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Ivanhoe Grammar School - Plenty Campus

Ivanhoe Grammar School - Plenty Campus

VIC, Melbourne Northern Suburbs









The School’s Own View

The journey through school is more than just a great education, it’s about opportunities within and beyond the classroom. Ivanhoe Grammar School has been educating young people since 1915 and while much has changed since our humble beginnings, the philosophy of our founding headmaster is still at the core of our practices. We believe in supporting students to be the best they can be in their academic and co-curricular achievements, and in the development of their individual character. We encourage a strong ethos of service to others and provide opportunity for our students to be active contributors to their community.

Our campuses

Ivanhoe Grammar School is a multi-campus coeducational Anglican school providing students and their families access to outstanding educational opportunities. Our Plenty Campus in Mernda offers learning from P-12 with all the benefits of a smaller school environment. The Ivanhoe Campus incorporates Buckley House and The Ridgeway Campus, offering Early Learning to Year 12. 

Prepared for the future

Across all our campuses we offer a personalised approach to our curriculum, taking into account the different stages of children’s development and attitudes toward learning. This approach focuses on ensuring our students meet their full potential and prepares them for the challenges and responsibilities of life after school. 

In primary years, we provide a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy, teaching through encouragement and inspiring a love of learning. In middle years, we focus on the development of the whole child and provide innovative educational experience, particularly through our Year 9 Program in which students participate in unique out-of-classroom experiences designed to develop independent learning. In the senior years, students are able to choose between competing the VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB). They are prepared for successful transition to tertiary study and the workforce through our personalised, futures-focused senior years pastoral model. 

Beyond the classroom

An engaging and diverse co-curricular program provides students with the opportunity to explore interests and be involved in activities they enjoy. Our co-curricular program offers sport, music, performing arts, outdoor education, debating, leadership training, cadets and equestrian pursuits among many others. 

A global outlook

Committed to service learning and leadership, our focus is on developing students with a global outlook. We provide an authentic learning experience to develop creative and critical thinkers who are courageous and compassionate global citizens taking action in a collaborative, responsible and ethical way.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 530

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

35 VCE level 3/4 studies
129 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, Indonesian,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

4 VET program(s) available
6 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12


Scores of 40+ 16%

Median Score 34

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 95%


Bachelor enrolled 68%

TAFE/VET enrolled 6%

Apprentice/Trainee 6%

Employed 6%

Message from the Principal

Ivanhoe Grammar School continues to be a learning environment that respects and honours the achievements of the past, but importantly continues to look to the future. Since its inception over 100 years ago, our School has been committed to service, learning and leadership, and in the past 20 years, to developing students with a global outlook.

We believe that all students have the capability to succeed. We are committed to continually providing rich experiences through academic opportunities, creative and performing arts, sports, intercultural understanding, leadership, service and international experiences. At Ivanhoe, we encourage students to discover and meet their unique potential, in whatever area interest them. 

Community and caring for others is paramount. We have a strong focus on student wellbeing and a shared set of values in order for students to feel safe, valued and well cared for throughout their school years and beyond. Our Alumni network provides a wonderful link to school peers and mentors across a broad range of industries.

Importantly, the wise words of our Founder, The Reverend Sydney Buckley, continues to drive the philosophy of our school.

‘A great school should be more concerned with the building of character than with the attainment of academic excellence…Every child is capable of doing something well and has something to contribute. This must be encouraged and developed to the utmost.’

We look forward to welcoming you to Ivanhoe Grammar School.

Mr Gerard Foley

School fees at Ivanhoe Grammar School - Plenty Campus

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Ivanhoe Grammar School - Plenty Campus for 2018. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Prep Fees $15,088
Grade 1 $17,272
Grade 2 $17,272
Grade 3 $19,812
Grade 4 $19,812
Grade 5 $20,244
Grade 6 $21,680

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $21,680
Year 8 $23,176
Year 9 $23,952
Year 10 $23,960
Year 11 $23,960
Year 12 $23,960

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $34,276
Year 12 $34,276

School Details

Principal: Mr Gerard Foley

730 Bridge Inn Road Mernda VIC 3754


Tel: (03) 9490 3426

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