Progress for our School

With such a focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last semester, I'm pleased today to be able to let you know about some exciting new developments happening here at IGS as we prepare for the full time return to campus on Monday.

Our new Centre for the Dramatic Arts is now complete. Building upon our enduring strengths in the Dramatic Arts, the Centre will be fully open for students and staff on Monday. What a momentous day it will be.

With flexible teaching and learning facilities across two floors of the Wright Building, the Centre includes a new theatre, design and play building studios, collaboration spaces for staff, students and visiting actors, a dressing room and a foyer for costume and program display. It is a beautifully designed new home for Drama and is just the latest BVN designed teaching and learning space, first envisioned in the IGS Master Plan and developed in accordance with the creative vision of our Director of Dramatic Arts Rita Morabito and our Drama teacher and Head of Year 12 Ned Manning and Drama and English teacher Megan Sampson.

We will stage an opening of the Centre when we can, but in the meantime, to mark the moment, I hope you enjoy this review of Drama at IGS.

Still to come is The IGS Bibliothèque, due to open in the heart of our school in Term 3.

It’s lovely to think that our school community is set to enjoy these new game-changing learning spaces after all the tenacity that has characterised the year so far.

I also wanted to let you know that Humanities Teacher and Head of Year 11 Carmelo Fedele has been appointed as our first Head of Sustainability from Term 4 (with a new Head of Year to commence in Term 4). In this pioneering role, Mr Fedele will work with students, parents and colleagues to drive change in this important area, as we seek to meet our strategic aspiration for a Sustainable Future.

Mr Fedele is uniquely qualified to take on this role. He has been deeply involved in sustainability innovation at IGS, has a great deal of expertise in sustainability curriculum, and his work in the field beyind the school has been significant. I’m sure you’ll join me in wishing Mr Fedele all the very best!

Please feel free to review our Returning to School Guidelines as we prepare for the return of all students on Monday 25 May.

I hope you enjoy this review of Drama at IGS.

Shauna Colnan
IGS Principal