News | Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Congratulations to the 121 girls from the Class of 2017 on their outstanding VCE results. Six girls distinguished themselves by achieving ATAR scores over 99, while 12 students or 10% of the year gained scores over 98 and 41 or 34% gained scores over 90.

As a School we are justifiably proud of the achievements of all our students and their teachers, which are a culmination of so much commitment and dedication throughout their schooling. Our aim as a School is to enable our students to achieve their personal best and to perform even more highly than might be expected.


  • VCE
  • VCE Results
  • ATAR
  • Year 12
  • Year 11

A team of Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School students has designed a solar-powered scarf to help homeless individuals keep warm and charge their mobile phone. The team of seven Year 10 students won the 2017 Victorian Global Innovation Challenge in early December, receiving $5,000 to develop their idea further.


  • Global Innovation Challenge
  • Innovation
  • Year 10
  • Leadership and Social Service

The annual Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School Australian Business Week (ABW) Program took place in November, with our Year 10 students working in teams to manage their own electronics retail business. Each team participated in a virtual simulation that required them to make key business decisions across eight business quarters in the functional areas of Operations, Finance and Human Resources. Such decisions involved expansion, staffing, training, stock levels and pricing strategies.


  • Year 10
  • Business Studies
  • Australian Business Week

Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School is featured in the latest issue of In Alliance, the biannual magazine from the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. The article by our Head of Digital Learning, Alex Leahy, outlines initiatives at the School that encourage students to develop coding and programming skills, including a new 'App Development and Coding' subject for Year 9 in 2017.

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  • Digital Learning
  • IT
  • Coding
  • Programming
  • Apps

Children in the Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School Early Learning Centre (ELC) are encouraged to be inquisitive, to problem solve and take an active role in their learning. These skills are particularly important in numeracy and the development of their mathematical capabilities.

Activities in the ELC focused on numeracy refer back to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), supporting children in becoming confident and involved learners (learning) and effective communicators (communication). 


  • Early Learning Centre
  • ELC
  • Numeracy
  • Maths
  • Mathematics

Principal of Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School, Dr Heather Schnagl AM has been honoured with a prestigious teaching award, receiving this year’s Sir James Darling Medal from the Australian College of Educators (ACE).


  • Principal
  • Dr Heather Schnagl
  • Award
  • Australian College of Educators

Science in the Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School Early Learning Centre is part of our everyday experience. We aim to instil a love of learning and a sense of wonder and curiosity in the girls.


  • Early Learning Centre
  • ELC
  • science
  • Learning and Teaching

Failure Week has been extremely well received from the student body of Ivanhoe Girls' today. Failure Week runs from today until Friday 1 September. #IvanhoeGirls #OurGirlsSpeakForThemselves


  • Failure Week
  • Resilience
  • Psychological Wellbeing
  • #Ivanhoe Girls'
  • #OurGirlsSpeakforThemselves
  • Pastoral Care
  • Student Wellbeing

Dr Bridget McPherson, Head of Counselling at Ivanhoe Girls', reviews The Bonsai Child by Judith Locke.


  • Resilience
  • Wellbeing

The Ivanhoe Girls' team had a fantastic and successful day at this year's Victorian Interschools Cross Country Skiing Championships.


  • Sport
  • Skiing
  • Cross Country


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