IGS Notices

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Friday 30 October

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

A COVID-safe “Rue Kelly Staggered Second Hand Uniform Sale” will be held from 16 to 19 November 2020.  **new**

To be COVID-safe, the PTF is running the next Rue Kelly as a staggered sale over four days. Different sizes will be offered each morning outside the Kelly Street School gates, from 9am, after drive-by drop off.

Monday 16 November: 9am to 10am, Children’s sizes 4 and 6
Tuesday 17 November: 9am to 10am, Children’s sizes 8 and 10
Wednesday 18 November: 9am to 10am, Children’s sizes 12 and 14
Thursday 19 November: 9am to 10am, Children’s sizes 14+ and all Adult sizes

Backpacks, caps/hats, art smocks and other items will be available every day until sold out.

To participate in the sale, parents and carers must comply with the following guidelines and any directions from the PTF COVID Safety Officers. View further details.

Uniform Shop update  **New**
The IGS Uniform Shop, at Fusion Building, Shop GA04, 16-20 Smail Street, Ultimo, is open on Mondays from 7.30am to 12.30pm and Thursdays from 12.30pm to 6pm.
Contact: ranier.com.au/contact or phone 8337 7290.
Please register on the new Ranier website at shop.ranier.com.au. Enter your email address, select International Grammar School and enter your activation code. ­

  • View images and prices of all products on one page.
  • View school uniform policy.
  • Easily book appointments for fittings.
  • View status and history of purchases.
  • Choose click and collect or home delivery.
  • Orders placed for home delivery are despatched from the Uniform Shop on the next trading day.

Uniform Shop COVID-19 conditions:

  • Student to be accompanied by one family member only
  • Do not attend the shop if you are unwell
  • Please wait outside the shop until invited inside.

Music ensembles to resume again in Term 4  **reminder**

All Music Ensembles resumed at the start of Term 4 as new information released by the Health Department allows us to safely return to music making across Primary and High School.

Please note that the Year 4 and 5 Instrumental Program has returned to a late finish of 2.35pm to 3.35pm.

Please view Music Ensembles Term 4 timetable

Picnic Day 2020  **reminder**
Picnic Day 2020 is expected to take place on Friday 4 December. Details to be advised.

Please place Canteen orders through Flexischools only  **reminder**
Parents and carers are asked to place all Canteen orders online using Flexischools which can be found on the IGS Parent Lounge.

A reminder that recess and lunch items may be pre-ordered on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only. No over the counter sales will take place. Students should attend school with a packed recess and lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Students using public transport asked to “tap on” and “tap off” to assist with contact tracing  **reminder**
Transport NSW has asked students using public transport to “tap on” and “tap off” to assist with COVID-19 contact tracing if necessary. IGS parents and carers are asked to raise this with their children if relevant. Thank you.

Speech Night at State Theatre 7 December  **reminder**
Speech Night for Years 3 to 12 is expected to be held at the State Theatre on 7 December 2020. Please view our latest Term Dates which now include this event.

CareMonkey is rebranding to ‘Operoo’ **reminder**
We wish to inform you that International Grammar School’s digital forms and school operations platform provider, CareMonkey, has rebranded as Operoo. You will be automatically diverted to the new Operoo website if you go to the old CareMonkey website.

Check the Check!  **reminder**
Tutors or coaches who work with children must have a Working With Children Check. Parents engaging tutors for their children should be asking the tutor to provide a Working With Children Check application or clearance number – then verifying that number online.
Verifying a clearance online is quick and easy and ensures that a Working With Children Check clearance is current.
 

Practical Guide for Sport and Physical Activity (during COVID-19) **reminder**

Absence  **reminder**
Students who remain at home will only be marked absent if parents and caregivers notify the School that their child is unwell on a particular day.

Water **reminder**
Students should bring their own water bottles, clearly labelled, and refill them (outside the hall, in the Global Learning Centre and kitchen areas throughout the school). Bubblers will be closed.

Out of School Hours (OoSH) Care  **reminder**
Supervision for primary students who arrive at school from 7.30am to 8am will be provided as usual, with Primary School staff greeting children.
OoSH Care will continue to function for Primary School students until 6pm daily.
In the afternoons, parents and caregivers are asked to phone OoSH Care staff on on 0418 182 645 as they approach the campus, so that carers can bring their children down to meet them at the gate.

Health and hygiene **reminder**
IGS is following advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and NSW Health on how to best manage hygiene and wellbeing in a school setting. We will be monitoring the health and wellbeing of students. View more IGS COVID Safe details here.

Anyone who is at all unwell is asked to stay away from our campus.

Keep in touch
If you have any concerns about your child’s learning, please contact Deputy Principal Lisa Kelliher. If you are concerned about your child’s safety or wellbeing, please contact Deputy Principal Mary Duma or our Wellbeing and Counselling Team.

Do we have your up-to-date contact details?  **reminder**
It is important we are able to contact all IGS parents and caregivers. Please use our online contact form, email reception or phone 9219 6700 if you need to let IGS know of any changes to your contact details. 

Letter to parents and caregivers: School Counselling and COVID-19   **reminder** 

Wellbeing resources from the Counselling and Wellbeing team  **reminder**
Parents may wish to discuss COVID-19 with their children with the help of these resources:

From the National Association of School Psychologists here 

From the Child Mind Institute here

From Beyond Blue here

From Parent Line NSW here

Please also see our general age-appropriate wellbeing resources under Early Learning, Primary School and High School. Contact the Counselling and Wellbeing team

Early Learning (Preschool & Transition)

Two January ELC summer closure dates  **new**
The Centre will be closed on Monday 25 January 2021 (Australia Day public holiday)  and Wednesday 27 January (professional development day). View term dates.

2020 PTF Commemorative Totes open for order **reminder*
Please refer to details for how to order in PTF General Items section below.

ELC Before and After Care for Term 4  **reminder**
Regular bookings for ELC Before and After Care have continued from Term 3 into Term 4. There is no requirement to rebook your child to attend before or after care sessions in Term 4 at the Centre.
Please email early.learning@igssyd.nsw.edu if your family routines are changing in Term 4 and you need to make changes to your child’s before or after care bookings. 

All parents and carers are asked to refrain from entering the Campus  **reminder**
From Monday 10 August onwards, all Early Learning parents and carers are asked to deliver their children to, and collect them from, our Early Learning staff directly outside the Early Learning entry on Kelly Street. Thank you for helping keep IGS COVID Safe.

Early Learning & Kindergarten Enrolment 2021 **reminder**
View details 

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)  **reminder**
Families who were receiving Child Care Subsidy (CCS) before 6 April 2020 need to ensure they have stayed eligible and their enrolment is current for their CCS to start again. 
Families who are new to child care should claim CCS now to avoid paying full fees from 13 July 2020. You can find more information about eligibility for CCS on the Services Australia website.

Follow these five steps to make sure you’ve stayed eligible and receive the right amount of CCS:

  1. Give Centrelink your 202021 family income estimate to receive the correct CCS percentage and avoid an overpayment.
  2. Check your activity hours to receive the correct amount of hours of CCS per fortnight*.
  3. Make sure your child meets immunisation requirements.
  4. Check your child’s enrolment details are current with your child care service and re-enrol if you need to.
  5. Confirm your income for 2018–19 if you haven’t already by 30 June 2020.

Please exercise social distancing  **reminder**
In the Early Learning Centre (ELC), we request that one parent or caregiver sign their child in and out of the service, and move swiftly outside and away from the campus.
Please do not bring older children into the ELC. Instead, please ask them to wait quietly for you at the main school gate.
All other parents and caregivers are asked not to enter the campus, nor to congregate at the gates. If you have older children and need to come onto the campus for any reason, you need to sign in at Reception.  

IGS Early Learning wellbeing resources for parents and caregivers  **reminder**

Planning for learning – What matters most  **reminder**

Early Learning Before and After Care Booking Form 2020  

Primary School

Book Week extended opportunity  **New**
The Bibliothèque book fair in conjunction with Gleebooks has been extended a week, to conclude at the end of Week 4.

Available titles are listed on this document for your child’s year group (you may order from any year list). To order go to  www.gleebooks.com.au/igs-book-fair-2020/ or go to the Gleebooks website at www.gleebooks.com.au, select the ‘Children’ tab, pick the ‘Schools’ option and scroll down to click on the yellow ‘IGS Book Fair 2020’ panel to purchase your books.

IMPORTANT NOTE: At the checkout make sure you add the code IGS2020 where the site asks you if you have a coupon code. In the ‘order notes’ please write your child’s name and class. (You are welcome to select from a different year group order form, if you feel that the book selections for that year group are more appropriate for your child.) Funds raised will build the IGS book collection.

Term 4 Welcome from the Head of Primary School **reminder**
Kindergarten to Year 2 Term 4 Letter **reminder**
Years 3 and 4 Term 4 Letter **reminder**
Years 5 and 6 Term 4 letter  **reminder**

2020 PTF Commemorative Tea Towels and Totes open for order **reminder**
Please refer to details for how to order in PTF General Items section below.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)  **reminder**
Families who were receiving Child Care Subsidy (CCS) before 6 April 2020 need to ensure they have stayed eligible and their enrolment is current for their CCS to start again. 
Families who are new to child care should claim CCS now to avoid paying full fees from 13 July 2020. You can find more information about eligibility for CCS on the Services Australia website.
Follow these five steps to make sure you’ve stayed eligible and receive the right amount of CCS:

  1. Give Centrelink your 202021 family income estimate to receive the correct CCS percentage and avoid an overpayment.
  2. Check your activity hours to receive the correct amount of hours of CCS per fortnight*.
  3. Make sure your child meets immunisation requirements.
  4. Check your child’s enrolment details are current with your child care service and re-enrol if you need to.
  5. Confirm your income for 2018–19 if you haven’t already by 30 June 2020.

How to explain social distancing to your child  **reminder**
Please watch this 40-second video, kindly shared by Sydney Local Health District. 

Primary School Work for Absent Students  **reminder**

IGS Primary School wellbeing resources for parents and caregivers  **reminder**

High School

IGS High School wellbeing resources for parents and caregivers  **reminder**

From Careers: Useful UAC Information for senior students

Please note: Many representative sports activities are on hold for now due to COVID-19 containment measures: Please complete this form for your child to indicate the sports that your child plays at a representative level outside of school. This will be used throughout the year to nominate students for ASISSA, CDSSA, AICES and CIS competitions.

Update on mobile phones and computer games at IGS

PTF - General Items

PTF Activities cancelled/suspended

Consistent with the ongoing public gathering restrictions and social distancing requirements, there are no face to face PTF activities including PTF Rep organised events. The PTF Committee continues to meet twice a term via Zoom.

We hope that everyone in the IGS Community is keeping well. If you have any comments or questions, please get in touch with the PTF Committee via ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

2020 PTF Commemorative Tea Towels and Totes **updated**
We’re celebrating the end of another wonderful year by producing tea towels and/or totes for the Year groups of Transition, Kindy, Year 3 and Year 6. .

PLEASE CLICK HERE AND ORDER ONLINE BY 6 NOVEMBER 2020.

What? Hand-drawn portraits of students and teachers printed in colour onto high quality, white cotton tea towels (Kindy, Year 3 and Year 6) or tote bags (Transition and Kindy only).

Why? They are a creative memento of your child’s progression through Primary School and a fun gift for relatives and special friends.

Price? $20. Quantity discounts apply at checkout.

· Use promotion code TT2-5 for tea towel and tote orders of 2 to 5, price is $16 each.

· Use promotion code TT6-10 for tea towel and tote orders of 6 to 10, price is $15 each.

· Use promotion code TT11-15 for tea towel and tote orders of 11 to 15, price is $14 each

· Use promotion code TT16-20 for tea towel and tote orders of 16 to 20, price is $13 each.

Delivery? Tea towels and/or totes will be delivered to your child’s home class before the end of Term 4.

If you are ordering tea towels and/or totes for more than one year group, please nominate one child and confirm their home class as the “delivery point”.

 Please contact the PTF at ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au if you have any questions.

PTF - Notices for Class/Year Groups