Ivanhoe Grammar School has opened its Australian-first University Campus for Year 9 at La Trobe University. It offers a year-long program designed to expose students to the self sufficiency of university life building upon the school’s successful short-term program which ran for 10 years.
The project was developed through a partnership between the School and the university.
Former Premier and Ivanhoe Grammar School student, John Brumby AO, who becomes La Trobe University Chancellor next month, officially opened University Campus.
Ivanhoe Grammar School’s University Campus is is located on the outskirts of La Trobe University’s Melbourne Campus.
University Campus has open and flexible learning spaces, an R-Lounge for reading and reflection, an innovation hub and science and music rooms. Students can use La Trobe’s media lab, radio studio, sport facilities, science laboratories and wildlife sanctuaries.
A varied curriculum incorporates university lectures exclusively designed for the students, plus a range of co-curricular activities giving them acess to the big cultural, social and scientific ideas that universities are known for.
Students will develop independent learning, problem solving, critical thinking, time management, decision-making and life skills. Co-curricular activities include music, debating, theatre, sport, community service and global citizenship projects.
Parents, students and the local community were consulted about the project, which Darebin City Council has backed.
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