Showcasing our Campus

Campus improvements at IGS have made a positive impact on the day-to-day student experience

On Wednesday 21 February, IGS in partnership with BVN hosted a tour of our campus, led by our Year 12 student leaders, for the NSW chapter of Learning Environments Australia (LEA). 

Members of LEA, which includes architects, educators and other allied professionals, were able to tour projects recently completed as part of our masterplan, including the Renaissance Centre, Bibliothèque and Centre for Dramatic Arts.

To begin, Head Boy Karam Hartmann gave a brief history of IGS, while Head Girl Antigone Marchbank described the day-to-day student experience of a student at IGS.

At the end of the campus tour, the approximately 60 strong delegation, convened on the steps of the Bibliothèque for a Q and A session with Year 12 IGS Student Leaders, Deputy Principal Academic Thom Marchbank, Director of the Bibliothèque Patrice Marchbank and BVN architects Nik Souksamrane and Ayelen Moure.

Delegates were able to hear first-hand about the overwhelmingly positive impact of the new flagship spaces on the day-to-day student experience.

Students candidly discussed their favourite things about the recently completed projects. Highlights included feeling like a University student when using the Renaissance Centre for ‘lectures’, having a real dance studio for ArtsFest rehearsals, being able to retreat to an oasis of calm at the centre of the school in the Bibliothèque, and getting to feel like real theatre professionals in the Centre for Dramatic Arts “even though the audience is really only our families”.