Orientation Stay – Boarding Program

We welcome your son to Orientation Stay where he can join IGS as a student for 24 hours.

Monday 16th October to Tuesday 17th October 2023


MONDAY 16 October 2023

17.30 New Boarders arrive at IGS. Please enter campus via Darling Street and use the Drop-Off Zone where your son will be welcomed by the Director of Boarding, Stewart Drinkeld.

18.00 Meet their Boarding Buddy and move into the Boarding Tower.

18.30 Dinner in the Dining Room.

19.00 Prep (supervised study time) in the Library.

20.00 Free time.

20.30 Year 7 and Year 8 lights out.

21.00 Year 9 and Year 10 lights out.

22.00 Year 11 and Year 12 lights out.

TUESDAY 17 October 2023

06.30 Wake up.

07.30 Breakfast in Dining Hall.

08.00 Boys meet in the Great Hall.

08.20 School commences.

14.55 School finishes.

15.15 Afternoon Tea and afternoon activities.

16.30 Return to room for shower and collect belongings.

17.00 Parents collect students to travel home.

WHAT TO BRING (All personal items should be clearly labelled)

  • Current formal uniform, including closed in shoes
  • Current school PE uniform, including a sun-safe shirt, closed in shoes (preferably running shoes), shorts or pants and a sun-safe hat
  • Sleep wear
  • Towel and toiletries.
  • Pillow and sleeping bag.
  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Laptop (optional)
  • Notebook and stationery
  • Any dietary requirement or medication
  • Mobile phone


  • Gaming Devices
  • Jewellery (no piercings, rings or necklaces)
  • Valuable items
  • Matches, lighters, knives, firearms, fireworks, cigarettes or vapes, pornographic material or any illegal substances

Student Code of Conduct: Please read the Student Code of Conduct with your son for full details

Boarders Handbook: For further information about Boarding, please refer to the Boarding Handbook

Accommodation for Parents: Book direct and save using this unique event code


Director of Boarding - Mr Stewart Drinkeld

M: 0422 225 754

E: sdrinkeld@ipswichgrammar.com

Deputy Director of Boarding - Mr Jason Ralph

M: 0434 114 043

E: jralph@ipswichgrammar.com

Health Centre P: 07 3813 9639

E: healthcentre@ipswichgrammar.com