Students at IGS are supported by a comprehensive student care program. We focus on the development of trust, respect, responsibility and acceptance.
To support our students' wellbeing, IGS provides a multi-level student care team. The Primary School Home Class teacher develops a thorough knowledge of each student and their concerns. Similarly, the High School Student Co-ordinator works closely with the Tutors and Heads of House to note concerns and arrange support. Their positions are supported by the school counsellors who are also available to all students and parents.
IGS has been developed as a ‘lighthouse’ school in good mental health practices through its Memorandum of Understanding with Sydney University’s Brain and Mind Research Institute.
Home Class for Primary School
The Home Class system in Kindergarten to Year 6 provides students with a room that they can call their own. The Home Class teacher is responsible for the academic and social welfare of each child in the class and provides the first point of contact for parents.
The Home Class teachers work closely together as a cohesive team to ensure a consistent approach toward all students in a year group. At the end of the school year, the Home Class teacher provides an accurate picture of the progress of every student in their care to each child's next teacher.
Tutor Groups for High School
Within the student care structure for the High School, each student is placed in a Tutor Group with students across all Years 7 to 12. This ‘vertical streaming’ enhances our students’ connectedness. Meeting daily, the Tutor Group provides the opportunity for students to build a personal relationship with a teacher, and the chance to build solid relationships with students from all years in the High School.
The Tutor is responsible for overseeing student development throughout the high school years. Each Tutor Group is part of a House.
Houses provide a small, inclusive substructure within the School. Interpersonal relationships and co-operation are encouraged within the four Houses: Kuyal, Baado, Bamal and Gura.
With the support of the student care team, the Houses are a way of facilitating a sense of belonging as well as providing a vehicle to empower and involve all students. The Head of House has responsibility for overseeing the wellbeing program for students within the House.
Student Care Brochure
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'Wellbeing and Student Care at IGS'
Student Care Policies
Our student care policies allow students to learn the importance of the values and attitudes we foster.