IGS Notices

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Wednesday 7 November

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

Key activities Weeks 6 and 7 Term 4      **New** 

Have your say   **New** 
The City of Sydney has asked IGS to share their Wellbeing Survey 2018 with our community. It is a short, anonymous survey, open to residents aged 15 and older. Run every 3 to 4 years, it covers topics such as access to recreation and arts activities, community involvement and connectedness, and physical and non-physical health and safety. It helps the City understand the local quality of life and plan future services, programs and spaces. Complete the survey.

Amnesty International Club Mufti Day on Wednesday 21 November     **New** 
The IGS Amnesty International Club invites students to wear black and yellow on Wednesday 21 November 2018 and donate a gold coin to raise awareness and funds for Amnesty International, which advocates for children in offshore detention.
Students not participating in the mufti day must wear school uniform.
“We look forward to a successful day and contributing to the removal of children in offshore detention,” said club coordinator and HSIE Teacher Gareth Douse. Please contact him at garethd@igssyd.nsw.edu.au or phone 9219 6700 for more information.

“Digital Citizenship @ IGS”
On Monday 19 November IGS will welcome ySafe Executive Director Yasmin London to host a cyber safety information evening for parents in the School Hall between 6pm to 7.30pm. Parents of children in Years 5 to 9 will be the focus group of the discussion. Please confirm your attendance for this event here.

Changes to Music rehearsals in Term 4      

Early Learning (Preschool & Transition)

PTF - General Items

Sustainable Futures Fair     **New**
This year’s Fair is on Friday 30th November from 3.30 to 5pm in the School Hall. The meet will include the sale of second hand uniforms, which have been donated to the PTF, and an opportunity to buy and sell old textbooks, musical instruments, and other school items.

All funds raised from the sale of text books that have been donated to the PTF will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Instruments can also be donated on the day to be sent to Serendip Strings Sri Lanka, which IGS recently raised money for in the Music Practice-a-thon.

IGS PTF Basket Brigade appeal 
The Basket Brigade is run by volunteers at the not-for-profit organisation, Magic Moments (not affiliated with any religion). They identify those doing it tough throughout the community and put together hampers for them. As part of our PTF Community Service Initiative we’d like to model helping others to our children. Please bring along to our next Sustainable Futures Fair (mentioned above) suitable donations such as non-perishable food and unwrapped gifts for all ages in a box.

Lost Property
In the lost property cupboard outside the Ground Floor Reception, is a yellow box which has multiple computer chargers, pairs of glasses, house keys etc. If you have lost anything like this, please come and have a look in the cupboard. At the end of this term, all unclaimed glasses will be sent away to a charity which can reuse them.

As always, there are numerous unnamed items of school uniform as well as some umbrellas, a small child’s backpack, a pair of gumboots and a school bag. These things can only be kept for a maximum of two weeks due to limited space.

Second Hand Text Books and Instruments
Second hand text book and instrument lists can be found on the IGS Community page of the IGS Portal.

PTF Volunteer Sign-up
All IGS parents and caregivers are invited to get involved with the IGS Community by volunteering with the PTF. Details are set out in the sign-up form. Note that information about the activities and events in which the PTF is involved is available on the IGS Portal under the “IGS Community” tab. 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. How to apply 

PTF - Notices for Class/Year Groups

Year 3 teacher donations  **New**
If you wish to donate to the Year 3 teacher gifts it would be great if you can please put your envelopes into the PTF box this week (this is the box next to student reception on the Atrium level). You don’t need to use the envelopes we sent home, any will do, please just have your class year and colour on the envelope (eg 3 Gold).
We have times for the teacher presentations in their class rooms, be great if you can join us:
Ms Nardella: Tuesday 27 November at 2.45pm
Mr Englebert: Wednesday 28 November at 2.45pm
Mr Mackie: Friday 30 November at 11am
Ms Rotellini (Italian only): Friday 30 November, 2:30pm (for gift and quick skit by children).
Apologies if the times don’t suit.
Warm regards,
Allison, Glenda and Monique

Year 6 end of Primary School event
Year 6 families are invited to celebrate the end of Primary School with some carnival style fun on Thursday 29 November from 4 to 7pm at the Petersham Bowling Club! There will be an obstacle course, a disco, photo booth and water slide, plus food and drinks for everyone.

The event cost is $65 for kids and $40 for adults. Please click here for further information and to place bookings. Please book by Monday 19 November.

Transition end of year gifts for teachers    
As the end of 2018 approaches, we would like to thank all our wonderful teachers with a group-wide gift by class. If you would like to make a contribution, please refer to emails sent by your Class Reps. Alternatively, please contact IGS Transition PTF Reps at classof2031reps@gmail.com for more information. All contributions would be gratefully received by Friday 16 November 2018.

Kindy end of year gifts for teachers    
As the end of 2018 approaches, we would like to thank all our wonderful teachers with a group-wide gift by class. If you would like to make a contribution, please refer to emails sent by your Class Reps. Alternatively, please contact IGS Kindy PTF Reps at classof2030reps@gmail.com for more information. All contributions would be gratefully received by Friday 16 November 2018.

Year 2 end of year gifts for teachers     
As the end of 2018 approaches, we would like to thank all our wonderful teachers with a group-wide gift by class. If you would like to make a contribution, please refer to emails sent by your Class Reps. Alternatively, please contact IGS Year 2 PTF Reps at classof2028reps@gmail.com for more information. All contributions would be gratefully received by Friday 16 November 2018.

Year 5 end of year teachers’ gifts suggestion
Year 5 is quickly coming to a close and you will agree that this year has been an enriching and busy year for the children. Year 5 Red made history in 2018, Language Camp was a big success, the Eminence Research Projects were outstanding, IPSHA was a joyous celebration, Year 5 NAPLAN results were tremendous and over the year individual achievements in music, sports, drama, art, writing abound – all of these and more show what our kids can do in a global learning environment and with the right teacher support.

So much achieved and so much more to come! We would like to give the lovely Mrs Weir, Ms Price, Mr Batten and Mr Holmes a gift for all their care, effort and hard work this year. For the information of our new parents, the Year 5 Reps are responsible for organising the gifts for the teachers. We will also be in touch with details of the presentations of the gifts by class. As part of your contribution, we will also contribute towards primary-wide gifts for teacher groups (language, PDHPE, music, library), aftercare/clubs and school staff (reception, facilities and maintenance, IT). 

If you would like to make a contribution, follow the instructions given in the email sent by your Class Reps on 24 October 2018. Alternatively, please contact us on classof2025reps@gmail.com for more information. All contributions gratefully received, by 27 November 2018.

2018 Commemorative Tea Towels 
We’re celebrating the end of another wonderful year by producing tea towels for the Year groups of Transition, Kindy, Year 3 and Year 6. Please order online here by Friday 16 November 2018.

The tea towels will include hand drawn portraits of students and teachers printed in colour onto high quality, white cotton tea towels. They are a creative memento of your child’s progression through Primary School and a fun gift for relatives and special friends.

Cost: $20 per tea towel. Quantity discounts apply at checkout. Please contact the PTF at ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au for further information.