PTF 2021 Commemorative Tea Towels/Tote Bag for Early Learning, Kindergarten and Years 3 and 6

Thank you for your help in creating the PTF Commemorative Tea Towel/Tote Bag for your
child’s year group. The aim is to produce a tea towel or tote bag displaying portraits of the
students and teachers drawn by the children. For instructions and more information click here.

Please see this message from Ranier Schoolwear below.

Following the current NSW Health guidelines and compliance to COVID-19 rules and restrictions, the school uniform shop will remain closed until further notice.

Our priority has been and will remain, the health and wellbeing of the students, parents, and our employees. Hence, we are unable to provide personal fittings at this time.

During these challenging times, parents can shop safely with us online. We recommend that parents rely on the sizing guides for each garment and for additional guidance, they can watch the body measurement guide videos (www.ranier.com.au/measure). For any incorrect sizes, parents can rest assured that all uniform orders are entitled to free size exchanges.

It is important to note that all online orders will be processed and despatched when the uniform shop can resume operations. Personal fittings will also resume when conditions permit.

Amidst the lockdown, our office is still operating, so should parents require any assistance they can contact our customer service team at custservice@ranier.com.au. Ranier will follow the latest government health advice and we are here to support the school, parents and students in any way we can.

We thank our schools and parents for their understanding.

Back by popular demand!
Following the success of our first Wellness Day, we invite the IGS community to celebrate the first day of Spring by having a Zoom-free day tomorrow.
 
Our students have shown such resilience and strength during these uncertain times, and we hope to give them some well-earned time to catch up with work and enjoy all that the season of spring brings with it.
 
We hope the IGS Spring Wellness Day will provide our community the chance to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us, the birds, the trees, the sounds of nature, while also allowing ourselves to learn at our own pace, without the demands of the scheduled Zoom timetable.

IGS staff are in the process of putting together a video for Year 12 as part of their farewell festivities. We want to make this a special time for them in a very IGS way. We thought a video montage of messages from Primary students would certainly be a way to lift their spirits and be something they would treasure.

Please film and send a landscape video of them saying a short message (10 to 15 seconds) to maddisont@igssyd.nsw.edu.au if you would like your child to be part of this video by Tuesday 31 August. This message could be handy hints for when they leave school, life advice, a message of encouragement, tips for relaxation, or just good luck! Please note, these videos will also be shared on social media.

View the special report here.

Save the Date for the Year 10 Formal 2021

The Grounds of Alexandria
Friday 4 November.
7pm to 10.30pm
Details to follow

 

Tomorrow IGS will be hosting a Wellness Day. During these challenging times, we encourage our community to use the day to unplug, refresh and relax.

Please see below our wellness activities for students in Early Learning, Primary School and High School. Students should be prepared to share what activities they did with their class and tutor groups in Zoom sessions on Monday morning.

Early Learning

Primary School

High School

We hope you enjoy this day!

 

IGS has recently engaged the services of Educator Impact to assist us with monitoring and attending to our students’ wellbeing.
Each student in Years 3 to 12 will soon receive a weekly email from Educator Impact called Pulse. This email will prompt the student to complete a “check-in” of five or six questions, a process taking about five minutes.
One personal response each week will assist IGS to follow up if a child indicates they need some help.
Other responses will be made anonymously and will help IGS respond to more general feedback.
View FAQs
View Educator Impact privacy information

Please email Deputy Principal Students and Campus Life Mary Duma at maryd@igssyd.nsw.edu.au for more information.

View this months highlight here.

The school uniform shop will remain closed until 30 July.

Regular trading hours will resume from the 2 August. (subject to any further lockdown)

Thank you and keep safe.

Families who were with IGS during the 2020 lockdown will remember our popular IGS 1000-Point Challenge, designed to promote active lifestyles for the IGS Community.

Head of PDHPE, Sport and Outdoor Education Simon Board relaunched 1000-Point Challenge this week.

“Throughout the term, we will be taking part in the 1000-Point Challenge to keep you and your families active while at home. See the activities and form to register your points here.”

Details can also be found at the foot of each Canvas page (Years 3 to 12) and on Seesaw (Kindergarten to Year 2).

“For each year group and community group, we will have a leaderboard and prizes for the final overall winner.

“Remember to register the points you have completed using the form at the top of the page. We thank the 2020 PDHPE and Sport team for creating this program, and we look forward to seeing our whole community involved in the 1000-Point Challenge!”

As we enter Term 3 during stay at home orders, please ensure you are receiving all email updates from the School.

As some email accounts automatically filter bulk messages, please check your promotion, junk and spam email folders regularly, and mark IGS messages as “important” or “not spam”.

If you need assistance, or you have changed your contact details, please contact us via reception@igssyd.nsw.edu.au. Thank you and stay safe.

View the letter here.

View the 2021 IGS Sport Handbook.

Further information is available on the Sport and PDHPE Hub.

As we emerge from the disruptions of 2020, we are looking at 2021 as an opportunity to review how the PTF operates within the IGS Community. While our objectives and purpose haven’t changed, we are using this time to consider the activities and events we undertake in a new way. This is an exciting opportunity for parents and carers to join the 2021 PTF Committee and be part of this process.

Here is an outline of the roles of the PTF Executive. The following positions are available for the 2021 PTF Committee:

  • President (shadowing Term 3, open Term 4)
  • Secretary (available now)
  • Treasurer (available now)
  • Vice President – High School (available now)
  • Vice President – Primary School & Early Learning (available now)
  • Assistant Treasurer (shadowing Term 3, open Term 4)

Anyone interested in finding out more can get in touch via ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

The PTF AGM was held online on Tuesday 30 March. Thank you to the following parent and carers who have volunteered to be members of the 2021 PTF Committee.
 
Adeline Truong, Community Services
Afsoon Kisirwani, Committee member
Andrea Belunek, President (until 17 September 2021)
Bryony Gerofi, Representative Coordinator – Early Learning
Cressida Pollack, Bibliothèque, Primary Disco and Sustainability
Helene Fogarty, Assistant Treasurer (until 17 September 2021)
Julian Oppen, Communications, PTF Representative Coordinator (High School) and Traffic & Drive-by Safety
Karen Roberts, Recycled Uniforms (Rue Kelly) and Sustainability
Kim Thomas, PTF Representative Co-ordinator and Primary Disco
Virginie Vernin, PTF Representative Co-ordinator and Sustainability
 
As we emerge from the disruptions of 2020, we are looking at 2021 as an opportunity to review how the PTF operates within the IGS Community. While our objectives and purpose haven’t changed, we are using this time to consider the activities and events we undertake in a new way. This is an exciting opportunity for parents and carers to join the 2021 PTF Committee and be an active part of this. Anyone interested in finding out more can get in touch via ptf@igssyd.nsw.edu.au.