Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School is an outstanding school for girls and it celebrated 110 years in 2013. At all levels, from the school’s Early Learning Centre (three-and four-year-olds) to Year 12, girls enjoy a carefully designed curriculum that recognises the distinctive tempo and sequence of their development. It is a curriculum that encourages a love of learning and knowledge, where girls gain confidence in areas as diverse as Music, Chinese, Mathematics, Science and Outdoor Education. High expectations and aspirations for diverse careers, based on tertiary education, are shared by Ivanhoe Girls’ students.
Facilities: A leader in the use of technology and computers as tools to support learning, Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School offers challenging environments where girls can take risks, comfortably ask questions, feel safe to make mistakes, explore their talents and succeed. The physical environment is characterised by beautiful garden courtyards with the familiar charm of Edwardian houses in the JuniorSchool, complemented by first-rate physical education facilities, a magnificent Library and Café, a Performing Arts Centre and a state-of-the-art Visual Arts and Hospitality Complex.
Curriculum: The curriculum in Years 7 and 8 includes French and Chinese, Music, Drama and Religious Education. A wide range of units of study is offered at VCE level.
Sport: All girls are encouraged to participate and the school competes in a wide range of Girls’ Sport Victoria sports.
Extra-curricular activities: Other activities include a range of music groups and instrumental tuition, skiing, debating, public speaking, drama and outdoor activities.
Student welfare programs: The school has a carefully developed and effective pastoral care policy based on a tutor system. Careers and counselling services provide essential information and advice, which young women need to make choices for the future.