NOTICES

AGM

*Nominations for the 2022 PTF Committee close at 6pm tonight, Wednesday 30 March. The 2021 PTF Committee invites nominations for any one or more of the positions listed below. 

Voting will take place at the PTF Annual General Meeting, Thursday 31 March 2022, at 5.30pm. 

Nominations must be received by 6pm Wednesday 30 March 2022 to ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au or via this online form.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President
Vice-President (High School)
Vice-President (Primary School and Early Learning)
Secretary
Treasurer
PTF Representative Coordinator

PTF Officers
Assistant Secretary
Assistant Treasurer
Representative Coordinator (Early Learning)
Representative Coordinator (Primary School)
Representative Coordinator (High School)

PTF Activities Coordinators
Comms/Marketing Coordinator
Community Services Coordinators (Teachers’ Gifts, Goodwill etc)
Fund-raising Event Coordinators (Primary Disco, Lecture Series)
Sustainability Coordinators (Rue Kelly etc)
Traffic and Drive-by Safety Coordinator
First Nations Coordinators

General Committee
General Committee Members

The Sustainable School Shop

See here for more information about the Sustainable School Shop, a PTF initiative to assist the community with the buying and selling of secondhand textbooks and uniforms!

Safer Internet Day 2022

I know this message won’t be the first time as a parent you’ve begun to get frightened over the technological changes between your own school years and that of your child’s. Personally, I get incredibly nervous when I think about all the new things our kids have to navigate online at a very young age.

On Tuesday, over 170 countries around the world acknowledged “Safer Internet Day”, calling on everyone to play it safe and fair online. According to an article published on the Australian Government website “Mind the Gap: Parental awareness of children’s exposure to risks online”,  1 in 10 kids have been the target of hate speech online – jaw drop.

What can we do as parents? Well I am no expert but I would suggest as individuals, we are passionate puppies, but as parents, we become ferocious bears. So easy to switch between the two when the situation calls for it. And of course, our children learn more from watching us than they do from the words we say.

This fantastic poster by cartoonist Elise Gravel was shared with our children in their home rooms yesterday, conversation starters used by their IGS teachers and it’s well worth a read. Before you post or respond online, be it in a What’s App group or chatting with your distant great Aunt on Facebook, take a deep breath and consider 7 questions noted on the poster. Could make all the difference at your next family gathering.

For more information on this topic, check out the parent resources on the eSafety Commissioner’s website https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents

Have a great week,

Hayley Dean
Acting PTF President