News | Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Congratulations to Olivia Bell (Class of 2016), who has been selected to perform in this year’s Top Acts concert on Friday 12 May at the Melbourne Recital Centre.


  • Performing Arts
  • Theatre Studies
  • Drama
  • VCE Season of Excellence
  • Top Acts

Year 6 teacher Mrs Celia Hatzipavlis is among a group of specially-trained teachers who will take part in the upcoming Arts Learning Festival, presented by Independent Schools Victoria. Mrs Hatzipavlis will help conduct workshops at the National Gallery of Victoria using Visual Thinking Strategies - or VTS.

VTS is an inquiry-based teaching method, pioneered by educators at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Using artworks and visual material, VTS allows teachers to facilitate discussion, deep questioning and analysis.


  • Arts Learning Festival
  • Visual Thinking Strategies
  • VTS

Courtney has led a busy life since graduating from Ivanhoe Girls’ in 2014.

She is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) at Deakin University, as well as working as a journalist for the Surf Coast Times and running her own public relations consulting business. “These three aspects of my life wouldn’t have been possible without the discipline, persistence, confidence and communications skills I gained at Ivanhoe Girls’.”


  • Alumni
  • Past Student
  • Profile

Our Country’s Good tells the true story of the first theatrical production that was staged in Australia in 1789, performed entirely by convicts.

Our students will bring the play to life in three evening performances and one matinee in the Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School Performing Arts Centre (Corner of Upper Heidelberg Road and Noel Street, Ivanhoe).


  • Performing Arts
  • Production
  • Our Country's Good

Each year, the VCE Season of Excellence celebrates and showcases the amazing talents of VCE students across the state. Only the very best are invited to showcase their outstanding VCE achievements in design, technology, multimedia, visual and performing arts.

Ivanhoe Girls’ is delighted to announce and congratulate five students who will be featured in this years’ series of exhibitions and performances.  


  • VCE Season of Excellence
  • Top Arts
  • Top Designs
  • Top Class - Theatre Studies
  • Top Class - Dance

While our School community has been enjoying a welcome break over summer, the school grounds have been a hive of activity. Look out for major changes to the Collins Wing and the Prep playgrounds, while the revamped acoustics in the PAC will enhance this wonderful building for years to come.


  • Facilities
  • Upgrades

Congratulations to the 121 girls from the Class of 2016 on their outstanding VCE results. Six girls distinguished themselves by achieving ATAR scores over 99, while 28 students or 23% of the year gained scores over 95 and 51 or 42% gained scores over 90!

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


  • VCE
  • Results
  • Class of 2016
  • VCE Results
  • Year 12 Results

Dr Heather Schnagl AM will retire as Principal of Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School at the end of the School year in December 2017, after what will be her twentieth year in the role.

Dr Schnagl informed the staff, students, parents and the wider School family on Monday 5 December.


  • Principal
  • Dr Heather Schnagl AM

August was a big month for sport in our School calendar, and one of the highlights was the Junior School Mini Olympics.

Held every four years, this year in celebration of the Rio Olympics, the Junior School Mini Olympics gives every Junior School student the chance to participate in a range of fun Olympic sports, test their skills, learn new skills, and understand what the Olympic spirit and fair play is all about.


  • Sport
  • Olympics

Congratulations to the Year 10 team from Ivanhoe Girls' who recently competed in The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest at The University of Melbourne, School of Engineering. The aim was for the nine team members to design and build a highly complicated machine that could water a plant!


  • STEM
  • science
  • The Amazing Spaghetti Machines Contest
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Engineering
  • Year 10


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