Parents & Caregivers

What is the PTF?

IGS has an engaged, friendly and innovative PTF. The Parents, Teachers and Friends (PTF) Association is an active organisation of parents, carers, teachers and friends of International Grammar School who are interested in its education program, philosophy and operations.

All members of the school community automatically become members of the PTF upon enrolment. Each family pays a small levy to the PTF which is then used for various initiatives which support the School’s mission and vision. The PTF Committee members are elected annually to oversee the activities of the PTF and to work more closely with the Board, Principal and school management team.

PTF Objectives

  • To promote the interests of the School by fostering and supporting a sense of belonging and connection within the school community, through building networks that link families with each other and through providing a bridge between the School and families.
  • To provide regular meetings and forums for members of the school community to receive information, discuss issues relevant to students, contribute ideas and provide feedback to the school administration. The PTF organises regular School Community Meetings and works with IGS staff to organise Community Learning Program events.
  • To provide funding for items not covered by the school budget, particularly those that help to build a better school community.

PTF School Community Meetings

School Community Meetings are an invaluable forum to learn what’s going on at the School. They provide an opportunity to raise and discuss important issues and gain insight into how the School operates.

The Principal usually attends to provide an update on current key issues at the School and to take questions. Staff members representing curriculum, pastoral and other interest areas are invited to discuss their role or teaching area. The PTF Committee welcomes suggestions on issues for discussion and can subsequently request for particular staff to attend.

2018 School Community Meeting dates will be available to view here shortly.