WEEK 7 NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
*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.
CLASS 2/3 NEWS
I hope your week has been pleasant and productive.
We are settling into some lovely routines in the classroom. I can see progression being made already which is super.
Thank you: to those parents that support their child at home with homework and home reading. This weekly routine will instil some regular attitudes towards getting little jobs accomplished.
Maths: work has included some number sentences, time practice, 2D shapes and constructing a class graph about our favourite fruits.
Writing: has involved getting good strong sentences with capitals and full stops. We have been doing some work on recounts and descriptions. This week we will start to look at narratives.
Reading: work has involved using long answers to respond to comprehension questions. Our group work is also going along well.
Term 1 is marching along boldly. All is well in our little nook. Di
CLASS 3/4 NEWS
Hello everyone. Home Reading Journals must come in every Monday please.
Homework is due Friday and is marked together as a whole class. Library is also on Monday and I encourage all students to borrow regularly. The students are expected to have their own book in class to read throughout the week. AFL finishes tomorrow and has been a valuable experience. The new goal posts go up soon too! I have had a few questions about Naplan lately. Naplan will occur early in Term 2. If you have concerns or questions please speak to me directly. Camp Notes have been coming back thick and fast. Camp is in Term 4 however confirmed numbers are due before then. Cross Country practice continues, a little bit each day will count for a lot during the race at the end of term. Our class is on track and everyone is working very hard - I commend all the students. Have a great week, Chris.
CLASS 4/5 NEWS
AFL - We have thoroughly enjoyed our AFL skills lessons over the past few weeks and our final lesson this Wednesday will see us participate in a modified game. We look forward to commencing netball skills next week.
Camp Notes - Please return the expression of interest notes for either Dorroughby (Year 4) or Canberra (Year 5). This assists us in the extensive process of planning these valuable learning opportunities.
Cross Country - Students have been working on their fitness in our whole school daily PE in preparation for Cross Country which will be held towards the end of this term.
* Home reading journals are due every Thursday
* Library is on Thursday
* Homework is due on Friday
Have a great week!
CLASS 6 NEWS
Good afternoon everyone. This week we have been learning about Civics and Citizenship. We have been forming groups with our peers as well as budgeting and pricing to make our ideas come alive, remember keep on reading. This Wednesday there are going to be quiches selling for $1. Wednesday is our last lesson of AFL as sad as this is the netball clinics are coming up on Friday. Last Tuesday we started doing cross country training.
Have a good week.
Josie and Xavier
LIBRARY / TECHNOLOGY NEWS
NEW TOUCHSCREEN PANELS
Today our new touch screen panels were installed in four of our classrooms. These are replacing our outdated Smart boards and provide a range of advantages for teacher and student learning needs.
Yesterday I managed to find time to put together the 3rd and final lounge for the library. Now that the new screens are installed I have now set up the new lounge area in the corner of the library. This area has 3 lounges, a side table and soon will have some greenery to add warmth to the area.
I wide range of new books have been ordered and should arrive tomorrow through Scholastic. These books were selected by students from the latest Book Club catalogue.
Issue #2 of Book Club has been given to the students that were interested. I did not plan to run two issues per term, however changed my mind when I received the catalogues in the mail. There are some really good deals in there including the very popular “Bad Guys” chapter book for $2. Book Club issue to orders will be closed off on the 23/3/19. Don’t forget the easiest way to order your Book Club is through the online LOOP platform or through the LOOP app.
I hope everyone has a great week, Matt.
Our school will continue its long-held tradition of serving a multicultural lunch to celebrate Harmony Day again this year. This will take place on Thursday 21st March. Families are kindly asked to send along a plate of food to share. Some ideas of plates to share include; sushi from Japan, spaghetti from Italy, hot dogs from the USA, goulash from Hungary, lamb koftas from Greece and tacos from Mexico. Food can be savoury or sweet, as dessert will follow lunch. We are also looking for volunteers to coordinate the warming and serving of food on the day. If you are able to assist, please leave your name at the office.
BANDAGED BEAR APPEAL
This March marks the 30th anniversary of the Bandaged Bear Appeal, which raises much needed funds to support sick and injured children and their families while in the care of The Children’s Hospital. Mrs Gardner will be selling Bandaged Bear merchandise this week as a fundraiser.
Items for sale include:
Bandaged Bear car or room freshener $2
Clip on bear $3
Extra large pen $4
Silicone phone wallet/pouch $3
Plush bear keyring $5
Lapel pin $5
Thank you for supporting this worthy cause!