City of Sydney Lord Mayor visits IGS

On Tuesday 30 August, IGS was thrilled to welcome Lord Mayor Clover Moore to IGS.

IGS Principal Shauna Colnan, Deputy Mary Duma, Board Chair Dr Marie Leech, Board Director Michael Heenan, our Director of the Bibliothèque Patrice Marchbank and Head Girl and Head Boy met the Lord Mayor for a tour of the IGS Bibliothèque.

Together they discussed the history of IGS, our presence in the City of Sydney and plans for expanding strategic partnerships in the burgeoning local area and beyond.

Dr Marie Leech and the Lord Mayor enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect after some time, having known each other for many years through Sancta Sophia College.

Head Boy Madiba Doyle-Lambert and Head Girl Zahra Moloobhoy were delighted to meet the Lord Mayor and engage in the strategic conversation between leaders.

They shared with the Lord Mayor the unique opportunities they have had at IGS and expressed their deep gratitude to the School.

“We had the honour of meeting the Lord Mayor. Over some tea, we had the opportunity to discuss upcoming plans for Wentworth park, the upcoming referendum, and the City of Sydney’s backing to change the date of Australia Day. We explained the vibrancy and empowerment we feel at IGS, and the value in the opportunities we have here, from our location and integration in the community, to our numerous exchange and language programs,” said Zahra and Madiba.

“The Lord Mayor was a delight to talk with and we felt a strong enthusiasm towards the IGS community. We hope to be able to meet Lord Mayor again, and we’re extremely excited to have had the opportunity to share a bit about IGS with her.”

The Lord Mayor met Head of Indigenous Education at IGS Jade Carr, as well as Indigenous Scholars and some Year 2 students, Phoebe, Zelda and Samaira, who shared some of their artworks with her.

Tate of Year 9 presented the Lord Mayor with an Indigenous painting IGS students created in collaboration with local Aboriginal Artist Bianca Caldwell.

We thank the Lord Mayor once again for visiting our School.