Girl Up sleepover success

More than 80 IGS young women in Years 9 to 12 and 12 members of staff slept over in the School Hall, raising money and awareness for the Rare Cancers charity.

It’s the third year IGS has hosted the event, inspired by alumna Harriet Cutler (2017) and her mother Vicky, following the tragic loss of Harriet’s father to a rare cancer.

Year 12 students shared facts about rare cancers, then all students enjoyed pizza and gelato, dancing, singing, chocolate and chats around a virtual campfire before settling into sleeping bags on gym mats and camp mattresses.

“All agreed it was a great night for a great cause,” said Deputy Head of High School Paul Galea.

“Thanks to to the Cutlers, teachers and all our After Care staff who donated their time, to the PTF who donated pizzas and Thai dinners for the staff, and to Vicky who donated gelato.

“The PTF gave an extremely generous donation of books as prizes for a raffle.

“Special thanks to PTF President Andrea Belunek who gave incredible assistance.”

Students departed at 8.15am next morning.