Science and Technology
IGS students tend to be curious about the world around them – this translates to their physical environment as much as their world of languages!
IGS offers a strong Science program with the beginnings of inquiry-based learning in the Primary Years – especially through Electricity projects and Individual Research Tasks in Year 6.
Science is a compulsory subject in Years 7 to10 and the students have access to the latest laboratory spaces, equipment and conditions. Students also enjoy excursions and incursions, varying from a trip to the University of Sydney’s neuroscience laboratories to a visit from the reptile expert.
Teachers engage with students in class and beyond with experiments from the sophisticated to the fun.
Senior students continue their scientific journey in Years 11 and 12 with substantial classes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics and several graduate into science-based university courses.
IGS has kept well-abreast of technological innovation and advantages for teaching and learning. Teachers use interactive whiteboards, data projectors and tablets (e.g. iPads) for learning in the classroom. The School is now moving from school-provided laptops to Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), allowing students to choose their preferred devices. The School’s IT section supports students and teachers with their equipment on the School’s wireless-based network.
IGS is also a leader in best practice in Cyber Safety with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) conducting several visits, trials and other collaborative projects at the School over the past three years. Students have an increased awareness of safe access to the Internet and social media as a result of this connection and education.