IGS Notices

Welcome to IGS Notices

Thursday 18 July

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

Ensure you book now for your child’s extracurricular activities **reminder**
IGS offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students each year and would like to remind parents and caregivers to again sign their child up for clubs for Term 3. Sign-up must be done every term through Engage. Please see more detail below.

For Primary School please click here

For High School please click here

Call for ideas and assistance with IGS ‘World Languages’ International Day 2019  **new**
Lead, collaborate or help with forums, workshops or activities.
Run activities in your own additional current or ancient language.
Invite your friends, family or cultural community to contribute.
Share with us some dance, music, history language or story telling from another culture.
Please contact Director of Languages Rosalba Genua-Petrovic at rosalbag@igssyd.nsw.edu.au with activity ideas; Irina Braun at irinab@igssyd.nsw.edu.au to help with food stalls; and Lucy Howard-Shibuya at lucyh@igssyd.nsw.edu.au to help mount a Country Room display. A reminder will be emailed to families in Week 1 of Term 3.

Fee reminder  
Parents are reminded that Account 2 fees were due on Friday 17 May 2019. Any accounts with outstanding balances, and no payment arrangement in place, will incur a $30 per week late fee calculated from 17 May 2019. Please be advised that some financial institutions need more than 48 hours to process their payments.
If you need to check your account balance, please log in to Engage, which can be accessed via the Parent Lounge. Payment options are listed on the invoice.

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.

PTF - General Items

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.

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.

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 ‘Save the Dates’     
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 4 ‘save the date’ request  
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  
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 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

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 3: Year 6 Wednesday 31 July, 2019 from 7pm
Dinner and Drinks after the IRT Parent Information Night, The Glebe Hotel, children welcome.
Please RSVP to classof2025reps@gmail.com or 0403232928

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 8 PTF events  
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.

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.

Year 10 Formal ‘Save the Date’ 2 November
More details to come

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

Year 12 Formal: a night of fun and celebration  **new** 
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)
RSVP: Secure your ticket by 1 October 2019
View details and book here.
Thank you,
Ann, Elise, Mine and Rosa.