Ivanhoe Grammar School
|Ivanhoe Grammar School|
|Ivanhoe & Mernda, Victoria
|Motto||Latin: Fidelis Usque Ad Mortem
(Faithful even unto death)
|Chairman||Mr P T Kempen|
|Colour(s)||Brown & White
|Slogan||"A co-educational community"|
Ivanhoe Grammar School is an independent, co-educational, day school, located in Ivanhoe (Buckley House and The Ridgeway Campus) and Mernda (Plenty Campus), both located in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Founded in 1915 as St James' Grammar School for boys, Ivanhoe Grammar is a school of the Anglican Church of Australia, and currently caters for approximately 1,700 students from the Early Learning Centre to Year 12, over three campuses.
The school is affiliated with the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), and is a founding member of the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria (AGSV). The school is also a member of the G20 Schools Group. Ivanhoe Grammar School is also one of only four Round Square schools in the state of Victoria, and has been an International Baccalaureate World School since December 1994.
In 1915 St James' Grammar School established in Parish Hall at St James' Church. The School moved to its current site, Ivanhoe House at The Ridgeway and changed its name to Ivanhoe Grammar School in 1920. Locksley House opened in 1924, it is located on far-South of Ridgeway Campus and today it is utilised for teaching English to ESL students, Music and Performing and Fine Art. The Headmasters' residence, now School House Administration Building, was built in 1928.
The first International students arrived at Ivanhoe Grammar School in 1941. In 1942 the school as occupied by the Armed Forces and the school relocated to Yea and St James' Parish Church. The Memorial Junior School, now Buckley House, opened in 1955. The first Cadet unit formed in 1961. In 1964 the entire senior school moved from Locksley House to Ivanhoe House site, with Locksley becoming the boarding school. In 1967 the re-built Buckley Hall opened.
In 1977, after 62 years, Ivanhoe cancelled its boarding program and Locksley House became the Middle School for year 7 and 8 students and Sherwood, whose membership was formerly exclusive to boarders, becomes the fourth day house. In 1978 the Country Centre opened. In 1985 land was purchased in the Plenty Valley (Mernda). Ivanhoe Grammar School's Mernda Campus (later renamed the Plenty Campus) opened in 1990. In 1992 the Mernda Campus became co-educational.
International Baccalaureate made available at The Ridgeway Secondary Campus in 1996. In 1998 a new school uniform was introduced and the Memorial Junior School was renamed to Buckley House. In 1999 Buckley House and The Ridgeway Campus went co-educational.
In 2001 the re-developed V.R.C Brown Centre and F.O. Watts Building open at The Ridgeway Secondary Campus, with a new school library. also that year, the Sinclaire Trust Enterprise Centre at Plenty Campus opened. 2003 was the first year in which girls are admitted to the year 7 student intake to Ivanhoe/Ridgeway campus. Ivanhoe Grammar School hosted the 2005 International Round Square conference. The Creative Arts Centre at Plenty Campus opened in 2005. In 2007 the New Science Building (T.R Lee Science Building) was opened by the Governor of Victoria. Also in 2007, Ivanhoe Grammar School established equestrian training center at Mernda Campus. In 2009 the Innovation Centre opened at Buckley House for Year 5 and 6 students. In 2010 a new school cafeteria, named "The Ridge", opened. In 2013 a new Middle Years Centre opened for Year 7 and 8 students.
|1915 – 1947||Rev Sydney Buckley|
|1948 – 1974||Mr V R C Brown|
|1975 – 1996||Rev Charles E A Sligo|
|1996 – 2015||Mr Roderick Fraser|
|2015 –||Mr Gerard Foley|
Ivanhoe Grammar School is currently located over three campuses:
- Buckley House (formerly The Memorial Junior School), Ivanhoe. Years: Early Learning Centre (Age 3+) to Grade 6.
- The Ridgeway Campus, Ivanhoe. Years: 7-12.
- Plenty Campus (formerly the Mernda Campus), Mernda. Years: Prep-12.
The school also has three former campuses: Parish Hall at St James' Church (1915–1920), Yea, Victoria - The school was relocated to Yea during WWII, and "Charnwood" (later renamed "Strathbogie"), Lima East, Victoria - The school's country centre was opened in 1978. It was recently sold.
The Ridgeway Campus
The Ridgeway Campus encompasses Year 7 to 12 and is located in Ivanhoe, a suburb located approximately 12 kilometres north-east of Melbourne's CBD. For students in Year 11 and 12, The Ridgeway Campus offers the state's traditional Victorian Certificate of Education qualification, or the Internationally recognised International Baccalaureate Programme.
The Ridgeway Campus is co-educational.
The Plenty Campus (formerly the Mernda Campus) was founded in 1990, and is co-educational from Prep to Year 12. It is located in Bridge Inn Rd, Mernda, an outer suburb north of Melbourne. The Plenty Campus offers only the Victorian Certificate of Education to Years 11 and 12, however students at the Plenty Campus can choose to transfer to The Ridgeway Campus to study the International Baccalaureate for their final two years of schooling.
Also located in Ivanhoe, The Memorial Junior School was opened in 1955, and was built using the donations from the families of old boys who died in the Second World War. It was renamed "Buckley House" in 1998. In memory of the old boys who gave their life for King and Country, there now stands a small stone memorial.
Buckley House is Ivanhoe's primary school, accepting students for Prep to Year 6, and is located on the North side of the Ridgeway campus.
Ivanhoe Grammar School has an Australian Army Cadets (AAC) unit that is one of the largest in the state. Founded in 1961, the unit is known as Ivanhoe Grammar School Cadet Unit (IGSCU).
The School participates in the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria's sporting fixture, where it has been the competitions powerhouse in the sports of Athletics and Swimming where it has, since 1988 won 14 and 13 Premierships respectively.
Ivanhoe Grammar School is a traditional rival of Camberwell Grammar School and the two schools have a tradition of annual sporting fixtures. Most notable of these is the annual cricket match, for the Allan Graham Trophy.
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