A term to remember

From the Principal

It’s been a term to remember at IGS, when our connected community of staff, students, parents and caregivers demonstrated their adaptability in the face of many of the changes necessitated by COVID-19 restrictions.

Our final InFocus for this term includes a video celebrating what makes IGS unique, filmed late last year before the pandemic changed the world.

What strikes me as remarkable is that despite so much change globally, here at IGS we’ve shown that at home and on campus, we can keep teaching, keep learning, keep growing and giving and working together to do what we do best – limitless learning – expanding our diverse skills and capacity and contributing in myriad ways. Thank you for the part you have played in supporting your children’s learning in these strange times.

I’m excited that despite restrictions on gatherings, we’ve been able to share with you the ground-breaking Major Projects of our Year 11 and 12 Aboriginal Studies cohort, in a stunning virtual exhibition kindly launched for us by Stan Grant, the Hon Linda Burney MP and parent Tim Bishop.

Congratulations also to our Year 5 students who have just completed their Eminence Projects and to all students for their learning this term.

Thank you, too, to our students who took part in B Kinder Day earlier this week, reminding us that simple acts of kindness can mean so much.

In other news, I couldn’t be more pleased to share with you that the cast of Matilda has been selected, with rehearsals of the principals beginning next term (physical distancing in place) and the whole cast and crew to become more involved in Term 4 as we aim for a Term 2 production in 2021.

I met our leading principals Matilda, Miss Honey and The Trunchbull this week in my office to talk about the show, to congratulate them and to wish them well!

There is this and much more to look forward to when School resumes in Term 3, the highlight of which will be the opening of the Bibliothèque, but for now, I wish you all well for a wonderful well-earned holiday. 

Shauna Colnan
IGS Principal