Wednesday 19 September
IGS Notices is for the benefit of the IGS community of staff, students, parents and caregivers, emailed each Wednesday. It includes details which may be legally privileged and confidential, not to be disclosed externally.
“Half-Cut and BraidsOn for the Rainforest” event this Friday 21 September!
Sustainable Futures Group are hosting a school community event partnering with HalfCut to raise funds for the Rainforest Trust, an organisation that buys back land within the Daintree Rainforest.
Braiding and fundraising will take place in the morning and at recess and lunch, with a barbeque and live shaving at lunchtime.
Lockdown drill **New**
IGS conducted a successful lockdown drill on 20 September. Such lockdown and evacuation drills are carried out from time to time to test our procedures and hone our skills so that in the event of any serious incident we can maximise the safety of any members of our community who might be placed in a position of genuine threat. We encourage you to reinforce the message we shared with students about the value of practising procedures so as to be prepared should any real emergency occur.
Music Rehearsals before School
If your child has a music ensemble rehearsal before school, please ensure that they do not arrive before 7.20am. There is no staff supervision before this time. Parents should release their children into the care of IGS staff from 7.20am only. After drop-off, children should proceed to Level 3 to unpack their instruments, set up chairs and music stands, and then be seated for the commencement of the rehearsal at 7.30am.
Outstanding fee payment reminder from IGS Head of Finance Hannes Roos
Parents and Caregivers are reminded that fees (Account 3) were due in full on 3 August 2018. Unless other arrangements approved by the School are in place, please make arrangements to clear your outstanding fees in full. Please feel free to contact the Finance Office if you have any questions about your account.
Uniform Shop information
The Uniform Shop will be closed during the winter school holidays, reopening on Monday 23 July from 7.30am to 12.30pm. See Amenities for further information.
Visit the IGS Canteen staff, or view Amenities.
IGS Primary Music Practice-a-thon
Thank you to everyone who participated in the IGS Primary Music Practice-a-thon. It’s now time to add up all the practices recorded in your booklet and let your sponsors know how busy you’ve been!
Sponsors can donate online here. Any secondhand instrument donations can be left at the Music office on Level 3.
If you have any questions, please encourage your child to ask Primary Music Leaders Leni or Robbie, or get in touch with Ms Ellis at MicheleE@igssyd.nsw.edu.au
Years 3 and 4 Term 4 2018 Oztag Competition
The PDHPE department are calling for students in Years 3 and 4 who are interested in participating in a Wednesday afternoon Oztag competition in Term 4 (continuing into Term 1 2019). Please email Noah Armesto at email@example.com if your child is interested.
Year 12 2018 Commemorative Tea Towel: Order by Wednesday 19 September! Please scroll down to PTF Notices for Class/Year Groups, below, for details.
Year 10 Formal: Please scroll down to PTF Notices for Class/Year Groups, below, for details.
PTF - General Items
IGS PTF Basket Brigade appeal
The Basket Brigade is run by volunteers at the not-for-profit organisation, Magic Moments (not affiliated with any religion). They identify those doing it tough throughout the community and put together hampers for them. As part of our PTF Community Service Initiative we’d like to model helping others to our children. Please bring along to our next Rue Kelly Secondhand Sale suitable donations such as non-perishable food and unwrapped gifts for all ages in a box.
Entertainment book 2018/2019 now available
The PTF receives $14 for each $70 Entertainment Book purchased. Entertainment Book Discount Vouchers are valid till 1 June 2019. Discounts include movies, museums, theme parks, bowling, restaurants, sporting events, theatre, hotels, David Jones, Woolworths, JB Hi-Fi, Rebel, Chemist warehouse and more. Purchase the entertainment book here and choose the delivery option “pick up” if you would like it delivered to reception at no cost. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Second Hand Text Books and Instruments
Second hand text book and instrument lists can be found on the IGS Community page of the IGS Portal.
PTF Volunteer Sign-up
All IGS parents and caregivers are invited to get involved with the IGS Community by volunteering with the PTF. Details are set out in the sign-up form. Note that information about the activities and events in which the PTF is involved is available on the IGS Portal under the “IGS Community” tab. Contact: email@example.com
PTF - Notices for Class/Year Groups
Year 12 2018 Commemorative Tea Towel
In 2018, the PTF is producing a commemorative tea towel featuring the hand drawn portraits of students, teachers and tutors of Year 12, see the artwork here.
The illustrations are printed onto high quality, cotton tea towels, and will be dark purple in colour. They are a wonderful celebration of the Year as a group and a fun memento of the end of your child’s High School journey.
Please place your orders here by Wednesday 19 September 2018. Cost: $20 each, plus the Trybooking fee of $0.30.
Delivery: Tea towels will be distributed to students at the Year 12 Farewell Assembly. (If there is any delay in printing or delivery tea towels will be available for students to pick up at Reception when they start their HSC exams or sent home by post.)
Contact: PTF firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 10 Formal tickets now on sale
The alcohol-free and drug-free “mocktail style” Year 10 formal will take place on Saturday 3 November 2018 from 7pm to 11pm at the Treasury Room, Intercontinental Hotel, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Tickets are $120 a head and include canapes, food stations, unlimited soft drinks, red carpet arrival, Media Wall for photographs, DJ, dance floor, lighting and photo booth.
No large bags or backpacks are allowed in the venue and bag searches will be conducted. Students and their guests are also expected to abide by the IGS Code of Conduct at the Formal.
RSVP (including guest) by Friday 28 September 2018. To register, please complete and return this Year 10 Formal 2018 Registration form to email@example.com along with proof of payment by 28 September.
NB: The PTF Year 10 Formal Parent Committee will be on hand during the event and will sign out all students on departure, so please provide collection details where requested on the registration form (note that these can be updated for changes between the time of registration and the Formal). Note too that physical tickets won’t be issued. Entry will be by way of registration record on the guest list. Please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Year 12 PTF notice
The Year 12 Formal Committee advises that tickets for the Year 12 Formal are now on sale via Trybooking. If you have any issues, please click on the “Contact Event Organiser” for help. Parents and caregivers with WWCC clearance who would like to assist with the Year 12 Formal can sign up here or contact email@example.com