IGS Notices

Welcome to IGS Notices

Tuesday 17 September

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

Music Ensemble Concert updated dates for Term 4  **new**
Wednesday 16 October, 6pm, Hall: The Big Song-Dance-Play-in Concert (IGS musicians and their families welcome! BYO instrument and music stand)
Thursday 7 November, 6pm, Hall: Showcase Concert Celebrating 35 Years
Monday 2 December, 7pm, State Theatre: Speech Night
Music Concert details Term 4

Final chance to express an interest in the 2020 Music Tour to Arnhem Land  **reminder**
Students currently in Years 5 to 11 who are instrumentalists, singers and current IGS ensemble members must email music@igssyd.nsw.edu.au by Friday 13 September to express interest in this exciting tour to the top end from 27 June to 6 July 2020.

Individual Education Plans presentation 18 September from 5pm to 6pm in GLC Madrid Room **reminder**
IGS parents and caregivers are warmly invited to hear from Deputy Principal Academic Operations Lisa Kelliher about how the School caters for students with special and particular educational needs. A Q&A session with the Principal will also take place. The presentation will be held in the Madrid Room, Level 2 of the Global Learning Centre, on 18 September from 5pm to 6pm.

Seeking performers for the Pyrmont Food and Wine Festival **reminder**
We are looking for performers for a 15-minute performance opportunity at the Pyrmont Food and Wine Festival on Saturday 28 September from 11am. Please contact Communications and Marketing Coordinator Laura at lauras@igssyd.nsw.edu.au 

Heads up re Year 10 Drama Night (Double Bill) in Week 1 Term 4!  **reminder**
Year 10 Theatrics students will present two plays on each of Monday 14 October and Tuesday 15 October at 6.30pm. They will present Popular Mechanicals (based on a Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Children of the Black Skirt. A gold coin donation at the door will support Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME). Book now to secure your seats. 

IGS Fashion Runway Show **reminder**
The IGS Fashion Runway Show will take place on 17 October from 6pm in the School Hall. Please RSVP here to help optimise seating around the catwalk.

Sustainable Futures Club seeks plastic bottle tops  

Use of the lifts 
Please note that the lifts are for the use of IGS staff, students granted permission by the school, students with very large musical instruments, people with health needs and parents with young children in strollers. Please consider the needs of all lift users and make room for those who have no alternative than to use the lifts.

New email address for Music department 
The Music department have a new email address for all administration. Please contact music@igssyd.nsw.edu.au 

Parents are reminded that Account 3 fees were due on Friday 26 July 2019. Any accounts with outstanding balances, and no payment arrangement in place, will incur a $30 per week late fee calculated from 26 July 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

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)
  • 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 1
A Year 1 PTF family picnic will be held on Sunday 22 September, from 10am to noon at Jubilee Park Playground, Glebe.

Year 2 Family and carers’ movie day (with Year 4)
Join us for a screening of ANGRY BIRDS 2!
Location: Hoyts Broadway

Date: Sunday 22 September 2019
Time: Arrive at 10am, proceed to cinema at 10.15am. Feature commences at 10.30am (no ads or previews, so the movie will begin promptly). Expected to end at 12.10pm.
Supervision: Every child will need to have an adult supervising them. We would appreciate a ratio of 1:3 for Year 4 and 1:2 for Year 2.
Ticket numbers are strictly limited due to the size of the cinema. Please get your tickets early! Purchase tickets.

Term 4: Jumping castle fun on Saturday 23 November from 3pm to 5pm at Petersham Bowling Club 77 Brighton Street, Petersham NSW 2049

Year 2 class reps:
Year 2 Blue: Bern Foley and Kat Frankcombe
Year 2 Green: Julie Cairney and Susan McKendry
Year 2 Gold: Mitra Gusheh

Year 3  **new**
Week 8: Year 3 PTF French dinner will be held on Friday 13 September. Please see email invitation for more details or contact classof2028reps@gmail.com
Week 9: All Year 3 families and friends are invited to a PTF day out at Luna Park on Sunday 22 September. Details and bookings.

Year 4 Family and carers’ movie day (with Year 2)
Join us for a screening of ANGRY BIRDS 2!

Location: Hoyts Broadway
Date: Sunday 22 September 2019
Time: Arrive at 10am, proceed to cinema at 10.15am. Feature commences at 10.30am (no ads or previews, so the movie will begin promptly). Expected to end at 12.10pm.
Supervision: Every child will need to have an adult supervising them. We would appreciate a ratio of 1:3 for Year 4 and 1:2 for Year 2.
Ticket numbers are strictly limited due to the size of the cinema. Please get your tickets early! Purchase tickets.

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

A message from Year 5 PTF reps
Term 3: Skyzone and Family Dinner at the Rocks Brewing Co, Sunday 15 September from 4pm. Please book for the 4pm session.

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
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 
A Year 8 BBQ and Picnic will take place on 16 November. from 3.30pm to 7pm. Please bring some food to share. Sausages and bread will be provided.  Please contact Karen (Lola’s mum), Lisa (AJ’s mum) , Ellen (Hattie’s mum) and Emma (Eve’s mum) at Classof2023reps@gmail.com.au if you have any dietary requirements.  Please RSVP at https://www.trybooking.com/BEWGC

Year 9 PTF events
A Year 9 PTF Parent and Caregiver Dinner will be held at The Butcher and The Farmer, The Tramsheds, Harold Park, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, on 7 November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Please view details and book.

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

Year 11 PTF parent evening 
Friday 20 September, 8pm, $40pp

Year 12 Commemorative Tea Towel *new*

In 2019, the PTF is producing a commemorative tea towel featuring the hand-drawn portraits of students and teachers of Year 12. The illustrations are printed onto a high quality, white cotton tea towels. They are a wonderful celebration of the Year as a group and a fun memento of the end of your child’s High School journey.
This year 58 students submitted a self-portrait. Click here to see the design to check whether your child chose to be included.
Please place your orders by Wednesday 25 September 2019.  The tea towel costs $20. Click here to buy a tea towel now!

Year 12 Formal: a night of fun and celebration  *reminder*
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.