New ‘Pulse’ wellbeing tool
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 Educator Impact privacy information
Please email Deputy Principal Students and Campus Life Mary Duma at email@example.com for more information.
Uniform Shop and Canteen closed until 30 July
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.
Re-activating the IGS 1000-Point Challenge!
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!”
Are you receiving all IGS emails?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and stay safe.
2021 PTF Committee Positions available
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 email@example.com.
2021 PTF Committee members
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
PTF Donation drive
The PTF will be collecting donations for the Asylum Seekers Centre at the next Rue Kelly Second Hand Sales in Week 8.
The sales will take place on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 June from 8am to 9am.
Donations of non perishable food, toiletries and nappies are welcome.
Small increase to private music tuition fees
Please note that private music tuition fees at IGS will increase from $44 to $45 for 30 minutes from Term 3.
The increase brings IGS rates closer to the rate recommended by the Music Teachers Association of NSW (though still below) and is aimed at retaining our highly experienced staff.
Kindy to Year 6 Vacation Care Program for June and July 2021
Please see here a recent letter sent to Parents and Carers regarding the Kindy to Year 6 Vacation Care Program for June and July 2021.
PTF Year 6 parent rep opt-in contact list invitation
PTF Year 6 parent representatives invite fellow Year 6 parents and carers to share their details via this link to help organise social events.
Please note that parents and carers who opt in must keep the list private and confidential. It is not to be shared with others outside the IGS community and may not be used by parents and carers for sharing information other than PTF matters (ie not for spam). If printed, it is to be disposed of securely once no longer needed.
Parents are reminded that if they change their contact details, this should be done via Engage.
New webinar: eSafety guide to parental controls
Please see new webinars for parents and carers here.
Keeping your children safe when dropping off and picking up at school
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.
PTF uniform label drive
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.