IGS Notices

Welcome to IGS Notices

Thursday 14 November

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

PTF Sustainable Futures Fair coming up on Friday 22 November from 3.30pm to 5pm in the Hall  **new**
Please see PTF section below for further details.

IGS Uniform Shop **reminder**
The unfirm shop is calling all new families to please book in for your uniform fitting now. Visit IGS fitting appointments now.

Healthy Screen Time and Gaming  **reminder**
This IGS Community Learning Program event, presented by Yasmin London, Executive Director of ySafe, will take place on Wednesday 20 November from 6pm to 7pm. Book here

2019 Speech Night on 2 December  **reminder**
IGS Speech Night, on Monday 2 December 2019, commencing at 7pm, is compulsory for all students in Years 3 to 12. It will be held in the State Theatre at 49 Market Street, Sydney. Parking is available in nearby parking stations, with evening rates available (QVB Parking and Citipark at the corner of Sussex, Kent and Market Streets have flat rates after 5pm.) As this event is free, no tickets are required. Parents, friends and family are welcome. 

End of year school picnic at Clifton Gardens  **reminder**
The end of year IGS school picnic will be held on Tuesday 3 December at Clifton Gardens for all students from Kindergarten to Year 11. Parents and caregivers are welcome. More details will follow.

Music Ensemble Concert updated dates for Term 4  
Monday 2 December, 7pm, State Theatre: Speech Night
Music Concert details Term 4

Sustainable Futures Club seeks plastic bottle tops  

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.

Volunteering with IGS
We thank our parent and caregivers who volunteer to help with reading and other activities. 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.

Early Learning (Preschool & Transition)

Welcome to Term 4 at Early Learning

Please view PTF section below for PTF Early Learning Tote bag news  **new**

PTF - General Items

PTF Sustainable Futures Fair coming up on Friday 22 November from 3.30pm to 5pm in the Hall  **new**

This final PTF fair for 2019 includes:

  • Rue Kelly secondhand uniform sale (Lots of small, near-new items suitable for the new Kindys coming in next year, prices $2 and $5, and school bags for all year groups) 
  • Second hand textbooks (How to prepare for the Text Book Swap Meet)
  • Second hand musical instruments
  • Second hand tech gear.

PTF Christmas Hamper for those in need  **new**

At the Sustainable Futures Fair on 22 November (details above), please also consider donating:

  • Food such as Christmas pudding, minced pies, hot chocolate, lollies, shortbread and chocolate biscuits packaged into a box
  • Unwrapped gifts for all ages (male, female, teens and kids).

Join other PTF families at the Magic Moments Foundation Sydney Basket Brigade Packing Day on Saturday 7 December 2019. View details.






PTF Early Learning tote bag  **new**
The PTF is celebrating the end of another wonderful year by producing canvas tote bags for the Transition Year group. Please click here and order online by 15 November.
These hand-drawn portraits of students and teachers, printed onto high quality, canvas tote bags, are a useful and creative memento of your child’s completion of their Early Learning years and a fun gift for relatives and special friends.
Price? $20. Quantity discounts apply at checkout.
· Use promotion code TT2-5 for tote bag orders of 2 to 5 ($16 each)
· Use promotion code TT6-10 for tote bag orders of 6 to 10 ($15 each)
· Use promotion code TT11-15 for tote bag orders of 11 to 15, ($14 each)
· Use promotion code TT16-20 for tote bag orders of 16 to 20 ($13 each).
Tote bags will be delivered to your child’s home class before the end of Term 4.
If you are ordering tote bags/ tea towels for more than one Year group, please nominate one child and confirm their home class as the “delivery point”.
Please email ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au if you have any questions.
Every teacher and staff member who appears on a tote bag will receive that tote bag as a gift from the PTF.

PTF Commemorative Tea Towels **reminder**
We are celebrating the end of another wonderful year by producing tea towels for year groups of Kindy, Year 3 and Year 6.

Please click here and order online by 15 November. 

What? Hand drawn portraits of students and teachers printed in colour onto high quality, white cotton tea towels.
Why? They are a creative memento of your child’s progression through Primary School and a fun gift for relatives and special friends. 
Price? $20. Quantity discounts apply at checkout.

  • Use promotion code TT2-5 for tea towel orders of 2 to 5, price is $16 each;
  • Use promotion code TT6-10 for tea towel orders of 6 to 10, price is $15 each;
  • Use promotion code TT11-15 for tea towel orders of 11 to 15, price is $14 each;
  • Use promotion code TT16-20 for tea towel orders of 16 to 20, price is $13 each.

Delivery? Tea towels will be delivered to your child’s home class before the end of Term 4. 

If you are ordering tea towels for more than one Year group, please nominate one child and confirm their home class as the “delivery point”.
Any questions?  Contact the PTF at ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

Every teacher and staff member who appears on a tea towel will receive that tea towel as a gift from the PTF.

PTF Transition notice: a gift for our Transition teachers  **new**
As a big thank you to our wonderful Transition teachers, Bekka and Jasmine and all our language, music and aftercare teachers. We would like to present them with a gift at the end of the year. 
By gathering together to purchase a gift from all of us, we can organise something really lovely to thank them for their work and love during the year! 
Details regarding when the gifts will be presented will be sent at a later date. In previous years, families have contributed around $30 (or however much you would like to contribute). If you wish to contribute, we’d appreciate you doing so before Friday 14 November here. If you wish to contribute cash or by direct debit please email afsoon@unitexint.com
Please note: Making a contribution towards teacher’s gifts is voluntary and the proposed amount is not compulsory. If you wish to provide a gift separately, or contribute a different amount, you are welcome to do so.
Any questions please reach out to your Transition reps: Afsoon (Alyssa Transition Green), Cress (Attis Transition Gold), Tanji (Alisha Transition Green).
Further – If your child will be continuing onto Kindergarten in 2020, why not join the PTF next year? It’s a great opportunity to get involved, get to know other parents and join the IGS community. Please email your interest to classof2032reps@gmail.com for more information and register your interest. 

PTF Sustainable Futures Fair on Friday 22 November from 3.30pm to 5pm **reminder** 
Secondhand uniforms, text books and musical instruments will be on sale in the Hall on Friday 22 November from 3.30pm to 5pm, thanks to the PTF Sustainable Futures Fair. Toiletry donations for Lou’s Place women’s refuge will be collected at the Fair.

Please help the PTF help you by labelling your children’s possessions  
PTF volunteers spend countless hours sorting lost property each week. Please ensure all your children’s possessions are labelled, including lunch boxes. Everyone who places lost lunch boxes in the lost property is asked to empty out any remaining food scraps first.

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 2019 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 2019 with varying time commitments. Details are set out in the sign-up form.

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

Kindy Blue end of year celebration and teachers’ gift **new**
To celebrate a great year of fun and learning we would like to thank our teachers with a gift. If you would like to contribute we would appreciate you doing so on or before Friday 22 November. We have suggested an amount of $30 however if you wish to contribute a different amount you are welcome to do so. Neither the making of a contribution nor the suggested amount is compulsory.
We will be presenting the teachers gifts during the end of year class celebration on Friday 29 November, at 10am in the Kindy Blue classroom. We have sent out a separate email with payment options and end of year celebration details to you. If you have not received the email please reach out to the PTF Class Reps, Mel, Stacey and Chithroobi at classof2031reps@gmail.com

Year 2 *Note change in venue*
Term 4: Jumping castle fun on Saturday 23 November from 3pm to 5pm. Venue TBC

Year 2 class reps:
Year 2 Blue: Bern Foley and Kat Frankcombe
Year 2 Green: Julie Cairney and Susan McKendry
Year 2 Gold: Mitra Gusheh

Year 4 PTF
Your class reps are:
Blue: Kat Frankcombek.frankcombe@centenary.org.au 0433 495 250
Green: Julie CairneyJulie.cairney@gmail.com 0422 249 461
Gold: Stacey Hillstacey@thefront.com.au 0402 020 843 and Mitra Gushehmitra@ilk.com.au 0405 094 092

Year 5
Your class reps
Adeline, Andrea, Franca, Sally, Sarina and Susan

A message from Year 6 PTF reps to Year 6 families
Term 4: Year 6 Farewell
Monday 25 November 2019. 5pm to 7.30pm
Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq, 75 O’Riordian Street, Alexandria
Year 6 circus event

Feel free to get in touch with us at anytime.

Your class reps,
Adeline, Connie, Mel and Cathy

Year 7 PTF events
Sunday 17 November, End of Year Family catch-up by the water from 3pm to 5pm, Grant Reserve (corner of Neptune and Beach streets), Coogee. Bring your picnic blanket, ball games and swimming gear for a dip at Wylie’s Baths or the beach. If it is raining, the event will be cancelled. Updates: Andrea, 0414848851

Year 8 PTF events 
A Year 8 barbeque and picnic will take place on 16 November, from 3.30pm to 7pm. Please bring some food to share. Sausages and bread will be provided.  Please contact Karen (Lola’s mum), Lisa (AJ’s mum) , Ellen (Hattie’s mum) and Emma (Eve’s mum) at Classof2023reps@gmail.com.au if you have any dietary requirements.  Please RSVP at https://www.trybooking.com/BEWGC

Year 11 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. 

Year 12 Formal: a night of fun and celebration  **reminder**
Venue: Taronga Zoo Function Centre
Date: Thursday 14 November 2019
Time: 7pm till 11pm
Tickets: $120 per person (includes mocktail on arrival, three-course sit down meal, drinks, venue, security, DJ and photobooth)
View details and book here.

Thank you,
Ann, Elise, Mine and Rosa.