Co & Extra Curricular Activities
Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities create opportunities and challenges for our students and contribute to a rounded school life.
Years 1 to 6 clubs run in conjunction with After School Care, but can be offered independently as well. Clubs include chess, craft, cooking, dance, drama, fencing, jewellry-making, karate, Mathletics, origami, painting, robotics, soccer, sculpture and video-making.
HICES debating is also available to Years 5 and 6 students.
High School clubs generally run during lunch times and after school. Clubs include art, animation, cooking and culture, fitness, indoor soccer, origami, textiles and Smite (medieval sword fighting).
Other challenging activities for Years 7 to 12 include drama companies, mock trials, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, HICES debating and the School of Rock.
Sports and outdoor education
Our primary students participate in swimming, athletics and cross-country. Students also represent the School in soccer, netball and other sports at the ASISSA (regional) carnivals. They can also progress through to the state-wide CIS and NSWPSSA carnivals.
Years 5 and 6 participate in an overnight outdoor education camp.
High school sport is compulsory for Years 7 and 8 and takes place on Tuesday afternoons. Options include competition and recreational alternatives. Popular choices include surfing, skating, soccer, netball, racquet sports, indoor climbing, various martial arts, basketball and general fitness.
Years 7 to12 students can gain representation in athletics, swimming, cross-country at the regional CDSSA or AICES gatherings or the state-wide CIS and NSW All Schools competitions. IGS also participates in Championship Days in netball, basketball, touch football and soccer.
The Outdoor Education Program continues for Years 7, 8 and 9 providing a progression of increasingly testing camps. Students participate in activities that encourage challenge by choice, giving all students an opportunity to step outside their comfort zone.