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Boarding Facilities


Cribb House

Cribb House is a multi-level building that overlooks the city of Ipswich and the School’s extensive grounds. It was named to honour the Cribb family, supporters of the School for generations.

Thomas Cribb was the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Estelle Cribb, one of the very first students to attend IGGS, later became the first woman to obtain a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics from Sydney University.

Within each of the wings there is a common room with comfortable seating, kitchenette, television and video, and laundry facilities.

Downstairs there is a gym, computer room with 8 PCs and an activities room with a large screen TV, DVD player, board games, ping pong table, Wii and XBox.

The girls make themselves at home in rooms with either two or four beds and their own desks with wireless internet access for study while Year 12 boarders have their own rooms. Each wing has its own bathroom facilities.

To ensure the girls' safety and protection,  the boarding house is fitted with essential security features and is alarmed every evening.

Healthy meals are planned by a Nutritionist and provided fresh each day. Menus include Australian and international cuisine, vegetarian options, and meals for girls with special dietary requirements. Boarders also enjoy regular barbecues.

Click here for a sample menu of dinner options available to boarders.

The School Nurses are based in the boarding house, and are on call 24 hours to attend to the boarding girls.

All girls are encouraged to participate in sporting and fitness activities.

Video - Boarding at Ipswich Girls' Grammar School