A message from the Head of High School

Term 1 roared to a halt with ArtsFest on the final day, and in Term 2, we're up and running.

It is safe to say that everyone “emptied the tank” with some outstanding films, performances, artworks and dances. It was a special day.

Term 2 has started with high energy levels after a well-deserved break. The ANZAC Day Assembly was treated with the respect and honour it deserved and the students showed their capacity to know just how to handle another big occasion.

Unfortunately, our cross-country event was cancelled on Friday last week and the Houses will need to wait another term to lock horns in the Athletics Carnival.

There are many activities for all year groups this term but some that I am particularly looking forward to are listed below. It never ceases to amaze me how eagerly IGS students embrace the wonderful opportunities that are provided for them.

Highlights this term will include:

  • Aboriginal Studies Major Works exhibition evening
  • NAPLAN for Years 7 and 9
  • “Who let the dogs out” Assistance Dogs Australia assembly, mufti day and music evening
  • Year 6 and Year 12 Leader’s Day
  • Year 11 Parents, Students and Staff BBQ
  • Year 10 parent teacher and student evening and Year 10 Careers interviews
  • Year 8 Stick and Stones collaborative learning project
  • B Kinder Day
  • Continued rehearsals for the school production of Grease

Also this term, students involved in the Red Earth expedition will also continue preparing and fundraising; while students participating in Antipodeans 2020 expedition to India will begin their planning and organisation.

Year 12 will continue completing their assessment tasks, with the HSC Trials on the horizon early in Term 3.

The Student Leaders and the SRC will be continuing to canvas the student community looking for ways to improve upon the IGS experience for all. Keep an eye out for their work in the space of student culture and interactions.

I wish everyone an exciting and productive term.

Anthony Dennehy
Head of High School