Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School

An Independent, non-denominational private school for girls


Fiona Rowell, Enrolments Registrar


(07) 3454 4401


Corner Queen Victoria Parade and Chermside Road, Ipswich Qld 4305



Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School is now accepting enrolments.

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School – 2021 Report
Dr Peter Britton, Principal

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School’s (IGGS) partnership with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) continued in 2021. We started the 2021 academic school year with nine Boarders receiving AIEF scholarship funding, comprising of three Year 12s, one Year 11, two Year 9s, one Year 8 and two Year 7 students.

Our Indigenous students are an important part of the fabric of our school, and especially Cribb House, the home for our boarding students.

Through the year, we continued to provide tuition and mentoring to our AIEF students. The tutors provide academic tuition, mentoring support and a study skills program to AIEF Scholarship Students for a two-hour session, once a week, as well as a further four hours of tutorial support to all Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School boarders.

Cribb House staff have participated in professional development with our Indigenous Liaison Support Officer, Mrs Judith Saroglia, “Understanding Family Relationships” and “Cultural Beliefs around Death”.

Our Years 11 and 12 AIEF students participated in Career Sessions which allowed them to explore their areas of interest and develop a career plan.
Year 12 students participated in an online Learn It! Live it! Work Readiness Workshop.

These days provided valuable networking and socialising opportunities for our students to interact with students from other AIEF Partner Schools as well as information gathering forums for future career pathways and options.

Year 12 student Tekisha Rotumah attended the International Women ‘s Day Breakfast 2021 held by the Zonta Club of Ipswich. The guest speaker was Kimina Andersen, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, West Moreton Health.

All AIEF students took part in Floral Friday, cooking and serving traditional food from home and putting on an interactive display of traditional dancing.

Tekisha Rotumah, Anjelika Wittkopp, Jasmine Newie, Aeisha Nona, Aliti Nona and Laquisha Nona visited the School’s Early Education Centre for NAIDOC Week and painted inspirational words on boomerangs which they then put into the ground.

Our facilities team have built a Yarning Circle, in close proximity to Cribb House, which is now ready to be decorated, under the guidance of Mrs Saroglia.

We are thankful to the AIEF team who have worked closely and extensively with the scholarship students during AIEF facilitated activities. Team members have provided excellent emotional support, academic support, career advice and pathway options for the girls throughout the year and have been a valuable support to Cribb House staff.

As a school community, we look forward to continuing our partnership with AIEF for improving our shared commitment for positive outcomes for our Indigenous students.

AIEF Scholarship Program Details
Logan Central, Yungaburra, Ipswich, Charleville, Umagico, Bamaga, Darwin, Moa Island, Palm Island, Tweed Heads, Badu Island, Thursday Island, Yorke Island

AIEF Student Class Year Breakdown at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School 2021


In 2021, AIEF Scholarship Students at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School were spread across Years 7 to 12.


Indigenous Secondary Students 2021

In 2021, the 32 Indigenous students enrolled at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School were representative of 6.3% of the total population of 511 students.

AIEF Scholarship Students 2021


In 2021, AIEF Supported nine students at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School.

Retention and Year 12 Completion 2021

In 2021, the retention and Year 12 completion rate at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School was 100%.

Note: Attrition rates do not imply underperformance as students may leave a school for a variety of reasons including changes in personal circumstances such as family relocation interstate, personal or family health issues, or moving to a school that is more suited to the needs of the student.

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