Commencement Information Portal

Junior School 2024

The Illawarra Grammar School takes students from strength to strength, in life and in learning.

Welcome

We are delighted that you will be joining TIGS. This resource will provide all the necessary information to ensure a smooth transition into our Junior School.

Should you require any additional information, please contact our Enrolments team on +61 2 4220 0216 or email enrolments@tigs.nsw.edu.au.

Junior School Orientation

Your first day

On your first day, please meet us at the Junior School Office at 9.00am.

Bell times

6.30 – 8.40am PEAK Before School Care
8.00am Limited playground supervision
8.20am Playground supervision commences
8.45am School commences
10.30 – 10.55am Morning tea
12.45 – 1.25pm Lunch
3.00pm – 6.00pm PEAK After School Care
3.00pm Car line for K to Year 2 students
3.10pm Car line for Year 3 to Year 6 students

Bell times may be subject to change during important events throughout the year. Information will be issued to families in advance to notify if there are any changes to the regular schedule.

Canteen

Students at TlGS can order their lunch from the Canteen or purchase it over the counter. TIGS uses www.flexischools.com.au for an online lunch ordering service.

Communication

The School uses two online platforms to manage communication and provide access to information ‑ OLLE and Consent2Go.  From submitting consent to attend excursions, to recording school attendance, or finding information on upcoming events, we have covered all bases to ensure there is a regular stream of communication between the school and our students and families. 

  • New parents will receive login information to access these platforms prior to commencement.  

  • New students will receive access to OLLE upon commencement.

OLLE 

OLLE is a powerful online learning environment resource that allows easy access to information needed to care for each student individually. OLLE allows parents to access information about their child/ren in a convenient and timely manner.  Information available includes student timetables, assessment tasks, academic reporting, student absences, school news and notices.

OLLE can be accessed via the TIGS Portal using your password from any computer with internet access. You can also change your password from the link on the TIGS Portal https://portal.tigs.nsw.edu.au/#parent

OLLE is also available in the App Store on all mobile devices.

Consent2Go 

At TIGS, we don’t send our students home with handwritten notes or permission slips. The simple platform Consent2Go, helps us automate the process and makes it easier for parents to view upcoming events, excursions and incursions and submit their child’s permissions online. Parents can also update their contact details via Consent2Go. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Private Music Lessons

At The Illawarra Grammar School we have a team of experienced instrumental tutors who can enhance and strengthen your child’s proficiency and love of music. Music, like sport, needs practise and a coach or mentor who can offer a helping hand to unravel its complexities.

We offer private lessons across a wide variety of instruments; a full list is detailed in the application form below.

Lessons are conducted on campus throughout the school day, with some tutors also offering before and after school options.

For 2024, we ask any families wishing to participate to complete the online application form.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Tutor Coordinator, Ms Rowena Harris, via email if you have any questions regarding the Tuition Programme: instrumentaltutors@tigs.nsw.edu.au.

Brody Toombs
Head of The Arts

Outside hours care

PEAK Sports and Learning provides the Outside School Hours Care service at TIGS. Children attending PEAK enjoy a range of creative and sports activities. Breakfast and afternoon tea are provided, ensuring healthy food options.

This service is available to Junior School children from Kindergarten to Year 6. All children need to be enrolled prior to using the service. Permanent and casual bookings are available. Vacation Care is also available during school holidays and on pupil free days.Should your child participate in an after school co-curricular activity, they MUST be registered with PEAK. This requirement is to ensure your child can be adequately supervised should they not be able to be collected at the conclusion of their activity.

Please visit the PEAK Sports and Learning website for more information or to complete your family’s enrolment online.

Operating Hours
Before School Care: 6.30am – 8.45am
After School Care: 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Vacation Care: 7:00am- 6:00pm

Term dates

Term I Thursday 1 February 2024 to Friday 12 April 2024
Term II Monday 29 April 2024 to Friday 28 June 2024
Term III Tuesday 23 July 2024 to Friday 27 September 2024
Term IV Monday 14 October 2024 to Wednesday 11 December 2024

Transport

We offer a variety of convenient transport options to assist in bringing your child to and from school each day. Need help to determine which service is right for you?

Private bus service

Our door-to-door private bus service offers peace of mind and convenience for busy families, especially if you have young children or live off the beaten track. This service runs from Stanwell Park to Nowra, with expert and accredited drivers operating TIGS own private bus fleet. Registrations for TIGS private bus fleet can be made below.

Train station transfers

Students can use the public transportation services to get from neighbouring suburbs to Wollongong Train Station.  A chartered bus then provides a bus transfer service from Wollongong Train Station each morning and afternoon to TIGS. These buses are for students only and can be accessed with an OPAL card.

Chartered buses

Chartered buses operate through many areas from Tarrawanna to Kiama.  All services are for TIGS students only and can be accessed with an OPAL card.

Late afternoon bus

The School operates a free late private bus service for Senior School students, leaving the School at 5.00pm from the Illawarra Grammar Centre (Powell Street entrance). This service operates from Monday to Thursday and is free of charge, however, bookings are essential.

For students travelling north, this service travels along the Princes Highway to Austinmer (with drop off at Austinmer shops and railway station), stopping at all fixed bus stops on the route.

For students southbound, this service travels along the expressway to Yallah (being the first drop-off point) then continues along the Princes Highway to Kiama (Hindmarsh Park) and the railway station. Registrations for TIGS late afternoon bus service can be made below.

For more information on your child’s transport options, please download our Transport brochure below.

Uniform

TIGS students wear their uniforms with pride, representing the rich history of the school and community. The Uniform Shop is located on Western Avenue and is an outlet of Perm-A-Pleat Schoolwear, a Western Australian family business that supplies uniforms to schools throughout Australia. Parking is usually available in the Visitor’s carpark off Western Avenue.

Uniform Shop

Trading hours – Tuesday and Thursday, 8.30am to 4.00pm

July School Holiday Trading hours –

Tuesday 16 July and Thursday 18 July, 8.30am-4.00pm

Saturday 20 July, 8.30am-12.30pm

Students wear summer uniform during Terms I and IV, and winter uniform during Term II and III.

Sport uniform is also required and worn to sports carnivals, gala days and during PDHPE classes. For more information about the uniform, pricing and guidelines, please follow the links below.

Online ordering

If you prefer to place an order online or are re-ordering items, you can do so via the link below. Please note, we do urge new students to arrange a try-on first and the style and fit of TIGS uniforms may vary.

Select the uniform items and at check out select your preferred collection location.


Second Hand Uniform Shop

Trading hours – Thursday, 8.30am to 10.30am

July School Holiday Trading hours – Thursday 18 July 9.00am-10.30am and Saturday 20 July 9.00am-10.00am

The Second Hand Uniform Shop is located in the demountable building behind the Uniform Shop on Western Avenue.

With a good supply of most uniform pieces and welcoming all donations in clean, good condition.

All money raised by the P&F volunteers from the Second Hand Uniform Shop is donated back to the School to support purchases that benefit our children.

Haven’t found what you’re looking for?

Need more information before you start your first day at TIGS? Submit an enquiry below and a member of our Enrolments Team will get back to you at their earliest convenience.