Sports and Recreation
IGS offers a full and broad co-curricular program to provide our students with opportunities and challenges that lead to a rounded school life. Our facilities provide a rooftop basketball court, and we access the nearby Wentworth Park and Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre for sports and recreation activities.
Primary students participate in swimming, athletics and cross-country and can also represent the School in soccer, netball and other sports at regional and state-wide carnivals.
HIgh School students can gain representation in athletics, swimming and cross-country at regional and state-wide competitions and participate in Championship Days in netball, baketball, touch football and soccer. Compulsory sport for Years 7 and 8 takes place Tuesday afternoons with competition and recreational activities such as surfing, skating, soccer, netball, racquet sports and martial arts.
Students in Years 5 and 6 attend an overnight outdoor education camp. Outdoor education continues in Years 7, 8 and 9 with a progression of increasingly challenging camps, which encourage students to participate and step out of their comfort zone by choice.
Clubs for Years 1 to 6 run in conjuction with After School Care and offer a wide range of opportunities such as chess, fencing, karate, painting, craft, dance, drama, robotics and Mathletics.
High School clubs run after-school and during lunchtimes and offer activities such as medieval sword fighting, film-making, indoor soccer, origami, scrabble, textiles, cooking and animation.
Other challenging activities for Years 7 to 12 include mock trials, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and drama companies. HICES debating is available for Years 5 and 6 and High School students. Students can also participate in various music ensembles including the School of Rock.
For more details about our clubs and sports programs, see our co & extra-curricular activities »