Please see below a message from Head of Out of School Hours Care David Engelbert regarding bookings.

After School Care

I would like to welcome Year 2 back to school on Monday and wish them a happy and safe return. Starting from next week, After School Care is available to all children in Kindergarten to Year 6.

From Monday 25 October, families who have booked After School Care for their child using the Regular Attendance Booking form will be charged $25 per session for the remainder of the term. This will also apply if your child is absent, unless the absence is due to a medical reason. If you wish to be removed from the Regular Attendance Booking, please email: oshc@igssyd.nsw.edu.au.

If you have not yet booked regular attendance days for Term 4 and wish to do so, please complete the Regular Attendance Booking form.

If you would prefer to book casual places at $33 per session, please email: oshc@igssyd.nsw.edu.au at least a day in advance.

All students who attend in the afternoon must have their own afternoon tea and hat. No food or spare hats will be provided by the school at this time. This is inline with our COVID-Safe Plan.

Check out our weekly program on the OSHC Hub in the Parent Lounge to see the exciting activities we have planned in After School Care!

 

Co-curricular Clubs

External providers continue to be restricted from working in schools. If your child is enrolled in one or more of our remote clubs, please note the new start times which will take effect from Monday 25 October. These changes have been made to provide families with extra time to get home before the club session begins:

 

Monday Karate: 4.15pm

Tuesday Minecraft: 4pm

Wednesday Chess: 4.30pm

Thursday Karate: 4.15pm

 

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at davide@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

Please details for the Year 10 formal below

Thursday 9 December 2021

The Atrium at The Grounds Alexandria.

7pm to 10.30pm

Tickets available here: https://www.trybooking.com/BUTNW

On sale until 11 November, so don’t delay!

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.

The Virtual Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday 15 October. We are really excited to be offering this opportunity to celebrate the many athletic gifts and talents of the student community. We look forward to both the Primary School and High School students getting involved and having a wonderful day!

The PDHPE department has also established a website for the day. We encourage all students to wear House colours and join the International Grammar School Club on Strava as they register results throughout a number of events earning points for their houses and achieving their own personal best performances. The chance to participate in challenges offered by a number of other IGS departments on the day will also help to make this a fabulous community event.

We hope you enjoyed the International Day activities today. If you had trouble accessing our International Day Assembly video today, please try this link.

Please see here a letter from City of Sydney, regarding street improvements to the intersection of Kelly Street and Mountain Street.

Save the date: Thursday 9 December 2021

The Grounds of Alexandria

7pm to 10.30pm

More details and booking information to follow.

Please see here a recent letter sent out about Term 4 Primary After School Care Attendance (Kindergarten to Year 6) and the Co-curricular Clubs Program (Years 1 to 6).

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

The Formal has been postponed until a later date when NSW Health orders allow for adequate attendance numbers, standing to eat and drink, and of course dancing!

It WILL HAPPEN, just not on the original date.

Still at The Grounds Alexandria on a date TBC.

Details to follow, watch this space.

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.