News | Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School officially welcomed new Principal Dr Deborah Priest at a Service of Commissioning at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 9 March 2018.

Dr Priest was commissioned as the 12th Principal of Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School by The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne, in front of over 800 students. The special event was attended by the School Board, staff, parents, past Principals and special guests.

The moving service featured readings and musical performances by current Ivanhoe Girls’ students.


  • Dr Deborah Priest
  • Principal
  • Commissioning

Monday 4 December–Wednesday 13 December 2017

Arriving in Kathmandu we were immediately amazed by the colours, sounds and smells of the city.

Our trip began by visiting the Fred Hollows Foundation, where we were led by a guide through the large centre. We witnessed and learnt about eye cataract operations which is the main focus of the Foundation, due to cataracts having the highest prevalence of any other condition in Nepal. We also donated some of the money we had raised through our cake stalls and other fundraising methods earlier in 2017.


  • Leadership and Service
  • Nepal
  • Social Service
  • VCE
  • Seven Women

Congratulations to the Ivanhoe Girls’ Class of 2017 on their tertiary offers. Our talented students have been offered a wide range of courses within Victoria, interstate and internationally.

As in previous years, our Year 12 students have performed strongly and achieved excellent results, with 90% receiving a place in their first or second preference course, and 92% receiving a place in a course of their first three choices.


  • VCE
  • Class of 2017
  • Results
  • Tertiary offers
  • Tertiary Destinations

Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School is proud to introduce a new mobile app for members of our School community.

The Ivanhoe Girls’ App allows parents to stay up-to-date with news and notices from Ivanhoe Girls’ and access useful information quickly, including hive.


  • Communications
  • hive
  • Mobile App

This week, five students from Year 10 attended the service commemorating those who served in the military during the Bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942. The service was held at the Shrine of Remembrance in the city. 

There we met Alan Day, a twice-returned serviceman and Darwin Defender, and many other servicemen. The stories they had to tell about the war and the bombing of Darwin were very impressive, and hearing the perspective of someone who was there makes the story come alive. 


  • Leadership and Service
  • Darwin Defenders
  • Year 10

Sisters Amy (Year 11) and Zoe (Year 9) are both high-achieving cross country runners.


  • Lux Mea December 2017
  • Sport
  • Running
  • Cross Country

Helping students discover the joy of reading for pleasure is a key goal of the Library and it features as an integral part of the teaching program.


  • Lux Mea December 2017
  • Library
  • Literacy
  • Reading
  • Junior School

Angelica (Year 12) had the incredible opportunity to attend the United Nations Youth Assembly in 2017.


  • Lux Mea December 2017
  • Politics
  • Social Science
  • International Relations

Talia (Class of 2017) discusses her powerful artwork, 'Freedom'.


  • Lux Mea December 2017
  • Visual Art
  • Art
  • Year 12
  • Class of 2017

The close partnership between Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School and the Confucius Institute at La Trobe University gives our Chinese language students access to unique learning experiences.

With the support of the Institute, a group of our Year 9 and 10 students were able to travel to China in September 2017 to study language and culture.


  • Lux Mea December 2017
  • Chinese
  • Languages
  • Confucius Institute


Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

123 Marshall Street
Ivanhoe Victoria 3079

Telephone: + 61 3 9490 6222
Facsimile: + 61 3 9490 6200
ABN 77 004 098 748