Issue 6, Autumn 2016

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Alumni eNewsletter

Welcome to our eNewsletter for Autumn 2016

Dear IGS Alumni


Please find below exciting alumni stories of adventure and success, as well as "save the date" information for our Classes of '06 (10 year) and '15 (one year) reunions. If you would like to organise a reunion for your year group please feel free to get in touch and I'd be happy to assist. 


If you have any ideas for future editions of our eNewsletter or Jigsaw magazine please feel free to contact me. We hope to see you soon at IGS!

Warm regards

Julia Glass
Director of Community Relations
IGS Class of '03


From the IGS Archives

Flashback to a memorable IGS production! Were you a part of it? For more memories click on the link below: 

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News and Upcoming Events

IGS alumnus helps head Antipodeans Cambodia trip

In April our IGS Antipodeans Teams returned from their community projects in Cambodia. The Ultimo students were lead by a team of IGS teachers, including IGS HSIE teacher and graduate of the Class of ‘04 Luke Naivasha.


We helped a very poor village near Siem Reap with digging a pond and putting pipes in. They were so thankful that they are planning on making an "International Grammar School" banner so that generations in the future will know that it was us who helped. We also helped build a house for an elderly disabled woman. The family and neighbours were very grateful. The builders were very inclusive, and we did a lot of hard work. At the end, some monks performed a ceremony and blessed the house.

We also spent time playing with, and teaching the local kids English. It was very funny and we loved seeing how eager they were to learn...By the end of our time there, it was hard to say goodbye because we had all become a very big family. – Team Prajna


IGS alumna launches jewellery design business: momoke

Rough, raw + proudly imperfect jewellery made by hand with love + whimsy in a little Sydney studio near the water.

Emma Watson, IGS Class of ’07, is launching her new jewellery business! To support Emma and check out her wares, please visit the momoke Facebook page.


Maddy Madden has 'Sunday Life' covered

Former IGS student Madeleine Madden was recently featured on the cover of Sunday Life Magazine on 17 April. In this Q & A, Maddy discusses her passions, fashion icons and filming the current ABC3 series, Tomorrow, When the War Began.

Read the interview >

Photos by Damian Bennett for Sunday Life Magazine.


Free IGS Community event: Music and Your Child

Richard Gill OAM will be presenting Music and Your Child, an IGS Community Learning event on the benefits of music education. Alumni are very welcome to attend!

Richard Gill OAM is an eminent conductor, music educator of fifty years standing and IGS parent.

When: Thursday, 17 November from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Cost: Free (but bookings essential)
Where: International Grammar School
Enter via 4-8 Kelly Street, Ultimo and follow the signage to the Community Learning Program 2016


Save the date! Upcoming reunions

Class of 2015 One Year Reunion: Friday, 29 July at 4pm

Come and see your teachers and friends and let us know what you've been up to!

Learn more about this event >

Class of 2006 Ten Year Reunion: Sunday, 16 October at 3pm

It's been 10 years since you finished high school, help us plan your reunion toward the end of this year!

Learn more about this event >


Photo above: IGS Class of 2014 members gather for their one year reunion held last year


IGS Class of '06

Kim Robitschko

What’s a clear memory you hold from your days at IGS?

What makes IGS so special is its emphasis on community. Each year I was reminded why I loved IGS with events such as International day and the Arts festival (ArtsFest). To me, they defined the philosophy of IGS – to embrace working with such diverse individuals. The enthusiasm of students, parents, teachers and even the Principal to dress up, show off their international recipes and hear most people conversing in foreign languages, is something I will never forget.

What did you pursue after school? Are you still working in the same field in which you studied?
I went straight from school and completed a Bachelor of Medical Science at Sydney Uni. I then took a few years off, mixing travel, international volunteering, casual work and studying for medical entrance exams.

I began a Master of Speech Pathology, however was offered a place in Medicine and made the big and challenging move to start a new life in Perth to pursue my lifelong dream career. I am in my final year now and have plans to head back home to Sydney...

Read the full interview >

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