On behalf of the PTF Committee, I’d like to welcome all new and returning families to IGS 2021.
Due to COVID restrictions, the PTF Calendar for the coming year has been modified. All details relating to PTF activities and events will appear in IGS Notices and here on the PTF Hub.
Also, I’d like to acknowledge and thank all the parent and carer volunteers who contributed their time in 2020 to support the School community in adapted and new ways.
If you are interested in volunteering this year, please let us know here.

Keep well.

Andrea Belunek

PTF President

Objectives of the PTF

  • To connect parents, caregivers and teachers through School Community Meetings, The Ultimo Series, whole-school social events, and year group social events organised by the PTF representatives
  • To support student and teacher-led initiatives including International Day, literacy activities, STEAM incursions, sustainability projects, student wellbeing events and music ensemble concerts
  • To provide regular community services such as the annual Primary Disco, recycling of second-hand uniforms, textbooks and musical instruments, lost property sorting and traffic safety.

Volunteering

We thank our parent and caregivers who volunteer to help with reading and other activities. Please view the IGS Volunteer Policy here.

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.

The PTF Committee appreciates that every family juggles diverse commitments and can only “donate” limited amounts of time.

Overview

The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTF) is an engaged, friendly and innovative organisation actively involved in the School community.

IGS and the PTF Committee host quarterly School Community Meetings. All parents and carers are welcome and refreshments are provided. Details about PTF related activities and events can be found in IGS Notices.

The PTF is represented by a Committee of around 15 parents from Early Learning, Primary and High School families. The Committee coordinates activities that support the School community. The PTF Committee meets twice a term. Nominations for the PTF Committee are sort at the beginning of each year prior to the AGM which is held as part of the School Community Meeting in Term 1.  Families make an annual contribution of $20 to the PTF.

To volunteer as a member of the PTF Committee sign up here.

You can contact the PTF Committee at any time by email.

Become a ptf representative

PTF Representatives are parents and carers who volunteer to work in groups to organise social activities for their Year group. Reps are supported by the PTF Representative Coordinator. They also have access to a Representative’s Manual, are invited to attend an introductory briefing and receive regular email updates throughout the year. To volunteer as a PTF Representative sign up here.

Second hand initiatives

PTF volunteers run regular “Rue Kelly” second hand uniform markets (view Calendar for dates). To be a part of this team sign up here. The PTF also assists with the sale of musical instruments, textbooks and private second uniform sales with a community subscription to “The Sustainable School Shop“. You can list any school items from uniform to text books, including sporting and musical items. The PTF pays the annual subscription fee so families can use it for free.

The PTF has a new initiative with WornUp to send away old uniforms to be made into new school desks. A “pod” for collecting old items will arrive shortly. Goods which go in the pod will be sorted into uniforms suitable for resale and those which need to be recycled into school desks. The PTF is paying for the collections and the recycling fees.

PTF Label Drive

The PTF is encouraging labelling to help reduce lost property waste.

Please order name labels here so that 25 per cent of every registered IGS label order (using the IGS school code of 2127 or the School’s name) will be donated back to the PTF and then to the Sustainable Futures group to use for their good work.

NOTICES

Whole School

The PTF Committee would like to invite all parents, carers and friends of IGS to attend the 2021 PTF Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 30 March from 6.30pm to 7.30pm via Zoom. You must complete this form to register your attendance, submit a comment or question and confirm your agreement with the meeting rules. Zoom meeting details will be sent via direct email to those who have registered to attend the AGM. Please contact ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au if you have any questions.
The Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown need our assistance for donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and nappies.

Drop off is at the upcoming Rue Kelly second hand uniform sale from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 April.

For more information on items needed click here.

Kindergarten
Kindergarten parent representatives warmly invite all Kindy families to an externally organised Easter Egg Hunt at Riverwood at 9am on Saturday 3 April. For details and to book, please click here.

Year 2

Year 2 parent representatives welcome all Year 2 parents and carers and invite them to share their details in this letter.

Year 5

Year 5 parent representatives invite you to connect with them. Please click here for more.