Inspirational Meeting with Rosie Batty

In Term 1, a group of students from IGS had the honour of attending a special luncheon hosted by Dymocks, featuring a keynote address by domestic violence prevention advocate, Rosie Batty.

Rosie is known for her powerful advocacy following the tragic loss of her son. She shared inspiring insights from her journey, deeply touching the attendees with her message of resilience and hope. During the event, she engaged directly with the students, offering them encouragement and autographing copies of her books, which detail her personal experiences and advocacy efforts.

The luncheon was not only a chance to connect with a national figure of such profound influence but also reinforced the importance of community service among our students. Antigone Marchbank, Head Girl at IGS, reflected on the experience: “Meeting Rosie Batty was a life-changing experience. Her strength and dedication to making a difference are truly inspiring. It motivates us to continue our efforts and spread her message of hope and change.”

Thanks to IGS PTF President, Hayley Dean for organising the attendance of IGS students at the lunch. It underscored the commitment of IGS students to social justice and community involvement—values that are deeply embedded in the school’s philosophy.