At Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School, we offer girls from around Australia and overseas a stable, well-rounded educational experience in our well-supervised, supportive family environment.
For families that need flexibility and convenience, we offer casual, weekly and full-time on-site boarding for girls from Year 5 to Year 12. We also welcome temporary boarders, from one-week stays, to one-term or longer.
As a boarder, your daughter will be safe, comfortable, well-fed, highly supervised, academically and socially supported.
Cribb House is a multi-level, home-away-from-home fitted with essential security features and alarmed every evening. Cribb House stands in the middle of our campus and overlooks the city of Ipswich and the School’s extensive, landscaped grounds. Recently partially renovated, enable us to provide our girls with modern and comfortable living quarters.
Our girls eat healthy meals planned by our nutritionist and made fresh in our Dining Hall each day.
Your daughter’s health and wellbeing are paramount, and our dedicated teachers, counsellors, nutritionist, registered nurse and experienced boarding supervisors and staff are all on hand to take good care of her.
Throughout her learning adventure she will have academic support and access to resident staff each evening to assist her with homework over a nightly, two-hour supervised study session.
We understand she will need time to herself and part of the structured life in our boarding community is down time. Our boarders are encouraged to become involved in the School’s many co-curricular activities and they have plenty of time to socialise with friends.
Boarding will foster your daughter’s independence and personal growth under the watchful eye of our teachers and mentors. From the moment she joins us she will become part of a special, inclusive community where she will make lifelong friends and memories she will fondly recount for years to come.
Day in the Life
What makes IGGS so special is all our girls have a sense of belonging. As a boarder, your daughter will be part of a caring, extended family. She will have fun, feel at home and make lifelong friends.
Our boarder’s days are never boring. Each morning they prepare for School then eat a healthy, nutritionist planned breakfast in our Dining Hall.
Classes, homework, study, sport, music and other interests take up a lot of time. Our girls spend their spare time using our extensive range of facilities, including our gym, swimming pool, tennis courts or just relax and read a book in our beautiful, landscaped gardens.
As well, IGGS boarders love to socialise together in our comfortable, air-conditioned common rooms or outdoors enjoying our decked BBQ area and fire pit.
Evenings are spent having dinner, doing homework, enjoying some free time and preparing for bed.
On weekends the girls have plenty of fun with sports, chaperoned shopping and day trips, quiz nights, themed dinners, movie nights and organised social events with our brother school Ipswich Grammar.
Set in the heart of our campus, our boarding facility, Cribb House offers a personalised, secure, family home-away-from-home experience for up to 100 girls each year.
The House is fully equipped with comfortable bedrooms featuring plentiful storage and study nooks, common rooms with TVs and kitchenettes and shared bathroom and laundry facilities.
Each room is equipped with study desk and shelves, storage for personal items and wi-fi. All rooms are twin-sharing. We endeavour to accommodate our Senior girls in individual rooms on request, if available.
Our recently refurbished Reception and air-conditioned common area opens out to an expansive outdoor deck with BBQ facilities, fire pit and a lush green lawn overlooking the city of Ipswich.
Security is paramount and as such the House is fitted with a monitored electronic alarm system. As an extra safety precaution, our House Reception Staff require all boarders and visitors to sign in and out of the House so we know where our girls are at all times. All leave and travel arrangements are closely monitored.
At Girls’ Grammar we understand that modern families need flexibility and convenience and offer a variety of after school care and overnight boarding options through our GRAMMAR PLUS program.
GRAMMAR PLUS Study
Afternoon tea, shower, dinner with the boarders, two-hour supervised homework session, late pick-up at 9pm.
Notice: Same-day bookings, or regular weekly booking
Cost: $40 per session
GRAMMAR PLUS Overnight
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 from the school. Casual and temporary stays from one to seven nights are available as required.
Notice: 24 hours or regular weekly booking
Cost: $82 per night
Grammar Girl for a Week
We know you want the best for your daughter. So do we, which is why we invite prospective IGGS boarders to be our VIP guests for a few days, or a week, to experience our special boarding community.
Your daughter’s days will be fun and busy as she immerses herself in our positive, proactive school community. She will attend classes, stay at Cribb House, meet our teachers, boarding staff and mentors and try out some of our wonderful facilities and co-curricular activities.
Contact us to arrange your stay.