Dear Year 4 parents and carers,

The end of this unforgettable year is only a few weeks away!!! To thank our wonderful teachers, the Year 4 reps are now collecting funds for end of year gifts. Money collected will go towards gifts for our year 4 teachers Mr Adam, Ms Swinton and Mrs Bertoli.

4 Gold

4 Blue

4 Green

To contribute, please click on the relevant link from the list above. This will take you to the GroupTogether class collection page.

As a guide $40 per family is the average amount contributed. This is a guide only, any amount is very much appreciated. Of course, there is no obligation to contribute. You can also upload a photo or a drawing, and message from your child to their teacher.

Should you choose to not contribute, we would still love you to upload a photo or a drawing, and leave a message for the teacher.

We are aiming to have this finalised by Friday 26 November.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

From the year 4 PTF Reps

Penny Arfanis p.arfanis@optusnet.com.au (Ava’s mum 4 Gold)

Ilana Matthews ilana@austrabrit.com (James’s mum 4 Gold)

Bern Foley bernfoley1@gmail.com (Ruby’s mum 4 Blue)

Kelli Haynes kellihaynes@gmail.com (Clementine’s mum 4 Blue)

Amanda Baker baker.amanda@icloud.com (Eamon’s mum 4 Blue)

Please see the lastest OSHC communication here.

Please see the Year 11 Assessment Schedule for Term  4 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 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!

Due to the changes to the COVID rules announced this week by NSW Health the following now applies to the Year 10 Formal.
Any attendees 16 years or over must show their vaccination certificate with double vaccination status for entry on the night.
Attendees 15 years or under must also show proof of double vaccination or be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from the same household.

Exemption certificates will be accepted if duly authorised. However, the venue must receive these  one week prior to the event and a negative 72hr PCR will be required for entry. Masks are to be worn indoors. The Atrium is half in and half outdoors. Please bring a mask on the night to wear as required.

Please contact the PTF organisers if you require any clarification.

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