IGS Notices

Welcome to IGS Notices

Monday 27 May

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

Whole School

Survey invitation to parents and caregivers  **new**
Year 11 Geography students are conducting research for their Senior Geography Projects. Parents and caregivers with a few spare minutes are invited to share their opinions on Gender Equity in the Workplace by Monday 27 May. Individual responses will remain confidential.
Carmelo Fedele
Geography Teacher

Who let the dogs out? ‘Pawsome’ 29 May Ensemble Concert fundraiser!  **reminder**
IGS parents, caregivers, students and their suitable pet dogs are warmly invited to our first IGS ensemble concert of 2019 to support the innovative work of Assistance Dogs Australia. Find out more.

19 June Amnesty mufti day  **New**

Grease sponsorship opportunities  **reminder**
As the cast and crew prepare to present Grease for four nights in July, parents and caregivers are reminded that there are opportunities to sponsor the show and promote their business. View details. Please contact Direct of Advancement Julia Glass at juliag@igssyd.nsw.edu.au with any questions. General tickets to the show will go on sale in mid-June.

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.

High School

3 June Sydney Schools Careers Convention  **new**
All IGS High School students and their parents and caregivers are welcome to attend the next Sydney Schools Careers Convention coming up on 3 June at Sydney Grammar School from 3pm, organised by careers advisers of IGS, Grammar and St Andrew’s Cathedral School.
Exhibitors will include a wide range of private and public tertiary education providers from NSW, Victoria, the UK and US, plus lectures from 4.30pm including understanding the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) and information on courses and careers in business, arts, engineering, law, entrepreneurship and innovation, health science, medicine and the future of work. Contact IGS Careers Adviser Glynis Martin at glynism@igssyd.nsw.edu.au for further details. 

PTF - General Items

PTF notification about 2040 sustainability film this weekend  **new**
The PTF would like parents, carers and extended families to be aware the documentary 2040 is being released on 25 and 26 May at most major cinemas. Students can view the documentary for free when attending with a paying adult. View trailer.

PTF School Community Meeting  **new**
Tuesday 11 June at 6pm
PTF update, Principal’s report and discussion panel with IGS Director of Teacher Effectiveness Lisa Kelliher.  

Photographic Portraiture and Light Room, Tuesday 13 August
Join talented IGS Art and Design teachers to learn life drawing. Beginners are welcome and refreshments will be provided. By donation to the School’s Indigenous Scholarship Program. Book here.

PTF Community Service Initiative
A huge thanks to everyone who donated to the Food Drive we held last Friday! It was a marvellous collection of items at short notice. We received feedback from the Asylum Seekers Centre, Newtown, that there were many happy and smiling faces on Friday because of your generous donations. We’ll do it all again at the next Rue Kelly sale on Friday 21 June.

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)
  • help at a Food Stall or Activity Room on International Day on Friday 2 August (for 2 to 3 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.

WWCC
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

Year 2 Welcome and ‘Save the Dates’     
Dear Parents and Caregivers, welcome to Year 2! By way of introduction, each year a handful of parents act as class representatives. Our role is to organise a number of social activities for families to get to know each other, and act as a source of information for you.

Your class reps are as follows:

Please mark the social functions below in your diaries now, and details and confirmation will follow shortly.

Term 2: Family picnic on Sunday 23 June from 11am to 2pm at the playgrounds at the back of the Tramsheds 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge NSW 2037
Term 3: Family movie night on Wednesday 18 September (tentative) at Hoyts Broadway
Term 4: Jumping castle fun on Saturday 23 November from 3pm to 5pm at Petersham Bowling Club 77 Brighton Street, Petersham NSW 2049

We hope that you can make it to one or all of these events. It’s a wonderful way to stay connected to the school community.

Warm regards
Bern, Julie, Susan and Mitra

Year 3 PTF parents and caregivers event 31 May  **new**
Please join us on Friday 31 May from 7pm at The Glebe Hotel (63 Bay Street, Glebe, NSW 2037) to catch up with parents and carers of the 2019 Year 3 Class. Cost is $25 per person for canapes, and guests buy their own drinks.

Please RSVP “yes” and complete payments before Friday 24 May (as we need to finalise numbers with the Hotel).
Payment can also be made via PTF mailbox outside Level 1 student reception (Please label with your child’s name and class).
Hope to see you there!

Year 3 PTF Reps

Year 4 PTF welcome and ‘save the date’ request  
Dear Year 4 Parents and Caregivers,
Welcome to Year 4! By way of introduction, each year a handful of parents act as class representatives. Our role is to organise a number of social activities for families to get to know each other, and act as a source of information for you. 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 4 events: Please mark your diaries now, and details and confirmation will follow shortly.

Year 4 Evening Drinks for Teachers, Parents and Carers  **new**
As promised, we have organised a night out event. Hope to see you there!
Friday 7 June, 7pm onwards
Glebe Hotel (Previously the Australian Youth Hotel)
63 Bay St, Glebe NSW 2037
We would appreciate you indicating whether or not you can attend by responding to this poll to help us determine how big a space we will need.

Term 2: Family picnic. Playgrounds at the back of the Tramsheds, Sunday 16 June, 11am to 2pm, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
Term 3: Family movie night, Broadway (combined event with Year 2), Wednesday 18 September (tentative), Hoyts Broadway
Term 4: Afternoon jumping castles at Petersham Bowling Club (combined event with Year 2), Saturday 23 November 3pm to 5pm, Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St, Petersham. We hope that you can make it to one or all of these get-togethers. It’s a wonderful way to stay connected to the school community.

A message from Year 5 PTF reps
Welcome to another jam packed year at IGS and a very warm welcome to our new families! We’ve planned a few events for the year ahead. Please mark them in your calendar. More details will be shared closer to each event.
Term 2: Parent and Caregivers Dinner at the Henson, Marrickville, Saturday 15 June from 7pm

Term 3: Skyzone and Family Dinner at the Rocks Brewing Co, Sunday 15 September from 4pm
Term 4: Parents and Caregivers Breakfast after Outdoor Education Camp drop-off, Thursday 31 October from 7.30am

Your class reps,
Adeline, Andrea, Franca, Sally, Sarina and Susan
classof2026reps@gmail.com

A message from Year 6 PTF reps to Year 6 families
Welcome to another jam packed year at IGS and a very warm welcome to our new families! We’ve planned a few events for the year ahead. Please mark them in your calendar. More details will be shared closer to each event.

Events this year:
Term 2: Parents drinks after IRT info night
Date to be advised
Glebe Hotel

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
www.trybooking.com/BBADG

Feel free to get in touch with us at anytime.

Your class reps,
Adeline, Connie, Mel and Cathy
classof2025reps@gmail.com

Year 8 PTF events  **new**
Please find below some info about PTF rep events coming up and add them to your diaires now. Hope to see you at some or all of them.

Men In Black International Movie Afternoon (Combined Year 8 and Year 9 private session) 
Palace Cinemas Central Park
Thursday 20 June 2019, 4.30pm to approx. 6.30pm
$15 each. Book here
View the PTF Year 8 and 9 movie afternoon poster
Students can make their own way to and from the event.
PTF reps will attend but won’t be responsible for your children. Anyone misbehaving will be asked to leave the cinema.
Please note that siblings younger than high school age will need a paying supervising adult to attend with them.
Tickets must be purchased before 10am on Thursday 13 June and no late tickets will be available.

Curry & a Can @ The Glebe Hotel
Thursday 8 August, from approx 7.30pm
$20 a head
We will book a table in the beer garden to take advantage of the pub across the road’s Thursday night promotion. Kids welcome in the beer garden with supervising adult.
Don’t feel you have to have curry – order from the regular menu as well.
If you think you will be attending, please flick us an email with numbers so we can book a large enough area.

Picnic at Northbridge Baths
Saturday 16 November
A barbeque and picnic with Year 8 families and friends.
More info closer to the event.

Year 9 PTF event  **new**
Men In Black International Movie Afternoon (Combined Year 8 and Year 9 private session) 
Palace Cinemas Central Park
Thursday 20 June 2019, 4.30pm to approx. 6.30pm

$15 each. Book here
View the PTF Year 8 and 9 movie afternoon poster
Students can make their own way to and from the event.
PTF reps will attend but won’t be responsible for your children. Anyone misbehaving will be asked to leave the cinema.
Please note that siblings younger than high school age will need a paying supervising adult to attend with them.
Tickets must be purchased before 10am on Thursday 13 June and no late tickets will be available.

Year 10 Pot Luck Dinner Party     **Revised date!**
View details and book quickly via https://www.trybooking.com/BBXAT to reserve a space at this Year 10 PTF event on 1 June from 6.30pm to 7pm. Bookings close on 27
 May. 

  

Year 12 Formal ‘Save the Date’     
Please save Thursday 14 November 2019 for the Year 12 Formal. Details to follow!

Thank you,
Year 12 reps: Rosa, Ann, Elise, Mine and Omer