IGS Notices

Welcome to IGS Notices

Wednesday 20 March

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

2019 Primary School and High School photo dates and instructions  **New**

Food for Wellbeing Community Learning Program (CLP)   **Reminder**
Thursday 21 March from 6pm to 7pm, free
Please visit https://events.humanitix.com.au/igs-community-learning-program-food-for-wellbeing for details and to book.

Rue Kelly Secondhand Uniforms and Textbook Sale     **New**
This Friday 22 March the PTF will be leading another lively Rue Kelly Sale at the Kelly Street gates from 7.30 to 9am.
At the Sale, parents and caregivers can also take part in the IGS Food Drive, by donating non-perishable items, toiletries and cleaning products from your own pantry or business for The Food Pantry in Marrickville.

Seeking IGS families to host Italian and French exchange students from approximately 15 June to 1 August 2019
As this year we have more Italian and French students wishing to visit IGS on exchange from our sister schools in Italy and France, than we have IGS students who have applied to go to those countries, we are looking for families willing to host these students, who are aged 15 to 17, for six weeks, including the school holidays. High School and Primary School students’ families may host. There is no payment for hosting and hosting. If you are able to help, please contact IGS Director of Languages Ms Rosalba Genua-Petrovic at rosalbag@igssyd.nsw.edu.au or on 9219 6783. Even if you are only able to host for three weeks, this would be appreciated.

IGS Out Of School Hours (OOSH) Care summer newsletter   

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)

Please join us for a Kindergarten 2020 and 2021 session
Early Learning parents and caregivers are warmly invited to an invitation session and morning tea in our Hall with Head of Kindergarten to Year 2 Jessica Slater, who will introduce you to our Kindergarten program. You will also have the opportunity to visit Kindergarten classrooms in action.
The next session will take place this Friday 22 March, and run from 9.10am to 10.30am. 
RSVP to either session by emailing admissions@igssyd.nsw.edu.au with your preferred date.
Looking forward to seeing you,
Director of Admissions and Marketing Alexandra Peters 

PTF - General Items

PTF Community Service Initiative     
Thank you to all the parents and caregivers who donated to The Basket Brigade at the end of last year. Your donation of non-perishable food and gifts were warmly received by those less fortunate. We saw first hand how appreciative they were when we delivered it to their homes.

For our PTF community service initiative this term, we are collecting donations for The Food Pantry in Marrickville. They welcome donations of non-perishable items, toiletries and cleaning products from your own pantry or business. Please drop off your donations at the next second hand uniform sale on Friday 22 March 2019. 

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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

Kindergarten Easter Hunt: Save the Date  **New**
Please save Saturday 6 April 2019 from 1pm to 3pm for the Kindergarten Easter Hunt. Details and confirmations will follow soon!

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 1: Evening Drinks for Teachers, Parents and Carers on Friday 5 April from 7pm at Glebe Hotel (Previously the Australian Youth Hotel) 63 Bay Street, Glebe NSW 2037
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 PTF welcome and ‘save the date’ request  **New**
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.
Term 1: Evening Drinks for Teachers, Parents and Carers, Friday 29 March, 7pm onwards, Glebe Hotel (Previously the Australian Youth Hotel), 63 Bay St, Glebe
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.

Year 12 Formal ‘Save the Date’     **New**
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

Invitation to Year 8 Parents ‘Get to Know Each Other Evening’
Wednesday 27 March 2019 at The Butcher and The Farmer, Tramsheds Forest Lodge from 6.30 to 8.30pm. The cost is $41.50 per adult. Please book here.

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 1: Parent catch up breakfast after language camp drop off
Wednesday 3 April 2019 from 7.30am
Qube, Bay Street, Ultimo
Please RSVP to 
classof2025reps@gmail.com by 27 March including number of attendees.

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

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 1: Pizza in the Park, Jubilee Park, Glebe, Friday 29 March from 3.30pm. 
Please RSVP to classof2026IGS@gmail.com

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

The Primary Disco is coming up on Friday 15 March (see booking and volunteering details above in the Primary School section).

Feel free to get in touch with us at anytime.

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