Academic excellence, leadership, individualised care, and preparation for life beyond school have been the cornerstones of IGGS’s educational philosophy since 1892. IGGS and its co-educational primary school, Ipswich Junior Grammar School (IJGS), strives to develop young women who will take their places confidently in the community and apply the caring values and quality standards they have learned at school to all aspects of their future lives.

Facilities: IGGS and IJGS form one campus situated in extensive, landscaped grounds. The stately original school buildings are complemented by modern classrooms and facilities for active young people, including a swimming pool, volleyball, netball and tennis courts, a gymnasium, athletics fields, graphics and art studios, a visual and performing arts centre, a business education centre, hospitality and tourism training rooms, and junior and secondary libraries.

Boarding facilities: Experienced boarding supervisors and registered nurses who understand girls’ development care for up to 100 girls in Cribb House. Younger students share with room-mates, while Year 12 girls have their own rooms. Homework is supervised, but senior students may study privately, with help if required. All students can use the school’s facilities after school. Weekend activities include chaperoned excursions to cinemas and shops, and school dances. Parents can keep in touch with the staff and their daughters by telephone and email.

Curriculum: There is a wide range of core, elective and vocational subjects. For information about subject choices, visit the school’s website. All students benefit from experiential learning, focusing on leadership, creative thinking, problem-solving and artistic expression. They are also encouraged to develop a better understanding of how to deal with change, how to be independent and community-spirited, and how to overcome challenges with diligence and dedication.

Co-curricular activities: The study program is complemented by more than 50 co-curricular options, including visual and performing arts, QGSSSA and other sports, intellectual pursuits, and community service.

Welfare and personal development: Counsellors who are qualified psychologists work with the school-level co-ordinators and form teachers to ensure each student enjoys positive relationships and attitudes to school work. Where needed, students are offered structured learning support at school in class time, including ESL and extension activities for students demonstrating gifted and talented behaviours.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex:

    girls; co-ed prep to year 4

  • Faith-based: Non - denominational
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 910 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: 4k - 8k tuition ijgs $7000-$12,450, boarding $12,100, full-time $14,000. scholarships are offered in march each year for the following year (years 7 to 12 only).
  • Address:Cnr Queen Victoria Parade and Chermside Road, East Ipswich 4305.Postal address: PO Box 16, Ipswich 4305.
  • Phone:07 3454 4447
  • Fax:07 3454 4480

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