Grammar Plus (Years 5 to 12)
Ipswich Girls' Grammar School offers a variety of family-friendly Grammar Plus programs for girls in Years 5 to 12 including our Grammar Plus option from 3pm-9pm, where students are able to check into the boarding house before they attend sports training/music rehearsals or study in the library after school, and then return for to the boarding house for a shower, have dinner in our fully air-conditioned dining room and attend a two-hour study session with other girls from their year level and a teacher-tutor to complete their homework. Before they are picked up at 9.00pm, they will have supper with the boarders before heading home to bed.
The Grammar Plus program also provides the flexibility for girls from Years 5 to 12 to stay overnight, or for a few nights - this is a popular option for girls with a heavy co-curricular program, during Exam blocks or who may live outside a travelling radius of 30 minutes away from the school, providing a study/co-curricular balance and the opportunity to catch up on some much needed sleep.
Another popular Grammar Plus option is for girls in Years 5 to 12 to become 'Weekly Boarders' which allows them to leave on Friday afternoon to spend the weekend with their families and return on either Sunday evening or Monday morning.
Boarding at IGGS (Years 5 to 12)
Full Boarding is also provided to girls from Years 5 to 12 who live further away from Girls' Grammar. Saturday, Sunday or weekend outings with visiting family members are encouraged. In recognition of their growing maturity, all Years 11 and 12 students may take leave on either a Saturday or Sunday.
Younger students share with room-mates, while Year 12 boarders have their own rooms. Weekend activities include chaperoned excursions to cinemas and shops, sports, and school dances.
Our study and recreation programs are designed to help girls make the most of opportunities to excel and to maintain a balanced lifestyle, especially when our School is also their home.
We understand that girls’ needs change as they grow up. That’s why qualified, caring teachers and counsellors, nutritionist, registered nurses, and experienced boarding supervisors are involved in the care and responsibility of our boarders.
We also know that girls still need their mums and dads. So, when Cribb House is your daughter’s home, you can call our toll-free 1800 number any time or keep in touch by email.