News | Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School is proud to host the Texas Instruments ‘Girls in STEM’ Day, organised by the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), on Wednesday 28 June.

Ivanhoe Girls’ was chosen to host the event due to the School’s excellent reputation for Mathematics education and commitment to effective learning and teaching in Mathematics, shown by its status as a MAV Maths Active School.


  • STEM
  • Mathematics
  • Girls in Stem
  • Mathematics Association of Victoria

Every Wednesday during School terms, a group of Ivanhoe Girls’ students meets in the Library Design Lab to create objects from their imagination.


  • 3D Wednesdays
  • Student Clubs
  • Library

In a Year 8 Science activity at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School investigating structures, students had to design, plan and build a bridge out of matchsticks to given specifications.


  • Year 8
  • science
  • Engineering

Dr Deborah Priest has been appointed as the 12th Principal of Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School following an extensive national and international search process. Dr Priest will replace Dr Heather Schnagl AM who retires at the end of 2017 after 20 years of exceptional service to the School.


  • Principal
  • Dr Deborah Priest

Ivanhoe Girls’ welcomed Olympic sprinter Morgan Mitchell last week as a special guest speaker at the Senior School Assembly.


  • Physical education
  • Sport
  • Guest speaker

Striving to be perfect can be dangerous; while a small amount of perfectionism can help you achieve difficult things and persevere in the face of obstacles, trying to be absolutely perfect at everything can set you up for failure and be a source of anxiety and depression.

The 2017 Year 12 Prefects from Ivanhoe Girls’ want to leave behind a powerful message to their fellow students, to “Be Brave, Not Perfect”.


  • Our Girls Speak For Themselves
  • Be Brave Not Perfect
  • Year 12 Prefects

Congratulations to Madeleine-Eve Pattison (Class of 2016) who has been recognised as one of the Top All-Round VCE High Achievers at this year’s Premier’s VCE Awards. Madeleine is one of a few exceptional students who received the award, which recognises those who achieved a study score of 46 or higher in at least five VCE subjects in 2016.

Madeleine also received a Premier’s VCE Award for her outstanding results in Business Management, after achieving a top study score of 50.


  • VCE
  • Premier's VCE Awards
  • Class of 2016

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

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


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