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Our School Enrichment and Support

At Ivanhoe Girls’, we identify and foster each student’s individual strengths, talents and interests.

Our Individual Differences (ID) program is designed to support all students to succeed and fulfil their potential, from the Junior School years through to Year 12.  

In Junior School, a team of ID educators support students in small groups or individually, and also work alongside class teachers to ensure all students enjoy success.  

Extension classes offer opportunities for individual students to develop a particular interest or talent. Students are offered opportunities in a diverse range of extension activities, from Robotics, to Art to Creative Writing.  

In Senior School, students who need additional academic or organisational support are offered classes with ID specialist teachers as part of an ongoing program, or by targeted teaching. In the Maths faculty, for example, there are Maths Peer Support sessions open to Years 7-9 students, and Maths Help classes for Year 10-12. 

Ivanhoe Girls' also offers opportunities for accomplished students to extend their learning. Students may be encouraged to work on more abstract tasks, or work at a faster pace than their peers. One example is the acceleration classes beginning in Year 9 for Maths. There are also opportunities for enrichment activities both within and outside of class time.

There are also a wide range of House and Co-Curricular activities that give students opportunities to excel in an area that interests them, for example Debating, Future Problem Solving and the Performing Arts.


Ignite is an enrichment program designed to challenge students’ thinking and encourage higher level analytical skills. Some of the units that have recently been offered at Ivanhoe Girls’ include:

  • The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest
  • The Language of Song
  • An Investigation into Infinity
  • The Transit of Venus
  • Murder under the Microscope
  • History
  • Sport Performance
  • Building and Programming Robotics.