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Our Community Parent Associations

Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School enjoys the support of several dedicated Associations who assist the School and its activities throughout the year.  

Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School Parents' Association

The Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School Parents' Association (IGGSPA) was formed in December 2018 following a merger between the Mothers’ Association (est. 1926) and the Parents and Friends’ Association (est. 1967).  

 The aim of IGGSPA is to enhance the Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School community and provide meaningful connections between parents, friends of the School, staff and students.  This will be achieved through:   

Friendship/Friendraising
  •  Promoting, fostering and contributing to a positive and safe environment where all members of the School community can contribute  
  • Promoting communication within the community  
  • Welcoming, orientating and integrating all new members into the School  
  • Strengthening the Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School community  
  • Networking  
  • Valuing and supporting the significant contribution made by parents, community and volunteers.  
Education
  • Support the work of the Counselling Department and the greater pastoral care/wellbeing program by providing regular links with parents  
  • Provide the opportunity to build information and knowledge to support parents in raising their children.  
Fundraising
  • Raising and donating funds to enhance the School offering and, importantly, so it benefits the students of Ivanhoe Girls’
  • Funds provided may take the form of providing contributions to capital expenditure projects, supporting programs or projects outside the School for individuals or groups of students from Ivanhoe Girls’. 
Parent Class Representatives

 At the beginning of the year, parent representatives are invited from each class in the Junior School and each year level in the Senior School to coordinate and encourage social interactions between the School and families.

Cooerwull Inc.

Cooerwull recognises service to the School and provides opportunities for current and past parents, staff and others who have served Ivanhoe Girls’ to meet socially and retain links to the School community. It is also the registered company through which financial donations to Ivanhoe Girls’, such as bequests, are recognised.

Membership is open to anyone who has been a committee member of an Ivanhoe Girls' Association, or has been a staff member at Ivanhoe Girls', for five years or more. Financial donations can be made at any time and also provide Cooerwull membership.

Cooerwull activities include:

  • annual presentation event to recognise service and present awards for milestones and contributions 
  • social occasions for members to be involved in the current life of the School 
  • mentoring Program to assist past students with their career choices.
Greek Parents' Association

The Greek Parents’ Association was established in 1974 by a group of School parents with Greek heritage. Their aim is to celebrate all things Greek, including dance and music, and provide ongoing support to the School community and our children.

Each year the Association organises a dinner dance for the School community which is held at the end of May.

Friends of Music

The Friends of Music Association supports and promotes music within the School community and aims to create friendships through this common interest.

The Association fosters and maintains a close link between the School community and the Music Department by:

  • fundraising for a wide range of activities, including scholarships, tours, and the purchase of equipment for the Music Department, such as new banners, sconce lighting for music stands, a portable sound system and mixing desk 
  • providing a mobile workforce for those occasions where extra hands are needed, such as the occasional working bee to help with the minor maintenance of equipment, assisting with stage management and supper at musical functions
  • encouraging a social network for parents, students and friends who share a common interest in music.
Ivanhoe Girls' Snowsports


The Ivanhoe Girls' Snowsports Committee consists of parents of students involved in Alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. The focus of the Committee is to give the girls an excellent on-snow experience, regardless of whether they have skied or snowboarded before.

The Committee supports dedicated staff through fundraising, social activities and assisting with training and competitions at Mt Buller, Lake Mountain and Falls Creek. All interested parents are welcome to join.