IGS Notices

Welcome to IGS Notices

Wednesday 1 April

IGS Notices is for the benefit of the IGS community of staff, students, parents and caregivers. It includes details which may be legally privileged and confidential, not to be disclosed externally.

Whole School

Letter to parents and caregivers: School Counselling and COVID19   **new** 

Temporary Uniform Shop changes  **new**
The uniform shop is opening for limited hours on Monday 30 March from 7.30am to 10.30am and Thursday 2 April from 2.30pm to 5.30pm before closing for the rest of the term.
** Please order online before visiting store to collect. Delivery is also available.
What if I am unsure of size needed? Purchase your best estimate online. Exchange for free in store if required (unworn items only).
School holidays and Term 2 arrangements will be updated on our webpage once determined. 
To order online, please visit ranier.com.au. Registration requires the exact student name and student number to be entered.  The school password (igs2007) is also required to register. Email Ranier at custservice@ranier.com.au if you have any problems registering. Further information about purchasing IGS uniforms online.

Canteen closing for rest of Term 1 after 27 March  **new**

Please note that due to rapidly changing circumstances, a number of activities have been put on hold, including camps and excursions. Some listed activities may have to be cancelled at short notice. We thank parents and caregivers for their understanding.

Wellbeing resources from the Counselling and Wellbeing team  **reminder**
Parents may wish to discuss COVID-19 with their children with the help of these resources:

From the National Association of School Psychologists here 

From the Child Mind Institute here

From Beyond Blue here

From Parent Line NSW here

Please also see our general age-appropriate wellbeing resources under Early Learning, Primary School and High School. Contact the Counselling and Wellbeing team

IGS Term Dates 2020 

Easter Egg Drop Off
IGS will be collecting Easter Eggs for Barnados and the Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Please help us collect as many Easter Eggs as possible to help make the day extra special for children doing it tough.
Donations needed: Boxes/packets/bags of Easter eggs and Easter cards
Drop off points: IGS Reception until 31 March

Use of the lifts
Please note that the lifts are for the use of IGS staff, students granted permission by the school, students with very large musical instruments, people with health needs and parents with young children in strollers. Please consider the needs of all lift users and make room for those who have no alternative than to use the lifts.

Representative pathways at IGS

Please note that most representative sport is on hold for now due to rapidly changing circumstances regarding COVID-19: Throughout the year there are a number of opportunities for students in Primary and High School to represent IGS at various sporting competitions. The sports that are available are AFL, Athletics, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Rugby League, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football, Triathlon, Volleyball and Water Polo. 

So that we are able to stay up to date on which students are playing different sports at a representative level outside of school, I would ask that you please complete this form for your child to indicate the sports that they play. This will be used throughout the year to nominate students for ASISSA, CDSSA, AICES & CIS.

If you have any questions in regards to this please contact me at alannac@igssydn.nsw.edu.au 

Volunteering with IGS
We thank our parent and caregivers who volunteer to help with reading and other activities. Please view the IGS Volunteer Policy here. If you shared your Working With Children Check (WWCC) details with IGS last year, you do not need to do so again until your WWCC expires. New volunteers must email volunteers@igssyd.nsw.edu.au with their name (exactly as it appears on their WWCC), their WWCC number and their date of birth. How to apply for a Volunteers WWCC. Please let the PTF know that you would like to volunteer here.

Check the Check!  **reminder**
Tutors or coaches who work with children must have a Working With Children Check. Parents engaging tutors for their children should be asking the tutor to provide a Working With Children Check application or clearance number – then verifying that number online.
Verifying a clearance online is quick and easy and ensures that a Working With Children Check clearance is current.

Primary School

Primary School Work for Absent Students  **new**

IGS Primary School wellbeing resources for parents and caregivers  **reminder**

Stage 1 Welcome to Term 1 letter here
Stage 2 Welcome to Term 1 letter here
Stage 3 Welcome to Term 1 letter here

PDHPE/Sport Co-curricular activities information here **reminder**

Primary stationery requirements for 2020 here

High School

IGS High School wellbeing resources for parents and caregivers  **reminder**

From Careers: Useful UAC Information for senior students

View PDHPE and Sport High School co-curricular sports program here. **reminder**
Please note: Many representative sports activities are on hold for now due to COVID-19 containment measures: Please complete this form for your child to indicate the sports that your child plays at a representative level outside of school. This will be used throughout the year to nominate students for ASISSA, CDSSA, AICES and CIS competitions.

Welcome to Term 1 letters

From the Head of Baado
From the Head of Bamal
From the Head of Gura
From the Head of Kuyal 

From the Head of Year 8
From the Head of Year 9
From the Head of Year 10
From the Head of Year 11
From the Head of Year 12

Update on mobile phones and computer games at IGS

  • 2020 Stationery Requirements for High School students:
    Year 7 here
    Year 8 here
    Year 9 here
    Year 10 here
    Year 11 here

PTF - General Items

All Term 1 PTF organised events cancelled
Consistent with the School’s updates regarding COVID-19, the PTF has decided to cancel all Term 1 events including:
* any PTF Rep organised activities
* the School Community Meeting (scheduled for Tuesday 17 March)
* Rue Kelly markets (scheduled for Friday 20 March)
* Screening of “2040” at Palace Cinemas, Central Park (scheduled for Wednesday 25 March)
* the PTF Committee Meeting (scheduled for Friday 3 April); and
* all lost property sorting.
Parents and students are asked to make their own arrangements for retrieving lost property while the usual arrangements are temporarily on hold. 
If you have any comments or questions in relation to any of the above, please get in touch at ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

PTF Volunteer Sign-up (including Year Group reps and Year 10 Formal and Year 12 Formal organising committees)

All IGS parents and caregivers are invited to get involved with the IGS Community and volunteer with the PTFIn 2020 you can: 

  • be a Year Group Representative (reps promote connections among IGS families in their year group by organising two or three social events during the year)
  • support IGS Music at one of the four Music Ensemble Concerts held during the year at the school (for 1.5 to 2 hours)
  • sort lost property items once or twice a term in the morning before school between (7.45am and 9am)
  • assist at a recycled uniform sale held at least once a term from (7.30am to 9am) 
  • assist with student and teacher-led initiatives involving literacy in the Primary Library, STEAM, Sustainability, Traffic Safety or Wellbeing
  • join the PTF Committee.

The PTF Committee appreciates that each family has their commitments and only a limited amount of time available to “donate”. There are many volunteering opportunities available in 2020 with varying time commitments. Details are set out in the sign-up form.

Please view the IGS Volunteer Policy. If you have any questions contact ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au.

A reminder that all IGS volunteers are required to have up-to-date Working With Children Check clearance. Please see the notice about this in the “whole school” section, above. The PTF Committee appreciates that every family juggles diverse commitments and can only “donate” limited amounts of time. Please let the PTF know you would like to volunteer here.

Find out more about the PTF in the PTF section of the Parent Lounge.

PTF - Notices for Class/Year Groups

PTF Kindy parent and caregiver representatives **reminder**

PTF letter for new Kindy families  

PTF letter for new Years 5 and 6 families  

Cancellation of PTF Year 5 Italian dinner originally organised for Thursday 26 March
Please note that this dinner has been cancelled for the time being.

Year 12 2020 PTF callout **reminder**
Please consider joining other parents and caregivers to help organise your child’s Year 12 Student Formal (held after 2020 HSC exams). Preparations for this special evening begin this year, so please email ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au as soon as possible to express your interest.