House System | Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

House System

The Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School House system was established in 1929 with four houses: Ashby, Oswald, Rotherwood and Rowena. In the 1970s, with the increase in numbers of students, two more Houses were established: Locksley and York. The names of the Houses are taken from the novel Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott and are reflected in the local Ivanhoe street names. Each girl is allocated to a House. Girls with relatives who attended the School are allocated to the same house. The Houses are:

  • Ashby - Red
  • Locksley - White
  • Oswald - Green
  • Rotherwood - Blue
  • Rowena - Yellow
  • York - Purple

Within the House system all girls participate in a full range of sporting activities at a level to suit their ability. These activities also provide girls with valuable leadership and teamwork experiences. The cross-age nature of many House sporting activities allows for extensive leadership opportunities and facilitates nurturing relationships between girls of different age levels. House sports include athleticsbasketballcross-countryhockeynetballsoftballswimming and many other individual and team sports.

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