Education

The Arts

Extensive music, art and performance-based activities are presented at Ipswich Grammar School to challenge and delight all students. Every boy receives the opportunity to explore his creative self through a diverse range of instrumental and vocal ensembles, visual art exhibitions and drama performances. 

From Prep to Senior School, boys can participate in a comprehensive extra-curricular music program. This connects students to both school and community-based events, workshops and competitions. We offer private music lessons for string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, including voice and piano, with qualified guidance from of an outstanding team of accomplished music specialists.

Visual Art is explored at every year level with visiting Art teachers. Students have access to study a range of 2D and 3D artworks as well as photography, ceramics, printmaking, digital designs, and mixed media. Students take part in local, state and national competitions. They undertake collaborative tasks to enhance the school environment and visit professional galleries to gain an authentic understanding of artwork. IGS Arts curate, promote and exhibit to the school community with formal exhibitions displayed in the Ladley Center.

The Drama department provides scope to develop skill and technique in a dynamic, exciting and professional environment. Activities include theatre sports, realism and music theatre to channel personal and artistic training for boys to achieve their goals. Each student is individually guided in their progress. This allows them to grow and build maturity. IGS encourages students to have an opinion and to test their own creative boundaries.