WEEK 9 NEWS - TERM 3
Friday 20 September - Touch Gala Day
Wednesday 25 September - School concert rehersal
Thursday 26 September - School concert rehersal & School Concert @ 6pm
Friday 26 September - NAIDOC Day @ Shark Bay / Last Day of term 3
Monday 14 October - First day of Term 4 / P & C Meeting @ 7pm
Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 October - Life Education Van
Tuesday 22 October - Harwood Sugar Mill excursion - Years 3/4, Year 4/5 and Year 6.
Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 October - Stage 2 Dorroughby Excursion.
Congratulations to all our students and staff…
Considering the wild winds and smoke filled sky, Iluka Public School has been and remained a very settled school last week. The terrible conditions across the river reminded us on the importance of our Evacuation / Fire Drill procedures. Remember students and parents that if you hear the hand ringing bell continuously for 30 seconds we assemble calmly on the back oval. On several occasions we have rehearsed this process just in case.
As we head into the final weeks of another term, it’s time to stop and reflect on what we have done so far. What with Education Week, School and District Athletics, Rugby League, Basketball, Open Day, Debating, SAS Week and the major Canberra Mount Selwyn trip and local excursions too, it’s been a busy time! There are still plenty of things left to do this term (See Notes.) Please keep an eye out for announcements on our website or Facebook page so that you are up to date with the latest news!
Notes & Payments Due / Around the Corner
Out now or coming up in the near future are a number of notes / payments to keep an eye out for; As usual, please contact me should you require assistance.
Book Club Issue 6 – has closed.
Touch Gala Day – Friday 20 September
NAIDOC Day – Friday 27 September 2019
Iluka Public School Concert rehearsals – Wednesday and Thursday 25 / 26 September
Healthy Harold from the Life Education Van - is eager to see all his wonderful friends, old and new who will be coming to visit him. He is looking forward to the school learning about being safe and healthy – Tuesday October 15
Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre – Stage 2 – Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 October
Harwood Sugar Mill – Year 3/4, 4/5 and Year 6 – Tuesday 22 October 2019
Maclean High School Transition - Wednesday 30 October 2019.
Swimming Scheme 2019 – Monday 11 November to Friday 21 November 2019
150 Nights Home Reading
On the final Whole School Assembly for the term, I was thrilled at the number of students who received their 150 Nights Home Reading Awards. Congratulations on reaching this important milestone.
Iluka Public School Concert - Every Student, Every Voice
Thursday 26 September will be the evening of our Iluka Public School Concert. Over the past 10 weeks classes have been creating 2 items which will be performed on the night. Every student will have an opportunity to perform with their class. Parents will not be required to purchase tickets, it’s free! Students need to arrive at 5.45pm. Our concert will be held at the Iluka Community Hall, starting at 6.00pm and concluding at 7.30 pm. We encourage all parents and friends to come along and view the show. It will be wonderful to have our Director of Education Leadership, Mr John Baker attend the night.
Kindergarten Enrolments 2020
Now is the time to lodge enrolment forms for Kindergarten 2020. The front office or myself will happily provide assistance, a guided tour of the school and information. Often it can be families with younger Iluka Public School siblings that leave enrolment to the last minute. Submitting enrolment forms early assists the school in planning for Transition Days and identifying anticipated 2020 class structure.
Parents and teachers both get concerned when students fall behind in their studies because of long absences. Families who plan to travel are encouraged to travel during school holidays. Parents are reminded they must seek permission from the Principal to take a student out of school during term time. If you are planning to take your child out of school during term time, please see the front office as a form is need to be completed for the duration of your child’s absence. (An itinerary or airline ticket must also be provided).
Congratulations to Emma who has made it through to State Athletics in Sydney, representing the North Coast region. Emma qualified in first place in both shot put and discus at the recent Regional Athletics Carnival. What a wonderful achievement Emma. We wish you all the best at this next level!
TELL THEM FROM ME SURVEY
This term, our school is taking part in the Tell Them From Me parent survey. The parent survey helps to clarify and strengthen the important relationship between parent and school.
The parent survey provides school principals and school leaders with parents’ perspectives on their school as well as learning at home. Communication between parents and staff, activities and practices at home, and parent views on the school’s support of learning and behaviour help build an accurate and timely picture that schools can use for practical improvements. Schools in Australia and around the world have used the Tell Them From Me survey to help them improve. The survey is completed on-line and is run by an independent research company, The Learning Bar, which specialises in school-based surveys. Staff in schools will not be able to identify individual responses. Once the surveys are completed, reports are prepared and are made available to schools.
Please use the following link to complete the survey: www.tellthemfromme.com/iluka
Last week’s P&C meeting was unable to go ahead due to lack of numbers possibly due to weather conditions. The P&C committee has scheduled the next meeting for Monday 14 October at 7.00 pm in the staff room.
Have a great week
YEAR K/1 CLASS NEWS
School Concert- An information sheet was sent home last Friday outlining the clothes that Kindergarten and Year One students require for their dance item. For our second item, students will need a raincoat. I also need 7 children sized, brightly coloured umbrellas as props. If you have any umbrellas that we could use, please send them to school before this Friday. As we get closer to our school concert, it is important that final adjustments are made to our class items prior to our performances on stage. Please let me know in advance if your child will not be present for our school concert.
Assembly Awards- Congratulations to the following students who received Merit Certificates at our Whole School Assembly on Friday: Kindergarten - Pala, Willow, William and Year One - Rex, Charlie and Bailey. Well done to all the students who received their 150 nights reading certificate at our awards ceremony. The students were once again excited to win the Uniform Award.
*FRESHKids tickets need to be redeemed by this Wednesday. Final collection will be on Friday recess. Tickets will not be accepted after this day.
*Please return Life Education permission notes and money to school as soon as possible.
YEAR 2/3 CLASS NEWS
We are enjoying this beautiful spring weather. It’s time to start Slip, Slop, Slap before school and make sure to wear a hat.
The class is currently practising for the concert in earnest.
The children are starting to show signs of tiredness, but still working hard. Please make sure early bedtimes are on the agenda.
Good to see homework coming in.
Congratulations to those students who received their 150 nights certificates. Don’t forget to continue with reading over the upcoming school holidays.
Have a good week, Cathie.
YEAR 3/4 CLASS NEWS
Hello everyone. Friday’s excursion was totally awesome! Thank you to Janet from the Museum, Matt and Damien from the Co-op and Ross from Marine Rescue for being so wonderful with the kids. The student’s attitude and behaviour was exemplary. Well done. There is still heaps happening so let’s get into it:
Touch Gala Day this Friday in Yamba. Ferry leaves Iluka at 8:30am. Returns at 3:45pm.
Concert Practice next Wednesday and Thursday at the hall.
Concert 6pm Thursday 26th. Costumes: Black/grey for Inspector Gadget and free choice sports wear for our class item. We will have to do a costume change I think, so bring the sports wear in a bag clearly marked. Our first item is Inspector Gadget so come dressed in black/grey.
NAIDOC Day next Friday 27th at Shark Bay. Notes will go home soon.
Dorroughby Camp medical notes and money due now.
Life Education note and money too please.
Congratulations to Kobe, Paige, Tessah and Jessica for reaching 150 nights home reading. Some students are nearly there too - keep on reading everyone!
YEAR 4/5 CLASS NEWS
School Concert -The school concert is being held next Thursday evening. Students will need to organise suitable clothing for the performance - red sport shorts (or red skort) and either a white t-shirt or singlet (Team Lakers) or a black t-shirt or singlet (Team Tigers). If shirts could please start coming into school that would be much appreciated. The school has kindly purchased sweat bands to compliment the outfits of the students during their high energy performance.
Touch Gala Day - The majority of Year 4/5 signed up to be a part of the Touch Football Gala Day in Yamba this Friday. Please ensure permission notes are returned and $5 if travelling with the school on the ferry.
Regional Athletics - Congratulations to Emma who competed at the Regional Athletics Carnival in Lismore last Friday. Emma was placed 1st in both shot put and discus! Congratulations Emma on an outstanding achievement. We are very proud of you and wish you all the best for the State Athletics Carnival in Sydney next term.
Home Reading - Congratulations to Amy-Leigh, Jade, Jack, Emma, Oceane, Kiani and Hudson who were awarded the 150 nights of home reading certificate at the assembly last week. If your child has reached 150 nights and they didn’t receive an award, please encourage them to bring in their journal. Also, if students have fallen short of the target, the school holidays are a wonderful opportunity to get back on track.
Please return permission notes for the Touch Football Gala Day, School Concert rehearsals, Life Education Van and the Dorroughby excursion (Year 4 only).
Have a lovely week.
YEAR 6 CLASS NEWS
Hi everyone. The class is really buzzing at the moment. The students have a lot going on and are definitely making the most of every opportunity.
Over the next two weeks we will be finishing off assessment tasks and are busy preparing for the school concert.
The rugby league clinic finished up today. Thank you Wazza. The students thoroughly enjoyed participating and learning new skills. They particularly liked tackling.
Homework went home yesterday and needs to be returned on Friday.
Home Reading Journals are collected on Thursday. Congrats to the students who have reached 150 nights already.
A reminder that it’s the Touch Football Gala Day this coming Friday. Please ensure notes have been returned.
Have a great week, Bek.
LIBRARY / TECHNOLOGY NEWS
The STEM share robotics have arrived. Classes will begin using these resources to learn new coding skills and improve problem solving through challenges they are set. Each grade will be using different robotics relevant to their age and ability.
The new 86” touch screen panel has been delivered and is now waiting to be installed by a professional. The old screen will be taken down this week in preparation for the new install.
The final Book Club for the term is now closed. The orders have been placed and have been shipped. When they arrive I will give them to the students that ordered them. If it is a surprise for your child please let me know and I will keep it in my office until you come and collect it.
I hope everyone has a good week, not long now until the school holidays. Matt.
Volunteers for Friday 21 September - Sandy and Mark
Volunteers for Monday 23 September - Sandy and Mel A
Class donations this week are Year 2/3.
If you are available to offer some time assisting in the Tuckshop please see the Office Staff or contact Karla on 0405638768. Thank you. You’ll get more out of it than you have to put in!
2019/2020 ILUKA CRICKET UNDER 12’S REGISTRATION
Cricket season is just about here again with the competition starting next month on the 19th October. Cricket games will be held on Saturday mornings. This year it is mandatory for all Junior players to register on line.
Cost this year for Junior players is $100 (no extra costs to players for the season).
The good news is too that there is another Active Kids Voucher available to school kids worth $100. If you haven’t already used it.
If your child (Boys) turns 12yrs after the 1st September they are still eligible to play in this competition. Girls over 12yrs can play down.
To register your child log into www.community.cricket.com.au
To apply for your child for the Active Kids Voucher go the website www.service.nsw.gov.au It will make it easier for registration if you download your voucher before the registration process.
If you have any questions or have any problems registering your child please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am happy to help with the registration process. Contact : Jodie Page - 0423653640