WEEK 9 NEWS & EVENTS
Updated: Apr 2, 2019
Wednesday 27th - Netball Clinic K-6
Thursday 28th - Alice in Wonderland Jr. performance in Maclean
Friday 29th -Visiting Performance -Let the Music Move You.
April Monday 1st - Parent teacher meetings to be held though the week. TUCKSHOP CLOSED
UNTIL TERM 2 Wednesday 3rd - Netball Clinics Friday 5th - Cross Country Monday 8th - P&C Meeting - 7pm Wednesday 10th - Netball Clinics Friday 12th - Easter Hat Parade. Students last day of Term 1 Tuesday 30th - Students return from holidays
What another brilliant week it has been at Iluka Public School;
One of our focus areas is to continue building students’ reading comprehension and fluency through the ‘Home Reading Journal’ program.
This week I had the pleasure of listening to some of the students reading some of their books. Their efforts were outstanding. The beautiful reading had me wanting to listen to them all day!
Thank you to the students and parents in making Harmony Day such a success. It was a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home - from the oldest continuous culture of our first Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world. Importantly, when students embrace diversity (recognising other’s differences) it strengthens them in many ways.
Year 5 and 6 Canberra / Selwyn Snowfields Excursion
Year 5 and 6 parents and carers made the most of the opportunity by attending the Canberra/ Selwyn Snowfields information night yesterday. Five parents/carers attended. Thank you Mr. Jones for preparing the PowerPoint and to the teachers in attendance. It looks like a fun and educational week. Secure your seat by returning your non refundable deposit of $50. You will find a payment plan in this newsletter that might make budgeting easier.
We have been advised by the Site Manager that work is progressing on time and that there has not been any major delays as yet. He thanked us for our cooperation and understanding as sometimes there will be worksite noise. We will continue to monitor any impact to teaching and learning across the school the works maybe causing.
Parent / Teacher Interviews
Bookings for parent/teacher interviews for all students have been sent home by class teachers. It is so important that all parents / carers attend. Please contact the teacher if times are unsuitable.
Last Wednesday all students participated in a 45 minute session of netball. Thanks to the Sporting School Programs another three sessions will be held every Wednesday for the remainder of the term. Teachers reported that students enjoyed the clinics.
National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy 2019
NAPLAN tests will be conducted across Australia for all students in Years 3 and 5 from 14 – 17 May. Our students will sit the Online NAPLAN test this year. Today, the students involved practiced for 45 minutes on the computers preparing for the type of questions they may receive. If you would like further information about your child’s participation in NAPLAN please contact myself. For more information please go to www.nap.edu.au/NAPLAN/Parent_Carer_support/index.html.
Alice In Wonderland
This Thursday, the 60 students who purchased the Alice in Wonderland tickets will be taking the bus into the Maclean Civic Hall. Miss Essery, Mrs Howard, Mrs Cunningham and Mrs Gardner will be attendance. All other students are expected to attend school and classes will continue as normal. The show starts at 10 am so an early fruit break / recess will be taken. Students and teachers plan to be back by lunchtime. Students are expected to be in full school uniform.
Easter Hat Parade
It is that wonderful happy time again when we have our bi-annual Easter Hat Parade for K-6. Please help your child to find bits and pieces from your craft box at home and decorate a hat or make a hat for the parade. There will be an Easter prize for all children in each class who participate.
Date: Friday, 12 April
All parents, grandparents and family welcome. Don’t forget to wear an Easter hat!
Reading Tip-Students in Kindergarten and Year One should be pointing to the words that they are reading. Please ensure that your child uses their right hand, when pointing to the words.
Spare Clothing-It is really important that Kindergarten and Year One students have a spare pair of undies and shorts in their school bag. When the situation arises that your child needs to be changed, it is always comforting for your child to know that they can be changed quickly into dry clothes, rather than waiting for us to ring a parent or carer to bring clothing to school.
Travel Home-If a variation to your child’s normal home travel arrangements is to occur, please complete and send in the Home Travel Variation note or ring the office before 3:00pm so the new information can be relayed to your child. Please note, it is not correct procedure for your child to verbally give me information about a new home travel arrangement, variations can only occur under advice from parents not students.