OVERVIEW

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

Details about PTF related activities and events can be found in IGS Notices.

The PTF is represented by a Committee of around 18 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 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 ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

OBJECTIVES OF THE PTF

The PTF is a group of parents, caregivers, teachers and friends interested in supporting the education, values and operations of IGS. 

It is important that we work together to maintain equilibrium at all times within the IGS community, being the community of parents, caregivers, teachers and staff at IGS. It is also important that we are mindful of all COVID restrictions in place at all time to protect each other as per NSW Health & the school directions

The purpose of the PTF, amongst other things is to:

  • promote the IGS values of diversity, personal achievement, connectedness, vibrancy and authenticity
  • build on and enhance the positive reciprocity within the IGS community
  • respect and trust other members of the IGS community, and the roles that they undertake within the community
  • connect the IGS Community through the Class and Year Reps
  • support student and teacher-led initiatives 
  • provide regular “services” to the IGS community including the Primary Disco, recycling uniforms/textbooks/musical instruments, lost property, drive-by signs. 

 

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering is a rewarding way of contributing to the IGS community. We understand that every family has their own personal and professional commitments. There are many ways to get involved at IGS with varying time commitments so you can choose what suits you best.

Some of the volunteer opportunities this year include:

  • Being a Class/Year Representative: (Reps promote connection in their class and year group by organising social events during the year).
  • Assisting the Committee with Event (including fundraisers) such as the PTF Primary School Disco, Years 10 and 12 Formal.
  • Assisting the Committee at a recycled uniform sale generally held once a term.
  • Hold an executive position on the PTF Committee.

Every volunteer at IGS must comply with the School’s Volunteer Policy and the Code of Conduct for Volunteers. This policy and code requires, amongst other things, that:

  • all volunteers have a Working With Children (WWC) Check before volunteering at the School (regardless of any exemptions that apply under the applicable law) and a COVID Vaccination Certificate
  • volunteers carry out tasks in a manner consistent with the School’s expectations, including maintenance of a professional, cooperative and confidential working environment
  • all volunteers conduct themselves in an acceptable and appropriate manner (including treating everyone with courtesy, consideration and sensitivity; with respect to cultures, beliefs, opinions and decisions of others; cooperate with staff to ensure safety and welfare of students)
  • volunteers take reasonable care for their own health and safety, and the health and safety of others
  • volunteers sign-in and out at Reception when undertaking any activity within the School

Other School policies/documents of which volunteers need to be aware include those relating to Child Protection; Work Health and Safety Statement; Staff Code of Conduct.

Along with their COVID Vaccination Certificate, new volunteers must email volunteers@igssyd.nsw.edu.au and ptf@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.

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

You can contact the PTF Committee at any time by ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au