The years of Senior School at Ivanhoe Girls' are exciting and dynamic ones, during which girls develop by responding to the challenges provided by the School in academic, pastoral care and co-curricular programs. Together they are designed to create the best possible holistic girls learning environment to prepare them for a fulfilling life in which they are ready to face, with confidence, a future of continued change and life-long learning.
Learning at Ivanhoe Girls’ is underpinned by a strong pastoral focus in which each girl is placed in small and supportive tutor groups of fourteen to fifteen girls. It is from this secure pastoral basis that girls are encouraged to take on new challenges and extend their confidence and skills.
Each girl is a unique individual learner and we offer each student the flexibility to cater for her individual learning needs. The timetable is structured so that as girls enter their secondary years their horizons are deliberately stretched by a broad and comprehensive curriculum that ensures each girl develops skills and knowledge in all learning areas and helps her to begin to identify where her interests and strengths lie. This diverse curriculum also strengthens girls repertoire of strategies and aims to help them take responsibility for their own learning, to reflect and to actively participate in the process of making decisions about learning.
It is our experience that the highest academic achievement at all levels for girls goes hand-in-hand with a fully rounded education. Ivanhoe Girls' extensive co-curricular program offers every girl the opportunity to explore and develop her interests by participating in a wide range of intellectual, sporting, musical, and cultural activities as well as a strong commitment to community service, which complement and enhance her learning.
Ivanhoe Girls' is proud of our culture of encouraging girls to take personal responsibility, where adolescent girls will naturally test the boundaries at times but are helped to reflect on their actions and to grow from them in an affirming and supportive environment of high expectations, free from a punitive culture.
Ivanhoe Girls' proudly sets expectations of every girl striving for and achieving her personal best, both academically and socially, and actively supports the girls in achieving this.