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International Grammar School is a co-educational secular school offering quality teaching for pre-school, primary and high school students. The school’s core values are Diversity, Personal Achievement, Connectedness, Authenticity and Vibrancy. Each student is treated with respect and encouraged to set academic goals and directions, together with personal goals that are supported by an extensive student care program. All students from Pre-school to Year 10 are immersed in an intensive second language program. There is a range of languages to choose from.

Facilities: The school’s main campus 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 arts 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 facilities.

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, Design and Technology, 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.

Extra-curricular 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, drama and theatre sports are provided for students. The school has a rich visual and performing arts program with an annual Inter-house Performing Arts Festival. School choirs, orchestras, bands, chamber ensembles, jazz and rock groups are also available.

Welfare and personal development: Close liaison with parents is maintained and encouraged. The enrolment policy is designed to ensure the 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 Pre-school 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 Pre-school and is taught by highly qualified Orff Schulwerk teachers. Scholarships are offered for entry into Years 7 and 11.

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Principal: Shauna Colnan

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Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1200 students
Fees 4k - 8k
$8073 (two-day preschool) to $21,100 year 12
02 9219******* 02 9219 6700
02 9211******* 02 9211 2474
Address 4-8 Kelly Street, Ultimo 2007
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