Notices

The PTF will be holding a Rue Kelly Second Hand Garage Sale on Saturday 6 August (next weekend) from 10am to 2pm.
The sale will be held inside the Garage itself. (Entry via the Kelly Street Gates)
Text books, uniforms, school bags and accessories will be for sale.
View the flyer here.

NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to recognise and learn more about the history and culture of indigenous communities.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced back to the Aboriginal rights movement, when on Australia Day 1938, protestors marched through the streets of Sydney to highlight the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Today, it is a week-long celebration held in July that consists of range of traditional and contemporary activities.

NAIDOC Week is an important event that helps build positive relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. It enables a deeper understanding of our differences and similarities. NAIDOC week is an opportunity for all Australians to eliminate bias and discrimination by reflecting and reconciling the wrongs of the past to facilitate hope and build a fairer future. Families are encouraged to join in and support young people in learning the significance of NAIDOC Week.

This Special Report offers suggestions on how families can celebrate NAIDOC Week together. We hope you take a moment to reflect on the information offered, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If this raises any concerns for you, a loved one or the wellbeing of your child, please seek medical or professional help.

Here is the link to the special report.

Wool blend gloves are now available at the Uniform Shop for $15. See the flyer for them here.

The PTF International Film festival kicked off with the successful screening of two German Films.
The day was a wonderful success. Movie goers were treated to a traditional German “Brezel” (German Sandwich bread roll) on arrival to our private IGS Screening in Cinema 8, Palace Cinemas Norton Street.
Students and their family members enjoyed the fun film, relaxed atmosphere and of course, immersion into their IGS language.
Many students brought not only their siblings and parents, but also God parents, Aunty, Uncles and Grandparents – such as Scarlett in Year 11 (her Grandfather seen in this photo, loved the film!)
Spanish is the next stop on the PTF Film festival destination list.
10am: Encanto in Spanish! Come ready to dance, sing and have a great time! We’d love to see the kids dresses up too!
12pm: The kids are alright. A Spanish silly/fun film the kids will love.
Tickets are on-sale now via trybooking and must be purchased prior to the day. $23 for tickets and Churros!
Be quick as tickets sell out fast!

As a result of the global pandemic, there has been a noticeable shift in the amount of time people spend on screen-based devices. Families are transitioning back to pre-COVID routines but many are still struggling to re-establish the boundaries and rules around screen use. Some continue to deal with digital conflict and tech-tantrums on a daily basis. The latest research found that 77% of teenagers spend more than five hours on screens per day, but it is important to note that not all screen time is considered equal.

Parents play a crucial role in modelling a positive and healthy approach to using screens and assisting children to navigate the content they watch. It is better to model and mentor screen use, rather than monitor it. Children tend to do more of what they see us do, and less of what we tell them to do. However, it is still important to outline the risks and highlight the benefits of screen use to ensure you keep a balanced attitude. Encourage discussions around the issues that people experience in monitoring their screen time and be honest about your own difficulties.

Parents need to remain firm in their approach to managing screen time. Excessive screen time can be detrimental to a child’s overall wellbeing. Ensuring the correct privacy settings are in place is vital to prevent children from being inadvertently exposed to inappropriate content or online predators. Parents need to also be mindful of the potential impact screen time can have on a child’s social, emotional, educational, behavioural, and even physical domains.

In this edition of SchoolTV, care-givers will be provided with a range of guidelines and strategies to help manage screen time at home. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition, and we always welcome your feedback.

If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help.

Here is the link to this month’s edition https://igssyd.nsw.schooltv.me/newsletter/managing-screen-time

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. View more IGS COVID Safe details here.

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