Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School was built after a group of local businessmen in the late 1800s planned and sought investment for the development of a Grammar School for girls in the Ipswich and West Moreton area.
Since then the School has benefited greatly from the generosity of its supporters.
The School encourages the continued friendships and support from our School Community through ongoing long-term capital fundraising.
For the School to continue building on success and offering excellence in education, we require funding for development, which is why we have developed a number of ways you can help support the School.
The Annual Giving Appeal encourages members of our School Community - including past students, Old Girls’ Association members, parents, staff and friends – to make an annual gift to the School. Annual Giving donations are primarily directed towards immediate structural projects within the School.
The School recently embarked on a major construction program to build two new facilities which represent the very cutting edge of modern educational facilities. This investment in the School’s future of over $22 Million will ensure IGGS has the facilities to remain at the forefront of Queensland’s education sector.
The new five level Senior School building includes replacement of the Senior classrooms and Science laboratories previously destroyed by fire, plus additional facilities including administration and student services areas, and an auditorium and function room.
The four level Junior School building increased enrolment capacity with 12 new classrooms, providing students with state-of-the-art facilities including a new library and computer rooms.
The addition of these two buildings provides the platform needed for coming decades, and demonstrates how necessary the Giving Appeal is to ensure that the School can continue to grow.
The Annual Giving Appeal is an ongoing program which assists the School in providing essential facilities for IGGS and IJGS students.
A bequest is a provision in your will which specifically reserves part of your estate to a particular beneficiary. In making a bequest to IGGS you can specify a fixed sum of money or percentage of your estate, the remainder of your estate, or other personal assets such as shares or property.
For many donors a bequest offers the opportunity to make a more substantial gift than would be possible during their lifetime. Others may view a bequest as a lasting legacy to our School and a continuation of their support.
A bequest may be either unrestricted or directed towards a specific purpose (e.g. an academic discipline such as Technology, a co-curricular activity such as sport, the Endowment Fund, or to fund a Scholarship). Unrestricted gifts allow IGGS the flexibility to allocate funds where the need is greatest.
Bequests can be either named or anonymous, however indicating your intention to include IGGS as a beneficiary in your will allows the School to show our appreciation in a meaningful way during your lifetime. We have established the 1892 Society to honour and recognise those who have remembered our School in their will.
Building Fund gifts ensure that our facilities continue to serve generations of students. As the School looks ahead to improve our learning environment, key gifts are sought to assist with the long-term financial planning for the School. Contributions are made according to a donor’s capacity and are either donated as a single gift or pledged over a number of years.
Every contribution you make, whether it is a regular donation or a single gift, provides our students with the opportunity to benefit from improved learning facilities and resources which will enrich their daily academic and co-curricular experiences. Ipswich Girls' Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School is grateful for all gifts, no matter what level.
Gifts to the Annual Giving Appeal and the Building Fund attract tax deductibility.