Welcome to Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School
The privilege of leading Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School at this time, with some of our community’s brightest and most impressive young women, is very exciting. At IGGS, we value individual strengths and talents, nurture students to work collaboratively towards a common goal, and encourage them to look outwards towards the world.
Our motto, Omnia Superat Diligentia – Diligence Overcomes All, is a powerful statement for our times. It embodies the importance of educating our students to become confident, well-educated young women prepared for higher learning, global citizenship, and life. A forward-thinking, independent school for girls, we strive to prepare young women for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and purpose. An IGGS education is one that prepares young women to make a difference in the changing world in which we live.
Founded in 1892, the school has a proud history and many traditions. As part of our safe, first-class learning environment, our professional staff are committed to providing every girl with a positive, personalised, holistic education.
Diligence, Excellence, Respect, Integrity and Care are the five values we uphold.
They influence an IGGS girl’s self-worth, her behaviour and the way she interacts with her peers and the wider community. In addition to developing strong moral and ethical values, our girls become responsible, capable, and global citizens who create their own opportunities for learning, leadership, and success.
At IGGS, we are focused on knowing each girl. We are experts in educating girls and with our caring, expert staff, we support our young women in achieving their personal goals and aspirations by encouraging them to set high standards for their learning and wellbeing.
Your daughter will make friends for life at IGGS as she shares the fun and excitement – and the trials and tribulations – of growing into a confident, well-educated young woman.
As she engages with academic, personal, and social challenges during her adolescent years, she will be supported by our family-oriented school community. She will indelibly bear the memories of the fun and fellowship of the secondary school years in her mind and heart forever.
Parents and guardians who want their daughters to grow into confident, well-educated young women choose Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School.
I invite you to come and experience the energetic atmosphere of the girls, their teachers, and collective purpose that is IGGS at our Open Day, Discovery Tours or separately by appointment.
I look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful school community.
Dr Marie Perry
D.Ed; MEd; B.ED; Ad. Cert. HRD; Dip Man.