and each week we attach the latest newsletter. If you have questions about day to day activities, student needs or concerns please contact the school to discuss further.

CLASS K-1 NEWS


Physical Education - All students from K-6 are busy practicing cross country running on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, in preparation for our Cross Country carnival to be held at the end of this term.

Disney Alice In Wonderland Jr. - Congratulations to the students who are attending the Disney Alice In Wonderland Jr performance at the Maclean Civic Hall on Thursday 28th March. What a wonderful opportunity to see a live theatre performance so close to home.

Reminders:

*Keep up the great work in home reading! Remember to return your journal/reader every day. Our class and school target is to have every student reaching 50 nights of reading by the end of this term.

Lynne


CLASS 2/3 NEWS