Ivanhoe Grammar School – A Passion to serve

Ivanhoe Grammar is celebrating its centenary in 2015.

In time for the celebration a lovely new book has been published and is now available for loan or access in Ivanhoe Library’s Local History collection this month. A Passion to Serve: 100 years of Ivanhoe Grammar School by Helen Penrose brings together one hundred years of local education. It is will described on the back cover: “Service, citizenship and leadership are central to the story of this school that was born of a passion to serve the people of Ivanhoe in 1915. These values, and the school’s church foundations, became deeply embedded in the small boys’ school by its many long serving headmasters, teachers and supporters. As the school faced the challenges of limited finance, wartime and competition from other schools, it drew from these strengths to embrace curriculum innovation, a new campus at Mernda, coeducation and internationalism. Richly illustrated, this book explores the school’s aims, achievements and challenges during its first century”.

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