Pastoral Care | Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Pastoral Care

At Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School a focus on the individual is at the core of all we do. The caring relationships that are at the heart of the School, especially between class teacher and each individual student, provides the best possible foundation for learning.

The security of an encouraging and supportive environment gives our students a strong sense of belonging, self-esteem and resilience, which enables their learning to flourish.

Every student has a range of significant adults to provide them with guidance and a sense of connection. Additionally, frameworks such as the Peer Support program enable senior students to provide mentoring for younger year levels, encourage cross-age friendships, develop leadership skills and enable the provision of excellent role models.

Junior School Pastoral Care

In Junior School, class teachers ensure all staff are aware of any special needs of their students as they arise. The staff and students are supported by our professional, qualified counselling team.

Our Special Friends program in which pairs younger and older Junior School and Early Learning Centre students provides another level of support and connectedness.

Senior School Pastoral Care

In the Senior School every student is placed in a small tutorial group with around fourteen other students under the direct care of a tutor. Tutor groups meet daily and each tutor comes to know every member of the group closely enough to provide strong encouragement and support. The tutor group provides a strong sense of connection and belonging and a focus for many school activities, including social events and community service ventures.

Tutors monitor each student's involvement and achievement and produce a rich and diverse program to bring out their best and help them develop key life skills.

We aim to foster community awareness and a commitment in all of our students to respect others and have an active appreciation of the value of diversity in our culture.

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