Are you thinking of auditioning for the 2022 International Grammar School Musical?

The official announcement of the IGS Musical for 2022 is just days away!

Be sure to join us at Speech Night on Monday 6 December, as The Principal, Ms Shauna Colnan, announces the 2022 IGS Musical to our School Community.

The Artistic and Creative Team invites all Years 5 to 11 students to consider how they might like to be involved. In building our 2022 Musical Company, we are looking for actors, dancers, and singers to fill the positions of lead roles, supporting roles, company ensemble, musicians, stage crew, and hair and make-up teams.

To register your interest in being involved in the 2022 IGS Musical, click here to receive the information and audition pack, issued from Wednesday 8 December.

Please see the lastest OSHC communication here.

There is still time to be involved in The Wonder Project, with audio and video submissions extended through to Monday 8 November.

In fostering student creativity and community spirit, the Music Department invites all members of the School community to consider joining our online collaboration.

This creative endeavour brings together all creatives in building an exciting Speech Night performance piece that celebrates unity and diversity.

Click here for more information

Please see here a message from Transport NSW regarding School travel for 2022.

Please see here an update from the Uniform Shop regarding online uniform orders for new students starting in 2022.

We are pleased to advise that a new edition of this valuable safety resource is now valuable online with updated safety content.

We urge all parents and carers to download this latest edition and discuss the safety content with your children.

The “NSW Police Legacy Child Safety Handbook” is a comprehensive resource to assist parents, carers as well as teachers on a range of topics essential to child safety.  Over the past 10 years most NSW primary schools have received hard copies of this most important child safety handbook and have distributed them to the parents and carers of their pupils.

The handbook has been updated to include key messages about COVID-19 safety and bush fire safety with Summer just around the corner.

The updated digital edition (link below) also includes important content updates from: NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Police Force, Fire and Rescue NSW, Rural Fire NSW, Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains, NSW Department of Family & Community Services, eSafety Commissioner and NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian.

Please click here to view the updated digital handbook.

Here are also a couple of other links where the digital handbook can be viewed:

NSW Police Legacy – https://www.policelegacynsw.org.au/resources/

Child Safety Hub website – http://nsw.childsafetyhub.com.au/handbook/

If you have any questions, please feel free to email childsafetyhub@amgroup.net.au

View the special report here.

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.

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.

Please see new webinars for parents and carers here.

See here a few things you can do to help keep your children and others safer during drop-off and pick-up
times during the school week.

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.

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. The PTF is paying for the collections and the recycling fees.

Please see the calendar for information about the next PTF Rue Kelly secondhand sale.

 

eSafety is running a free webinar for parents that looks at how parents and carers can set up devices and apps to help keep young people safer online. The webinar will include practical tips, demonstrations, and advice for parents and carers to help keep young people safer online.

Please visit this link for more information and to register for the event.

Students should be at school unless:

they have a medical certificate which states that they are unable to return to school due to an ongoing medical condition and the expected timeframe they are currently unwell.

In accordance with advice from NSW Health, parents and carers are reminded NOT to send children to school if they are unwell, even if they have the mildest flu-like symptoms.

NSW Health has requested that schools encourage anyone who is unwell or has even mild flu-like symptoms, to arrange to be tested through their local medical practitioner or one of the COVID-19 clinics.

Students and staff with flu-like symptoms will need to be tested and provide a copy of a negative COVID-19 test result and be symptom-free before being permitted to return to school.

Students who do not undertake a COVID-19 test will not be permitted to return to school for a 10-day period. Additionally, they must be symptom-free for at least 3 days prior to returning to school.

Students who have seasonal allergic rhinitis or another condition that presents similarly to flu-like symptoms are still required to get tested for COVID-19 and return a negative test result. Where their symptoms continue beyond 10 days, students should provide documentation from their GP confirming their symptoms are typical for their condition. If the student develops new or changed symptoms, they should get tested for COVID-19. Find more information about COVID-19 symptoms.

COVID-19 testing for students with complex health or disability may be challenging. In these situations, schools will ask the parent or carer to have their child assessed by their medical practitioner. Where a medical practitioner determines that a COVID-19 test is not required, documentation must be provided to the school to confirm that the student does not have symptoms that warrant a COVID-19 test. The certificate must also indicate that the student is able to return to school.

IGS continues to be vigilant when implementing infection control, physical distancing and personal hygiene protocols to protect the health and safety of students and staff. At IGS we promote the need to follow good hygiene practices such as:

  • regularly washing hands
  • avoiding sharing drinks or food
  • coughing or sneezing into your elbow, or a tissue which should be discarded immediately.

Students will be supported to learn from home in the following circumstances:

  • If they are required to self-isolate due to being a close contact of a positive or suspected COVID-19 case
  • Where the school is directed under public health advice to only remain operational for children of essential workers if an outbreak of COVID-19 was to arise in the local area.

A reminder to parents that they are not to enter onto the school grounds unless a prior arrangement has been with a member of staff.
In all circumstances parents and visitors to the school must register their attendance on school premises at Reception by signing in using the NSW Health provided QR code.

Thank you for helping us keep IGS a safe school environment for all our students and staff.

Mary Duma
Deputy Principal Students and Campus Life