International Grammar School is a co-educational secular school
offering quality teaching for preschool, primary and high school students. The
school has a friendly warm and caring energy. Within this inner-city
environment, students are nurtured and secure. The school’s core values are
acceptance of difference, individual and social responsibility and respect for
self and others. Each student is treated with respect and encouraged to set
academic and personal goals and directions, supported by an extensive student
All students from preschool to Year 10 are immersed in an intensive
second language program. There is a range of languages to choose from.
Facilities: The school is located in a purpose-built warehouse
conversion in Kelly Street, Ultimo, just off Broadway, close to the University
of Technology and Sydney University. The campus offers nine music rooms, a
drama and music performance space, visual art rooms and outdoor terraces, three
science laboratories, language rooms, two libraries, a hall/gym, a rooftop
garden, and a rooftop basketball court. Every primary classroom has internet
access. The school has a specialist computer facility and a tech-workshop, an
information lab and a Senior computer centre, all equipped with the latest
Subjects Years 7 to 10: Mathematics, English, Science, various
History and Geography courses, Design and Technology, Technology and Applied
Studies, Visual Arts, Music, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, French,
Chinese and Drama. As part of the rich curriculum, designed to meet the
specific needs of students in Years 9 and 10, additional courses available
include Craft of Writing, Thinking Hyperbolically, Practical Writing Skills,
Film-making and the opportunity to undertake an independent major project.
Subjects Years 11 and 12: English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry,
Physics, Drama, Modern and Ancient History, Geography, Economics, Music,
PD/Health/PE, Visual Arts, French, German, Japanese, Italian. Beginner language
courses and all relevant Extension 1 and 2 courses are offered.
Sport: Students can use the track and field/soccer facilities at
Wentworth Park, only three minutes from the school. IGS students compete in a
number of inter-school competitions, including on Tuesday afternoons. The
school offers swimming, netball, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball,
cricket, athletics, gymnastics and T-ball.
Extracurricular activities: Includes drama, chess, gym, cooking,
dance, soccer, cricket, judo, basketball and art/craft as part of a club
program for primary students. Activities, including debating, public speaking,
Mock Trial, Historical Fencing and Gaming Clubs, media, music, and drama are
provided for the high school students. The school has a rich visual and
performing arts program with an annual Interhouse Performing Arts Festival.
School choirs, orchestras, bands, chamber ensembles, jazz and rock groups are
Welfare and personal development: Close liaison with parents is
maintained and encouraged. The enrolment policy is designed to ensure that
sizes of classes and year groups encourage a sense of individual worth. The
school has a professional counsellor and a special needs teacher. High school
welfare is oriented around small, “vertical” tutor groups, which meet daily.
Special features: All students from preschool to Year 10 are
required to study at least one language other than English. In primary, part of
the regular curriculum is taught through the medium of the second language.
Music is also offered from preschool and is taught by highly qualified Orff
Schulwerk teachers. Scholarships are offered for entry into Years 7 and 11.
|Years||Year 1 - Year 12|
4k - 8k |
$5880 (two-day preschool) to $15,168 year 12
02 9219******* 02 9219 6700
02 9211******* 02 9211 2474
|Address||Locked Bag 1022, Broadway 2007|