IGS News

Welcome to IGS News

Wednesday 14 February

IGS News 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

Term Dates 2018 (pdf)

IGS Community Learning Program 2018 (pdf)      *NEW*

Fundraising Events & Whole School Cake Stall (pdf)     *NEW*


Canteen information    

The 2018 Canteen menu is now available: IGS Canteen Menu 2018 (pdf)

All returning families will need to log onto FlexiSchools to update their child’s class.

All new families can register online for a FlexiSchools account. Please see pdf documents below. Alternatively, please visit the IGS Canteen staff and they will help you in setting up your account. 

IGS Canteen Online Ordering (pdf)

Linking Student Cards to a Canteen account (pdf)

 


IGS 
Jazz Band     

Students in Primary and High School who take part in a large core ensemble e.g Concert Band/Orchestra at IGS are invited to join IGS Jazz Band as an extension ensemble.

Students in Jazz Band explore a range of styles including Swing, Bebop, Cool Jazz and modern contemporary pop styles. This ensemble would be stimulating for a student who doesn’t mind experimenting on his/her instrument through improvisation and requires a proficient level of sight reading.

There are no specific guidelines regarding the instrument used in Jazz Band, however, the ensemble mainly comprises of brass and woodwind instruments as well as a rhythm section that includes piano, drum kit, electric guitar and bass guitar. Please note pianists, guitarists and bass guitarists do not need to be involved in a large core ensemble to be involved in Jazz Band.

All students are required to undertake tuition in order to facilitate the best possible outcome playing in the ensemble.

The ensemble is directed by the amazingly talented jazz artist, Rob “Woody” Woodhouse who’s supportive and encouraging approach enables students to realise their potential as expressive and confidant musicians.

Jazz Band rehearses during lunchtime on Mondays from 1pm. Our first rehearsal will take place this coming Monday 5 February in Room K307. To get involved, all a student needs to do is turn up on the 5th or the following Monday.

There will be many performance opportunities organised for Jazz Band over the coming year both at School and in the broader community.  

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions using the email address below.

I look forward to welcoming students this Monday to our first rehearsal.

Mr Nik Glass
Music Teacher and Jazz Band Coordinator
nikolasg@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

 

 

Music Ensemble Timetable 2018     

Please see the link for our Music Ensemble Timetable 2018. Rehearsals start next week, the week of Monday 5 February.

Please note that as of this year, there is the opportunity to apply online for private lessons and/or ensembles/bands/orchestra/choirs. The link is: https://www.igssyd.nsw.edu.au/learning/co-extra-curricular-activities/music/music-tuition-and-ensembles/music-application   

Early Learning (Preschool & Transition)

Early Learning Before and After Care Form 2018 (pdf)

Early Learning Child Care Benefit

The International Grammar School has recently gained approval as an approved childcare provider, allowing eligible families to access the child care benefit and/or the child care rebate on all of the following Early Learning fees:

  • Before Care (7.30am – 9.00am)
  • Preschool (9.00am – 3.00pm)
  • After Care (3.00pm – 6.00pm)
  • Vacation Care

For parents and caregivers who determine they are eligible for the Child Care Benefit and wish to claim this, please provide Reception with the following details:

  • Your Name
  • Your Customer Reference Number (CRN)
  • Your date of birth
  • Your child’s customer reference number (CRN)

Customer reference numbers can be obtained from the Department of Human Services.

Please note, if you have already provided the School with the details, there is no need to resend this information.

Should you have any questions or queries, please contact IGS Reception on 9219 6700 or via email.

Primary School

IGS Canteen Student Lunch Packs – Years 2 -6 Swimming Carnival (pdf)       *NEW*
K-6 After Care Booking Form 2018 (pdf)   
Out of School Hours (OOSH) Program 2018   
Years 1 – 6 Clubs Term 1 2018   
Years 1 – 12 Sport Training Opportunities Term 1 2018 (pdf)     
 

Claiming the Child Care Benefit for After Care and Vacation Care

A reminder that eligible families are able to access the Child Care Benefit for Primary After Care and Vacation Care.

For parents and caregivers who determine they are eligible for the Child Care Benefit and wish to claim this, please email Reception with the following details:

  • Your Name
  • Your Customer Reference Number (CRN)
  • Your date of birth
  • Your child’s customer reference number (CRN)

Customer reference numbers can be obtained from the Department of Human Services.

Please note, if you have already provided the school with the details, there is no need to resend this information.

Should you have any questions or queries, please contact IGS Reception on 9219 6700 or via email.

 

 

MUSIC TOUR REGIONAL NSW April 7 – 13 – VACANCY      *NEW*

Dear Parents and Students in Years 6 – 8

A place on this music tour has become available for one student. The student must be an instrumentalist who is currently participating in the IGS ensemble program. Please contact Alison Housley, Director of Music, if you have an interest in joining the tour – alisonh@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

 

 

Drive-By Name Signs for Years K-6 ARE READY      

The Drive-by signs will be distributed to families via home class teachers today Monday, 12 February.

These name signs help teachers and aftercare staff on Drive-By duty quickly identify children by their year group and class. Continued use of your Drive-By name sign assists Drive-By efficiency and helps maintain a safer environment for our children.

Funds for producing one sign per primary child are provided by the PTF. If you require extra copies of your name sign for other caregivers using the IGS Drive-By Service, please photocopy your name sign to make extra signs. Alternatively, to order additional professionally printed signs at a cost of $4.50 per sign please send an email with your child(ren)’s name(s) and the number of extra signs required to ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

Many THANKS to all the volunteers who helped prepare the signs for printing and distribution:  Helene Fogarty, Stefan Perumal, Melissa Wroniak, Lin Slavic, Karen Roberts and Andrea Belunek.

Kind regards,

Franca Panatteri
PTF Traffic Safety Committee Co-ordinator

 

 

High School

IGS Canteen Student Lunch Packs – High School Swimming Carnival (pdf)   *NEW*

Fundraising Events & Whole School Cake Stall (pdf)     *NEW*

A letter from the Head of Baado House (pdf)   

A letter from the Head of Bamal House (pdf)   

A letter from the Head of Gura House (pdf)  

A letter from the Head of Kuyal House (pdf)    

High School Co-Curricular Activities – Term 1 2018 (pdf)    

Years 7 & 8 Compulsory Tuesday Sport – Term 1 2018 (pdf)   

Years 1 – 12 Sport Training Opportunities Term 1 2018 (pdf)  

Years 7-10 Assessment and Reporting Calendar (pdf)      

Languages Exchange Bursary (Years 10 & 11) (pdf)   

 

MUSIC TOUR REGIONAL NSW April 7 – 13 – VACANCY      *NEW*

Dear Parents and Students in Years 6 – 8

A place on this music tour has become available for one student. The student must be an instrumentalist who is currently participating in the IGS ensemble program. Please contact Alison Housley, Director of Music, if you have an interest in joining the tour – alisonh@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

 

 

The Nude & Wine – Life Drawing for parents & teachers, Tuesday 27 February 6.30-8.30pm      *NEW*

The Art & Design Department warmly invites parents, caregivers & teachers to join them in a life drawing class with refreshments on Tuesday 27 February from 6.30-8.30pm at the Art Studio, 67 Bay Street Ultimo.

Booking is essential – click here

Places are limited to 15. Refreshments are kindly sponsored by the PTF. 

Entry is free. Donations are welcome. All funds will be donated to the IGS Indigenous Scholarship Fund.

The invitation is open to all adult members of the IGS Community. RSVP by booking online here 

Look out for “Beer & Stitch” in term 2.

The Nude & Wine Invitation (pdf)      

 

 

Europe and Japan Senior Exchange 2018 – Information Evening     

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Find out more about Senior Exchange to France, Germany, Spain and Italy and Japan (for students in Years 10 and 11) at the Information Evening on Wednesday 14 February from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in the High School Library, Level 2, 4-8 Kelly Street.

Full details of the Europe and Japan Exchange programs will be shared and there will be an opportunity to speak to students who have been on exchange. Even if you have not made up your mind yet, please come to the meeting, as this is the only opportunity to learn about the program. Parents and students interested in exchange in future years are also welcome to attend.

Yours sincerely,

Rosalba Genua-Petrovic
Director of Languages

 

Spain Junior Exchange 2018 – Information Evening    

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Find out more about Junior Exchange to Spain (for students in Years 8 and 9) at the Information Evening on Thursday 15 February from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in the High School Library, Level 2, 4-8 Kelly Street.

Full details of the Spain Junior Exchange program will be shared and there will be an opportunity to speak to students who have been on exchange. Even if you have not made up your mind yet, please come to the meeting, as this is the only opportunity to learn about the program. Parents and students interested in exchange in future years are also welcome to attend.

Yours sincerely,

Rosalba Genua-Petrovic
Director of Languages

 

 

PTF - General Items

Second Hand Text Books and Instruments

Second handtext book and instrument lists can be found on the IGS Community page of the IGS Portal.

 

 

The Nude & Wine – Life Drawing for parents & teachers, Tuesday 27 February 6.30-8.30pm      *NEW*

The Art & Design Department warmly invites parents, caregivers & teachers to join them in a life drawing class with refreshments on Tuesday 27 February from 6.30-8.30pm at the Art Studio, 67 Bay Street Ultimo.

Booking is essential – click here

Places are limited to 15. Refreshments are kindly sponsored by the PTF. 

Entry is free. Donations are welcome. All funds will be donated to the IGS Indigenous Scholarship Fund.

The invitation is open to all adult members of the IGS Community. RSVP by booking online here 

Look out for “Beer & Stitch” in term 2.

The Nude & Wine Invitation (pdf) 

 

 

Drive-By Name Signs for Years K-6 ARE READY      

The Drive-by signs will be distributed to families via home class teachers today Monday, 12 February.

These name signs help teachers and aftercare staff on Drive-By duty quickly identify children by their year group and class. Continued use of your Drive-By name sign assists Drive-By efficiency and helps maintain a safer environment for our children.

Funds for producing one sign per primary child are provided by the PTF. If you require extra copies of your name sign for other caregivers using the IGS Drive-By Service, please photocopy your name sign to make extra signs. Alternatively, to order additional professionally printed signs at a cost of $4.50 per sign please send an email with your child(ren)’s name(s) and the number of extra signs required to ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

Many THANKS to all the volunteers who helped prepare the signs for printing and distribution:  Helene Fogarty, Stefan Perumal, Melissa Wroniak, Lin Slavic, Karen Roberts and Andrea Belunek.

Kind regards,

Franca Panatteri
PTF Traffic Safety Committee Co-ordinator

 

 

Wanted: artificial Xmas trees for IGS Primary Disco     

The primary disco this year will have a Winter Wonderland theme.

Without giving too much away we would like to ask the parents of IGS if you have any artificial Xmas trees you would be happy to lend or donate to help us with the decorating.

If you are happy to lend or donate a tree please contact Melissa Wroniak on 0414 716 276 or melissa@wroniak.com with details.

 

 

Volunteers to cover new books – Primary Library     

More new books have arrived at the Primary Library and are waiting to be covered so that they can be borrowed and enjoyed.

If you:
– have a spare 30-40 minutes during the day (after drop off or before pick up); or 
– can pick up some books and contact to cover at home, 
please stop by the Primary School Library after 8am or before 3.30pm. 

Karen and Karina would really appreciate the help and the Primary School students will be excited to see the new books!

Contact: Karen McBride, KarenM@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

 

 

IGS Rainbow Connections     
Happy 2018! Mardi Gras approaches and a number of IGS families will be attending the Family Fun Day at Luna Park on 24 February. LGBTIQ students, staff and families are invited to join us. Come and have a fun rainbow day out.

Meet at the Carousel at 11am and we will find a place to park ourselves from there. Tickets are available at: http://www.mardigras.org.au/events/family-fun-day 


Annette Cairnduff

0412 218 931

 

 

 

PTF - Notices for Class/Year Groups