News | Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

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

On Thursday 11 August, nine Year 10 students from Ivanhoe Girls’ will be heading to The University of Melbourne, School of Engineering to unveil their Amazing Spaghetti Machine.

Since 2011, the annual Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest provides an innovative platform for Year 10 students across Victoria to put their knowledge and skills in Mathematics, Science, engineering, construction and problem solving to the test in the creation of a ‘Spaghetti Machine’ — an overly complex machine or device that is used to perform a relatively simple task.


  • STEM
  • science
  • The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest
  • The Melbourne University
  • Year 10

Last month we welcomed Tara Moss to the School to speak with our Senior School girls. Tara shared many motivating and inspiring messages that our girls could relate to. She also shared ideas and ways to find their voice and become confident speakers. School Captain, Elena, has written the following personal reflection about Tara's visit and what she has learnt from the experience.


  • Tara Moss
  • Author visit
  • Guest speaker

Year 12 Twilight Festival - Friday 13 May 5.00pm - 9.00pm

This Friday evening, Ivanhoe Girls' Class of 2016 will present the Twilight Festival. The School will light up with stalls, performances and activities to delight and entertain festival guests, all the while raising awareness and funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) - Australia's leading provider of aid and advocacy to asylum seekers living in the community.


  • Twilight Festival
  • Year 12
  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
  • Fundraising

We were extremely proud when we heard the news of Year 12 student, Sian Whittaker’s outstanding performance at the recent 2016 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships, held in Adelaide from the 7 – 14 April.


  • Swimming
  • Year 12

At the beginning of each year, Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) invites the Sports Captains and other School sport leaders to attend a networking breakfast. Over 110 girls from the GSV Schools gain inspiration from some of Australia’s most successful sportswomen.


  • Sport
  • GSV
  • Leadership
  • Captain


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