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Ivanhoe Grammar School - Plenty Campus

Ivanhoe Grammar School - Plenty Campus

VIC, Melbourne Northern Suburbs









The School’s Own View

Ivanhoe Grammar School has been educating young people since 1915 and while much has changed in the 100 years since, one thing remains true: our school is built on the key principle of developing young people of character. 

The development of character is at the core of a child’s education and we remain committed to this philosophy. To accomplish this, we provide a breadth of experiences that encourage students to explore their individual strengths and interests; whether on the stage, in sport, sciences, mathematics, humanities or undertaking service-based learning experiences locally and internationally.

We believe in encouraging students to be the best they can be in their academic and co-curricular achievements and we do so by developing their own individual character.

Our Campuses

Ivanhoe Grammar School is a multi-campus, co-educational Anglican school providing students and their families access to outstanding educational opportunities. Although we have individual campuses, we operate with a one-school mentality. This gives our students all the dual benefits of a large school network, but close and supportive communities.

The Ivanhoe Campus incorporates Buckley House and The Ridgeway Campus, offering Early Learning to Year 12.

Our Plenty Campus in Mernda offers learning from Foundation to Year 12 with all the benefits of a smaller school environment.

In an Australian first, our Year 9 students experience a year-long, hybrid university-secondary school learning experience at our new University Campus, located on the outskirts of La Trobe University in MacLeod.

The Learning Experience

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. This is a particular focus in our Australian-first Year 9 Program where we provide an innovative educational experience at a dedicated university campus made possible through a partnership with La Trobe University.

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.

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 and cadets among many others.

A global outlook

Committed to service, learning and leadership, our focus is on developing students with a global outlook. Through our dedicated Global Citizenship Centre, 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.

Life long learners

At Ivanhoe Grammar School, we believe that we are life long learners and that the act of learning applies not only to students, but to academic and operational staff at all levels. It is this philosophy that led us to develop what we call the Ivanhoe Learner, which we define as someone who is courageous, innovative, balanced, collaborative, ethical, reflective and compassionate. We integrate these values into the curriculum, seek them in our teaching staff and encourage them in all endeavours. Through all experiences at Ivanhoe Grammar School – curricular, co-curricular and community – we strive to embed these values in our students, and lead by our own example.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Gender in depth

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, French, Japanese,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

4 VET program(s) available
6 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

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%

Activities and Support staff



13 music options
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21 sporting activities
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31 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

10 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

2 accelerated learning
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Support Staff

2 extracurricular
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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

Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from Ivanhoe Grammar School - Plenty Campus for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.


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 $15,554
Grade 1 $17,792
Grade 2 $17,792
Grade 3 $20,408
Grade 4 $20,408
Grade 5 $20,852
Grade 6 $22,200

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $22,328
Year 8 $23,872
Year 9 $24,672
Year 10 $24,680
Year 11 $24,680
Year 12 $24,680

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Prep Fees $22,760
Grade 1 $24,710
Grade 2 $24,710
Grade 3 $28,180
Grade 4 $28,180
Grade 5 $29,290
Grade 6 $29,290
Year 7 $33,822
Year 8 $33,822
Year 9 $35,320
Year 10 $35,320
Year 11 $35,320
Year 12 $35,320

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Ivanhoe Grammar School - Plenty Campus for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Scholarship Name General Excellence Awards
Gender Name Coeducational
Eligibility The General Excellence Awards are awarded based on high academic potential, demonstrated leadership skills, recognised citizenship qualities and a particular talent in one or more of the following areas: visual arts, music, performing arts or sports. The application process includes a refereed application and an interview for each student. Applications for entry into Year 7 or Year 10 in 2020 will open from mid-November 2018. As part of the General Excellence Awards process, there are a number of other scholarships that may be awarded based on specific criteria. The recipients of these awards are identified from the pool of applications received for the General Excellence Awards.

School Details

Principal: Mr Gerard Foley

730 Bridge Inn Road Mernda VIC 3754


Tel: (03) 9490 1877

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